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Basingstoke Gazette: Collingbourne captain Ian Kiy Collingbourne captain Ian Kiy

Collingbourne v Swindon CS.

Collingbourne recorded their first win of the season with a tight home victory over Swindon Civil Service in Division 1 of the Wiltshire League.

Asked to bat first Collingbourne lost Will Atkinson early but captain Iain Kiy and Mark Douglas set about keeping the scoreboard ticking.

Douglas fell after an aggressive innings but Kiy continued past a personal 50 with the support of Owen Sheppard. Swindon bowled tightly and pick edup the wicket of Kiy for 69 at 129-3 from 28 overs and a slight collapse then followed at 151-8 from 35 overs.

Sheppard found much needed support from number ten Jamie Stamp as the pair put took the score to 200 before Stamp was out with three overs to go. Sheppard fell on 88 ending the innings an over short but not before they had posted 209 to win.

In reply Swindon started well but at 151-6 from 36 overs looked in trouble until the tail rallied to set up a nervy last few overs.

Needing 24 from 12 balls 14 came from the penultimate over but the key wicket of Thatch was also taken. With ten needed from the last over Jon Candler finished the innings next ball with Swindon out for 198.

Kiy took five wickets and was well supported by some tight bowling from Douglas.

Winsley III v Collingbourne II.

Collingbourne II picked up their first away win of the season.Electing to field Collingbourne took wickets at regular intervals as Winsley slipped to 91-8 from 26 overs.

David Malley got the wickets tumbling with a fine throw from deep point to bring about a run out and Mark Brett (4--37) and Raj (3-32) were Winsley's main tormentors with assistance in the field from Malley and new keeper Jacob Marsh.

However the Winsley tail did wag, a 39 run partnership for the ninth and 35 for the tenth wicket got the home side up to a very competitive 165 all out.

The Collingbourne innings didn’t get off to a good start as John Baxter was run out but Tom Edmonds and Dave Gale set about rebuilding with a 53 run partnership in eight overs until Tom (32) was the second run out.

Another solid partnership of 75 in 16 overs between Jack King (35) and Gale took the score to 136-3 until with three required he fell for a match winning 60.

With no further wickets falling Collingbourne completed a six wicket victory at 166-4 from 39.2 overs.

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