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Crickhowell beat Goodrich to retain GB Liners Marches League title hope
9:00am Thursday 30th August 2012 in Sport
GOODRICH’S chances of regaining the GB Marches League Division One title were brought to an end by an overwhelming 140-run defeat at Crickhowell.
But the result means that, with one game remaining in the competition, the Welshmen could still steal through to take the crown.
Crickhowell are now in second place but would need to beat struggling Dales on Saturday and hope that leaders Garnons come to grief at Bartestree & Lugwardine to take over top spot.
Bartestree could also take the title but would need to beat Garnons, take maximum points, restrict Garnons to four points or fewer and hope that Dales beat Crickhowell.
The only other game in Division One to survive the deluge saw Luctonians overwhelm Builth Wells by nine wickets.
James Platford (61 not out) and his father Duncan (43no) guided the Mortimer Park club to a nine-wicket success after Builth had been restricted to 147-9.
The following day, however, the sides produced an equally conclusive result but with a 180 degree turnaround when they met in the semi-final of the Marches Cup.
Jamie McIlroy (54) helped Builth to 182 with Adam Morgan (6-22) then striking form with the ball to skittle Luctonians for 69.
In Division Two, Strollers were indebted to Mark Powell for prolonging their game against Hay.
He made 90 of their 118-9, with no-one else passing five, before Rhydian Evans Bevan (48no) led the border club home by seven wickets.