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Marlborough CC - 2012 Season

Excellent finish to a tough season for Marlborough Cricket Club

Marlborough ended their season with a comfortable victory over Marshfield, a victory which means the Savernake Forest side finish 5th in the final league standings.  

Winning the toss and batting first in the game kindly sponsored by OJB Plumbing Services Marlborough got off to a bright start with openers Nick Crabbe 25 and Tom Norris 38 sharing an opening stand of 62.

Youngster James Richardson (61) and John Carroll (29) built on this solid start as Marlborough reached 204-6 off their 50 overs.

In reply Marshfeild crumbled to just 102 all out with Marlborough star all rounder Ben Head taking 4-14 with the ball. 

Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was delighted with the win and pleased with his sides end of season form" it was a great way to finish the season, it was a solid batting performance and it was great to see James Richardson score 61.  Ben bowled superbly again and it's been a good effort to win the last 4 games and finish 5th"

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Hard fought victory for Marlborough Cricket Club over Wootton Bassett at Savernake

Cricket Club logoCricket Club logoMarlborough's late season revival continued with a hard fought victory at home to Wootton Bassett in the match kindly sponsored by DIY Rainbows of Marlborough. 

After losing the toss and being asked to bat Bassett were indebted to Sam Lawro - 72 not out - who batted the entire innings while wickets fell around him. 

His efforts helped Bassett reach 173 all out for their 50 overs, with Steve Twine 22 and Jaspal Chahal 21 also making useful contributions, while for Marlborough, the main damage was inflicted by George Fox (5-36) and Harrison Painter (2-24).

In reply Marlborough found themselves in early trouble at 31-3, but determined knocks of 33 from Mags Painter, 26 from Fox and 29 not out from Will Langton saw Marlborough reach the victory target with 3 overs to spare.  The pick of Wootton Bassett's bowlers were Harvey Cummins (3-53) and Dan Ellis (3-19).

Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was a happy man after the game: "We bowled and fielded well again and Foxy finally got the luck he deserved, we did well to chase the runs down after being 30-3 and Will Langton played really well under pressure"

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Mike Gatting to speak at Sports Dinner

Mike GattingMike GattingFormer England cricket captain Mike Gatting OBE has been confirmed as guest speaker at the inaugural Marlborough Sports Forum fundraising dinner in October.

The batsman will give the after-dinner address, sharing anecdotes from his colourful 23 year first class cricket career with Middlesex and his 18 years with England.

Mr Gatting served as captain from 1986 to 1988, and he led the national side in 23 test matches. He is now a cricket coach and commentator. 

The Sports Dinner will be held at Marlborough Town Hall on Thursday, October 25 from 7pm. Tickets costs £35, which includes a drink on reception and four-course dinner.

The funds raised will support the young sports people of Marlborough, helping them to participate in sports or to further the careers of those competing at the highest levels, by contributing to the costs of equipment, travel or tour accommodation.

Marlborough Sports Forum is a representative body made up of most of the town's sports clubs and associations.

For tickets, send a cheque made payable to Marlborough Sports Forum to Cllr Andy Ross, Marlborough Sports Forum, c/o Marlborough Town Council, 5 High Street,  Marlborough SN8 1AA.

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Shock win for Marlborough Cricket Club at Bedwyn

Under a clear blue sky Marlborough's John Carroll put in a match winning performance with both bat and ball as Marlborough earned a shock win at league leaders Great Bedwyn on Saturday (11th Aug).

Winning the toss and batting first, Bedwyn's Rob Palmer 71, Jon Palmer 69 and Max Andrews 29 helped the home team to 225-9 off their 50 overs with Carroll starring for Marlborough taking 5-42 supported by Will Langton's 2-32.

Carroll then opened the batting for Marlborough scoring a brilliant 107 as he and Tom Norris 73 not out helped Marlborough reach their victory target in the 45th over to further ease the relegation worries of the Savernake Forest outfit.

Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was delighted with the win "John was superb with bat and ball, he's a class act and Tom also batted really well".

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Cricket: a defeat at home for Marlborough against Devizes

 

Marlborough slumped to defeat at home to Devizes as their recent run of poor form continued. The game was kindly sponsored by Crosby and Lawrence – Marlborough College’s sports shop.

With Marlborough batting first, knocks of 39 from skipper Nick Crabbe and of 37 from Duncan Lorrain helped the home side reach 151 all out.  Joe Wookey, with 5-28, was the standout bowler for Devizes.

Wookey then started with the bat scoring 64 not out, as he and Chris Downton - 30 not out -ensured that Devizes coasted to victory. They reached the victory target in the forty-second over for the loss of 4 wickets.

Marlborough skipper Crabbe is clear where his side’s recent problems lie: "Our batting has been so poor, we’re not giving ourselves chances to win games"

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Emphatic 10-wicket for Marlborough against Malmesbury

Cricket Club logoCricket Club logoMarlborough's survival hopes were given a massive boost with an emphatic 10 wicket win at home to Malmesbury in the match kindly sponsored by Track Tractors Ltd.

Winning the toss and putting the visitors into bat Marlborough were once again indebted to superstar Ben Head as the all rounder took 6-16 to rip through the Malmesbury batting line-up, as the away side were dismissed for just 65 off 32 overs.  

Will Langton 2-16 and Alex Cox 1-21 also picked up wickets for Marlborough with a run out accounting for the other Malmesbury wicket.

In reply Marlborough openers John Carroll 42 not out and Nick Crabbe 23 not out quickly ensured that Marlborough reached their victory target in just 12 overs.

A delighted Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was full of praise for his sides performance " I thought it was a disciplined bowling performance backed up in the field, Ben was superb, we chased the runs positively which was pleasing as we haven't batted well this year"

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