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Marlborough CC - 2013 Season

East meets West in cricket showdown

Neighbouring villages will do battle on the cricket pitch this weekend, as players from East Kennett take on opponents from West Kennett.

And the rival villages are recruiting guest players: anyone East of Kennet Valley Hall, Lockeridge is permitted to play for the Easties, while anyone living West of the venue can turn out for the Westies.

Players of all ages, sexes and abilities are encouraged to join in. Pads, gloves, helmets and bats are all provided. Battle commences at 1.30pm on Sunday, June 2 at Kennet Valley Hall. 

For more information, contact Nigel Norman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 07776 237360. 

 

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Cricket: Comprehensive 129 run victory for Marlborough over local rivals Devizes

Marlborough's early season promise continued with a comprehensive victory at home to Devizes in the match kindly sponsored by Crosby and Lawerence sports shop of Marlborough.

After winning the toss and batting first Marlborough reached 197 for 8 off their 50 overs with Peter Day 75 and Bob Homani 31 the leading run scorers, with Duncan Lorrain 13 and George Fox 13 not out helping out at the end of the innings to ensure that Devizes faced an uphill task with bat with James Dunford 3-40 and Jon Couch 2-43 the best of the bowlers for the visiting side.

In reply Devizes crumbled with the bat with only Gerald Schmitt 17, Jon Couch 16 and skipper Tom Grant 12 reaching double figures as they were bowled out for 68 in just 29 overs.

Star all rounder Ben Head took 4-4 off 7 overs with 5 maidens included while George Fox 2-25,Will Langton 2-25 and Harrison Painter 1-13 were the other wicket takers for the Savernake Forrest based outfit

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Cricket: Marlborough sneak home in the local derby match at Burbage

Cricket Club logoCricket Club logoMarlborough secured a dramatic derby day win at Burbage ending the hosts winning start to the season.

Batting first Burbage openers Sourish Mukherjee 39 and David Cope 39 gave the middle order a platform to build on but, after Marlborough all rounder Ben Head got the prized wicket of New Zealander Micheal Papps for 4, Burbage struggled with the bat being bowled out for 150 with Alex Cox 5-28 starring with the ball for Marlborough.

In reply Marlborough also found themselves in trouble with the bat early on but a vital partnership between Bob Homani 61 and Peter Day 17 meant that Marlborough managed to sneak home reaching the required target in the 39th over for the loss of 8 wickets despite the best efforts of Burbage bowler Adam Lavis who finished with 4-48.

Marlborough skipper Tom Norris was a delighted man "it's a great win which gives us confidence we can compete in this league.  Cox was the outstanding and a good partnership between Homani and Day steadied the ship after losing early wickets."

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Emphatic victory for Marlborough against Calne at Savernake

South African star Bob Homani scored a brilliant 144 as Marlborough crushed Calne at home in the match sponsored by The Bear inn in Marlborough.

Put into bat by the visitors Marlborough were in early trouble when skipper Tom Norris fell with just 8 on the board but a vital 91 2nd wicket partnership between Homani and Nick Crabbe 24 steadied the ship and Homani pushed on with an array of high class shots as Marlborough posted 239-6 of their 50 overs with James Smears 1-19,Julian Kearney 1-37 and Courtney Earl 1-38 the pick of Calne's bowlers.

In reply Calne were in deep trouble as early as the 2nd ball of the innings thanks to a breathtaking one handed catch from Ben Head. Calne then crumbled to 49 all out in the 24th over with only Stuart Windsor 15 and George Sykes 12 offering any resistance as Marlborough's bowling attacked ripped through Calne's batting line up with George Fox 3-14 and Ben Head 3-15 taking the bowling honours for the home side.

Skipper Norris was delighted with his sides win " Bob showed his class today and victory was set up by a brilliant catch by Ben, it was a thoroughly professional performance and it was great to see Fox back to his best" 

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Marlborough began the 2013 league campaign with defeat away at Swindon

Cricket Club logoCricket Club logoAfter winning the toss and deciding to bat Marlborough began brightly with Captain Tom Norris 45 and Bradley James 28 enjoying a 70 run opening partnership.

South African Zwelibanzi Homani making his league debut began life for Marlborough with a positive 47 as the visitors reached 225-9 off 50 overs with Cameron Baden 2-70, Daniel Harris 2-33 and Ardil Domingo 2-27 taking 2 wickets apiece for Swindon.

In reply Domingo 62 and Paul Paginton 72 laid the foundations for Swindon as Andrew Staff 27 not out and Liam Tucker 21 not out ensured that Swindon reached their victory target for the loss of 5 wickets with 3 overs to spare with Ben Head 3-22, Will Langton 1-38 and Homani 1-15 taking the wickets for Marlborough.

Despite defeat Norris was keen to focus on the positives for his side" I thought we batted well but were probably 15/20 runs to short, Ben and Harrison Painter bowled brilliantly to get us back into the game and if we can improve by 5 to 10 per cent we will be there or there abouts"

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