Kegworth Town 2nd XI v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 10 Jun 2017 at 1pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Won by 202 runs

Match report Ashby Hastings dominate and take 30 points

Ashby Hastings 277-5
Kegworth Town 75 all out
Ashby win by 202 runs

Ashby were completely dominant as they beat Kegworth town by over two hundred runs to remain unbeaten.
For the first time this season Ashby skipper, Tom Yates, lost the toss and Ashby we asked to bat first. The batting was not easy in the opening ten overs, as the Kegworth Town opening bowlers managed to get a bit of seam movement with the new ball. Ashby openers Yates and Clark batted nicely, however they were helped by a number of dropped catches from the fielding side.
Kegworth were made to pay for their mistakes as Ashby built solid foundations and managed to score 100 without loss from the opening 20 overs. Once settled the opening pair made batting look fairly easy. Yates finally fell for 48 with the score on 123. Ashby number three Ikin soon followed when he was caught and bowled for only 7.
This bought overseas player, Chris Beck, to the crease to join Spencer Clark. The pair batted very nicely together and took the score to 154 before Clark fell for a career best, 80. Beck, now joined by the destructive Ollie Hunt, started to up the run rate. The pair managed to hit six maximums between them, including a superb six over extra cover by Beck. Both batsmen were eventually caught on the boundary, Beck scoring 68 and Hunt, 36. Ashby closed their innings with a super total of 277-5.
Ashby knew that taking the ten wickets required to win would not be easy. However, Richard Lewis set about the task quickly. He picked up a wicket in the first over thanks to a lovely catch in the slips by Yates. He then struck in his third and fourth over and Kegworth found themselves 10-3. Mike Davies then chipped in with two wickets of his own, both caught at mid-off by Sam Perkins. Kegworth were now in all sorts of trouble, five wickets down for 19 runs off just 12 overs.
Sutton and Smith managed to offer a little bit of resistance for the hosts as they batted until drinks. This meant that Ashby has to make a change and they turned to spin bowling duo, Chris Beck and Sam Perkins. Perkins managed to break the partnership when he got Smith out, thanks to a catch by Lewis for 10. The hosts then collapsed, the final five wickets fell for just 20 runs. Beck took 1 wicket for 14 runs and Perkins took 4 wickets for 8 runs.
Ashby proved that they could defend a total, as well as chase it, as they ran out comprehensive winners by 202 runs. They will hope to continue their incredible form next week as Burbage visit the Bath Grounds.

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 5 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Spencer Clark Lbw  80
Tom Yates Bowled  48 1
Edward Ikin Caught  7
Chris Beck Caught  68 1
Ollie Hunt Caught  36
Richard P Lewis Not Out  14 2
Jake Poole Not Out  1
Sam Perkins   2
Mike Davies  
kieron Ward  
Charlie Smith  

Kegworth Town 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Kegworth Town 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
75 (28.5 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard P Lewis9.041133.671.22
Mike Davies10.0434217.003.40
Sam Perkins5.51842.001.37
Chris Beck4.0014114.003.50