Dream of Lord’s over as Worly fall to 2012 national champions

UNDER PRESSURE: Worlington batsman Chris Baugh avoids a delivery from Reed during their National Village Cup clash on Sunday
UNDER PRESSURE: Worlington batsman Chris Baugh avoids a delivery from Reed during their National Village Cup clash on Sunday

Worlington’s (263) dream of a Lord’s national final will have to wait another year as they were defeated at home by 2012 champions Reed (292-2) in the last 16 of this year’s Davidstow National Village Cup.

Winning the toss, Worlington invited Reed to bat first and the Hertfordshire side closed on a challenging 292-2 from their 40 overs with Sean Tidey top-scoring with 64.

Nathan Twiddy was the pick of the Worlington bowlers with figures of 2-36 from nine overs.

In reply, Jack Tidey’s opening spell of 3-39 reduced the home side to 82-3.

Graham Ford (50) and Adam Gallop (49) added 59 for the sixth wicket and there was a late flurry from Twiddy (25no), but Worly fell short.

n Nathan Twiddy delivered his best spell of the season as his 8-47 helped Worlington (110-4) to a six-wicket victory over Haverhill (109) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One.

Carl Manels (1-8) and Ziaf Kulasi (1-11) also took wickets and Sean Cooper’s economical spell of 0-34 from 15 provided perfect support.

In reply, Chris Baugh and Richard Ford (43) put on 65 for the first wicket before Baugh departed for 34 off the bowling of Joe Woodley (1-25).

Josh Ruthven (3-27) added three further wickets, but it was too little, too late.

n A depleted Worlington II (118-6) bravely went down to Eight Ash Green (120-8) by 
two wickets in Division 
Seven, despite the best efforts of Bruno How (32), Jonno Peachey (23), Graham Downey (19no) and debutant Ray Brown (15no) with the bat, as well as Paul Marston (2-28), Brian Cole (2-33), Graham Downey (2-34) and Shaun Lister (1-18) with the ball.

n Worlington Academy (154-6) secured a four-wicket victory over Bardwell Academy (150-9) in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Five, with Shaun Lister taking 5-33 and Thomas Baugh hitting 83.

For Bardwell, Jordan Palmer (82 ) and Gary Howard (29) performed well with bat in hand, while there were wickets for Palmer, Damon Trench, Sam Mooney and Jacob Wade.