WILTSHIRE LEAGUE CRICKET: Harvey's blitz does the trick

This Is Wiltshire: Urchfont bowler Keith Bills pictured during his side’s victory over Bradford on Avon, in which he took four wickets Urchfont bowler Keith Bills pictured during his side’s victory over Bradford on Avon, in which he took four wickets

SAM Lawro scored another century as Wootton Bassett beat Hinton Charterhouse by 106 runs to stay top of Division One, but Harvey Cummins’ cameo at the top of the order caught the eye of captain Darren Beasant.

Cummins spanked a quickfire 59 to get Bassett into the groove early at Rylands Way, before Lawro (101 not out) – dropped at slip without scoring third ball – anchored the innings as the hosts reached 239-8 from their 45 overs.

Beasant said: “Harv had been struggling most of the year, managed to get 20 or 30 at Malmesbury (last week), seems to have a smile back on his face and did what he does best.

“He went out and bombarded a few of the houses on Rylands Way. If you bowl him a half-volley he blocks it but if you bowl him a length ball he whacks it 80 yards back over your head.

“He went out and got us 50 or 60 in the way only Harvey can and got us off to a flyer and we went quite hard from there.”

Tidy bowling from Lee Stevens and Ian Lancaster, who shared seven Charterhouse wickets for 61, helped reduce the visitors to 133 all out.

Malmesbury maintained the pressure on the leaders with an 81-run success over Collingbourne.

James Gillespie fired an unbeaten 104 – his maiden Malmesbury century – to help his side to 260-5 off 45 overs.

Josh Langley then took 6-40 as Collingbourne were dismissed for 179, despite Craig Watts scoring 61.

Urchfont completed their first home match of the season and maintained their pursuit of leaders Bassett with a six-wicket victory over Bradford on Avon.

Having put Bradford in, a tight opening spell of bowling by Morlon Simon (12-5-15-2) and Keith Bills (12-2-31-4) and brilliant fielding allowed Urchfont to capitalise on early chances.

Captain Patrick Bromley led from the front with a spectacular catch in the deep at full stretch.

Bradford made a recovery in the form of Matt Harrington (33), but they were out for 106 in 42 overs.

After a good start Urchfont lost three quick wickets as Tony Laws led the attack for Bradford with figures of 9-1-38-3.

Toby Dorgan (35 not out) and Ben Hodder (25 not out ) brought stability to the innings and earned Urchfont victory in the 20th over.

Skipper Bromley said: “We bowled and fielded exceptionally, taking all of our catches.

“This year we have a very athletic outfit and we feel our bowling and fielding is the best it’s ever been.

“I would like to praise Toby Dorgan and Ben Hodder for their composed innings to see us home. They are a great pair to have in the middle order.’’ Rich Foley scored an unbeaten 36 and took 3-23 as Box secured a 17-run victory over Swindon Civil Service.

Foley’s knock and 58 from Steve Hall saw the villagers to 172-8 from their 45 overs.

Service’s innings ended at 155 in the 41st over, despite Dave Batchelor’s 40.

Dave Crawford took 6-36 for Box.

Beanacre & Melksham restricted Swindon Nalgo to 135 all out, despite dropping five catches. Jack Footner (3-11), Steve Rendell (3-31), Dean Wallington (2-28) did the damage.

Beanacre had the score racing along until Matt Hunt departed for 19.

Another quick wicket fell before Paul Gilbert (38), Steve Rendell (49 not out) and Gary Burns (25 not out) saw the visitors to a seven-wicket victory with 10 overs to spare.

Division 2

GARETH Robb’s hat-trick narrowly failed to rescue victory for All Cannings after they had been dismissed for just 86 in under 19 overs against Keevil.

Guy Perritt (5-41), Josh Hamblin (3-29) and Simon Emmett (2-15) did the damage for Keevil as they gave themselves a lowly target to chase down.

However, 4-23 from Nanthakumar Thevasutan, plus Robb’s 4-8 from 3.5 overs left them sweating before they got home in the 33rd over.

Steve Copland was on form with bat and ball as Lacock claimed their opening win of the campaign by 54 runs against Spye Park.

