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Not a bad season!

 
Created on 21/09/2016 @ 07:50
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As the curtain comes down on the cricket season, Montgomeryshire can reflect on one of its most successful summers which saw both Newtown and Montgomery win their respective leagues.

Added to that, Welshpool finished runners-up in Division Two to Monty while re-energised Guilsfield finished a credible fourth in Division Four.

Newtown secured the Division One title in style, bowling their hosts Allscott out for 127 with Dave Anthony taking 4-34. Then openers Steve Davies (73no) and Tom Goodman (31) hit cruise control to take Newtown home for a 10-wicket win and the title by 30 points.

It was an easy day’s work for Division Two champions Montgomery who bowled 10-man Church Stretton out for just 52 with Harry Wilkinson taking 4-16. Monty cruised home in the 10th over.

Joe Monk took 6-20 as Welshpool secured second with a big victory over Prees who were dismissed for just 68. There were no problems with the reply as just two wickets fell for the runners-up leaving them 80 points behind their victorious neighbours, Montgomery.

Guilsfield finished on a high with 24 points to cement fourth spot after setting 201-7 for Wroxeter III to chase. The bowlers secured victory with the visitors finishing all out on 67.

In the Reserves divisions, mid table Montgomery II lost at home to champions Shelton II in Division Two, while Matt Humphreys hit 92 as Newtown II amassed 315-7 against Lilleshall 4ths who were then bowled out for a miserable 7 (seven) runs to finish fourth in Division Three. Welshpool finished mid-table in Division Three after defeat at champions Albrighton II.


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