STEVE Thorne put in a star performance on Sunday as Godshill beat Newport II for their first win of the season, in Division 2 of the Harwoods Indoor League.
Godshill posted a modest 116-4, with Trev Mew hitting 35 and Thorne adding 29 not out, Tom Newnham taking 2-26.
In reply, Newport’s openers, Ellis Ridett (34) and Stuart Gurney (29) started well, but Thorne ripped through the middle order with a wonderful hat-trick, finishing with 3-20.
Trev Mew also took 2-44 as Newport II were bowled out for 105.
Also in Division 2, IW Prison Officers just about overcame Ryde Cavaliers II. Cavaliers hit 125-3, with Tom Dibben top-scoring with 29 not out and Harry Roberts adding 27 not out. John Turner was again in sublime form though and his unbeaten 43 saw his side home in the final over with two wickets remaining, support coming from Adam Wilson (24).
Shanklin continued their good start with a thrashing of GKN II.
Shanklin posted 139-3 (Matt Lambourne with 27 not out, James Lucy 25 (not out). GKN II were then bowled out for just 58, Matt Taylor taking 3-10 and Pete Brown 2-14. The other match in Division 2 saw Island Bakeries comfortably beat IW Health Associates. Health Associates batted first but could only make 54 thanks to 2-16 from Murray Jones. Matt Webb then hit 26 not out and Ellis Ridett 20 as Bakeries passed the target for no loss in just the fifth over.
In Division 1, Newport have stayed top after beating Ryde Cavaliers by 15 runs.
Cavaliers started well and had Newport 49-4, but Ash Brett (42) and Louis Payne (25) saved the day for the league leaders who posted 133. Chris Higgins’s 39 not out was in vain for Cavaliers who finished on 118-5.
GKN are the only other team with a 100 per cent record after beating Ryde by 24 runs. Mark Hartnell hit a superb 61 not out and was aided by Alan Johns (36 not out) as GKN scored 150-4.
Jordan Galsworthy was again impressive, hitting 54, but lacked support and Ryde were bowled out for 126.
Ventnor were also winners on the night as they overcame Niton by two wickets. Niton posted just 99, despite 25 from Tom Wells, Josh Franklin with 2-22 for Ventnor. Despite two wickets apiece for Guy and Joby Wells, Hugh Calloway batted well and hit 37 not out to see his side home in the 11th over. Northwood were awarded a win after Whitecroft failed to raise a side.
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Ryde CC Colts maintained their position at the top of the league with victory over third-placed Bembridge.
Sam Rockley and Ollie Moseley took two wickets apiece as the Colts dismissed Bembridge for just 86.
Bembridge captured two early wickets when the Colts batted, but their hopes were undermined by some wayward bowling and the Colts cruised to a three-wicket win.
Newport Ale House collapsed to 74 all out against second-place Young Cavaliers. Harry Bradley bowled his customary accurate spell and there were two wickets for Kieran Thompson. Andy Loudon (25 not out) top-scored for the Cavaliers as they knocked off the runs inside 8 overs for the loss of just one wicket.
Wootton continued their good run with an impressive 31-run win against Freshwater.
Batting first, they amassed a score of 162-2 against some insipid bowling, with Ben Self, Steve Sprake and Ollie Stubbings all making contributions in excess of 25. A valiant innings of 44 not out by Steve Priddle proved to be in vain as the Freshwater’s reply closed on 131-5.
Binstead Royals remain firmly rooted to the foot of the table after there defeat to Arreton. Batting first, the Royals could only muster 68-2, a target that Arreton reached off just 5 overs. Gary Cooper scored 19 off the first over of the innings and finished up on 30 not out.