Ashley vs Over Peover

Date: 24 May 2003

Venue: Ashley CC

Toss won by: Ashley CC

Batted First: Over Peover

Match Report

Firstly credit is due to Havo and Simmo for their hard work in getting the game on, when as late as Thursday evening the entire ground was under water and we were considering staging the Ashley Regatta rather a cricket match.

 

In his last match before an early season break Skipper Jon Griffiths won the toss and invited Peover to bat first on a bit of green top that gave encouragement to the bowlers who could bowl the right length. Gary Tyms and Dave Woods opened up with a miserly spell, with Tyms being particularly parsiminous without reward. At the other end it was a different story with Woods (4-24) ripping through the top order and getting plenty of movement off the seam to leave the visitors reeling on 23-4. Only the excitable Bodimade hung around long enough to make a genuine contribution with an unbeaten 49. Nick Holt and Ed Hall both picked up a wicket apiece as they swung the ball both ways making it very difficult to score. Kevin Coates also picked up a wicket in a disciplined spell before Tyms returned to the fray and clean bowled 2 victims leaving Peover to finish on 126-9.

 

Ashley’s reply was swift, with the Riceman carving the Peover attack to all parts with gay abandon. He even had the temerity to hit the opening bowler back over his head and into the field in only his 2nd over. Despite the early loss of Khan wafting his bat at a short wide one that had every one groaning in disbelief, Rice and the ever watchful O’Doherty built a partnership that yielded 50 runs before Rice was caught at the wicket. Kevin Coates (12) contributed to a partnership of 32 with Liam who was now beginning to stamp his authority on the game putting a huge straight drive into the field on the way to an excellent 60 not out. When Coates fell it was left to the skipper to bring Ashley home, but he played the most appalling shot of the day and was deservedly sent packing only to be devoured by the watching gallery. Even our esteemed President Geoff Garnett ensured the skipper knew what kind of shot he had offered. Darren Hatchell came to the crease and thought he had continued his heroics of last week when he hooked one down to the fine leg boundary for the winning runs only to hit his wicket. What a muppet!! It was left to Liam to stroke the winning boundary with a sumptuous on drive to give Ashley a deserved win.

 

Two points worthy of a mention:

  1. Gary Tyms dropped a difficult caught and bowled chance today, which happened to be the first dropped catch of the season. Must do better Gary, or it is back to catching school for you!!
  2. Liam finally got the chance to dish out some stick reminding everyone how he averages 105 so far this season. Ramps has earned his chance to gloat with a couple of excellent innings, so Liam, whichever voice in your head that you are currently listening to, do carry on and ignore the others!!

 

FIRST INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Bones, E

Ct. Griffiths

Woods

4

2.

Sant, P

Ct. Woods

Woods

1

3.

Bodimade, P

NOT

OUT

49

4.

Bones, R

Bowled

Woods

9

5.

Rushton, D

Bowled

Woods

0

6.

Tucker, M

Ct. Tyms

Holt

3

7.

Kay, G

Bowled

Hall

18

8.

Nightingale, M

LBW

Coates

0

9.

Ingariola, A

Bowled

Tyms

14

10.

Ruddock, D

Bowled

Tyms

15

11.

Mills, N

NOT

OUT

0

 

 

 

Extras

13

 

 

 

Total

126

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

Woods, D

12

3

25

4

Tyms, G

11

4

16

2

Holt, N

6

2

27

1

Hall, E

8

1

22

1

Coates, K

8

0

29

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECOND INNINGS

 

Batting

 

Batter

How Out

Bowler

Runs

1.

Khan, J

Ct. Bodimade

Ruddock

0

2.

Rice, D

Bowled

Mills

37

3.

O’Doherty, L

 

 

 

4.

Coates, K

Ct. Bodimade

Ingariola

12

5.

Griffiths, J

Ct. Tucker

Nightingale

11

6.

Hatchell, D

Bowled

Kay

0

7.

Hall, E

 

 

 

8.

Cannon, B

 

 

 

9.

Holt, N

 

 

 

10.

Woods, D

 

 

 

11.

Tyms, G

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

9

 

 

 

Total

129

 

BOWLING

Name

O

M

R

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Result: Ashley (21 points) beat Over Peover (4 points) by 5 wickets