Swindon Civil Service ruthless in win over NALGO

Zak Anwar’s five-for was in vain

Zak Anwar’s five-for was in vain

First published in Sport Swindon Advertiser: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

HINTON Charterhouse surrendered their hold on the top spot in Surridge Sport Wiltshire League Division One.

Going into the day on top spot, Hinton welcomed Box to their London Road home, but a sublime 142 from opener Gerald Hayward, which included 14 fours and a six, helped the visitors to 237-3.

Hinton quickly found themselves in trouble in their reply slumping to 38-5 before they were dismissed for 106 as Box strike bowler Jordan Welsby claimed figures of 4-20.

Swindon Civil Service eased to a 126-run victory over Swindon NALGO.

An unbeaten 75 from Michael Giddings helped Civil Service to 171-8 despite a five-wicket haul from Zak Anwar, however, the hosts were in ruthless mood with the ball as they skittled NALGO for just 45 in 18.3 overs.

Bradford On Avon must have felt they were in with a chance of a home victory when they dismissed Beanacre and Melksham for just 142 in 35.2 overs.

However, the visitors had other ideas as they skittled Bradford for 108 with Jack Footner and Chris Downham taking three wickets apiece.

Bear Flat took advantage of Swindon United Churches’ week off to move to the summit of Division Two.

Making the trip to basement side Lacock, Bear Flat were dismissed for 154 as Steve Copland picked up seven wickets for just 22 runs, while Miles Copland mopped up the rest.

Yet despite the Copland duo leading the reply for Lacock, Bear skittled them for 125 inside 42 overs.

Swindon A fell to a 28 run defeat to Spye Park despite an unbeaten 56 from Tom Foreman.

Matt Hutchins struck 73 for Park as they posted 194-6, while the hosts were dismissed for 166.

Wroughton Wranglers edged home by four runs with seven balls to spare at Keevil.

The Wranglers struck 171-9 in their 45 overs with B Webber (55) and Mark McMeeking (43) leading the way. But McMeeking also claimed 3-18 as Keevil were dismissed for 167.

In other game, Beckington eased to a 73-run success at All Cannings.

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