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Ashtead CC - 2nd XI
East Molesey CC - 2nd XI
Sat 7 Jul 12:00 - Surrey Championship - Premier Division - 2nd XI Start time 12:00

Loss for 2s despite captain’s 96

A determined 96 from Josh Pickering couldn’t save the 2nd XI and their 205 was comfortably chased down by East Molesey with wickets and overs to spare.

An early start thanks to football mania saw Ashtead welcome East Molesey to Woodfield lane on another baking hot day. The hosts won the toss and chose to bat hoping for a high score with the parched outfield. Progress was slow as the bowling of Evan Beck and Jason Moore and the tight fielding of the visitors gave the Ashtead openers few chances. Gary Martin was the first to go, for 9 caught behind by keeper Giles Green off Beck in the 7th over. Bowling changes at both ends saw the next two Ashtead wickets fall cheaply and the hosts were looking wobbly at 61-3 off 19.

However there followed a 62 run partnership between captain Josh Pickering and Kamran Mirza with both batsmen biding their time and putting away the bad balls. Mirza eventually fell, caught by Billy Dawson off Daniel Foy for 33 (including 6 fours) in the 37th over with the score on 123 and Pickering on 55. Pickering looked solid, but unfortunately none of his team could stick with him for any length of time. East Molesey introduced the spin of Foy and James Smith, who gradually chipped away and the wickets fell. There was soon doubt whether the innings would last long enough for Pickering to get his century. As it turned out an unfortunate shot saw his wicket fall for 96 with the score on 205 in the 54th over. Four wickets for Smith and two for Foy.

A very quick turnaround between innings saw the exhausted Pickering don the keeper’s pads and head back onto the pitch wondering if once he’d crouched behind the stumps he would be able to stand up again. Eager to finish the game before football time, the visitors set to the run chase with aplomb and the Ashtead bowlers struggled to make any impression. Openers Jason Moore and captain Kieran Burge took full advantage of the fast outfield and wasted no time in peppering the ball around the ground. A quick 50 was reached before Moore was caught behind off Jake Martin for 16. A further 10 overs went by with another 40 runs added before the second wicket fell with the score on 90 and the visitors almost half way to the target.

Things were to get no better for the home side as a partnership of 68 between Burge and Billy Dawson punished the bowlers. It was only a mix up between the batsmen that left Burge stranded and a throw in from Tayler Young saw him run out for an impressive 77 with the score on 158. New bowler David Sims claimed another wicket in the same over and then the wicket of Dawson (a quick fire 52 off 39 balls) a few overs later and it looked as if East Molesey were starting to wobble.

However only 32 were needed for the win, the football beckoned and Jack Miller peppered the boundary. It didn’t take long for the visitors to wrap up the game with 5 wickets and 10 overs to spare. Ashtead continue to suffer from injuries depleting their teams and can only hope for better luck next week.

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Scorecard

Ashtead CC - 2nd XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Ashtead CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Gary Martin
ct. G Green, b. E Beck
9
24
1
0
37.5
Josh Pickering
ct. B Campbell, b. J Smith
96
155
10
0
61.9
Sam Gale
ct. G Green, b. Z Rizvi
5
25
0
0
20.0
Marcus Caprano-Wint
ct. J Smith, b. B Campbell
9
11
2
0
81.8
Kamran Mirza
ct. B Dawson, b. D Foy
33
48
6
0
68.8
Jake Martin
ct. J Miller, b. J Smith
5
10
1
0
50.0
Alex Culhane
ct. B Dawson, b. D Foy
9
9
2
0
100.0
David Sims
ct. J Smith, b. J Smith
11
17
2
0
64.7
Tayler Young
b. J Smith
1
8
0
0
12.5
Will Culhane
ct. J Smith, b. T Green
11
11
2
0
100.0
Henry Elburn
Not Out
0
4
0
0
0.0
Extras
2w, 4b, 9lb, 1nb
16
Total
for 10 wickets 53.3 overs
205

East Molesey CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Evan Beck
6
2
9
1
1.5
1nb
Jason Moore
4
1
10
0
2.5
Zain Rizvi
6
1
28
1
4.7
Ben Campbell
6
0
23
1
3.8
Jack Miller
9
1
19
0
2.1
Daniel Foy
13
0
54
2
4.2
2w
James Smith
7.3
0
43
4
6.1
Toby Green
2
0
6
1
3.0

East Molesey CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jason Moore
ct. J Pickering, b. J Martin
16
22
2
0
72.7
Kieran Burge
ro. T Young
77
91
14
2
84.6
Toby Green
b. W Culhane
11
23
2
0
47.8
Billy Dawson
ct. J Martin, b. D Sims
52
41
9
0
126.8
James Smith
lb. D Sims
2
2
0
0
100.0
Jack Miller
Not Out
27
25
6
0
108.0
Zain Rizvi
Not Out
6
15
0
0
40.0
Giles Green
 
 
Ben Campbell
 
 
Daniel Foy
 
 
Evan Beck
 
 
Extras
1w, 13b, 1lb
15
Total
for 5 wickets 36.3 overs
206

Ashtead CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Jake Martin
9
0
37
1
4.1
1w
Tayler Young
3
0
17
0
5.7
Alex Culhane
5
2
15
0
3.0
Marcus Caprano-Wint
7.3
2
31
0
4.4
Will Culhane
3
0
26
1
8.7
David Sims
5
0
31
2
6.2
Henry Elburn
4
0
35
0
8.8

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League round up

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Wimbledon CC - 2nd XI
244/6
142
Banstead CC - 2nd XI
Farnham CC, Surrey - 2nd XI
166/8
167/3
Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI
Malden Wanderers CC - 2nd XI
128
219/8
Sunbury CC - 2nd XI
228/4
226/9d
Weybridge CC - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. East Molesey CC - 2nd XI 181
2. Wimbledon CC - 2nd XI 177
3. Reigate Priory CC - 2nd XI 162
4. Sunbury CC - 2nd XI 159
5. Spencer CC, Surrey - 2nd XI 119
6. Banstead CC - 2nd XI 111
7. Ashtead CC - 2nd XI 103

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