Tuesday June 5th 2012

There was a cliff-hanger in the National Twenty20 West semi-final at Clifton (coached by Paul Romaines, the former Glos CCC opener) against Filton Academy (coached by Tim Hancock, his successor in that role). Filton scored a fairly modest 133 for five, a score due almost entirely to a fine well-struck 91 not out from Craig Miles. At 92 for no wicket after 13 overs, Clifton seemed set for a ten-wicket victory with overs to spare. However, when William Barrett (46) fell to an oddly limp leading-edge return catch, he and Tom Smith (61) having struck the ball very cleanly to that point, the home side rather lost its way. Needing 11 in the final over, they then needed to hit four off the last ball, but didn?t make contact. Two years ago, in the same fixture against the same opposition, Clifton needed to hit three off the last ball to win, and hit a six.

On the same ground the next day, there was not quite a breathless hush in The Close but it was heart-warming to see an excellent Welsh comprehensive Under-15 side defeat a strong Clifton team in the last 16 of the Lord?s Taverners competition. Aneurin Donald, who has already played several games for Glamorgan 2nd XI, led the way with 106 towards Pontarddulais?s total of 225 and it proved rather too many for the home side who, through Joel Barber?s admirable 68, reached a more than respectable 191 for eight in the 35 overs to which the game had been reduced.

The National Twenty20 is approaching the quarter-final stage. In the North, Woodhouse Grove will meet Sedbergh to determine a regional representative for Finals day; Shrewsbury will play Bedford, Repton or Oakham; in the South St Bede?s have won through to the quarter-finals and will meet St Albans, Whitgift or KCS Wimbledon; and, in the West, Filton Academy face Millfield to play, in turn, Bradfield or Portsmouth Grammar School. To see a diagrammatic version of the current state of the competition click here. This document compromises six linked spreadsheets. You may need? to click on “Overall” at the top to see the draw. This will now be updated regularly.

With virtually no results from last weekend nor from this coming weekend, this page will probably next be updated on Tuesday June 19th.

Results:

*Berkhamsted 151-6 (40 overs), St Albans 154-4

Holcott Arcadians 210-5 (40 overs), *Oakham 213-2 (T Fell 100 not out)

*Stamford 169-9 (40 overs), Oakham 170-4

Gemini CC 110 (O Hopton 6-20), *Pangbourne 111-9

*Oratory 126, Pangbourne 80

Myerscough 143-7 (40 overs), *Shrewsbury 144-5

Malvern 201-9 (40 overs), *King?s Worcester 191-8

*Tonbridge 109 (50 overs), Cranleigh 112-0

*Wellington (Berks) 137 (50 overs), Cranleigh 138-3

Dulwich 110 (50 overs), *Cranleigh 113-1

Denstone 198-4 (20 overs), *Trent 102

Grammar School at Leeds 174-7 (50 overs) (T Williamson 5-68), Lancaster RGS 177-6

*Harrow 278-5 (50 overs), St Edward’s Oxford 134

*Wycliffe 197 (40 overs), Dauntsey’s 201-6 (Peak Sports League)

*Radley 283-2 (50 overs) (W Marriott 131), Eton 215-8

Eton 138 (55 overs), *Wellington 139-6

Free Foresters (20 overs) 174-6, *Eton 135-7

Eton 193 (55 overs), *Tonbridge 194-0 (O King 106)

Hutchins (Aus) 256-7 (50 overs), *Eton 219

*Eton 119-9 (20 overs), Bradfield 122-3

*Harrow278-5 (50 overs), St Edward’s Oxford 134

Old Stoics 217-6 (40 overs), *Stowe 221-1 (B Duckett 148 not out)

*Felsted 266-5 (J Wells 130), Ipswich 141

Lord?s Taverners (Under-15) final 16 play-off

Pontarddulais 225, Clifton 191-8

National Twenty20 competition. West Midlands section final

Malvern 110-9 (20 overs), *Shrewsbury 116-3
Shrewsbury win the section and will now play the winners of the East section

National Twenty20 competition. South West section semi-final

Filton 133-5, Clifton 129-4
Filton play Millfield in the South West section final

National Twenty20 competition. South West section group play-offs

Millfield 153-5, Sherborne 112-5

Millfield 191-3, Taunton 127-9
Millfield win the group play-offs and now play Filton to determine the South West section winner to play the South Central section winner

National Twenty20 competition. South Central section semi-final

St Edward’s Oxford 176-8, Bradfield 179-3

National Twenty20 competition. South London section semi-final

KCS Wimbledon 179-6, Reed?s 134
KCS now play Whitgift to determine the South London section winner to play StAlbans, (North London section winners)

National Twenty20 competition. East section A group play-offs

Felsted 157-7, Ipswich 131-9

Ipswich 141, Gresham?s 143-7

Felsted 150, Gresham?s 73

Moulton withdrew
Felsted win the group play-offs and now play the winners of East section , Shrewsbury, (West Midlands winners) for a place in the national semi-finals

National Twenty20 competition. North West section final

King?s, Macclesfield 94-9, Sedbergh 96-7
Sedbergh now play Woodhouse Grove (North East winners) for a place in the national semi-finals

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