Week 12 – Major Tom

1s v Hurst

Hurst made the trip to Ascot and elected to bowl first. Ascot started brightly with Zain Malik 32 and Edward Clarke 31 getting Ascot off to a good start. Harry Watson 67 and Christof Karemaker 75 then provided the acceleration as Ascot made a strong 249 for 9 off 52 overs.

But Hurst were in positive mode as Sam Warren 84, Lewis Smith 69 not out and Ashley Cupido 59 not out eased to an 8 wicket victory with 4 overs remaining. A valiant effort from the 1s.

Finchampstead 4 v 2s

The 2s went to Finchampstead and on winning the toss, elected to bat first. Jem Bains 76 and Steve Bowles 52 were the backbone of a competitive 224 all out in 50.1 overs – but giving the opposition an extra over would be key to the match. James Duffin took 5 for 56 for the hosts.

Ascot started brightly with 3 early wickets but Christian Taylor 71 and Madav Srivastan 54 brought Finchampstead back into the game. The lower order then supported James Duffin 39 not out to win with 1 ball and 2 wickets remaining.

A close fought match that went down to the wire.

3s v Aldershot 3

Aldershot were the visitors at Locks Ride but Ascot won the toss and elected to bat first. The innings was built on a great 112 opening stand between skipper Tom Clarke 52 and Amaar Malik 75. The middle and late order chipped in to get Ascot to an imposing 200 for 8 off 40 overs. Jarvey Lowman took 3 for 37 for the visitors.

However, Aldershot were blown away by Tom Dummigan’s 5 for 22 and with the rest of the Ascot attack chipping in and only 3 Aldershot players making double figures, Aldershot were 59 all out in 22.4 overs.

The 3s continue their good form.

Finchampstead 5 v 4s

The 4s played on Sunday and made the trip to Finch’s second ground. Finch won the toss and elected to bat first. Yash Mahadik 62 and Mark Wright 43 not out impressed with the bat as they reached 192 for 6 off 40 overs. Waqar Ahmed Soomro was the pick of the Ascot bowlers with 3 for 31.

However, Ascot responded strongly with Murray Barter 48, Aayan Qureshi 33 not out and Ashwin Vasudevan 58 not out easing Ascot to a 7 wicket victory.

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