Week 12 – I would walk 5(00) Myles

The 1s were on the road at Finchampstead 2s. Rain reduced the match to 86 overs (45 / 41). They lost the toss and were asked to bat first. Ascot’s innings was built around Jack Turner’s 82 which saw them reach a respectable 173 for 8. Michael O’Donahue kept the Ascot innings in check with 4 for 46.

Mac Keast for Finch got them off to a blistering start with 51 off 41 balls and while the slow bowlers brought the game back for Ascot, at 162 for 7, Finchampstead were the favourites. Kevin May reduced them to 8 down and then Samm Daniel took the wicket of Nick West at 167 for 9.

One run later Kevin May had Asim Hussain stumped for the 1s to get a great victory with Kevin May taking a superb 7 for 56.

The 2s were at home to Boyne Hill 3 and were invited to bat first. The innings gain momentum as Billy Baker 59 and Jason Carr 38 helped Ascot reach 220 for 6 off 52 overs.

But Boyne Hill 3 never got anywhere near the total as Myles Trainor 5 for 36 and Aarav Radhakrishnan 3 for 13 bowled out Boyne Hill in under 19 overs for a comprehensive victory.

At Locks Ride the 3s entertained Newbury 2s. Ascot won the toss elected to field first. Skipper Simon Digweed led from the front yet again with 84 to see Newbury reach 210 for 8 off 52 overs.

Murray Barter 49 and Jacob Parry 40 got Ascot off to a good start and the middle order all chipped in to keep them in the hunt for the win. In the end, with one ball and two wickets remaining, Tim Howson scored the winning runs to earn Ascot a close win.

The 4s match against Bradfield 2s was called off but it was great to see the teams get the better in close matches

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