19th July  2014


3rd win crucial top of the table clash


Unbeaten Winton thirds travelled to take on their counterparts from Sway with the two sides second and third in the Division.

Sway batted first and suffered an early setback when in form opener Denis Batchelor deflected a ball from his glove into his eye requiring a trip to hospital and bringing in Oscar Marshall to join Pete Bennet in the middle. Bennet looked in good form but was caught off of K.Burton for 27 with the score at 45, and 30 runs later George Lewis was out for 15 to the bowling of C.Addison. That was the last success the toiling Winton bowlers, eight of them in total would enjoy as Marshall and Charlie Smith both played in palatial style adding an unbeaten partnership of 187 runs together with Marshall ending up 96 not out and Smith unbeaten on 80 following on from his 6 wickets the previous week. Aside of course from having a great surname, Marshall's partnership with Smith is the 2nd highest partnership in the Club's history and a new club record for the 3rd wicket, beating Barry Jones and Jack Walton's 171* against Fair Oak II in 2012.

Winton desperately needed a good start which is precisely what they didn't get as Ben Sanger easing his way back to top form had P.Peoras caught by Lewis and then bowled D.Keane completing a double wicket first over maiden.
Opening partner Steve Drayton also picked up a early wicket with keeper Bennet catching Addison with the score on 14, Burton was soon picking up runs but a run out and a wicket for Smith reduced the total to 54 - 5 after 17 overs. Burton now received support from N.Siddiqui and passed his fifty finally falling to Lewis for 64, N.Parker helped Siddiqui take the score up to 128 but he was caught by Marshall from Andy Hillyars bowling for 23 and Parker was left high and dry on 21 not out as Sanger ( 4 - 11 ) with a further two wickets in an over and Smith wrapped up the tail leaving Winton 130 all out.