Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday v Royal Ascot on Sat 02 Sep 2006 at 12.30
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Lost 7 wickets

Match report Thatcham, chasing 25 points to remain in the promotion pack, decided to bat first on a green looking wicket. Iain Cottingham (1) returning from a two week lay off was caught, once again, on the square leg boundary attempting a hook shot off the rapid Sweetman. Stephen Bird however adapted to the inclement conditions much better and was unlucky to tickle one to the keeper and departed for a workman like 23. Young guns Paul Jenkins (11) and Nick Shea (16) set about the Ascot attack for 5 minutes before both found themselves back in the pavilion watching England do something similar. After Sean Huckins (10) was bowled by Pringle, Robb Fraser and Simon Rider consolidated with a 56 run partnership before Rider (15) was caught sweeping. Raheel Zaman (0) came and went and when Fraser (42) chipped one to silly mid off Thatcham innings effectively ended, All out for 140. Summers the pick of the Ascot bowlers with 5-43.

Ascot had 47 overs to chase down Thatcham’s score. After a second delay for rain both sides took the field, Royal Ascot 30-0 after 7 overs, at 6.00pm. Further hostile bowling from Zaman accounted for King and Harding and when Mahoney dismissed Davies Ascot were wobbling at 90-3. Despite Fraser and Steve Bird’s fighting spirits Thatcham were unable to inflict any further damage and Ascot romped home in 24 overs with their skipper Sweetman 61 not out off 33 balls.

Time has been called on Thatcham’s promotion hopes however a win away to Odiham this week could secure third place. Great!

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Iain Cottingham Caught  1
Stephen Bird Caught  23
Paul Jenkins Caught  11
Nick Shea Bowled  16
Sean Huckins Bowled  10
Robb Fraser Caught  42
Simon Rider Caught  15
Raheel Zaman Caught  0
Chris Bird Caught  6
Perry Moore Bowled  2
Tim Mahoney Not Out  4

Royal Ascot Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Royal Ascot Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
141 (0.0 overs)

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Raheel Zaman11.0247223.504.27
Tim Mahoney8.0033133.004.13
Simon Rider4.004000.0010.00
Paul Jenkins1.101100.009.43

  • Umpire :
    Basil Wheeler
  • Scorer :
    John Keep