Town left without a prayer at Church

Published date: 06 July 2017 |
Published by: Gavin Grosvenor
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Tom Foulkes 

Henshalls Shropshire Premier League

Newtown 158 all out lost to

Whitchurch 232 all out by 74 runs

NEWTOWN became the latest victims of unbeaten Henshalls Shropshire Premier League side Whitchurch in a 74 run defeat at Heath Road.

Town’s day could not have started better as Sam Cooke caught Andrew Ince off Dave Anthony for a duck before fellow opener Ed Watson-Jones was snared LBW for two by Ally Laird.

Vansh Bajaj and Ijaz Yousaf revived the home innings with a 49 run partnership before both were removed by John Anthony.

Bajaj was fell to fall, caught by Tom Goodman for 19 before Yousaf was caught by Cooke for 29 to leave Whitchurch wobbling on 64-4.

A 59 run fifth wicket partnership between Kristen Ali and Elliott Bowen was to prove crucial with the pair pushing the hosts to 123 when Ali was caught by Cooke off Jack Morris for 38.

Jonathon Davies (2-41) maintained pressure on the middle order with Morris completing his 2-26 to leave Whitchurch on 145-8.

Elliott Bowen was joined by Simon Bowen in a 40 run ninth wicket partnership before being caught by Dave Anthony off Laird (2-36).

Simon Bowen (35no) was joined by Dan Bowen (11) in a 47 run final wicket stand before Dave Anthony (2-46) struck to leave Newtown chasing a target of 232.

Dan Bowen (5-23) tore the heart out of Newtown's reply with the cheap fall of Steve Davies, Hamish Harding, Ryan Davies and Jack Morris coupled with Ince (2-5) dismissing Goodman (12) and Cooke (13) leaving Newtown on 36-6.

Tom Foulkes was joined by Laird in reviving Newtown’s innings in an 81 run seventh wicket partnership before the latter was caught by William Doerr for 23 to complete Bowen’s haul.

Foulkes was joined by John Anthony in a battling 26 run eighth wicket stand before his fall for 73 to Simon Dimelow sparked the end of his side’s hopes.

Yousaf (2-8) made light work of Dave Anthony, snared LBW for a duck, before bowling John Anthony for 20 to complete Newtown's demise for 158.

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