Chapman Valley-Northampton notch upset T20 win against Towns but fall short of 50-over repeat

Victor TantiGeraldton Guardian
Jay Comben made 43 runs for Towns in the 50-over match on Saturday.
Camera IconJay Comben made 43 runs for Towns in the 50-over match on Saturday. Credit: Arctic Moon Photography/Supplied

Chapman Valley-Northampton had mixed fortunes against Towns in weekend Geraldton Bendigo Bank Cricket League action.

On Friday night they won a Young Motors T20 at Wonthella, but they badly lost a 50-over game at Nabawa on Saturday.

In the first game CVN’s James Billing batted after he won the toss and while Nigel Routledge (28) and Stuart Gaby (22 not out) were busy, 5-78 was average. Brady Collins took his 200th wicket.

Towns lost an early wicket in the chase when Brian Mpofu was superbly run out by a Routledge direct hit and soon after both Collins and Jay Comben were bowled by Bobby Gibson (2-12).

Jai Russell and Sam Crouch added 29 and gave Towns ascendancy until a Russell drive was well caught overhead by Routledge off Patrick Walsh.

Towns needed 31 off six overs and Crouch and Callum Marquis chipped away leaving 10 to get off the last over from Jack Dawson.

Crouch smashed the first ball for four, there was no run off the next and then he was beautifully caught by Jeremy Johnson.

Kodi Giltrow was run out by an exact long throw from Hayden Dawson that keeper Gaby completed and Towns lost by two runs.

Billing also won the toss on Saturday but CVN made only 115 with Routledge (33), Gibson (16) and Hayden Dawson (16) top-scorers.

Tom Forsyth (4-28) starred with the ball with help from Josh DeLacy (2-10) and Giltrow (2-11).

Towns replied with 171 with top order batters Jeremy Bedford (20), Jay Comben (43) and Russell (47) firing. Zak Williamson (3-22), Cody Slootmans (3-27) and Walsh (2-33) bowled well.

Wanderers easily beat Sportsmans in Saturday’s other 50-over game at GBSC1.

Wanderers’ Kade Gillingham batted after he won the toss and his side made 7-201 sparked by Shayne Bidwell (69 off 73 balls) and Jason Partington (44 not out).

A new player with a good pedigree, Clayton Bruce-Cherry (20) also shone. Jarrod Jupp (2-42) was the sole multiple wicket taker.

Sportsmans tallied only 111 although Riley Barham (19), Nic Rafanelli (19) and Daniel Zinetti (15) made starts. Justin Clarkson (2-22) made initial inroads and Gus Heberle (3-35) finished off.

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