Week 17 – One Direction

The league season approaches its conclusion this weekend and hopefully the weather will hold on a season where weather and COVID-19 have impacted.

1s v White Waltham

The 1s were on the road to White Waltham. Mike Brown won the toss and elected to bowl first. Ascot were rewarded with two early wickets, reducing White Waltham to 13 for 2. The third wicket put on a 33 for a recovery but this was to be the highest partnership of the innings as Ascot bowled and fielded well. Andy Murray took 3 for 35 to keep the score in check and Harry Watson swept the lower order away with 4 for 23 despite a valiant 24 from Luke Herridge. White Waltham were bowled out for 120.

In response the opening pair of Zain Malik (58 not out) and Mike Breet (60 not out) saw Ascot to a 10 wicket victory with just under 20 overs remaining.

2s v Bracknell

Bracknell were the visitors to the Racecourse Ground. Bracknell won the toss and elected to bat first. But it was rather one-sided as they were blown away by Aarav Radhakrishnan (4 for 18) and James Summers (4 for 14) as Bracknell were all out for 45 with only extras making double figures.

Ascot lost 3 wickets in chasing down the total in just under 10 overs.

3s v Reading 3

The 3s won the toss and elected to bat first. In the end it took the lower order to get Ascot to a respectable score of 155 for 9 off 40 overs with Waqar Ahmed Soomro (53) and Andy Wiggett (33 not out) providing some late order momentum. Raheel Farooq (3 for 20) and Hatib Khan (3 for 29) did the damage for the home team.

In response, Reading cantered home to victory as Graham Cassie (46 not out) and Pradeep Shokeen (42) helped them win by 6 wickets with just under 9 overs remaining.

4s v Wokingham 6

Wokingham arrived at Locks Ride with promotion in their sights. They won the toss and elected to bowl first. Owen Bowles (33) and Harry Johnston (23) gave Ascot a good start, soon followed by Hassan Sohail (35). But the impetus was provided at the end with Satpal’s 50, Dylan Baker (22) and Tom Clarke (20 not out) to help Ascot reach 231 for 7 off 40 overs. Shiv Muniyappa was the pick of the Wokingham bowlers with 3 for 36.

In response Wokingham started well with Shiv Muniyappa (51) and Raj Acharya (42). They kept up with the run rate with Roger Heath (34) but fell short in the end as they finished on 208 for 8 off 40 overs, as Ascot won by 23 runs.

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