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2 Dec 2012 GKN have kept up their 100% record in the Harwoods Renault Indoor League with a 10 run win over Ventnor. GKN posted 130-4, with Ian Riley hitting 37* and Mark Hartnell 33*, Charlie Calloway with 2-30. Ventnor then slumped to 58-4 thanks to 2-32 from Mark Watson, but Josh Franklin (41) and Kevin Cooper (29) gave their side hope. Ventnor, however, were bowled out for 120 in the final over, ten runs short of their target. It is still Newport however that are the league leaders after a convincing win over Whitecroft. Wez Maynard top-scored with 33* as Whitecroft posted 89-4, but Newport were able to chase down the total in just the fifth over without loss, Tom Dye 28* and Ash Brett 25*. Ryde are still without a win after they were beaten by Northwood by 36 runs. Northwood hit 146-4 from their 12 overs, Ashley Goldsmith with 39* and Gavin Paddock 37*, Julion Jayerajah taking 3-45. Ryde started well with Jordan Galsworthy (34) and Jaymie Icke (21), but 3-26 from Mark Tuckwell slowed their progress and they were bowled out for 110. Niton were the other winners in Division 1 after beating Ryde Cavaliers by 26 runs. Niton were bowled out for just 113, with Harry Bradley taking 2-17 for Cavaliers, Guy Wells (27) and Ben Fooks (25) top-scoring. However, in reply, Cavaliers could only make 87, Jack Halder hitting 21, Joby Wells returning figures of 2-17.

In Division 2, Island Bakeries are the new leaders after a comfortable win over Ryde Cavaliers II. Cavaliers batted first and made 106-4, thanks to Matt Walter (34*) and J Fletcher (29). The target never looked enough and Sam Richards (30*) and Ellis Ridett (27*) made sure of a Bakeries victory as they reached the total in the seventh over without losing a wicket. Shanklin have dropped to second despite their third win in a row. James Lucy (42*) and Matt Lambourne (27*) got them off to a good start as they made 122-4 from their allocation of overs. Newport II again struggled with their run rate and although Stuart Gurney hit 25*, they fell 27 runs short on 95-4. Godshill hit 157-3, the highest score of the night, against IW Health Associates, after four of their batsmen retired with over 25 (Steve Thorne 35*, M Gibson 31*, Ray Winter 31, J Robinson 27*). It was always too much for IW Health, G Pilkington made 40*, but they ended 82 short on 75-3. Ryde II remained unbeaten with a 31 run over IW Prison Officers. Simon Wratten (30*), Dave Buckeridge (28*) and M Dalloz (26*) all retired as Ryde II made 132-2 in their innings. Adam Wilson (50) and John Turner (33) gave the Prison Officers a promising start but 2-18 from Wratten helped Ryde to the win, the Prison Officers 101 all out.
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