CRICKET - Tanworth and Camp Hill return to winning ways with comfortable eight-wicket win against Wellesbourne - The Redditch Standard

CRICKET - Tanworth and Camp Hill return to winning ways with comfortable eight-wicket win against Wellesbourne

Aaron Sutcliffe 26th Jun, 2024 Updated: 26th Jun, 2024   0

TANWORTH and Camp Hill returned to winning ways after cruising to an eight-wicket win against Wellesbourne.

After restricting the visitors to 190-7 from their 45 overs, half-centuries from Tom Smith and Martin Perfect guided TACH to victory in the 38th over at Tanworth Lane.

The result means Tanworth sit third in the Cotswold Hills League Premier Division, 17 points behind leaders Bretforton.

Wellesbourne won the toss and elected to bat but soon found themselves in trouble despite clear skies and a flat wicket.

TACH bowlers Ben Bryant (2-35) and Oscar Newell (3-36) reduced the visitors to 46-5 through a combination of accurate bowling and loose stroke play from Wellesbourne’s top order.

Tanworth wicketkeeper Nick Sale proved a threat behind the stumps as well, inducing two poor shots by standing up to both openers including Myles Isted (25) who was the only top-six batter to reach double figures.




Sale then smartly stumped Bradley Maynard (6) off the bowling of Newell while Tom Smith (1-30) claimed the next wicket as Andy Turnbull took a smart catch to remove Matthew Boyle (1).

Experienced heads David Barnett (78 not out) and Greg Ricketts (37) set about rebuilding the Wellesbourne innings and put on 81 runs for the seventh wicket.


However, Turnbull (1-47) eventually caught and bowled Ricketts as Barnett survived a strong LBW shout to help the visitors close on 190-7.

TACH made a solid start in reply as openers Lee Gill (25) and Turnbull (28) put on 53 runs for the first wicket inside 11 overs before the former fell to the bowling of Noah Rose (1-17).

Turnbull departed shortly after as the impressive Ricketts (1-20) struck but that would prove to be the final wicket TACH lost.

A superb 116-run stand between Perfect (57 not out) and Smith (66 not out) eased Tanworth to victory with eight wickets and eight overs to spare as both batters notched their maiden half centuries of the season.

Tanworth and Camp Hill are next in action away at Exhall and Wixford on Saturday, June 29 with the game to start at 12.30pm at Exhall Oval.

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