Tideford suffered a 99-run defeat to St Blazey
Tideford suffered a 99-run defeat to St Blazey on Saturday in Division 2 East. Photo Colin Bradbury
7th July 2021
By Tom Howe
Rain saw Tideford’s Division Two East trip to St Blazey reduced to 35 overs per-side with the home side prevailing by 99 runs.
Keith Reid was the hosts’ star with both bat and ball as he scored a quick-fire 35 not out as Blazey, who were asked to bat first by visiting skipper David Lockett, made 183-6 from their allocation.
Lockett’s opposite number Rory Dixon top scored with 59 while Paul Carne (26) and Rob Garside (15*) also contributed well to an imposing home total.
Tideford’s reply was strangled by Reid’s brilliance up front as his nine overs cost just 18 runs and garnered four Tideford wickets.
His opening partner Andy Thomas (2-13) was equally miserly and Tideford could only limp to 84-8, thus handing Blazey the win.
Tideford seconds also found themselves on the wrong end of a result, when losing by nine wickets at home to Liskeard. Put in to bat, Tideford were skittled inside ten overs for just 30, 18 of which came from Ajay Bond. Andrew Cobb ended on figures of 7-19 while Sam Rogers took 3- 11. Liskeard took just 8.3 overs to secure victory, with Bond mustering the only wicket when removing opener Chris Calfe for eight.