AFTER an eight-week gap because of the weather, the IW County Press Corporate Twenty20 League got under way again at Newclose this week.
All three scheduled matches were played in near-perfect conditions, starting with Monday’s high-scoring game where RWE Npower raced to a massive 193-3.
However, in reply it took last year’s tournament winners, Moreys only 18 overs to reach the 194 they needed for victory.
In doing so, they only lost two wickets, with the 183 partnership between Richardson (117) and Heflan (53 not out) the key.
On Tuesday, Red Funnel cruised to a 26-run win over Gurit.
Barrow (36 not out) and Bass (64 not out), put on 100 runs between them as Red Funnel compiled 147-2. Gurit did their best to overhaul that score but finished on 121-6.
Thursday was also an evening of clear skies and despite failing light in the final few overs, HTP fell just eight runs short in chasing Lighthouse Medical’s 146-4.
Nick Holland top-scored with 80 for Lighthouse, for whom a comfortable victory looked assured, until fading light handicapped their fielders more than the HTP batsmen who played well to reach 138-4, Cooper and Builth contributing 48 and 49 respectively.
By the end of the week Moreys topped the table with ten points, with several of the other entrants in hot pursuit in the hope of being one of the four teams to compete in finals’ day, which is scheduled for August 26.