Cleeve finish the season with narrow victory

PUBLISHED: 17:48 05 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:49 05 September 2017

Sam Williams.

Sam Williams.


Cleeve finished the season with a narrow victory over Lodway to consolidate fourth place in the division.

Lodway 125

Cleeve 128-8

With Cleeve 2nds having completed their season last weekend, all eyes were on the first team to see if they could consolidate fourth place in the division which required a win.

Lodway elected to make first use of their home strip in the bright sunshine. Despite some tight bowling from Cleeve openers Glenn Lewin (0-25) and Joe Hance (1-15), Lodway made a steady start with 67 runs scored by the top three batsmen.

First-change seamers Connor Hance (0-23) and all-rounder Mitch Want continued to apply the pressure picking up a wicket in his first spell, finishing with figures 2-10.

But it was the introduction of the spinners, Sam Williams and guyNikhil Bhajipale that the pressure began to tell, completely drying up the runs as the wickets began to tumble. Bhajipale took 2-25 runs with Williams the pick, taking 4-10 from his nine overs.

In reply, Cleeve opened with Phil Gosling, playing his first match of the season for the firsts, leading the way with a quickfire 27 runs. However, the wickets began to fall at the other end with Connor Hance, Williams and Bhajipale all dismissed for a combined seven runs.

Want came and went for 17 including four fours, leaving Lewin to steer the side closer to the low target with a steady 31. Joe Hance with 13, Kelston Crew (4), Mark Jones (9 not out) and keeper Tom Carpenter helped Cleeve home for a two-wicket win.

Following relegation last season, it was hoped for a bounce straight back up, but with some availability issues, fourth was a credible finishing position with the club pleased to see the entertaining brand of cricket produced by this young side in both the league and cup run which included several WEPL scalps.

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