Super Sam skittles out Twyford
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Claverham Cricket Club’s Sam Waring took five wickets in his side’s 90-run victory over Twyford House.
Sam Waring continued his recent fine form by taking five wickets as Claverham extended their lead at the top of Bristol & North Somerset League, recording a 90-run victory at Shirehampton.
Earlier, Waring had contributed 19 runs with the bat as Claverham posted 248 all out. Tim Dale (40) and top scorer Lloyd Richardson (48) were the main contributors as Claverham again showed their batting power on a decent track.
Twyford are not a team to underestimate though and they raced to 81 before a double breakthrough came thanks to James Bird (3-40), who snapped up Tom Armfield and Chris Sherring in the same over.
Spinner James Downes (1-26) applied the brakes before Waring entered the proceedings. 43 balls, that’s all it took for man of the match Waring to wipe out the tail for another solid win.
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Meanwhile, at Henley Lane, stand-in skipper Henry Isack steered the 2nd XI to a 42-run win against YMCA. Batting first, Russell Cox with a gritty 47 and Mat Croker (58) provided the bulk of the runs before Jonny Cutler with a quick 21 helped Claverham post a reasonable 209-8.
Anyone late out of the bar after tea missed a treat as young opening bowler Kody Mortimer tore in to the visitors taking six early wickets, including a first senior hat-trick in his first over.
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Isack (1-31), Gibbs (1-9) and utility spinner Cox (2-10) finished things off as YMCA were dismissed for 167.
It’s on to Clevedon this Saturday for what will hopefully be an excellent local derby between the top two in the league.
On Sunday, the Casuals won again beating Long Ashton by 42 runs at Henley Lane.
Hooper brothers Dominic with 52 and Jamie with 40 raced Claverham to 100-1 inside 20 overs before Jonny Cutler with 20 and an excellent 34 from 14-year-old Adam Hadfield took the score to 204 in bowler friendly conditions.
Father Sean (2-18) and son Jonny Cutler (2-6) pegged LA back before the excellent Fin Martin (3-16) wrapped things up in six impressive overs.