Ashley vs Winsford

Date: 3rd May 2003

Venue: Winsford

Toss won by: Winsford

Batted First: Ashley

Match Report

 

THE COLDEST  WINTER I HAD WAS THE SUMMER I SPENT IN WINSFORD

 

Ashley were at a very cold and wet Winsford for the first time since the mid-ninties, and were made to feel very welcome by the players and spectators. Great innings from two players at the opposite ends of their careers formed neat bookends to this game.

 

Dave Rice hit his highest score for 3 years, with 6 fours and the shot of the day, a drive/slog off his legs for a huge 6. It wasn’t a chanceless knock, but the then a Rice innings never is; the bowler always feels he has a chance when Ricey is at the crease. He added 96 with Simmo and then 57 in 5 overs with Ruby.

 

Rice continued to dominate the game after tea, holding a great catch at slip to remove the usually obdurate Smout. This brought young Kettle to the crease and he pulled and nudged his way to a great 50. No one else was willing to provide him with any support, until a tired Hough trudged out having earlier bowled 17 overs without any luck. These two blocked out the last overs to prevent a defeat. Ally Horn did his best to win the game with 3 quick wickets, helped by two very good catches by the Dans, Harvey and Shelston.

 

Tommo bowled 2 of the last 3 overs in his pumps, displaying unexpected poise for such a big bloke, as the street lights were coming on. 

 

 

 

 

FIRST INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Simmons

Run

Out

53

2.

Shelston

C Land

Johnson

14

3.

Rice

Not

Out

72

4.

Murray

C Walters

Johnson

30

5.

Thompson

)

 

 

6.

Pendlebury

)

 

 

7.

Jackson

)

 

 

8.

Horn

)- DNB

 

 

9.

Harvey

)

 

 

10.

Birtles

)

 

 

11.

Wright

)

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

   8

 

 

 

Total

177

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Walters

6

3

12

0

Hough

17

2

55

0

Johnson

14

2

62

2

Tierney, J

2

0

17

0

Tierney, D

6

2

27

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Smout

C Rice

Birtles

  3

2.

Bland

B

Jackson

15

3.

Kettle

Not

Out

57

4.

Smith

B

Jackson

  8

5.

Walters

C Shelston

Horn

  6

6.

Tierney, J

C Harvey

Horn

  0

7.

Tierney, D

C Jackson

Horn

  8

8.

Hough

Not

Out

12

9.

Johnson

 

 

 

10.

Kettle

 

 

 

11.

Webb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

 20

 

 

 

Total

129

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Birtles

8

1

29

1

Wright

4

0

19

0

Jackson

12

4

18

2

Harvey

4

0

16

0

Horn

7

0

22

3

Pendlebury

8

2

15

0

Thompson

2

0

3

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result:Draw, Ashley 13 pts Winsford 3 pts.