Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday v Kew 3 on Sat 14 May 2011 at 1pm
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report Thatcham’s 2nd string missed out on the continuing their recent good form with a six wicket home defeat by Kew 3rd XI at Brownsfield on Saturday.

Having posted a respectable 197 from their 52 overs, Thatcham’s bowlers, with the exception of Josh Winfield (2 for 13 from 7), never came to grips with the aggressive batting of Kew skipper Alex Bishop (73) and the unorthodox but very effective Weeks (57) and the pair broke the back of their sides run chase, adding 104 in just 16 overs, for a match winning second wicket partnership.
A patient innings by Sale (46 not out) saw Kew home to victory with the veteran Ashton as the home side showed good determination in taking the visitors to the 42nd over before the former smashed the winning runs through the covers for a deserved 20 point haul.

Earlier in the day, Kew had won the toss and inserted the home side on a slow track and the lack of pace on the ball saw Thatcham lose wickets to frustration and misjudgement at regular intervals.
Returning Loughborough student Tom Mahoney looked well set on 27 before perishing to Hameed and Thatcham looked like having to settle for a low total when the 7th wicket fell on 107 in the 36th over.
Old hands Robb Fraser (51) and Nick Bishop (44) turned things around as the latter’s namesake missed a trick and took the foot off the gas in the field and the pair added 68 for the eighth wicket, mixing powerful stoke play with good running between the wickets.
Fraser fell for an excellent half-century and Bishop perished to a catch on the long-on boundary for 44 as Thatcham pushed for maximum batting points but their innings closed on 197 in the last of their 52 overs and was probably 30 to 40 runs short of a competitive total, although their 10 point haul means they continue a steady start to the league campaign.

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Josh Winfield Bowled  19
Matt Watts Caught  8
Tom Mahoney Caught  27 1
Jack Young Caught  7 1
Jamie Young Bowled  11
Adam Phillips Caught  7
Robb Fraser Bowled  51
Nick Monger Bowled  10
Nick Bishop Caught  44
Jamie Bishop Caught  4
Matt Taylor Not Out  0

Kew 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Kew 3 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
200 (0.0 overs)

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Taylor9.314200.004.42
Jamie Bishop6.012200.003.67
Nick Bishop10.025200.005.20
Nick Monger9.0065165.007.22
Josh Winfield7.031326.501.86

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