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Victories for Welshpool, Guilsfield

 
Created on 07/06/2022 @ 12:31

 

Welshpool’s fine start to the Mansfield Sports Group Shropshire Division Three season continued with a comprehensive six-wicket win over Madeley.

Electing to field first, Sam Cadwallader (3-27) led the onslaught as Welshpool restricted their guests to 140-8 from their allotted 40 overs.

Opener Lance Parkes finished unbeaten on 78 to ensure there were few bumps along the way to a Welshpool victory in the 30th over, and remain second in the league.

Newtown are up to fifth in Division One after putting Worfield to the sword on Saturday.

Dave Anthony (4-26) and Luan Franken (4-25) tore through the visitors’ batting line-up to reduce them to just 117 all out from 33.5 overs.

It was no problem for the in-form Ryan Davies (59no) and Matt Knight (45no) who guided Newtown through to a nine-wicket win in the 24th over.

Montgomery’s batsmen struggled as they were bowled out for 72 in Division Two, suffering an eight-wicket defeat at home to Wellington.

Guilsfield & Llandrinio finally chalked up their first win of the Division Four season to move into mid-table.

Wickets were shared as Guilsfield reduced Acton Reynald to 126 all out at the LHG Oval, with Rhodri Davies (36) and David Williams (30) easing them through to a seven-wicket win.

Newtown II and Llanidloes were both winners in Division Five with Ryan Jones turning in a superb bowling performance for the latter.

Jones took 6-14 as visitors Wellington IV were bowled out for 72, chasing Llani’s 203-6. Daniel Lewis (60) and Rob Davies (41) had earlier put the hosts in their commanding position at tea.

Newtown II were set 159-8 to chase by Knockin & Kinnerley, and it was rarely in doubt with opener Adam Knight smashing 83.

The wins mean Newtown II are second and Llanidloes are close in third.

Skipper Tom Corfield (pictured) smashed an unbeaten 104 to inspire his Montgomery II to another Division Six win at home to Willey II.

Corfield’s 40-over innings saw Monty through to 181-4, too much for the visitors who were dismissed for 153, thanks largely to Rob Yewdall’s 4-31. Corfield’s day was rounded off by a fine 3-25 with the ball too.

Match-of-the-day saw Welshpool II’s run come to an end in a terrific top of the table tussle at Harcourt.

After being put in to bat, Dale Evans continued his incredible form with an unbeaten 112 as Welshpool made a hefty 229-3.

But league leaders Harcourt batted well, securing a nail-biting win with two balls to spare and two wickets remaining to leave Welshpool in third.

 

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