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CRICKET: North Curry thwarted in Terry Mockridge Memorial Shield
9:21am Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Sport
MIDDLEZOY A – from Division One of the Somerset League – are the new holders of the Terry Mockridge Memorial Shield following their six wicket win over Division Two side North Curry at Staplegrove Cricket Club last night (July 30).
They tasted success in their first season in the Baker Cup by taking the competition designed for those sides who lose in either the preliminary or first rounds of the main competition, writes Competition Secretary David Derrick.
On a cloudy evening with rain never far away North Curry were asked to bat first and never really got away from Middlezoy A to post the sort of total that would test the side from the Somerset Levels.
Chris Thorne with 41 top scored for North Curry, but his side were always losing wickets and they were dismissed for 106 in the last of their 20 overs.
Pete Tilling with 4-20 was in fine form with the ball for Middlezoy A.
Middlezoy A’s reply was a steady one throughout as Marc Troman and George Musgrave scored well for their side and although Curry skipper Matt Golding bowled his leg spin to good effect it could not prevent a six wicket win for Middlezoy A who won with a couple of overs to spare.
It was Nathan Barnard who carried off the Terry Mockridge Memorial Shield for 2012 and Matt Golding received the Ewens Family Shield as runners-up with Pete Tilling receiving the Colin Vile Shield for being man of the match.
Derek Hicks and Graham Skidmore umpired the game - doing a fair portion of the second half of it in the rain while Mrs Annette Mockridge for presented the trophies.
Competition Chairman Tony Davies and Treasurer Tom Packman organised the presentation of trophies and after match formalities.