Ashley vs Chelford CC

Date: 19th July 2003

Venue: Chelford

Toss won by: Ashley

Batted First: Chelford

Match Report

Following the early season rain off at home, Ashley were the visitors to Chelford for their first meeting  this season looking to get back into winning ways after a poor couple of weeks. This they did in fine style as an injury hit Chelford were put to the sword. The home side were invited to bat first on a firm pitch that looked like being perhaps helpful for seam bowling. The Ashley attack relished the extra pace in the pitch with both new ball bowlers making life difficult for the openers. It was It was Woods who ripped the top order out thanks to two stunning catches by bucket hands Gary Tyms diving one handed to his right at 2nd slip. And Kevin Coates to snaffle a very sharp chance unflinchingly posted under the lid at short leg. Smith was perhaps unlucky to out LBW when one from Woods kept low and hit him in front of all three, as was the dangerous Weston forced to retire after receiving a nasty one from Woods and in doing so aggravated an old injury. Ashley skipper Jon Griffiths decided that he had seen enough of Tyms stock bowling and turned to the swing and seam of Albert Hall to make better use of the pitch. Immediately Hall began to generate considerable swing and matched this with plenty of movement from the pitch and soon had Dingle clean bowled and then saw Tyms hold another very difficult chance at 2nd slip. Sean Flynn playing only his 4th game of the season and in his 1st stint behind the timbers for over a year, topped an excellent wicket keeping display to remove both Shields and Sharpe with two stunning stumpings off the fast bowling of Ed Hall. Gary Tyms must be mentioned in dispatches for his excellent catching of “flies” and in general recognition of a good display in the field.

 

In reply Ashley soon set about the Chelford new ball with Lewis in particular driving imperiously with 3 successive extra cover drives off Mounslow that went all the way. Will made the home side regret refusing the simple chance he gave to slip as he swiftly accrued 57* playing beautifully. This was of course after Griffiths gobbled up his chance to miss out on the runs and got out in schoolboy fashion paddling one round the corner to square leg. Liam O’Doherty joined Lewis at 16-1 and quickly scored 16 including one extraordinary flat-batted pull (ish) that went through mid-off for four as the visitors knocked off the required runs in only 17 overs to highlight the difference between the teams on the day..

 

A good win for Ashley with both the bowlers and batsmans’ unions finally doing the business in the same game!! Lets hope that this is the boost we have needed to get back in the hunt. Special mention to Flynny’s mates who supported us throughout the game, celebrating each wicket or run scored under the canopy of the old trees surrounding the ground, complete with dreadlocks, guitars and some chilled vibes!

 

FIRST INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Skewes, T

Ct. Tyms

Woods

5

2.

Dickinson, M

LBW

Woods

7

3.

Smith, G

Ct. Coates

Woods

3

4.

Weston, P

NOT

OUT

14

5.

Dingle, M

Bowled

Hall

5

6.

Manslow, R

Ct. Tyms

Hall

1

7.

Shields, D

St. Flynn

Hall

7

8.

Oliver, S

Ct. Tyms

Hall

1

9.

Cumming, B

Ct. Tyms

Birtles

6

10.

Phillips, C

Bowled

Hall

6

11.

Sharpe, M

St. Flynn

Hall

4

 

 

 

Extras

22

 

 

 

Total

81

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Woods

10

2

18

3

Tyms

8

1

17

0

Hall

10.2

2

21

6

Birtles

3

0

8

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Griffiths, J

Ct. Smith

Mounslow

5

2.

Lewis, W

NOT

OUT

57

3.

O’Doherty, L

NOT

OUT

16

4.

Birtles

 

 

 

5.

Woods

 

 

 

6.

Tyms

 

 

 

7.

Jackson

 

 

 

8.

Hall

 

 

 

9.

Shelston

 

 

 

10.

Flynn

 

 

 

11.

Coates

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

7

 

 

 

Total

85

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Dingle

6

2

21

0

Mounslow

6

0

26

1

Sharpe

3

0

22

0

Cummings

2.3

0

15

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result: Ashley 20 pts) beat Chelford (0 pts) by 9 wickets