Copland and Chay Forrester scored 39 in Lacock's 164-7, as John Beal took 3-12 and George May 3-55.

Copland then took 4-15 as Park were all out for 110, despite Dave Beal scoring 32.

Division 3

WOOTTON Bassett 2nd maintained their unbeaten run as they defeated Beehive (Southwick) by two wickets.

Paul Huckin took 4-23 as Mike Spong hit 60 for Beehive in their 171-8.

Mark Vincent scored 57, Scott Twine 28 not out and Ryan Vincent 27 as Bassett got home in the final over.

Rob Barnes took 7-13 from 12 overs as Heytesbury & Sutton Veny dismissed Potterne 3rd for just 36, before cruising home inside 14 overs.

Dominic Fry hit 114 as Avebury scored 236-4 against Seagry.

Dean Roodt added an unbeaten 79 and Seagry came up 102 runs short, despite Allan Norman's 42.

A good team performance saw Beanacre and Melksham 2nd’s run out eight-wicket victors over Wanborough.

The visitors made a slow start due to tight bowling from Chris Long (3-19) and Gary Ings (3-28), backed up by an energetic fielding performance. John Wiltshire (4-18) came on to finish the Wanborough innings at 73 in 32.5 overs.

In reply, Beanacre suffered the early loss of Tom White, but Wiltshire and Steve Day rebuilt the innings.

Wiltshire departed for 38, leaving Day and Joe Lewis to complete the victory with a boundary to finish on 77-2 after 17.3 overs.

Division 4

LAMBOURN dismissed Buscot Park for just 96 as Paul Annetts (2-8), Steve Munday (3-30) and Bill Willoughby (3-26) did the damage, Annetts scoring an unbeaten 29 as Lambourn squeezed home by one wicket.

Ed Sewell took 3-19 as Swindon B bowled out Blunsdon for 186 in the final one of their 45 overs. Despite 4-38 from Phil Jones, Swindon got home by two wickets as Lee Baden scored 77.

Division 5

DAVE Hicks took 5-15 as Chippenham 3rd dismissed Cherhill for just 48 before knocking off the runs for four wickets.

Warminster 3rd were dismissed for 166 chasing Hinton Charterhouse 2nd’s 285-7, Tim Jerrett (40) and Stu Lisowski (34) top scoring.

James Jacob’s 6-47 in 10.2 overs helped end Warminster's innings at 166.

The bowlers dominated White Horse's clash against Trowbridge A, Horse being dismissed for 113 as Stephen Oakley took 5-26 for Trowbridge.

Andy Dodson responded by taking 4-3 in just 3.4 overs as Trowbridge were all out for just 52.

Division 6

MATT Loft took 6-48, including five clean-bowled victims, as Lacock 2nd clinched a 133-run triumph over Biddestone 4th.

Lacock scored 252 before being bowled two balls shy of their full complement of 45 overs, Pete Orner scoring 43, Alan Davies 41 and Cliff Thompsett 32.

Josh Lever’s hat-trick (3-19) ended the innings, Sam Smith talking 3-70.

Neil Pettit scored an unbeaten 60 to help Box 2nd defeat Potterne 4th by seven wickets.

Cameron Garbutt (44) and Ryan Webb (39) top-scored in Potterne’s 168-5, but Pettit and Tony Trotman (49) took Box home for the loss of three wickets.

Division 7

IAN Charles took 4-5 in six overs and Peter Lakeland 4-13 as Chippenham 4th dismissed Devizes 3rd for 65.

Ryan Clark’s unbeaten 23 saw Chippenham home for the loss of two wickets.

Marlborough 3rd continue to lead the way in the division after a 32-run triumph over Westbury 3rd.

Andy Crabbe (39) and Ed Puddick (25) helped Marlborough to 118-7, as Adam Osborne took 6-32.

Westbury were dismissed for 86, Simon Chown scoring 22 as Oliver Rawlings took 4-10 and Simon Wells 4-29.

Andy Sandell scored 68 and Allan Webb 55 as Goatacre 4th defeated Purton 3rd by 31 runs.

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