Week 7 – A great 8 from Sullivan not enough

First of all, congratulations to the Under 9s for reaching the semi-finals of the West Surrey Youth Cup after a great win against Maori Oxshott. They will play either Normandy or Send.

The 1s travelled to top of the table Henley 2s. Henley won the toss and elected to field. Batting was difficult but Nick Sweetman 49 & James Wensley 28 battled it out to help Ascot reach 95 for 2 but Berkshire bowler Euan Brock’s 6 for 11 saw Ascot subside to 110 all out.

However, Henley didn’t have it all their own way as Mike Brown’s 5 for 42 saw Henley reduced to 68 for 6 but David Allaway 48* & Charles Homewood 18* saw Henley home for a 4 wicket win.

The 2s were at home to Slough 4s, who won the toss and asked Ascot to bat first. An all round batting effort by Arup Vidyerthy 49, Joshua Oshea 40, Deep Mohain 39* & Jason Carr 33* saw Ascot declare after 50 overs on 203 for 6.

Slough never really got out of the blocks and despite Saeed Ahmed’s 4 for 7, Slough played out for the draw on 132 for 7 with Ritesh Mohanty 44 not out.

The 3s were away to Wokingham 3s and on winning the toss elected to bat. On a great wicket and outfield, runs came quickly and Jack Lunghusen 70 & Dirk Benneyworth 57 put on 102 for the third wicket to help Ascot reach 248 for 8 off 51 overs.

Wokingham got off to a good start and at drinks they were exactly half way on 124 for 3. But the momentum changed with the run out of Markus Viljoen and then Cameron Gillespie out for a quick fire 58. Tom Dummigan’s 4 for 62 and Richard Ellison’s 3 for 36 saw Ascot win by 62 runs.

The 4s entertained Windsor 4s. It was a day for the bowlers as Windsor were put in and made 123 all out off 42.5 overs with Lewis Sullivan taking the plaudits with 8 for 50.

But Ascot found batting just as difficult and Paul Woodbridge’s 5 for 16 and R Agrawal’s 3 for 3 for 12 saw Windsor win comfortably in the end by 42 runs.

Saturday’s fixtures are:

1s v Beaconsfield 1s (Away)

2s v Maidenhead & Bray 2s (Home)

3s v Aldershot 3s (Home)

4s v Eversley 4s (Away)

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