[no Sunday match]
New Ash Green v Lordswood - Winning the toss the opposition chose to bat and New Ash Green started in a familiar ruse: with M Sumner being miserly at one end the batsmen were forced to try and attack R Wills at the other and, as so often, this brought the breakthrough on the final ball of Wills' 3rd over giving him a wicket maiden. And as they say - one brings two - with Sumner joining the party bowling the No3 batsman on the first ball he faced next over. And this set the scene for the rest of the innings: runs not easy to come by and wickets falling regularly. Sumner finished his 8 over spell with 3-11, Wills with 2-25 off 7 overs. This left the bottom half of the order for A Gleeson (1-15) & J Nash (2-13) to tidy up in 11.1 overs. With 2 runouts from the arm of P Sumner, Lordswood were all out for 73 in 26.1 overs. D Freeman got himself into the scorebook with 2 catches and M Scanlan & N Delaffon each took one.
After the break with the luxury of 13 extra overs if required to chase down 74 runs, New Ash Green batsmen cruised to the win in 20 overs. Except it wasn't quite that simple. N Howick (28) was joined by M Scanlan (10) as opening batsmen, but in the event Howick did all the scoring in their partnership of 38. Lordswood, wicket hunting, flipped rapidly through their bowling options and were on their 5th bowler when Howick finally gave them a catchable shot in the 10th over. Now Scanlan took up the burden of scoring some runs before handing that onus on to P Sumner (15) in at No5. Unfortunately for various home batsmen Lordswood's top scorer in the previous innings, Chapman (21 runs & 4-12) had now found his form with the ball, but despite a few cheap wickets making viewing nervous for home spectators, New Ash Green reached the required 74 runs in a just under 20 overs for a 4 wicket win.
Old Wilsonians v New Ash Green II Away - From the scorecard. New Ash Green won the toss and chose to bat first. On a weekend that many teams struggled to make scores, the visitors put up 94 all out in 27.1 overs. S Funnell at No3 chalking up 29, M Syed scoring 15 and extras making a significant mark at 21.
After tea Old Wilsonians also struggled to score and stay in, finding themselves 21-6 before they had seen off the New Ash Green opening bowlers, E Quantrill (3-20) & K Poole (2-24). However despite a wicket each from Syed and Gallagher and a runout from G Freeman, the home side managed to get over the line 95-8 with just a ball and an over to spare. Catches from L Lipscombe, Poole, Funnell & J Howland. So a healthy 12 points for New Ash Green as consolation for the loss.
Now into it's second year in the revised format the NAG&HCC Family Fun Day was again a great success. With even more activities, demonstrations, attractions and stalls, the club was delighted to see such a good turnout from the local community showing their support for this event and enjoying a fun day in the (almost always) sunshine.
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success.
Old Wilsonians IV v New Ash Green 2nd XI
Kent Regional League Match - 40 Overs. New Ash Green (12pts) 94 all out (27.1 overs); Old Wilsonians (20pts) 95-8 (38.5 overs); New Ash Green lost by 2 wickets.
Whilst waiting for someone amongst the New Ash Green XI to feel the urge to pen a more detailed report for this game from our own perspective, you might like to read the match report that Old Wilsonians posted on Play Cricket under the title "New Ash Green Give Old Wilsonians a Fright".
Scorecard at Play-Cricket Our playcricket pages also provides team & league statistics.
Current League Table See how we are doing so far this season.