Week 5 – When I’m 64 (+2 or -4)

Slough 2 v 1s

The 1s made the trip to Slough on the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Slough won the toss and elected to bowl first. Breet and Baker went early to leave Ascot at 25 for 2, and a promising partnership between James Wensley and Andy Murray ended seeing them go from 60 for 2 to 98 for 6 as the middle order collapsed.

However, Christo Karemaker came to the rescue and scored a run a ball 103 not out with support from Tom Walsingham (12) and Nick Wiggett (24 not out) to see Ascot through to a respectable 225 for 7 off 50 overs.

A run out gave Ascot early hope but Veerender Pathlavath (56 off 37 balls) and Naseer Ahmed (77 not out off 66 balls) eased Slough to the target by 4 wickets with over 11 overs remaining.

Myles Trainor was the pick of the Ascot bowlers with 2 for 32.

2s v Purley-on-Thames 2

Purley were the visitors to the Racecourse Ground. Ascot won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Unfortunately, Purley never got out of first gear as Andy Wiggett (4 for 20) and Tim Howson (4 for 27) saw Purley slump to 34 for 8. A ninth wicket stand was the highest of the innings with 24 as Alex Clough top scored with 15 but Purley only managed 66 all out in 22.5 overs.

A couple of early wickets gave Purley hope with Ascot 7 for 2 but Kamran Zaki (26 not out) and Jason Carr (25) helped Ascot ease to comfortable 7 wicket win with just under 22 overs remaining.

Bradfield 2 v 3s

The 3s made the trek to Bradfield and elected to bowl on winning the toss. The 3s bowled and fielded well but Bradfield had Richard Stansfield to thank by batting nearly the whole innings for 79. Bradfield finished on 159 for 6 off 40 overs with skipper Tom Clarke taking 2 for 12.

In response Ascot scored quickly with openers Tom Clarke (28) and Jacob Parry (46) getting the 3s off to a great start. Despite the fall of several quick wickets, Satpal (38 not out) and Dan Mallett (20) helped the 3s ease to a 5 wicket win with 16 overs remaining.

4s v Sulhamstead & Ufton 3

Sulhamstead were the visitors at Locks Ride and they had a very rewarding day. They elected to bowl first and the 4s struggled to go anywhere fast as they were rolled over for 60 in 27 overs. Ian Gibson (3 for 10) and Jake Timperly (3 for 12) were the pick of the attack.

Sulhamstead eased to victory with 8 wickets and 23 overs in hand as Jonathan Langlands (26 not out) and Matthew Cammish (23 not out) saw them home, although Ascot could have made it more difficult by holding their catches.

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