WESTBURY enjoyed a comfortable 52-run win over Marsh Gibbon in the Advertiser Cup final last Monday watched by a good crowd at Buckingham Town’s ground.
Westbury (pictured) batted first in warm but overcast conditions and posted 131-6 in their 15 overs.
Opener Tom Wilson set the pace with a handy 25 before being caught off the bowling of Wayne Platts. George Stapleton got just one run before being bowled by Platts. Sam Harper made a decent 11 and Simon Boardman was run out for the same score. Harry Smith top scored with a patient 39 before being caught by Stuart Black off the bowling of skipper Nathan Callow.
An unbeaten 24 from Tom Boardman gave Westbury a further boost as they went into the clubhouse six wickets down and Marsh facing a target that was within their reach. Platts finished with 2-20 and Callow 2-31.
In reply Marsh struggled from the start and the early dismissal of the useful Alex Wallace for just one run didn’t help matters. Stuart Black fared little better with five as George Hilton-Jones snapped up his second wicket.
Wickets continued to tumble with Andrew Clarke grabbing 2-15 and Charlie Harper 3-18. Only Steve Turner defied the Westbury bowlers with an unbeaten 36 which included a tremendous six hit off the bowling of Clarke when his side were 73-9. Six runs later it was all over for Marsh. Advertiser & Review Sports Editor Mark Pendred presented the cup to winning captain Simon Boardman, thanking Buckingham Town for their hospitality and Barry Timms, of the Buckingham Midweek League, for co-ordinating the game.
Westbury: Wilson, Stapleton, Harper, Smith, S.Boardman, T.Boardman, Ayris, Hilton-Jones, Clarke, Blithe, Harper. Marsh Gibbon: Platts, Turner, Timms, Black, N.Callow, Leonard, Guest, Allison, Bosley, R.Callow, Wallace.