Isle of Wight Cricket

The Caulkheads overcome "Mighty" Hampshire

The Isle of Wight Disability Cricket team entertained Hampshire at Shanklin on Sunday, in front of a restless crowd.
Skipper Graham Sprack won the toss and had no hesitation in electing to bat on a warm suny aftenoon. A chance filled opening partnership of 44 in 10 overs between David Lloyd and man of the match and top scorer, Chris Hebberd laid the foundation to gain a defendable target, with good contributions from Matt Goulding (making a welcome return to the side) Peter Brown and Lewis Winter, it was left to Shed and Wayne Dunne to see the Caulkheads beyond maximum batting points. Their partnership of 54 for the 8h with, a Caulkheads record.
Jamie Legg was the pick of the bowling for Hampshire conceding only 15 runs in his 8 over spell and getting 3 wickets.
The Hampshire reply was alhalted almost before it began with 3 early wickets for Brown and Hebberd, but some big hitting from England LD batsman Gavin Randall, bought them right back into the match by 15 overs. But his departure signalled a slow end to the scoring, although skipper Martin Turvey defied the Island's bowlers for 20 overs for his 11.
With Sprack in full flow, no Hampshire bats got going after this, with Sprack finishing on a 2nd 5 wicket haul in two matches, with the other 5 shared by Brown and Hebberd.
Next weekend sees the start of 3 weekends of away games for the Caulkheads knowing 2 victories will put them in the play-offs
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