Loughborough Town 3rd XI v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 22 Apr 2017 at 1pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Won By 5 Wickets

Match report Loughborough Town 177-8
Ashby Hastings 181-5
Ashby win by 5 wickets

Ashby Hastings started their season with a superb win at Loughborough Town.

After winning the toss Ashby Hastings captain, Tom Yates, asked the hosts to bat. Things could not have started much better for Ashby as Richard Lewis picked up his first wicket of the season with just the second ball of the game, an excellent yorker which crashed into the stumps. Mike Davies soon followed suit with his first wicket as Simon Moore took a nice catch at cover. Loughborough were on the ropes and after 10 overs were 23-2.
The Loughborough batsmen showed resilience and frustrated Ashby through the middle overs, however Ashby did very well to restrict the hosts to under 4 runs per over. Sam Perkins came into the bowling attack and managed to break the partnership by bowling the Loughborough batsman for 92. This bought about a mini collapse for the hosts, with 6 wickets falling in the last 15 overs. Perkins finished with four wickets and this was accompanied by two run outs. Loughborough finished their innings with 177 runs.
Captain Tom Yates lead from the front in the run chase as he batted superbly for 59. He was supported by Spencer Clark and Eddy Ikin, who also batted nicely. Ashby looked in control of the chase and Richard Lewis came in and made sure of the victory with some powerful hitting.
Ashby host Twycross next Saturday and will look to follow up an excellent start with another victory.

Loughborough Town 3rd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
177 (45.0 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard P Lewis7.0310110.001.43
Mike Davies7.0026126.003.71
Edward Ikin7.003400.004.86
Chris Beck9.004400.004.89
Sam Perkins9.0040410.004.44
Jake Poole6.001800.003.00

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(43.3 overs)
Tom Yates Caught  59
Spencer Clark Bowled  26
Edward Ikin Caught  32
Chris Beck Caught  11
Ollie Hunt Caught  1 1
Richard P Lewis Not Out  25 1
Jake Poole Not Out  3
Sam Perkins   1
Simon Moore   1 1
Mike Davies  
Louis Kemp  

Loughborough Town 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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