Ashby and Hearn put on their Sunday best for Kidmore
KIDMORE END’S Ashby and Hearn put on a 244 run partnership to help their side to a comfortable victory over
KIDMORE END’S Ashby and Hearn put on a 244 run partnership to help their side to a comfortable victory over GORING on Sunday.
Kidmore End skipper Berryman won the toss and chose to bat. Driscoll and Pigden put on 23 for the first wicket before Driscoll was trapped lbw by Slade for five.
The score moved on to 44 before Pigden pulled Carrier to mid-on to be caught for 23. This brought Hearn to the crease to join Ashby and the duo took the attack to Goring bowlers taking 19 off an over from Ferry and 18 off one Crawford over including a six by Ashby.
Both players soon passed 50 and continued to pepper the boundary, scoring runs all round the wicket. Ashby was the first to reach his century before Hearn also brought up his hundred.
With the score on 288 young Gammer-Flitcroft finally made the breakthrough dismissing Hearn for 104 caught by Tong-Jones and breaking the 244-run partnership between Hearn and Ashby.
With the return of opening bowler Slade new batsman H Wright was soon trapped lbw and then also accounted for Ashby by bowling him for 134. Cooke and Payne ended the innings on a flourish seeing Kidmore End to 312-5.
The Goring innings started brightly with M Norman and Crawford putting on 57 for the first wicket against the bowling of Butler and R Wright. M Norman was then caught by Ashby off the bowling of R Wright. This brought Carrier to the crease who along with Crawford made sure that Goring kept up with the required rate and at the halfway stage the visitors were on 157-1.
With the score on 160 Carrier was caught and bowled by Berryman for 58 and a few overs later Payne had Crawford caught behind by H Wright for 68.
The induction of the slow left arm spin of Ashby saw the required run rate creep higher and higher. Ashby ran through the lower middle order of Goring taking 4-19 off six overs including a good catch by Hearn at extra cover. Ashby bowled Driver before Cooke dismissed D Norman with a full pitched flighted ball.
Some lusty blows by Ferry added some entertainment to the end of Goring’s innings before he was last man out bowled by a fast yorker from the returning R Wright.