The top two both recorded easy victories in Saturday’s Premiership matches.

An early start at Mullen-e-Cloie saw Castletown bat first and post a below-par 166 all out.

Tom Burrows top scored with 34 and there was 23 apiece for Garreth Roome and Dan Laughlin.

Nick White, Ollie Webster, Russ Miller and Kieran Cawte took two wickets each for the western team.

Peel and St John’s made light work of the chase, skipper Webster leading the way with 103 before retiring, his third ton of the season, as his team got home in the 24th over.

At Tromode, where the home team faced the Development XI, the morning rain delayed the start and it was finally decided to play a 24-over match when conditions were finally fit.

Cronkbourne batted first and racked up 181-7 - while this was a still a sizeable total it was a much better performance from the Development team than their last time out against the league leaders.

Jacob Butler took 3-20 off his five overs and was backed up by 1-39 from Spencer Clarke and 2-13 from Eddie Beard.

The bulk of the runs were again scored by skipper Max Stokoe, who hit 90, and has now scored 319 runs against the Development side this season. Nathan Knights assisted with a brisk 22.

The Development reply was more about getting them experience ahead of their forthcoming tour rather than chasing the runs.

As such, Mark Williams and Greig Wright did not bat, but they will probably be disappointed that yet again many of their batters failed to get to double figures.

Eddie Beard (30) and Spencer Clarke (13) were the exceptions as they finished on 73-7.

For Cronkbourne the pick of the bowlers was Jack Gerrard with an impressive 4-3 off his two overs.



Castletown v Hannan Law Crosby

at King William’s College

Peel and St John’s

v IoM Cricket Association Development XI at Mullen-e-Cloie

Ramsey v Cronkbourne

at Ramsey Grammar School

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