Sat 17
1st XI
Lose
League
Peppard Stoke Row CC - 1st XI
226/7
228/7
PEPPARD STOKE ROW JUST MAKE IT!

PEPPARD STOKE ROW JUST MAKE IT!

By Eleanor Phillips
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Ley Hill 226-7 (45 overs); Peppard Stoke Row 228-7 (43.3 overs)


With nearly half the regular 1st XI players AWOL, the mantle of captaincy fell on the young shoulders of Max Lee. Ley Hill lost the toss and PSR put them into bat, so Max opened with himself and Justin Hutchins. Both players found it difficult to score runs, as their strike rates will testify and by the time Justin was out in the 23rd over for 35, the score only stood on 64. The scoring rate perked up with the arrival of Lewis Thompson who hit a brisk 32 runs from 15 balls and it averaged 7.8 runs per over for the remaining overs of the match when Lewis was out. All the batters did their best to hurry the score along, but it was Craig Ottaway who was most effective. He only had one over and he made the most of it – 6, 4, 2, 6, 6, 6! Thirty runs from the last over and Ley Hill ended their 40 overs on 226 with captain Max having held up the other end and scored 74 not out. Would it be enough? Most of the damage was done by Chris Humphries, who took 4 wickets for 36 runs from his 9 overs bowled.

PSR declared their intent to chase down the Ley Hill total from the very first over and when their first wicket fell on 82, had only faced 17 overs from the Ley Hill bowlers. They were effectively slowed down in the middle overs of the match by Lewis Thompson and Ian Birkett, but the tail wagged vigorously and a quick fire 23 from 12 balls by Alfie Clifton saw them home with 9 balls of the match remaining. Three PSR batters got into the 40s – Andy Watts with 47, Peter Lamsdale with 41 and Rich Ashton with 40 plus a valuable not-out contribution of 38 from Chris Humphries. The Ley Hill bowlers shared the wickets around with 2 each for Craig Ottaway, Jack Thompson and Henry Sussum and one for Jamie Woodley.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019

Kickoff

13:00

Competition

Championship

League position

5
Peppard Stoke Row CC - 1st XI
7
Ley Hill CC - 1st XI