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.