Real Week 5 – On the Wings of a Dove

The 1s were on the road at Boyne Hill 2s. Ascot won the toss and elected to bowl first. Some great bowling from Will Ellison 3 for 22, Andy Murray 2 for 25 and Samm Daniel 1 for 21 restricted the Boyne Hill batting line-up and while 7 players got into double figures, Najib Khan top scored with 24 as they made 144 for 8 off 40 overs.

The 1s won by 6 wickets in the end, although with only 5 deliveries remaining. Adam Smith 45 not out, Andy Murray 31 and Dan Corsini 29 all contributing.

At the Racecourse Ground, the 2s hosted Purley-on-Thames 2s. Purley won the toss and elected to bat first. Purley’s innings was built on Chris Priestley’s 86 as the next top scorer made 23 in a total of 182 all out in 39.1 overs. Jez Wing was Ascot’s best bowler with 3 for 26.

In the end, Ascot made comfortable work of the total as they won by 7 wickets with Jez Wing 53 not out, Rob Handley 36, Gary Clarke 36 and Jason Carr 23 not out.

The 3s were on the road at Reading 3s, who put Ascot into bat. A great innings by Dan Mallett 59 and resilience from Tom Clarke with 38 not out got Ascot to 156 all out. The wickets were shared around by the Reading bowlers.

A great bowling and fielding performance including 9 catches saw Ascot win by 46 runs. Nalin Rupasinha top scored with 23 as Mike Wyatt 3 for 24 and Tom Clarke 3 for 24 were the pick of the Ascot bowlers.

At Lock’s Ride, the 4s were playing top of the table NPL 2 and elected to field first. Their total of 216 all out was built on Ben Gallifent’s 81 and Amr Hajis 63. Dan Bailey with 4 for 38 and Naeem’s 3 for 48 were the pick of the Ascot bowlers.

In the end it was just too many despite Dirk Benneyworth’s 65 and John Dunnet’s 32 as they lost by 14 runs with 9 down.

So 4 out of 4 just denied by a few runs.

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