So it has been a hard week for the club – coping with the loss of JP. On Saturday, all 4 senior teams had a minute of remembrance before the match and wore black armbands. We’d like to take the opportunity of thanking our opponents for joining us as we remember one of our #cricketfamily.
The weather played a big part in proceedings during Week 7. The 1s at home to Slough 2 had their match reduced to a 70 over match. Batting first, several batsmen got in but then got out and didn’t go on to make a big score. Jack Kendall 35, Nick Sweetman 29 & Paddy Edrich 27 being the main contributors to a score of 155 for 5.
Early wickets saw a glimmer of hope as Slough were reduced to 34 for 3 and even at 89 for 5 the result was in the balance until Mohammad Awais 53* and Naveed Akhtar 39* saw Slough home by 5 wickets and 15 balls remaining.
The 2s travelled to Reading 3s and elected to bat first. But Saeed Ahmed 5 for 28, Joshua Oshea 2 for 26 and Jason Carr 3 for 7 made them regret that decision as they were bowled out for 68 in 30.2 overs. The 2s knocked off the runs in 21.3 overs for the loss of just 2 wickets for a good win.
The 3s were at home at Locks Ride, the scene of JP’s last match, to play against a strong Purley-on-Thames 2 side. They won the toss and elected to field – when the rain came down.
The match was reduced to 84 overs, and Ascot started well with Chris Harding 31 and Jack Lunghusen 76 getting Ascot to 110 for 2. But the tide turned with the bowling of Barry Carter 4 for 37 and Cyril Cox 3 for 24 as Ascot were bowled out for 157 in the 42nd over.
Purley started brightly as James Measham 30 saw them reach 103 for 3. But then wickets started to tumble and then the important wicket of Gautham Kamath 47 saw the tide turn Ascot’s way. Mike Wyatt led the way with an impressive 5 for 21 as Purley were 131 all out for a good win for Ascot.
The 4s travelled to Wokingham 4s and were invited to bat first by Wokingham. The score of 165 for 9 off 47 overs was built around three innings. Shaggy falling one short of a deserved 50, James Steel’s 29 and an impressive 24 not out on debut by Daniel Mallett.
However, the total was never good enough as John Barker 66* and Ben Pickbourne 82* saw a comprehensive win by 10 wickets for Wokingham in just over 31 overs.
Week 7 fixtures are:
1s v Henley 2 (Away)
2s v Slough 4 (Home – Locks Ride)
3s v Wokingham 3 (Away)
4s v Windsor 4 (Home – Windlesham)