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Marlborough CC - 2013 Season

Cricket: Marlborough's unbeaten run founders at home to Burbage

Marlborough's eight-game winning streak came to an end with defeat against local rivals Burbage in the game sponsored by Chris's Barber Shop of Marlborough High Street.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat Marlborough were in early trouble at 25-4 but Peter Day 34 and George Penfold 28 steadied the ship for the home side.

At 119-8 the hosts were still in trouble but Ben Head 27 not out ensured that Marlborough reached 157-9 off their 50 overs with Burbage skipper Tom Wallbridge 3-26, Darren Freegard 3-27 and Akash Sharma 3-50 taking the wickets for the visitors.

In reply Burbage opener David Cope 44, overseas star Michael Papps 68 not out and Daniel Wootton 26 not out helped Burbage reach their victory target for the loss of just 2 wickets with Head 1-31 and Tom Davies 1-21 the wickets takers for Marlborough.

Speaking after the game Marlborough skipper Tom Norris said:  "We just didn't turn up and our top 4 got blown away.  It's disappointing but we have to move on and put another run together and I'm sure there will be lots of twists before the end of the season"

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Cricket: Marlborough's unbeaten run now extends to eight with emphatic away victory at Calne

It's now eight wins on the bounce for Marlborough after a 36 run victory away at Calne.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat Marlborough skipper Tom Norris 31 and overseas star Bob Homani 61 put the visitors in a position to build on.

But with the middle order dismissed cheaply the contributions of Mike Bush 21 and Ben Head 17 lower down the order were important as Marlborough reached 186 before being bowled out with Tom Knott 3-16 the leading bowler for the hosts with Thomas Richards 2-38 and Darren Holcombe 2-24 giving good support.

In reply for Calne Richards 26, George Sykes 20, Sean Adams 17 and Daniel Knight 17 all made starts but were unable to make the big score Calne needed as Homani 4-33, George Fox 3-37 and Harrison Painter 2-32 ensured that Calne were dismissed for 150 in the 47th over.  

Marlborough skipper Norris said " it was a below par performance but we won when playing badly".

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Cricket: Marlborough's unbeaten run continues with comprehensive victory over Nationwide

Nationwide with victory against the league strugglers. Put into bat by the visitors Nationwide's batsmen struggled against the Marlborough bowling attack spearheaded by George Fox who took 4-12.

Nationwide's Stuart Archer 44, Roger Thwaites 20 not out and John Reivers 12 were the only home batsmen to reach double figures as Fox ably supported by Ben Head 2-13 and Bob Homani 2-6 ensured that Nationwide were dismissed for 95 all out in the 38th over.

In reply despite losing opener Nick Crabbe early on Marlborough's Bradley James 43 not out anchored Marlborough's reply.

With support from Homani 19 and Peter Day 25 not out Marlborough reached their victory target in the 33rd over.

Victorious skipper Tom Norris said "The bowlers did a great job which put us in a commanding position,it was a fine performance from the boys which will give us confidence going into the Winsley game".

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Cricket: Marlborough notch up 7th straight win with home victory over Winsley

Peter Day hit a brilliant unbeaten 107 as Marlborough recorded their 7th straight win in a hard fought 19 run victory against Winsley in the match kindly sponsored by Track Tractors ltd.

After being asked to bat by the visitors Marlborough thanks to Day's 107 not out reached 247-7 off their 50 overs with Bob Homani 28, James Richardson 24 and Tom Norris 24 also making useful contributions with the bat with Brendan Nasser 2-41 and Peter Orchard 2-19 the pick of the bowlers for Winsley.

In reply Charlie Holton 54, Stuart Hammond 44, Brendon Nasser 38 and Giles Williams 37 always made sure that Winsley were in contention for the victory chase but once again Marlborough stalwart Ben Head made a vital contribution taking 4-48 brilliantly supported by teenager Fraser Gordon making his first team debut 2-36 ensured that Winsley were bowled out for 228 in the 49th over.

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Cricket: Marlborough extend excellent start to season with a steady victory over Trowbridge

Marlborough recorded their 5th straight win defeating Trowbridge at home in the match kindly sponsored by David Dudley Jewellers of Marlborough.

After being asked to bat by the hosts Zac Elkin 56, Alex Hart 48, Tom Oakley 27 and Mike Reynolds 25 put Trowbridge in a healthy position at 165-4.   However a lower order collapse saw Trowbridge bowled out for 182 thanks mainly to Marlborough bowling pair Ben Head 5-37 and Alex Cox 3-46.

In reply Marlborough were in the delicate situation at 92-5.  But George Penfold 30 not out and Harrison Painter 34 steadied the ship for the hosts as Marlborough reached their victory target in the 45th over with Macca Brown 3-27 and Oliver Weaver 2-37 the leading bowlers for Trowbridge.

Speaking after his sides victory Marlborough skipper Tom Norris said "Penfold steadied the ship and Painter produced a match winning innings but we didn't play well and were a little complacent, it's important we learn from this game and make sure we earn the right to win and don't get complacent again"

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Crricket: Marlborough's inpressive start continue at Bedwyn

Marlborough's impressive start to the season continued with a fourth straight win away at near neighbours Great Bedwyn.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Marlborough openers Tom Norris 44 and Nick Crabbe 58 shared an opening partnership of 83 to give the visitors a strong platform to build on.

Bob Homani 61 and Peter Day 27 built on this platform as Marlborough reached 235-6 off their 50 overs with Max Andrews 2-57. and Rich Bosson 1-43 the best of the Bedwyn bowlers.

In reply Bedwyn started brightly with an opening partnership of 85 mainly thanks to Bosson 47 and John Palmer 30, and Rob Palmer 16 ensured that Bedwyn were still in the game at 117-4.

Bedwyn then collapsed however losing the last 6 wickets for just 21 as they were bowled out for 138 in the 45th over with Harrison Painter 3-14, Mike Bush 3-6, Ben Head 2-36 and Alex Cox 1-28 taking the wickets for Marlborough.

Winning skipper Norris said "We had a solid start which Bob and Peter built on, Bedwyn made a postive start but Cox got the vital wicket of Bosson which turned the game in our favour, Painter and Head turned the screw and Bush cleaned up the tail"

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