Week 6 – Bennett Bashing in Bracknell

Fleet were the visitors at the Racecourse Ground against the 1s with the format reverting to the traditional 52 / 48 format.

Ascot batted first and found batting difficult in overcast conditions with several rain breaks and a tight bowling attack.

In the end a total of over 100 was only achieved thanks to a last wicket stand from Dan Corsini 26 and Mike Brown 9 not out getting them to 122 all out. But the plaudits went to 20 overs spells from Anthony Muir 4 for 42 and Oliver Parsons 4 for 44.

Ascot were in the game with three quick wickets but an unbeaten fourth wicket stand from Howard Bywaters 50 not out and Oliver Parsons 45 not out eased Fleet to a 7 wicket victory.

The 1s travel to Bagshot this Royal Ascot weekend.

The 2s were at Binfield 2s. Ascot won the toss and elected to field. Binfield built a strong total around Jason Lynch’s 67 and declared after 48 overs on 234 for 8. Jason Carr 3 for 47 and Myles Trainor 3 for 63 were the pick of the Ascot bowlers.

Ascot batsman got in and then got out. 6 of the top 7 got into double figures but Gary Clarke was top scorer with 37.

In the end the last wicket of Aarav Radhakrishnan and Myles Trainor held on for the draw finishing on 162 for 9.

The 2s host Eversley 2s at Locks Ride this week.

The 3s match against Wokingham 4s was a victim of the rain and cancelled. The 3s visit Wargrave 3s this week.

The 4s were on the road at Bracknell 2s. Bracknell won the toss and inserted Ascot. In a rain affected innings Ascot finished the 40 overs with a respectable score of 179 for 8, thanks to a great innings of 98 by Rob Bennett, supported by Steve Bowles 35.

Saj Farooq was the pick of the Bracknell bowlers with 3 for 35. Bracknell’s innings was reduced to 30 overs and the ARR target adjusted to 151.

Shaun Brady’s 3 for 15 kept Bracknell in check and the Satpal Singh Madhan’s 4 for 46 and Deep Mohain’s 2 for 28 kept Bracknell behind the run rate. However, an unbeaten last wicket stand kept Bracknell in with a chance to the last over before Ascot eventually won by 17 runs.

The 4s entertain Bagshot 3s at Valley End CC this Saturday.

Despite the bad weather several colts matches have been played. The U9 Foxes beat Finchampstead by 70 runs.

The Under 10 Girls got their first win of the season and the Under 14 Girls beat Kidmore End by 36 runs.

The Under 15s lost a close league match against Manor Park by 2 wickets.


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