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Marlborough CC - 2013 Season

Cricket: Excellent season concludes with a (rare) home defeat to Swindon

Despite defeat at home to Swindon in the match - kindly sponsored by J Bates and Son plumbing of Marlborough - in the final league game of the season, Marlborough skipper Tom Norris was rightly proud of his teams achievement of finishing 3rd in the league.  "The best team won the league and we can be proud of our season with such a young side and hopefully next season we can be challenging".

On Saturday after winning the toss and batting Swindon reached an impressive 262-3 off their 50 overs thanks mainly to a brilliant 121 not out from opener Ardil Domingo who shared an opening stand of 132 with fellow opener Marc Williamson 54.  Paul Paginton chipped in with a useful 43 not out while Bob Homani 1-41 and Harrison Painter 1-49 were the wicket takers for the home side.

In reply Bob Homani top scored for Marlborough with 67 as Marlborough were bowled out for 150 in the 45th over with Domingo 3-12, Scott Edmed 2-15 and Nigel Dunstain 2-17 the leading wicket takers for Swindon.

Marlborough also enjoyed a double promotion weekend as the 2nd team won the Wiltshire 2nd 11 league under Captain Nick Down and the 3rd 11 under Captain Ed Puddick sealed the Wiltshire Division 8 league crown.

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Cricket: Marlborough record a comfortable victory at Winsley to finish the season's away fixtures

Marlborough's final away game of the season ended in a comprehensive victory for the Savernake forest based outfit at Winsley.  

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first Marlborough skipper Tom Norris 38 and fellow opener Ben Head 40 set the tone with an impressive start to the innings and with middle order star Peter Day adding 51 and youngster Joe Arkwright hitting an aggressive 22 Marlborough reached a commanding 245-8 off their 50 overs.

In reply Winsley crumbled to 86 all out with Marlborough spin pair Head 3-17 and Ed Rothwell 4-24 taking the bulk of the Winsley wickets with seamers Alex Cox 1-33 and Will Langton 2-10 taking the other wickets for the visitors.

Marlborough Skipper Norris was a pleased man "Our openers started well finished off by Peter Day and Arkwright. Langton and Cox set the tone bowling wise and Rothwell and Head cleaned up the tail. A very professional job to finish our away campaign".

 

 

 

 

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Cricket: Weather frustrates Marlborough again as another match has to be abandoned

Marlborough were once again frustrated by the weather this month as rain caused the game v Nationwide House - kindly sponsored by DIY Rainbows of Marlborough - to be abandoned.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat Marlborough began their innings in cloudy conditions, but made a positive start thanks to openers Tom Norris 50 not out and Ben Head 36, and were 64-1 in the 13th over when the players were forced to leave the field due to rain.

After the break for rain Marlborough resumed their innings and had reached 114 for 1 when the rain returned in the 25th over and the players were once again forced to leave the field.

With heavy rain falling the umpires were forced to abandon the game.

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Cricket: Rare defeat for Marlborough Cricket Club away at Marshfield

Marlborough slumped to a rare defeat this season as they lost by 62 runs away at Marshfield.

Batting first Marshfield recorded 243 for 9 off their 50 overs thanks largely to 100 run third wicket partnership between Rupert Crockett 62 and William Johnson 39.

Marlborough also gifted the home side 44 runs in extras with Jon Carroll 2-34 and Bob Homani 2-28 the pick of the bowlers for the Savernake Forrest based outfit.

In reply Bradley James 29, Cam Gordon 25 not out, George Fox 24 and Carroll 22 all made starts for Marlborough but failed to make the big score needed as Marlborough were bowled out for 181 in the final over with Bond 3-25,Burnstone 2-23 and Cox 2-44 leading the attack for the home side.

Reflecting on defeat Marlborough skipper Tom Norris said "we bowled way too many extras and subconsciously underestimated Marshfield despite what we had talked about before the game which turned out to bite us in the backside."

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Cricket: Weather emerges as victor at Marlborough's home derby against Great Bedwyn

Both sides were left frustrated as the weather emerged the winner in the derby clash between Marlborough and Great Bedwyn in the match kindly sponsored by The Bell at Ramsbury.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat Bedwyn posted 209 for 9 off their 50 overs thanks largely to batting star Rob Palmer who hit a sparkling 113 not out.

Palmer received important support from John Palmer 28 and Chris Blundy 31 with Seamer Alex Cox 3-40 and all rounder Ben Head 2-26 leading the bowling for the home side.

Marlborough began their reply under greying skies but by the 14 th over were looking in good shape at 65-1 with skipper Tom Norris 34 not out and Bob Homani 21 not out well set.

However the skies then opened and continued heavy rain meant that the game had to be abandoned with no result possible.

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Cricket: Marlborough back on track again with away victory at Devizes

Marlborough bounced back from last week's defeat against Burbage with victory away at Devizes.

After winning the toss and deciding to bowl Marlborough had Devizes in early trouble at 4-1 with Will Langton taking the vital wicket of Joe Wookey.  Opener Tom Grant hit 46 for the home side and Jon Bedrook 20, James Langan 19 and Tom Andrew 14 all got starts for Devizes but failed to push on as Marlborough spinner Mike Bush took charge with 6-24 as Devizes lower order crumbled to 122 all out with youngster Fraser Gordon 2-26, Alex Cox 1-31 and Langton 1-24 the other wicket takers for Marlborough.

In reply Marlborough skipper Tom Norris 22 helped to see off the new ball at the top of the order with Bob Homani 30,  Peter Day 38 not out and George Penfold 19 not out helping to see Marlborough comfortably home in the 37th over for the loss of 3 wickets with Ben McGowen 1-21, Tim Saye 1-36 and Kyle Pack 1-23 the wicket takers for the home side. Marlborough skipper Norris said "It was good to be back to winning ways and hopefully we can go on another winning run".

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