Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI v Market Harborough on Sat 07 Jun 2008 at 1:30
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Lost Ashby lost by 7 wickets

Match report Ashby vs. Market Harborough 7th June

Ashby Hastings met a very tough opposition over the weekend Market Harborough in their premier league encounter. The rain delayed the start of the games for quite some time but when the sides did eventually get out to the middle it was Ashby who were on the back foot early. Ashby lost the toss and were put into bat. The over’s were reduced from 50 to 41 over’s due to the late start. With the pitch getting a bit of moisture the ball did a bit off the deck early. Just ask skipper Tom Yates who got a peach of a delivery in the second over to dismiss him. Byron Ovenstone was met by one of his rivals in South Africa a KZN Coastal player K. Chetty. Shaffiq Bhutta and Byron Ovenstone put on a little stand before Shaffiq was trapped in front by Chetty and was dismissed for 9. Sam Carline was next to the crease and the two played some very responsible cricket before Sam got one that cut back off the seam and took top of off. Sam fell for 16. Ollie Hunt was next in. He was promoted up the order this week due to his extremely good knock last week. Daniel Livesey was on the greasy pole and slid down the order. Ollie Hunt continued with his good form and him and Ovenstone put on a decent partnership before Ovenstone was shot on 46. Another LBW. Dan Livesey was next in and was out pretty soon as well. He got only a couple before he played his trade mark shot. Looking to hit it through midwicket but somehow managing to get a massive leading edge which looped to point and was caught with ease. Adam Hoult who opens for the second side and who has been making some decent runs in the 2’s was in next. He didn’t last too long, can sympathise with him though being asked to play a different game to what he is used to. He had no time to settle in and playing a rash shot saw the off stump being uprooted and Hoult on his way back to the pavilion. Matt Thompson was looking pretty comfortable before he got a bit of bad luck. Ollie Hunt smashed one straight back at the bowler. The bowler managed to get a touch on it and it went on the hit the stumps. Matt was left stranded about a meter or so outside his crease. Richard Lewis joined a well set Hunt. Ollie Hunt hitting some more massive 6’s and getting his reverse sweep out to bring up his second consecutive 50 in style. Unfortunately shortly after Ollie got his 50 he was caught on the boundary and was dismissed for a very well played and very vital 52. Jimmy Neal was dismissed of the last ball of the innings. Ashby set the visitors 148. The home side knew this was not enough from the start and only some good, tight, responsible bowling would make the game competitive.
Ashby knew what was required and knew they would have to dig really deep and show some fight but the bowling and fielding let them down. Matt Ryan’s first over was a maiden and things were looking good for the home side. Unfortunately that was the only maiden in the whole game. From then on the visitors where going at 8 or more an over. Couple of catches went down which could have stopped or at least slowed the onslaught. Ashby took their first wicket in the 5th over. Matt Ryan doing what he does and got their opener trapped LBW for 5. Market Harborough were 22 for 1 after 5. N. Pullen and K. Inners a former Sussex Sharks player decided they were going to finish the game ASAP and went hard at the Ashby bowlers. The next wicket only fell in the 15th over. Market Harborough were 109 for 2 at this stage going at close on 8 an over with ease. The wicket did slow the run rate down some what but the visitors were still in the driving seat and decided to take it slow and knock the runs off. The pick of the Ashby bowlers had to be Sam Carline. He bowled his off spin and spun his little web just short of a length and made it a little bit trickier for the visitors. He went for just 15 in his 4.3 overs. Didn’t pick up any wickets but he bowled very tight. His last two balls went for 10 which made his figures look much different to the way he really bowled. The game was over in the 23rd over and Market Harborough won the game by 7 wickets. Not a very good day at the office for the home side but they learnt a great deal from the game and learnt that to win a game you have to do everything well, you cannot just rely on a few players and a few moments of brilliance, its about stringing it all together.

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Shafiq Bhutta Lbw  9
Tom Yates Bowled  0
Byron Ovenstone Lbw  46
Sam Carline Bowled  16
Ollie Hunt Caught  52
Dan Livesey Caught  3
Adam Hoult Bowled  0
Matthew Thompson Run out  6
Richard P Lewis Not Out  4 2
Jimmy Neal Stumped  2
Matthew Ryan Not Out  0

Market Harborough Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Market Harborough Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
151 (0.0 overs)
J. Domentry Lbw  5
N. Pullen Caught  81
K. Inners Not Out  45
C. Gordon Caught  1
N. Mackey Not Out  14

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Ryan8.0139139.004.88
Richard P Lewis4.003400.008.50
Jimmy Neal3.003600.0012.00
Matthew Thompson4.0027213.506.75
Sam Carline4.301500.003.33

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