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.