19th July  2014



SWAY IV 165 - 5 RINGWOOD II 161 - 4

Ringwood batted first at Bolton's Bench and struggled to score runs against Neil Thomas and Chris Straw and with 15 overs gone had managed only 12 with the loss of 3 wickets. Thomas 2 - 13 and Straw 1 - 16 bowled out their allotted overs and at halfway Ringwood had progressed to 33 - 3 with S.Botha and A.Watson starting to stage a recovery of sorts. As in recent weeks Sway fourths found it difficult to pick up wickets and it wasn't until the penultimate over that Tony Owen bowled Botha for 37 after a partnership of 119 with Watson who finished on 74 not out with R.Thomas on 9 not out and a final score of 161- 4 which gave Ringwood something to bowl at.

Dave Hurrell and Nick Brien opened for Sway and unlike their opponents these two rattled along at a good rate before Brien was caught for 12 off of Keegan O'Connell-Jones ( 2 - 28 ) with the score on 45 after 7 overs. The introduction of Thomas slowed things somewhat plus he picked up the wickets of Rick How and Hurrell (21) and with James Marshall falling to O'Connell-Jones Sway were on 72 - 4 with the game in the balance. Mark Wright was joined by Joe Rodway who was soon into his stride stroking the ball effortlessly through the covers, although A.Sheen did remove Wright caught and bowled at 93. Owen was in next and played a supporting role as Rodway set about the bowling ending up with 70 not out off of 48 balls with 10 fours and a couple of sixes as Sway eased home with more than 10 overs in hand to register their 5th victory of an encouraging season.