A STUNNING seven-wicket haul from Tom Hill ensured Willoughby gained revenge for their embarrassing defeat to visitors Preston Capes earlier in the season with a convincing Division One win at The Green.
The club’s leading wicket taker for the season so far returned superb figures of seven for 16 as having suffered at the hands of a similar bowling performance in the return fixture earlier in the campaign, Willoughby, and Hill in particular, made amends in devastating fashion.
The home side batted first and made 164 all out with David Alcock making 44, Stuart Hall 40 and skipper Martin Nichols chipping in with 21, in the face of Capes’ Ian Holmes taking five-41.
But the real action of the afternoon came in the reply as the visitors had no answer to the bowling of Hill with his seven-wicket haul, backed by James Barnwell picking up three for 38, as Willoughby cruised to victory by 108 runs.
Unfortunately the same joy could not be mirrored by Willoughby A in Division Three as their increasingly miserable campaign to date slumped even further with defeat in the bottom of the table meeting away at Finmere.
The home side batted first and were bowled out for 140 with Sean McPhillips taking four for 50 and Simon Nichols two for 19.
But with a reasonable target to pursue, the visitors slumped to 89 all out, handing victory to Finmere by a comfortable 51 runs.
Results for Saturday 30th July 2011
Byfield (184 for one – 20 pts) beat Marston St Lawrence (180 for nine – four pts) by nine wickets.
Byfield: Duncan Harris 82 n.o., Steve Clayton 73, Eli Heath 22 n.o.
Marston St Lawrence: Nick Hall 76, Seb Thornton 24, Jon Carr five-35.
Willoughby (164 all out – 20 pts) beat Preston Capes (56 all out – five pts) by 108 runs.
Willoughby: David Alcock 44, Stuart Hall 40, Martin Nichols 21, Ian Holmes five-41.
Preston Capes: Tom Hill seven-16 and James Barnwell three-38.
Byfield ‘A’ (139 all out – 11 pts) tied with Wroxton (139 for nine – 12 pts)
Byfield ‘A’: Martyn Bannister 48, Nigel Cook 21, John Boddington 19 and Parvaiz Akhtar four-36, Talib Hussain two-22 and Naz Hussain two-35.
Wroxton: Parvaiz Akhtar 35, Talib Hussain 35, Naz Hussain 28, Darren Castle three-26, Andy Wheeler two-28, Lloyd Parkinson two-38.
Finmere (140 all out – 20 pts) beat Willoughby ‘A’ (89 all out – seven pts) by 51 runs.
Finmere: Keith Carpenter 60 n.o., Sean McPhillips four-50, Simon Nichols two-19.
Willoughby ‘A’: Ashkay Vaghela 26, Luke Tory four-28, Tim Chafor two-75 and Keith Carpenter two-eight.
Charlton (125 for nine – 20 pts) beat Preston Capes ‘A’ (92 all out – six pts) by 33 runs.
Charlton: Andy Shaw 30 n.o., Brian Taylor 25, Graham Knight 21, Ben Packman three-20 and Chay Kalym three-40.
Preston Capes ‘A’: Ed Pointon 20, Ben Packman 16, Kyle Kalym 14, Ahtaram Muhammed three-19, Ryan Knight three-31 and Andy Shaw three-25.
Braunston Paddox (188 for eight – 20 pts) beat Maids Moreton (186 for seven – nine pts) by two runs.
Braunston Paddox: Darren Cox 51, Dick Stapley 21 n.o., Extras 41, Andy Hamilton two-24, Gordon Fraser two-43 and Paul Stairs two-31.
Maids Moreton: Gordon Fraser 67 n.o., Paul Stairs 37, Darren Cox two-52 and Adam O’Connor two-61.
Woodford Halse ‘A’ (166 for one – 20pts) beat Radway ‘A’ (165 for seven – five pts) by nine wickets.
Woodford Halse ‘A’: Anthony Powell 106 n.o., Callum Lovell 49.
Radway ‘A’: Ollie Randall 34, Dave Randall 32, Jay Lynch 24 n.o., Francis Jeavons 15 and Callum Lovell three-29.
Helmdon (214 for five – 20 pts) beat Boddington (84 all out – four pts) by 130 runs.
Helmdon: Karl Leitelmayer 67, Geoff Bridger 27 and Jon Conroy 24 n.o.
Boddington: David Parish 32, Tom Hirst four-28, Geoff Bridger three-23 and Jonty Bridger two-seven.
Brackley (213 for six – 20 pts) beat Flecknoe (162 all out – eight pts) by 51 runs.
Brackley: Ian Harris 85, Ian Timmis 46, Tim Aldersley four-47.
Flecknoe: Phil Morris 35, Dave Annetts 33, Joe Holdsworth three-42, Kalisha Patel two-24 and Ian Harris two-27.
Middleton Cheney ‘A’ (119 all out – 20 pts) beat Braunston Paddox ‘A’ (106 all out – eight pts) by 13 runs.
Middleton Cheney ‘A’: Matt Reynolds 44, Ashley Cox 25 and Alan Jellis three-18, Lewis Batchelor three-22 and Andrew Moore two-12.
Braunston Paddox ‘A’: Tom Bond 21, Colin Scott 19, Alan Jellis 18, Neil Hillman seven-24 and Ian Crofts two-15.