Week 7 – Fallin’

Royal Ascot week means that the Racecourse GrounMVd was unavailable this weekend, with the 2s at Locks Ride and the 3s at a new home for one week only.

Sulhamstead & Ufton v 1s

A day to forget (Part 1). Sulhamstead won the toss and batted first. The backbone of their innings came from opener Phil Walden (65) and Christian Blackford (45). Only two other batsmen reached double figures as they were 179 all out in 48.4 overs. Skipper Mike Brown was the pick of the bowlers with 5 for 36.

In response we did not get out of first gear. Dylan Baker at No.9 was top scorer with 22 and Ascot subsided to 95 all out.

2s v Reading 2

A day to forget (Part 2). Ascot won the toss and elected to field first. MVP was Harminder Singh with 99 out of 229 all out. Owen Bowles took 3 for 21 for the 2s.

Apart from skipper Steve Bowles (26), the Ascot batting disintegrated and were all out for 48. Dylan Wood took 5 for 26 for Reading.

3s v Cove 3

The 3s were on the road at home at Claire’s Court School. Ascot won the toss and elected to field first. The match went at a quick pace. Cove were soon in trouble at 19 for 3. But then Danny Gilbertson (17) and Liam Moore (39) put on 61 for the fourth wicket. But 80 for 3 became 119 all out in 24.5 overs as Amit Singh took 5 for 31.

The 3s were in trouble as well at 22 for 3, and then 39 for 5. Dirk Benneyworth and Amit Singh (13) got Ascot to 81 for 7 but skipper Tom Clarke (20 not out) with Benneyworth (29 not out) saw Ascot home by 3 wickets and 31 deliveries remaining. Liam Moore took 3 for 10 for Cove.

Wokingham 6 v 4s

Wokingham won the toss and elected to bat first. They were able to make a very competitive 182 for 4 off 40 overs thanks to Rohan Rohan (53), Shiv Muniyappa (43) and Algie Notthingham (41).

In response several Ascot batters got into double figures and then out and started to fall behind the run rate. Despite a valiant 54 not out by Disney Abeyesekara, Ascot lost by 5 runs with 2 wickets remaining.

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