Aythorpe Roding remember Dewar Cup success

Aythorpe Roding with the Dewar Cup in 1980

Aythorpe Roding with the Dewar Cup in 1980 - Credit: Archant

Aythorpe Roding lifted the Dewar Cup in 1980 after an eight-wicket win over High Easter at White Roding.

The 20-over midweek competition was organised by White Roding’s Dave Bardell, in memory of Ian Dewar, with eight local clubs invited to take part in two groups of four.

And Aythorpe beat Cloghams by two wickets in their first match of that summer as Steve Goodwin (3-28) and John Woodrow (35 not out) led the way.

Steve Rosewell (51) and Steve Goodwin (42) led Aythorpe to 151-5 at Matching Green, who came up well short on 86-9 as Goodwin (3-21), Richard Thompson (3-28) and Rosewell (2-12) combined.

But Aythorpe lost by 18 runs against High Easter, who posted 141-4, despite knocks from Rosewell (32), Geoff Reynolds (29) and Woodrow (26 not out).

They visited White Roding in the semi-finals and held the home side to 83-8 as Rosewell (2-12) and Goodwin (2-28) nabbed braces, before Rosewell hit 44 to set up a seven-wicket win with almost five overs to spare.

And it was back to White Roding for the final, where Aythorpe avenged their earlier group match loss against High Easter, who were held to 93-9.

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Thompson (3-26), Goodwin (2-20) and Brian Hockley (2-20) shared the bowling honours for Aythorpe, before Rosewell (41) and Goodwin (21 not out) scored the bulk of the runs as they raced to victory with 23 balls remaining.

In 1990 they thrashed White Roding by 81 runs after piling up 149-2 thanks to Dave Rosewell’s unbeaten 84 and Steve Reynolds (31).

Brian Hockley (3-8), Dave Bendall (3-13) and Barry Hockley (3-24) combined to skittle theh osts for 68.

But Aythorpe lost to Cloghams by 10 runs, with Nathan Sewell (3-14) and Kevin Hockley (34) their best performers, and went down by 18 runs against Blake Hall, with Brian Hockley (2-19) and Liam Rosewell (35) their leading men.

That meant a semi-final against White Roding, where they were held to 78-9 and slumped to a nine-wicket defeat with 19 balls to spare.