Shepshed Town 2nd XI v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 24 Jun 2006 at 2:00pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Lost 3 points

Match report Ashby Hastings 2nd XI made the short trip to Shepshed Town in their Div 5 clash sponsored by Sedgwick Igoe. After losing the toss Hastings were put into bat on a track that looked rough at best.

The home bowlers made life very hard for the Ashby batsmen by immediately homing in on the numerous lumps and holes on the sloping Shepshed wicket making the ball rear and shoot totally randomly. Batting was a lottery and Hastings were soon in trouble as their top order gave up trying to bat properly on a nasty track and tried to get runs in any fashion possible, in doing so they got themselves out losing their top 4 batsmen with only 36 runs on the board after 16 overs. Conditions didn’t get any easier for Ashby but a gutsy 5th wicket stand of over 50 between captain Sladen(19) and Bush (36) gave some respectability to the score and Andy Parry chipped in with a hard fought 15 before Ashby were all out for 123 in the 44th over.

All the popping and flying that the ball had done in the 1st innings had gone after tea just as if a magic groundsman had waved a wand over the wicket during the interval. Shepshed must be used to batting on such wickets as their batsmen seemed to have no such problems with the Ashby bowling. Shepsheds top order top order all got in and then got out but with only 124 required to win and Ashby being short of effective bowling the result was never in doubt. C Lion(13) came in and played some shots as did his team mates and Shepshed cruised to a 5 wicket victory with 10 overs to spare.

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Nick Salt Caught  17
Neil Terrett Caught  4 1
Nicholas Prentice Bowled  1
Rob Doleman Bowled  7
Mark Sladen Caught  19
Richard (Rico) Lewis Caught  3
Richard Bush Caught  36
Jonny Sharp Lbw  2 2
Andrew Parry Caught  15
David Anslow Caught  1 1
Simon Colver Not Out  5 1

Shepshed Town 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Shepshed Town 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
124 (0.0 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon Colver17.3065165.003.71
Nick Salt7.0117117.002.43
Richard Bush8.0128214.003.50
David Anslow2.00818.004.00