Tewin at the double again as victories just keep on coming

PUBLISHED: 12:53 30 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 30 May 2018

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Tewin Cricket Club are on a roll right now as both the first and second teams won for the second successive Saturday.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Ben Sheppard batting for Tewin.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Ben Sheppard batting for Tewin. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The firsts made the journey west to face Redbourn 2nds and after losing the toss were put into bat.

James McMurray and Ben Sheppard got them off to a solid start and put together a 40-run opening partnership before McMurray fell for 19.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Sheppard played well but managed only one run more than his fellow opener and it was a classy innings from skipper Luke Wilde that was needed to really set up the innings.

Wilde hit 15 boundaries in an expansive knock of 82 off 71 balls before he departed with the score on 144-3.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Ben Sheppard batting for Tewin.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Ben Sheppard batting for Tewin. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Dan Smith and Pete Brooks both made good contributions before being dismissed and then Will Pickworth put on a fantastic 76 with Jamie Bryce.

After last week’s 79 not out, Pickworth was finally out this time for 84 from 93 deliveries in the penultimate over before some lusty blows from Bryce (23*) got Tewin up to a very good 272-7.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin. Picture: Karyn Haddon

In response, some very tight bowling and fielding from Tewin put the pressure on Redbourn from the outset.

Mo Harihar picked up an early wicket and was ably supported by some tight bowling from Paul Shankster.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin is caught out.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - James McMurray batting for Tewin is caught out. Picture: Karyn Haddon

A rapid spell of bowling from Dan Smith really ramped up the pressure on the hosts before Wilde’s tight 10-over spell yielded only 40 runs.

Good bowling from Pickworth and McMurray, who both took 3-37, ensured Tewin secured the win with Redbourn finishing 56 runs short.

Redbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Redbourn celebrate.


Picture: Karyn HaddonRedbourn 11 CC V Tewin - Redbourn celebrate. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Three wins in a row have now lifted Tewin to second in Division Six A.

The seconds had just as good a victory in a low-scoring encounter with Old Albanians 4ths.

They were restricted to 135-9 in their 40 overs with 50 from Martin Tipper the highlight.

In response, two wickets in seven balls for Simon Douet (3-18) got Tewin off to the perfect start but a good partnership put OAs into what looked like a winning position at 77-2.

However, a brilliant fightback tipped the game back in Tewin’s favour.

Mark Bryce and Dom Taylor both got a wicket each before Tipper, the star of the day, took 4-24 in his eight overs.

Dennis Hill got the last wicket as OAs were all out for 120.

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