Dominant Lydney lift trophy

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 25th July 2018 7:59 am
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West Gloucestershire Cricket Federation Verderers Cup final

Lydney 159-5 v Goodrich 58 (all out)

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LYDNEY made a triumphant return to the Verderers’ Cup, easily overcoming Goodrich to take the trophy.

The Gloucestershire side did not compete in last year’s midweek competition but the 12-month absence did nothing to quench the winning instinct.

Lydney batted first at their Bob Bird ground which was the venue for this year’s final and posted 159-5 in their 20 overs.

The home bowlers made short work of the visitors from Herefordshire to win by 100 runs.

Lydney skipper Sam Bray posted the best score of the evening, being bowled out by Jack Waldis for 44 while Jack Knox scored 23 before his bails were removed by Jake Winter.

Jake Bonser was the first of two wickets for Chris Tookey, being removed for 30. His other scalp was Jack O’Connell who was caught for six.

Jack Batcock was run out for 35 and James Bishop was on one and Jack Bartlett had not got off the mark when Lydney’s innings closed.

The highest scorers for Goodrich were Sam Griffiths and Dave Tookey who each went for 14 with opener Griffiths caught off the bowling of Callum Miller and Tookey bowled by Jack Bartlett.

Chasing a big total, Goodrich let fly with the bat and no fewer than six of their wickets fell to catches.

Lydney’s Clive Stuart was the top performer with the ball, claiming 4-20 off four overs while Jack Bartlett picked up two wickets for four runs off three overs.

Ellis Boughton dismissed tail-enders James O’Brien, run out, and Waldis, bowled, for ducks.

Jack Knox had the final Goodrich wicket, Jake Winter, lbw although he bowled only five balls.

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