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Marlborough CC - 2014 Season

Cricket: Three in a row as Trees topple Trowbridge

Marlborough made it three wins in a row with a commanding victory at home to Trowbridge in the match kindly sponsored by The Merriman Partnership of Marlborough.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat Marlborough made 190-7 off their 50 overs thanks mainly to useful knocks from opener Ben Head 31 and equally vital contributions from Mike Bush 28 and George Fox 37 not out, whose style and technique means it is wrong for him to be labelled as a lower order batsmen.

Fox then continued his fine form with the ball bowling a brilliant opening spell of seam bowling, maintaining a great length whilst getting lift and bounce as he took 4-27 off his 10 overs.

Superstar Head then took 4-13 in front of his watching wife and family as Trowbridge crumbled to 67 all out in the 26th over.

Marlborough's great bowling was backed with brilliant fielding with Tom Jacques taking a brilliant one handed catch whilst wicket keeper Guy Clarkson celebrated his return to the side with a brilliant diving catch to dismiss Trowbridge star batsmen Wesley Clarke.

Speaking after the game Marlborough Captain Tom Norris said "Head and Fox gave us impetus at the beginning and end of the innings while Tom Jacques set the tone in the field with a great catch, Fox found the perfect length and it was vintage Clarkson behind the stumps".

Marlborough travel next week to local rivals Burbage.

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Cricket: Top win for Trees keeps them firmly in the hunt

Marlborough scored an impressive 37 away day victory at Purton to keep the Savernake Forest based outfit firmly in the title hunt. B

atting first after winning the toss Marlborough scored 157 all out with middle order batsmen Tom Jacques scoring a vital 36 with wicket keeper George Penfold scoring a crucial 27 to ensure that the Marlborough bowlers had a decent total to defend.

The pressure was on but the Marlborough bowlers bowled superbly and with excellent back up in the field Marlborough scored an impressive win by dismissing the home side for 120 all out. Opening bowler George Fox once again bowled superbly taking 3-46 while Will Langton and Ben Head both bagged a pair of wickets.

Skipper Tom Norris said " It was a great knock from Tom and George and then Will and Fox along with Ben set the tone with the ball and there was fantastic catching from Penfold, Jacques and Wingfield-Digby"
 
Meanwhile Marlborough 2nds continued their fine season with victory at home to Hatherley in the game very kindly sponsored by the Marlborough Anglican Church team. Raghuveer Tupurani scoring an entertaining 60 with a swashbuckling innings.

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Cricket: Crabbe's class with help from George outfoxes Marshfield

Marlborough hit back from successive defeats to beat Marshfield by 87 runs at home in the game kindly sponsored by The Lamb Inn of the parade in Marlborough.

Put into bat by the visitors the weather claimed 3 overs as Marlborough hit 230 of their 47 overs thanks to another elegant knock from opener Nick Crabbe who continued his recent good form with 85.

Important contributions from Ben Head 25, James Richardson 25 and 19 from skipper Tom Norris meant that Marshfield faced a highly competitive total when they went out to bat after tea. Tom Bright with 3-63 shone the brightest of the Marshfield bowlers.

Marlborough opening bowler George Fox then produced a brilliant spell of bowling getting movement and lift to end with figures of 3-29 and as usual star all rounder Ben Head chipped in with 3-27 as Marshfield crumbled to 143 all out with only Dave Jenkins 47 not out and Russell Lodge 42 providing any real Marshfield resistance to a professional bowling display from the home side.

Head capped a fine day for himself and his team mates by also taking the catch of the decade so far at Marlborough with a sensational one handed over the head catch at gully much to the batsmen's understandable bewilderment. Trees skipper Tom Norris was a pleased man " Today was all about Nick Crabbe and the return to form George Fox"
 
Marlborough 2nds remain firmly in the promotion hunt after Nick Down's men scored an impressive victory at Chippenham in a rain affected game    

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Cricket: Nationwide Bank Victory as Marlborough suffer in the Sun

A sensational 237 run partnership between brothers Jonathan  and Nick Clarke ensured that Nationwide scored a impressive 9 wicket win at home to Marlborough who suffered their 2nd successive defeat.

Batting first Marlborough scored a useful looking 233-5 off their 50 overs thanks to useful top order contributions from Peter Day with another pleasing to the eye 65, openers Ben Head 30 and Nick Crabbe 27 and youngster James Richardson 37 not out while Skipper Tom Norris chipped in with 24.

Marlborough looked to be firmly in control of the game when Will Langton dismissed Nationwide opener Matthew Hyde for a duck. However brothers Jonathan Clarke 128 not out and Nick Clarke 96 not out then put on 237 for the 2nd wicket to ensure that Nationwide scored a sensational win.
 
Marlborough 2nds won a feisty encounter at home to Stroud in the match kindly sponsored by J Bates and son of Marlborough. Set a total of 150 to win Marlborough reached their total for 4 wickets down.

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Cricket: Setback for Marlborough 1sts against Calne

Marlborough tasted defeat in their home league game versus Calne on Saturday in the match kindly sponsored by DIY Rainbows of the Parade Marlborough.

Winning the toss and electing to bat first Marlborough were bowled out for 199 in the 50th over with opener Nick Crabbe recalled to the first team after a classy knock of 63 not out for the 2nds last week continuing his fine form with a well paced 69.  

Middle order star Pete Day chipped in with a fluent 37 while youngster James Richardson was back in the runs with a quick fire 30.

Sean Adams with 4-29 was the pick of the Calne bowlers. Adams then scored a vital 66 not out with crucial support from Matt Richards 36 as Calne reached their victory target with 8 wickets down ensuring a 2 wicket win despite Marlborough's Paul Smith recording career best figures of 4-20.

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Cricket: Comprehensive vistory for Marlborough over Devizes

Marlborough Cricket Club 1st 11 completed a dominant victory on Saturday away to near neighbours Devizes.

After winning the toss and batting first Marlborough scored a commanding 212 for 6 of their 50 overs with middle order batsmen Peter Day underlining his class once again with a fluent 77.

In response Devizes crumbled to a meagre 78 all out ensuring a 134 run victory for Marlborough with Vice-Captain Will Langton taking 3 wickets while George Fox, Ben Head and teenage spin sensation Fraser Gordon taking 2 wickets apiece.

Trees skipper Tom Norris said " Peter Day batted really well while it was good all round bowling display today".
 
Meanwhile Marlborough 2nd 11 also tasted victory in a 5 wicket win at home to Biddestone in the game very kindly sponsored by David Dudley Jewellers of Marlborough high street. After bowling out Biddestone for 122 Marlborough reached their target for 5 wickets down mainly due to a classy 63 not out from opener Nick Crabbe

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