Richardson hits his maiden ton

PUBLISHED: 15:07 01 June 2011




Lloyd Richardson hits his maiden ton for Claverham in their win over Old Bristolians/Westbury.

CLAVERHAM played host to Lansdown on a wet and windy afternoon, with both sides looking to improve on the previous week’s results.

The rain reduced the game to 38 overs. Claverham won the toss and elected to bat, and captain Henry Isack’s decision was justified as Lloyd Richardson and Mat Davis settled in for a 161 partnership at a fast rate.

After trying their luck with seven different bowlers, Price eventually made the breakthrough for the away side bowling Davis for a classy 52. However, Davis had to play second fiddle to Richardson who raced his way to 115 off just 99 balls.

However, the visitors will rue their miss chances to get Richardson, dropping a simple catch whilst he was in the 80s. Price continued to take wickets in his second spell (4-49), but Claverham continued to score at a healthy rate, and Jenkins’ 18 not out exemplified this, which included a big six to the longest boundary as Claverham finished on 242-6.

In reply, Lansdown offered little as Isack (3-22) and Robbie Hoffeldt (4-20) settled in with the new ball. Some excellent fielding by Claverham, saw four catches and a superb run out.

Downes and Hooper backed up the good work from the opening bowlers, as the visitors were eventually all out for just 98. The only resistance came from Perkins who hit a gutsy 16 from 43 deliveries. The day however, belonged to Richardson, whose superb ton helped Claverham to full points from the fixture.

Next week Claverham are away to Winterbourne.

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