Narborough & Littlethorpe v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 28 Apr 2007 at 2:00pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Lost 11 points

Match report Ashby Hastings 2nd XI got the new season started in the worst possible way with a two wicket defeat away to Narborough & Littlethorpe. Hastings were asked to bat on a steady track and posted a par score of 250 which was mainly due to the mid to lower order batsmen. Narborough made early inroads dismissing openers Ben Evans and Luke Jenkinson within the first 5 overs and it was left to Matt Joyce (62) and Rob Doleman (41) to get Hastings back in the mix. With ten overs to go with Joyce and Doleman back in the shed, Hastings tail showed it’s class by adding 90 runs to the score with the agricultural Neil Pitchers (35) and Dave “the mole” Anslow (30 not out) punishing any loose bowling.
Catches win matches is the cliché and this is how the game panned out. Captain Mark Sladen’s motivational after tea speech appeared to have done the trick as young pace bowler Jenkinson claimed two early Narborough scalps. However the droan of the motor way traffic and the Narborough batsmen finding many holes to keep the runs ticking, Hastings body language suggested they would rather be elsewhere. Hastings couldn’t buy a wicket and with 3 catches dropped and easy run outs missed, Hastings new that they would eventually rue these missed opportunities. This was highlighted when young spinner Sam Perkins gave Hastings a glimmer of hope by taking 3 quick wickets and giving Ashby a chance to win the game. Narborough needed 6 runs off the last over with 2 wickets in hand and they managed this with 1 ball to go, but a catch in the deep was dropped and an easy run out was wasted in the penultimate over that could have swung the win in Ashby’s way.

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

(0.0 overs)
Ben Evans Caught  5
Luke Jenkinson Bowled  6 1
Matthew Joyce Caught  62
Chris Dooley Caught  5
Alistair Pettitt Caught  13
Rob Doleman Caught  41 1 1
Mark Sladen Bowled  8 1
Neil Pitchers Caught  35
David Anslow Not Out  30
Sam Perkins Bowled  4
Dave Marriott Bowled  12 1

Narborough & Littlethorpe Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Narborough & Littlethorpe Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
251 (0.0 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Jenkinson6.0041220.506.83
Neil Pitchers15.0284184.005.60
Dave Marriott10.014700.004.70
Sam Perkins9.5156318.675.69
Alistair Pettitt4.001900.004.75