Northleach stay top after win over Coates
6:48pm Sunday 10th June 2012 in Sport
SweetFuels CDCA Div 2.
Coates CC 131 all out.
Northleach 201 all out.
NORTHLEACH confirmed their place at the top of Division Two with a hard-fought victory at mid-table Coates.
Opening the batting, Northleach showed their intent with a four from the first ball.
The top four batsmen all played their part, in particular Glen Crompton with an excellent 83, including a number of sixes.
Coates' bowlers came back strongly with Sammy Taylor taking 4-60 and there were two excellent catches from Johnny Sutherland. However, Northleach posted a very competitive 201 all out.
Having top-scored with the bat, Crompton was soon among the wickets, finishing the day with 5-19.
Tom Claxton, for the home team, put up the best defence with an inspired 46. But it wasn't enough and Coates were finally all out for 131.