South East Wales Cricket League, Division 4

Undy & Magor (230-9) beat Chepstow 2nds (144 all out) by 86 runs

CHEPSTOW Seconds bowler Tuhin Gavand claimed a “six-for” and Ben Tindall held three great catches in the deep, but it was to no avail as the home team won at Mill Lane.

Chepstow won the toss and elected to field - a decision which suited Undy & Magor perfectly.

Skipper Harry James opened and hit 12 boundaries and one maximum as he amassed 68 runs before he fell to a fine Jonathan Huws catch off Gavand’s bowling.

Fellow opener Arjun Calidas (21) and Luke Farley (28) had all departed by then, Farley being caught by Tom Franklin off Huws’ bowling, a dismissal which brought Josh James to the crease.

With 200 in sight and wickets in hand, James played some expansive shots, hitting seven boundaries and one maximum in his 56 runs before being stumped by Ricky Sahabdeen.

The rest of U&M’s batsmen went cheaply, with Chepstow’s Cam Rees claiming the only clean-bowled wicket of the innings.

Gavand ended with 6-53, Huws had 2-51 and Rees 1-34.

Drops of rain began to fall soon after the tea break and although it didn’t amount to much, Chepstow’s attack could be described with the same words.

Steve Hepple dismissed both openers and Pete Charrett claimed the next two scalps.

Huws carried his bat for 34 but his partners were unable to add match-winning totals and three zeroes in the last five dismissals tells its own story.

Richard Hudson claimed 2-21, edging out Charrett (2-23) and Hepple (2-30) for the bowling honours.