Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI v Bitteswell on Sat 24 Jun 2006 at 2:00pm
Match was Drawn 17 points

Match report After 2 straight league defeats Hastings needed to get back on track against league leaders Bitteswell in their John German Div 1 clash on the Bath Grounds last Saturday.

Batting 1st Ashby got off to a steady start before losing Houltto an awful run out. Yates Barlow and Joyce followed soon afterwards and Ashby’s thoughts of another batting collapse were at the front of their minds again. However, it was not to be as the in form Carline(68) and Sparks(33) then put together a fine partnership to steady the ship. Ashby’s run rate was accelerating and went into overdrive when Hunt came to wicket smashing 40 off just 15 balls to end Ashby innings on 230 for off their allotted 45 overs

In reply Bitteswell’s South African Van Veuvan(57) played some fantastic shots as they set about the 230 total. Hastings Barlow and Ryan both bowled with movement and pace but failed to make any breakthrough into the Bitteswell batting. The introduction of the out of form Sparks seemed a gamble for Ashby’s captain Ryan but it paid off as the slower pace and different movement from him and other bowling partner Pitchers slowed the Bitteswell run chase. The turning point of the game came when Van Veuvan fell to an excellent caught and bowled to Sparks and with little else to follow Bitteswell shut up shop and batted out for the draw ending on 171 for 5

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Tom Yates Caught  26
Adam Hoult Run out  5
Luke Barlow Bowled  11
Sam Carline Caught  68 1
Matthew Joyce Caught  13
Johnny Sparks Caught  33 1
Andy Burns Caught  8
Ollie Hunt Not Out  40
Chris Dooley Caught  6
Matthew Ryan Not Out  2
Neil Pitchers  

Bitteswell Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Bitteswell Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
171 (0.0 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Ryan16.0542221.002.63
Luke Barlow8.002700.003.38
Johnny Sparks14.0055227.503.93
Neil Pitchers7.0128128.004.00