SATURDAY saw Colwall home by two wickets to claim their second win of the season over Hath-erley & Reddings and their fifth in six games.


Losing the toss on an unpredictable wicket at Hatherley, Colwall were put into field but were soon in control at 35-2 after a well judged Barney Bamford catch at fine leg off Fred Conein's bowling.

Some tight Richard Williams bowling being rewarded with Gorick's wicket for just 19. Sharp Colwall fielding saw Van Aarde run out and the vital wicket of Nally (24) was taken by Dave Sutton after the catch by Tim Riley at short fine leg.

Hatherley collapsed to 100-6 after 32 overs but Gidman and Siddons gritty partnership ensured the home side reached 169-9 off their 50 overs as the latter scored a valuable 37 to keep Hatherley in the game.

Further wickets fell however to James Wagstaffe (2-37 off 10) and Sutton whose 2-34 off 15 overs kept the run rate to just three an over.

An important contribution by Conein saw him collect 3- 46 off 12 overs.

Colwall made a worrying start to their innings as openers Lincoln Marshall and Tom Wolfendale fell in consecutive balls to leave the visitors 8-2.

Riley and Williams though quashed any early collapse as some impressive shots saw Colwall recover to 45-2.

Siddons next continued his good day with four wickets as his and Van Aarde's accurate bowling restricted Colwall to just two runs an over.

Riley fell for 19 pulling to gully and wickets fell at regular intervals to test the Colwall lower order. Williams provided solid resistance however to score a well timed 54 and ensure Colwall could afford to lose wickets in the run chase of the last 15 overs.

Richard Bennett, Steve Ferguson and James Wagstaff all added vital runs in the closing stages but a Hatherley fight back saw a tense final over where Colwall required three runs but with only two wickets remaining.

Jordan Kontarines kept his head however with two glancing shots through the slip cordon to take victory by two wickets and with two balls to spare.