IN DIVISION A of the All Island League, Ryde put in another impressive all-round performance to inflict a heavy nine-wicket defeat on Shanklin and Godshill at Westhill.

Ryde invited their hosts to bat first, and Ollie Morgan (2-33) once again bowled with aggression and accuracy to tie the home team down.

Simon Wratten (4-20) came on to finish things off as Shanklin were bowled out for a modest 142.

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The Ryde batsmen made light work of the chase, Ben Baker (58 not out) and Steve Tait (52 not out).

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St Helens lost to a travelling Ventnor side by 166 runs.

Ben Attrill (69 not out), Oscar Vandecasteele (60), Martin Blackman (38) and Hugh Calloway (37) were the pick of the Ventnor batsman who hit 257-5, with Rob Love (2-39) and Ollie Stubbings (2-41) bowling well. St Helens could muster only 91 all out in reply, with Attrill (4-12), Dan Cox (3-34) and Ross Whyte (2-16) in fine fettle.

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Newport put Northwood to the sword in a game the home side edged by a single wicket.

J. Butt (40) was the standout performer for Northwood, who were limited to 127 all out through Newport’s Ryan Young (3-21).

Josh Proctor (3-16) and Chris Williams (3-31) bowled with determination, but strong performances from Gareth Bricknell (41) and Tom Dye (32) saw their team over the line.

It was a Ryde double over Shanklin as the second team recorded a 101-run win at Hardingshute.

Tom Roscoe top scored with 49, fifteen-year-old Fred Gurney hit 47, and captain, Andy Day, notched 41 in a total of 295-7. Young Jack White bowled well for his 2-12, and Steve Egerton-Read (2-54) was also among the wickets.

Shanklin’s reply showed promise with Peter Wright (42) and Sam Billington (35) scoring well, but thirteen-year-old Henry Takel put in a star performance to take 5-28 from his eight overs, supported by fourteen-year old-Nathan Day (2-25), as Shanklin were bowled out for 194.

Division B contenders, Ventnor II beat a travelling Ryde Cavaliers I by 69 runs. Ben Woodhouse (51), Tom Stafford (37) and Mark Price (34) were among the standout batsmen for Ventnor, with Cavs’ Simon Bligh (4-26), Ian Walter (3-35) and Mike Bulpitt (2-30) limiting the hosts to 212 all out.

Chris Higgins (37) and Charlie Bligh (46) did well in reply, but their team could only muster 143-8, with T. Noyes (4-27) and Chris Turpin (2-21) scuppering their chances.

The newly formed Ryde III, who have superseded Arreton in the league, got their campaign off to a fine start by beating Freshwater by 74 runs.

Ryde posted 203-8 with fifteen-year-old Judah Moorcroft hitting a splendid 43 batting at number eight, supported by Mark Tuckwell (40) and Simon Berendt (33 not out).

Dave Douvale was the pick of the Freshwater bowlers with 3-23, supported by Graham Gosden (2-26). In reply, only Steve Priddle (39 not out) found form as Tuckwell took an incredible 2-3 from his eight-over spell and James Williams finish with 3-24.

With Freshwater requiring 74 from nine overs, the match was over when Douvale retired injured.