Tideford stay at wrong end

Tideford stay at wrong end

Tideford suffered a four-wicket defeat to Grampound Road in Division 2 East on Saturday. Photo Colin Bradbury

23rd June 2021

Tideford remain deep in relegation trouble as their latest Division Two East clash ended in a four-wicket defeat at Grampound Road seconds.

The away side decided to bat first after skipper David Lockett won the toss.

Their top order, bar 44 from Anton Luiten, struggled and excellent home bowling, which saw Stephen Matthews, Daniel Ferris, Rebecca Odgers and Sam Trudgeon all pick up two wickets each, had Tideford in trouble at 112-7.

A superb rear guard from Lockett (42*) and Jack Cope (14) saw the pair put on 58 for the eighth wicket and eventually, Tideford finished on 198- 9 from their allocation.

In reply, after a solid opening partnership of 43 between Odgers (16) and John Key (27), Tideford took three quick wickets and at 47-3 the Roadies were in trouble. Oscar Thomas-Donald (20) and Jacob Inch (83*) led the fightback and despite falling into trouble once more when Matthews and skipper Sean Hooper fell, Inch and Owen Morcom saw the hosts home.

Tideford seconds were rolled over for just 90 as they were defeated by Division Five East leaders Pencarrow at Port Eliot on Saturday.

The home side won the toss and chose to bat first with only Duncan Nobes (43) reaching double figures. Tom Clarke (3-19) was the pick of Pencarrow’s bowlers.

Simon Patterson’s unbeaten 30 led Pencarrow home with close to 15 overs to spare although Tideford performed admirably in trying to defend such a small target.