Countesthorpe 3rd XI v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 18 Aug 2012 at 1.30pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Won 24 Points

Match report The 3s went into this fixture on the back of a late win against Shepshed and a free 24 points last week for Thorpe Arnold forfeiting the fixture. Smithson won his first toss since the 9th June and hastily asked Countesthorpe to bat.

Poole didn’t manage to set the tone required in the first over after the sun cream on his hands forced Poole to bowl constantly short of a length and gave the batsmen a few freebies first up. Poole however did recover in his remaining 6 overs and took 3 wickets. Ellwood backed this up at the other end, dismissing two of Countesthorpe’s more senior batsmen with balls bouncing in his own half of the wicket, and almost rolling to bowl the batsmen! Warriner and Rowley continued to build the pressure on the batsmen with Rowley taking two wickets and Warriner very unlucky not to take a wicket in his economical spell of 7 overs for 7 runs.

Ellwood returned to put Countesthorpe 9 down and had a very good chance to take his first 5 wicket haul with deliveries against the number 11 batsman, but couldn’t get it quite right. Harris wrapped up the innings for 79 off 35 overs.
Harris and Smithson opened the batting and Harris quickly showed how he was going to play, trying to get the game over as quickly as possible. When Harris fell for 15 one or two may have thought it could be a third team collapse of old.

However Marriott took to the challenge and batted the only way he knows how supported at the other end by the skipper. Marriott finished things off in the 11th over hitting 2 sixes in the first 3 balls of the over.

A brilliant 24 points for Ashby and with Grace Dieu losing against Melton Mowbray, this puts us 49 points clear of third. A win against Loughborough Outwoods next week could all but secure promotion to Division 7 but there is a lot of hard work still to be put in to ensure this happens. The rain also needs to stay away!

Countesthorpe 3rd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
79 (34.5 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jake Poole7.021836.002.57
Samual Ellwood10.032145.252.10
Jack Rowley6.001628.002.67
Jake Warriner7.02700.001.00
Neil Harris4.50717.001.45

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets

(10.4 overs)
Neil Harris Caught  15
Craig Smithson Not Out  24
Tomas Marriott Not Out  33
Harry Rowley   1
Callum Smithson   1
Ben Blance  
Daniel Smith   1
Jake Poole   2
Jake Warriner  
Samual Ellwood  
Jack Rowley  

Countesthorpe 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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