Cricket: Kingswood suffer defeat
4:07pm Wednesday 28th May 2014 in Sport
Kingswood Village (176-8) lost to Sherston (177-6) by four wickets
A DEPLETED side from Sherston was just enough to squeeze victory at Kingswood.
At 14-3 with a quarter of the overs gone, Kingswood might have rued choosing to bat, but a 54-run partnership between Ben Foxwell (46) and Kev Morgan (50*) over the next quarter put Kingswood back in the game.
Four more wickets fell quickly until Morgan's 90-run stand with a free striking Rory Thomas (58) over the remaining half of the 36-over innings gave the hosts a useful 176-8.
A delightful cameo was 14-year-old Jacob Symanowski's first run in adult cricket of father Andy, loaned to the visitors.
Bowling honours went to Euan Kenny with 4-26.
Sherston's similar early loss of three wickets, all to Rory Thomas (3-23), suggested a tough chase but veteran Andy Jarvis (46) mauled the change bowlers before falling to Ben Foxwell.
Vince Taylor (2-38) removed Josh Langley (8) and had skipper Ian Gould (16) well held by 16-year-old Mike Barnes.
At 130-6 the game looked poised but a belligerent 87 from 45 balls by Euan Kenny rushed Sherston home with 7.3 overs to spare.
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