Week 17 – A Cup Win, Another Title, The Big Match & The League Finals

So the events are happening thick and fast as we approach the end of the season.

Firstly, a big congratulations to the Under 11s who won the West Surrey Cup on Sunday. Batting first against East Molesey they made 108 for 8 from their 20 overs. They then restricted East Molesey to 90 off their 20 overs and win by 18 runs.

The Under 11s are then in the semi-finals of the West Surrey League competition being held at Cranleigh this Sunday. Their opponents are East Molesey again and the winners will play the final the same day – so all the best to our Under 11s.

Secondly, big congratulations to the 3s who secured promotion and the Division 7a league title with a winning draw at Finchampstead 4s. Going into the match they knew that 8 points secured promotion and 11 points the title. So Murray Barter won the toss and batted first.

The 8 points were secured in the 44th over but a great innings by Rob Handley (53 not out) saw the 3s get over 200 and secure 10 batting points by reaching 201 for 7 in 47 overs. Tom Dummigan then secured the title with a bowling point as Sam Burling caught Briggs to make it 59 for 2.

In the end Finchampstead held out for a draw finishing on 133 for 9 off 43 overs despite James Summer’s 4 for 19.

The last league match is against British Airways 3.

The 1s had a tricky away trip to Newbury. On winning the toss Ascot elected to bat and looked comfortable at 102 for 3. But then this became 102 for 7 and Ascot only reached 169 all out off 42.5 overs thanks to Andy Murray 38 not out and Nick Wiggett 20. Newbury always looked in control and reached their target with 5 wickets to spare in 42 overs.

With Thatcham and Aldershot both winning then promotion and the title is between these three sides with only 6 points between them. Ascot finish the season at home against Purley-on-Thames and Aldershot take on Thatcham in a thrilling climax to the season.

The 2s had a comprehensive win at home against Hurst 2s. Hurst batted first and were all out for 140 with Jason Carr wrapping up the innings with 5 for 5. Ascot chased the total down for the loss of 3 wickets with Howard Green 54 and Tharindu 52 not out. The 2s finish the season at Teddington Town 2s

The 4s were at home to Finchampstead 5. Finchampstead batted first and reached 162 all out. Theo Hosegood taking 5 for 44. But Ascot fell short in the run chase and were all out for 112. They remain safely in 5th position and finish the season at Cove Academy.

So a lot to play for as we reach Week 18!

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