Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Century-plus second-wicket partnership proves crucial as Checkendon triumph

PEPPARD STOKE ROW returned to winning ways with an impressive 89-run win at home to BCS GROSVENOR in

PEPPARD STOKE ROW returned to winning ways with an impressive 89-run win at home to BCS GROSVENOR in their Premier Division clash.

The hosts suffered a disastrous start as opener Andy Watts and Wynand Lamprecht fell early before captain Paddy Hennessy and Daniel Hayden added 67 for the third wicket.

Hennessy’s dismissal hastened a middle order collapse with Hayden falling one short of his half century to leave the score 92-5.

Richard Ashton and Ashley Hayden rebuilt the innings with some fast running between the wickets during a stand of 70, which was ended when the latter holed out at long off.

Ashton’s willingness to run for anything cost him his wicket shortly after, but Gerry Bacon and Roy Hayden produced an ultimately match-winning unbeaten stand of 79 to take the score to 244-7.



Tim Vines struck with the second ball of the BCS reply, but Usman Shah raced to 36.

However, Vines removed both Shah and Saqib Bhatti in the space of three balls, and when Dion Sampson beat Usman Asif in the flight, BCS were 66-4.

Captain Talat Nawaz and Reyan Akram rebuilt the innings, but the former was then caught by Ashton, who ran 35 yards from slip before diving one-handed to take the catch. Roy Hayden also produced a sensational fine piece of fielding â?? diving one-handed to stop the ball and swivelling to hit one stump â?? before adding two further wickets in the same over.

Manesh Kapoor and Ehtsham Iqbal produced some late resistance, but Roy’s third wicket, allied to one from son Ashley, ensured BCS were dismissed for 155.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW



A Watts, c R Akram, b Asif

0

W Lamprecht, b Farooq

4

P Hennessy, b R Akram

22

D Hayden, c & b Iqbal

49

T Vines, lbw, b R Akram

0

R Ashton, run out

45

A Hayden, c Iqbal, b Shah

20

G Bacon, not out

40

R Hayden, not out

31

Extras

33





TOTAL (7 wkts)

244





BCS GROSVENOR



H Akram, c Jackson, b Vines

0

S Bhatti, c Bacon, b Vines

14

U Shah, c Bacon, b Vines

34

T Nawaz, c D Hayden, b R Hayden

19

U Asif, b Sampson

6

R Akram, c Ashton, b Jackson

33

K Ashraf, run out

2

M Kapoor, c Watts, b A Hayden

27

S Nasir, b R Hayden

0

E Iqbal, c Lamprecht, b R Hayden

14

M Farooq, not out

0

Extras

6





TOTAL

155

Best bowling: R Hayden 3-28, T Vines 3-42.



WOODCOTE skipper, Paul Knox, took a gamble and elected to bat first at CROWTHORNE AND CROWN WOOD.

A combination of accurate bowling by the home side and the brittleness of Woodcote’s batting, which has dogged them all season so far, came back to haunt him as his team was bowled out in less than 41 overs for 103. Opener Jez Mayo distinguished himself with a patient and watchful innings which saw him eventually run out of partners. The Woodcote bowlers all bowled well as they made the home side graft for their win, which took them 34 overs to achieve.

WOODCOTE



J Mayo, not out

42

S Gordon, b Murray

15

M Stroker, c Barron, b Murray

0

P Knox, c & b Murray

0

S Henderson, b Murray

1

R Van Heerden, b Sykes

11

J Bowlby, c Davies, b Cluett

8

A Silver, lbw, b Fowles

0

R Rafaqat, c Davies, b Sykes

11

K Brouard, c Cluett, b Sykes

3

C Mattimore, c Mahroof, b Murray

0

Extras

12





TOTAL

103



CROWTHORNE AND CROWN WOOD



R Barron, b Knox

2

J Davies, run out

12

N Outram, b Henderson

18

R Godbole, b Rafaqat

29

C Allwright, not out

32

A Mahroof, not out

0

Extras

11





TOTAL (4 wkts)

104



A second wicket partnership of 132 between John Acland-Hood and Jim Warren set CHECKENDON well on the way to a third consecutive home league score in excess of 250 in Division 1 against WEST READING 2nds.

