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Charlie Anstey scores first Newbury hundred for a decade



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Newbury maintained their fine form thanks to an impressive 131 run win over Bagshot 2nd.

Bagshot won the toss and elected to field, which looked to be a good decision when Newbury's Surya Sastry was removed for single figures.

However, Bhupendra Shekhawat joined Charlie Anstey at the crease and the two combined for 118 to move the score to 138 before Shekhawat was trapped lbw for 56.

Anstey on the attack
Anstey on the attack

Rohit Sengupta, who scored 100 last week, made 56 not out from just 48 balls as Newbury posted 245/2.

The highlight of the innings was Charlie Anstey, who carried his bat and finished unbeaten on 116, his first hundred for a decade.

Charlie Anstey on his way to 116 not-out
Charlie Anstey on his way to 116 not-out

In response, Bagshot proved unable to cope with the pace of Jimmy Herdman (3-30) and Prashanth Kundar (2-22) and limped to 36/4.

Charlie Anstey added figures of 3-34 to his earlier hundred while there was a wicket each for Kevin Mills (1-17) and Jagjit Singh (1-3) as Bagshot were all out for just 114.

Newbury vs Bagshot
Newbury vs Bagshot

Elsewhere, Sulhamstead beat Fleet in an exhilarating match that was decided by the finest of margins, two runs.

Sulhamstead won the toss and made 207 thanks to runs from Jamie Seward (40) and Matt Burrows (44).

Fleet then collapsed from 166/5 to 205 all out, Doug MacDonald (4-49) picking up four of the final five wickets.

Theale and Tilehurst lost by 30 runs to Division 3a leaders, Sonning.

Sonning posted 278/5 in the first innings, Micheal Holder (2-36) the pick of Theale's bowlers.

Theale were left to rue a missed opportunity – at one stage they were 106/3 – and were all-out for 248, despite having more than 15 overs remaining in their innings.

There were valuable contributions from Jacob Stoner (47) and George Coker (41 not out) but Theale's final six wickets fell for just 78 runs.

Purley-on-Thames needed 40 runs to win, with seven wickets and 20 overs remaining, when rain came to Cove 2nd's rescue and the match was abandoned.

Cove had earlier been restricted to 183/9 thanks to four wickets each for Caleb Maycock (4-24) and Patrick Allen (4-39).

When the rain fell, Purley were cruising on 144/3, Patrick Allen unbeaten on 42.

Opener Andrew Jackson made 90 but was denied a hundred when he was run out – cricket, and the weather, can be cruel sometimes.



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