Ashley vs Ashton On Mersey

Date: 15 May 2003

Venue: Ashton On Mersey

Toss won by:Ashley

Batted First:Ashley

Match Report

Ashley’s attempt to emulate last years heroic run in the KO Cup began at Ashton On Mersey on Thursday night. Skipper Griffiths won the toss and had no hesitation in batting on a seemed to be a firm yet mottled surface. Openers Ian Mobley and Liam O’Doherty were immediately struggling with very low bounce, before brother Ciaran triggered him despite him middling one onto his pads. Eastham then got Mobley to swat a long hop straight to Mid On, and clean bowled Griffiths to give him 3-3 in only his first over. It was fair to say that Ashley were in a tight spot, but no fear here comes Sean Flynn. Oh well, make that 14-4 as Sean got a duck. The shout went up for the old guard and out strolled Steve Tyrell for his first and of only 1 or 2 games this year. He batted imperiously with several dreamy cover drives and four sixes that rolled back the years and brought him an excellent 59 before being caught on the edge at fine leg. Together with the new improved flavour of Ed Hall (16) they put on 80 for the 5th wickt. Tymsy came and went for another golden duck to be confirmed as the new nailed on Ashley #11. Ashely had played the get out of jail free card early and posted a respectable 121-7.

 

In the gathering gloom, Ashton on Mersey were soon in trouble after Tymsy got one to stay lower than a snakes belly to clean bowl Roscow, before Woods bowled McGibbon playing across the line. Woods then got Timms to force a simple chance to Griffiths in the gully. A chance that should have been gobbled up greedily, they don’t come any easier. BUT NO!!! Griffiths spilled it and looked rather sheepish for a while as Timms then mullered a powerful 38, eventually holing out to long on where his namesake Tyms took a great catch in the gloom off a grateful Holt. Flynn then took a blinding full length diving catch to dismiss Eastham off Holt (2-32) to leave the home side up against it. Only Robinson (11*) and Roscow (28*) resisted the tight bowling of Ashley particularly Ed Hall (2-18) who was swinging the ball considerably both ways. Was it mentioned that the skipper dropped a big dolly? If it was a pie he wouldn’t have dropped it. Will Lewis is commended for playing and throwing himself around the outfield with distinction despite having a bad injury to his thumb on his wanking hand, sorry I meant bowling hand!

 

Ashley now travel to either current Cup holders Burnage or local rivals Hale Barns on the 12th June for the next round and a chance to claim another high profile scalp.

 

FIRST INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

O’Doherty, L

LBW

Eastham

1

2.

Mobley, I

Ct.

Eastham

2

3.

Griffiths, J

Bowled

Eastham

5

4.

Flynn, S

Bowled

Eastham

0

5.

Tyrell, S

Ct.

Roscow

59

6.

Hall, E

Bowled

Roscow

16

7.

Tyms, G

Bowled

Roscow

0

8.

Lewis, W

NOT

OUT

1

9.

O’Doherty, C

RUN

OUT

0

10.

HOLT, N

DID

NOT BAT

 

11.

Woods, D

DID

NOT BAT

 

 

 

 

Extras

37

 

 

 

Total

121

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Webster

4

0

12

0

Eastham

4

0

13

4

Miners

2

0

24

0

Roscow

4

0

48

3

McGibbon

2

0

11

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Roscow. A

Bowled

Tyms

4

2.

McGibbon

Bowled

Woods

2

3.

Tims

Ct. Tyms

Holt

38

4.

Eastham

Ct. Flynn

Holt

11

5.

Webster

Bowled

Hall

0

6.

Roscow. C

NOT

OUT

28

7.

Harris

Bowled

Hall

2

8.

Robinson

NOT

OUT

11

9.

 

 

 

 

10.

 

 

 

 

11.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

13

 

 

 

Total

108

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Woods

4

0

22

1

Tyms

4

0

30

1

Holt

4

0

32

2

Hall

4

0

18

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result: Ashley win by 13 wins.