Week 14 – The Bains & Brown Show

If anyone can find the British Summer, can they please return it safely back!

Most of the TVCL was a washout but despite that we managed to get 3 of our 4 matches on.

1s v Sulhamstead & Ufton

The league leaders visited the Racecourse ground for the final round of 52/48 matches. They won the toss and elected to field first.

Ascot lost two quick wickets but Zain Malik (25) and Jem Bains helped rebuild the innings. Contributions from Billy Baker (22) and Tom Walsingham (19) combined with Bains (67) helped Ascot reach 167 for 9 off 52 overs. Matthew Gill was the pick of the bowlers with 4 for 33.

Nick Wiggett took 2 quick wickets to have Sulhamstead in trouble and then Mike Brown with 4 for 39 had Sulhamstead at 67 for 8. Aaron Briggs and Doug MacDonald then held out and were looking to hold on for the draw when Briggs fell for 33 to an excelling catch by Brown off the bowling of Walsingham. Charlie Baker then fell with less than 8 overs remaining to give the 1s a 68 run victory.

2s v Thatcham Town 2

Unfortunately the 2s lost a player just before the match started and were put into bat by Thatcham. Ascot’s innings was dominated by James Docker with his second century of the season to help them reach 183 for 8 off 52 overs. Harley Sheridan-Hawkins was Thatcham’s gun bowler with 5 for 45.

In response Thatcham timed their innings well winning with 3 balls and 5 wickets to spare. Benjamin Copeman top scored with 50.

3s v Newbury 2

The rain put paid to any play at Locks Ride.

4s v Fleet 3

The match was reduced to a 32 over game at Camberley and Fleet won the toss and elected to bowl first. That seemed a very good decision at the half-way point of the game as Ascot struggled to 94 for 7 off 32 overs helped by 29 extras and a quick knock of 27 not out by skipper Richard Baker. Cam Montgomerie took 4 for 32 for Fleet.

But the Ascot bowlers warmed to the task and youngsters Rajiv Docker (3 for 11) and Owen Bowles (3 for 17) helped bowl out Fleet for 62 in 25 overs for a 32 run victory. Extras were top scorer for Fleet as well with 16.

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