Acland-Hood hit 15 fours in his 93 whilst Warren was out two runs short of a half-century. Newcomer Aidan Keeble also impressed at number five.

Left arm quick bowler Asif found some movement off the pitch but the visiting team generously contributed 31 wides to the total of 257-9.

The West Reading openers put on 80 in just 14 overs to give their side an outside chance but seamer Vikas Chib and spinner Varun Kaushal then proceeded to demolish the visiting team within a further 18 overs, taking nine wickets between them.

The Checkendon fielding was of a high standard as West Reading were dismissed for 130.

CHECKENDON



J Acland-Hood, lbw, b Asif

93

M Heslop, b Younis

4

J Warren, c —, b Fas

48

V Chib, b Asif

10

A Keeble, b Wasim

22

L Gray, b Fas

13

S Hegde, b Asif

12

S Poodipeddi, lbw, b Wasim

9

V Kaushal, c —, b Younis

0

H Wickens, not out

5

A Breakspear, not out

1

Extras

40





TOTAL (9 wkts)

257

Best bowling; Asif 3-48.



WEST READING 2nds



Adnan, b Chib

42

Taskeen, b Kaushal

32

Vinesh, lbw, b Chib

3

Usman, c Chib, b Kaushal

16

Wasim, c Warren, b Chib

1

Younis, c Poodipeddi, b Kaushal

6

Hessam, b Kaushal

5

Naveen, b Chib

4

Waseem, c Poodipeddi, b Chib

0

Fas, not out

0

Asif, st Heslop, b H Wickens

7

Extras

14





TOTAL

130

Best bowling: Chib 5-22, Kaushal 4-26.



Elsewhere in the division PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds went down to a six wicket defeat against WELFORD PARK.

Put into bat, and with Simon Gozzard and Nick Windsor starting at the top of the order, the visitors raced to 60 off 10 overs and seemed well set to post a challenging total.

However, the middle order failed to maintain the momentum and Peppard Stoke Row were found struggling at 78-5 when Riaan Ackerman joined Olly Nicholson to help rebuild the innings.

The visitors eventually managed to post 201 off their 45 overs, with the lower order adding 123 runs for the loss of four wickets.

Ackerman’s careful shot selection brought him 45 runs while Christian Williams cleared the boundary on more than one occasion in his industrious 33 to help the visitors achieve an extra batting point.

Welford Park soon tucked into their reply with John Westbrook racing to a rapid 50. Will Herrington took up the remaining run chase with a century and, although Peppard Stoke Row made a couple of in-roads late in the day, with Christian Williams, Ruaridh Scott, Rob Dyer and Riaan Ackerman having spells of tighter bowling, the visitors eventually lost out.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds



S Gozzard, b Konduru

24

N Windsor, b Barrett

16

D Hall, lbw, b I Herrington

6

R Walker, run out

9

H Asquith, c Sharma, b Hutchinson

0

O Nicholson, b Hutchinson

27

R Ackerman, c W Herrington, b Barrett

45

R Dyer, b Barrett

11

C Williams, b W Herrington

33

R Scott, not out

4

M Chard snr, not out

4

Extras

22





TOTAL (9 wkts)

201

Best bowling: Barrett 3-52.

WELFORD PARK



J Westbrook, lbw, b Williams

50

W Herrington, b Dyer

107

A Baylis, b Ackerman

12

A Sharma, c Windsor, b Ackerman

0

I Herrington, not out

17

G Griffith, not out

6

Extras

10





TOTAL (4 wkts)

202

Best bowling: R Ackerman 2-49.



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