Long Whatton v Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 15 Jul 2017 at 1pm
Ashby Hastings Cricket Club Won by 79 Runs

Match report Ashby take all 30 points against Long Whatton

Ashby Hastings 207 all out
Long Whatton 128 all out
Ashby win by 79 runs

Ashby Hastings extended their lead at the top of the table with another victory, this time against Long Whatton.
Stand in captain Jake Poole won the toss for Ashby and elected to bat despite the overcast conditions. Chris Beck and Spencer Clark got off to their usual superb start, and raced to 67 off 13 overs. Clark was hitting boundaries at ease off the bowling of Varney, including four boundaries in one over.
The pitch started to misbehave with some balls staying low and some balls popping. This was the downfall of New Zealander Chris Beck. He was trapped LBW off the bowling of Lester. Ollie Hunt soon followed for just 3.
Sam Perkins and Spencer Clark carried on the momentum and it was now ex Ashby man Henry Legg taking some punishment. His bowling went at 7 an over and he did not manage to take a wicket. With the score on 128, Perkins was trapped LBW by Lester for 23.
Clark continued to bat well and was supported by the middle order. Lewis got 12, whilst Clark moved onto 90 before being stumped off the bowling of Lester. Captain Poole was destructive for his 24 and moved the Ashby total to 207 all out.
Long Whatton’s reply was always going to be tricky. Opening bowler Mike Davies struck early for the league leaders when he bowled Dunkin for 10. Goodall soon followed, also being bowled by Davies. Davies third wicket was thanks to an incredible one handed catch by Sam Perkins at first slip.
Richard Lewis soon joined the wicket taking when he had Lester caught behind for 1. He then chipped in with his second thanks to another ridiculously good catch, this time by keeper Spencer Clark. Davies soon followed with his fourth and Clark’s third catch and Ashby were well on top with the score at 59 for 6.
Ashby then turned to spin and Long Whatton seemed to be lacking a game plan. Legg was blocking out for the draw, whilst James was trying to slog. This proved to be his downfall as he fell to Perkins for a good 46. The tail provided some resistance and took the game into the 43rd over, however Legg eventually fell to Perkins and the Ashby fielders celebrated in style.
With another thirty points to their total, and still unbeaten Ashby sit comfortably at the top of the table. Next week they host Grace Dieu at the Bath Grounds.

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Spencer Clark Lbw  90 3
Chris Beck Stumped  20
Ollie Hunt Caught  3
Sam Perkins Lbw  23 1
Richard P Lewis Caught  12
Jake Poole Bowled  24
Joe Brooks Run out  5 1
Simon Moore Run out  4
Thomas Scott Caught  9 2
Mike Davies Not Out  1
Stephen Dooley Bowled  1

Long Whatton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Long Whatton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
128 (42.5 overs)

Ashby Hastings Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard P Lewis12.032538.332.08
Mike Davies12.022546.252.08
Sam Perkins9.0350225.005.56
Chris Beck9.0219119.002.11
Jake Poole1.00200.002.00