Wee­dons down Sefton to fin­ish top

Northern Outlook - - LOCAL - JONATHAN LEASK

An out­stand­ing un­bro­ken eighth wicket part­ner­ship saw Wee­dons tip over de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Sefton in the CRV Am­breed Coun­try Pre­mier One Day cricket com­pe­ti­tion on Satur­day. The win had Wee­dons, beaten fi­nal­ists a year ago, com­plete an un­beaten top­four round and now host Lee­stonSouth­bridge in the semi-fi­nals, while Sefton will host Che­viot.

At Wee­dons Do­main on Satur­day, the hosts fought back from the brink of de­feat to snatch vic­tory. Sefton’s Lance Tay­lor made 52 on a wicket that was dif­fi­cult af­ter rain dur­ing the week as the vis­i­tors made 143 in­side 42 overs.

In re­ply, Sefton re­duced Wee­dons to 87/8 in the 34th over. How­ever, Josh Watson (33) and Jack Parker (29) put to­gether an un­beaten 58 runs to see their side home with two overs to spare.

Back­ing up from their Twenty20 win the night be­fore, Che­viot had a 74-run win over Lee­ston South­bridge at Lee­ston. Af­ter be­ing sent into bat Che­viot made 207/7. Will Hamil­ton made 60 and Jack Har­ris fin­ished un­beaten on 57.

Che­viot had the hosts 20/2 be­fore Liam O’Sul­li­van and Dougald Munro stead­ied the ship. When Munro was re­moved for 40, they went from 83/2 to be 95/5. O’Sul­li­van (58) bat­ted on but quickly ran out of part­ners as Lee­ston-South­bridge was all out for 133.

In the bot­tom four, Darfield­South Malvern’s (DSM) mea­gre 105 proved 20 runs too many for a 10-man Southbrook at Darfield. Si­mon Ed­wards made 39 and a cru­cial 14 from num­ber 10 Bodie Hawkins, as well as 25 ex­tras, pushed DSM to 105. Luan Blom re­turned ex­cel­lent fig­ures of 5/19.

Jack Boyle (25) looked to an­chor Southbrook’s chase but when he fell at 42/3, DSM took con­trol and the wick­ets kept com­ing to be all out for 89.

Lin­coln snuck past Ox­fordRan­giora by one wicket in a lows­cor­ing nail-biter on Sun­day. Ox­ford-Ran­giora were put into bat and rolled for 81 with Mark El­liott the main de­stroyer, claim­ing 4/7 off his seven overs. San­jay Un­dre top scored with 22.

A mid­dle order col­lapse at the hands of Mark Mur­phy (4/22) and Mitchell Power (2/14) re­duced Lin­coln to 63/9 be­fore Jeremy Ben­ton fin­ished 22 not out to get Lin­coln home.

In the semi-fi­nals,DSM host Lin­coln and Southbrook are at home to Ox­ford-Ran­giora.

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