Big-hitting Hennessy hits equal club record innings
DAN HAYDEN continued his impressive season for PEPPARD STOKE ROW as his century helped the hosts
DAN HAYDEN continued his impressive season for PEPPARD STOKE ROW as his century helped the hosts to a winning draw in their Premier Division clash against WEST READING.
Peppard Stoke Row elected to bat but suffered an early setback as Gerry Bacon was adjudged lbw and the departure of Jake Leach and Richard Walker left the home side wobbling on 31-3.
Andy Watts â?? benefiting from being dropped twice in the slip cordon early on â?? and Hayden steadied the ship as they punished any loose deliveries.
Hayden in particular was in vintage form as he reached three figures with an innings which combined skill and power throughout. He eventually fell to Hafeez Ul-Wahab, while Watts was denied a century when he played on to Usman Tariq from the first ball of the final over, Peppard Stoke Row eventually closing on 242-5.
Dion Sampson made early inroads in the West Reading innings as Peppard Stoke Row took the old ball, removing Taskeen Ahmed — dropped by Watts in the gully shortly before — and Rahim Khan cheaply.
Young paceman David Williams grabbed a wicket with his fifth delivery after Peppard Stoke Row took the new ball, Richard Ashton flying horizontally to snatch the ball one-handed to his left at first slip.
Williams then bowled Sultan Khan before Mubin Ahmed nicked off to Hayden to leave the visitors on 83-5.
A hard-hitting cameo from Ul-Wahab was ended when Hayden caught him off Sampson, and the same fielder and Ashton then replicated each other’s efforts by running 40 yards to catch brothers Shary and Usman Tariq at long on â?? the latter providing Ian Jackson with a 500th league wicket.
Jackson ended a whirlwind assault by Ahsan Iqbal in the 43rd over â?? stumped by Bacon — but opener Adam Davidson was once again immovable and West Reading closed on 221-9.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW
A Watts, b U Tariq
G Bacon, lbw, b S Tariq
J Leach, c Davidson, b U Tariq
R Walker, c Ul-Wahab, b S Tariq
D Hayden, c T Ahmed, b Ul-Wahab
R Ashton, not out
D Williams, not out
TOTAL (5 wks)
A Davidson, not out
T Ahmed, c Watts, b Sampson
R Khan, lbw, b Sampson
Z Ali, c Ashton, b Williams
S Khan, b Williams
M Ahmed, c Bacon, b D Hayden
H Ul-Wahab, c D Hayden, b Sampson
S Tariq, c D Hayden, b Sampson
U Tariq, c Ashton, b Jackson
A Iqbal, st Bacon, b Jackson
M Hafees, not out
TOTAL (9 wkts)
Best bowling: D Sampson 4-54, D Williams 2-46, I Jackson 2-48.
WOODCOTE’S frailty with the bat this season returned to haunt them yet again as they were bowled out for only 71 in 28 overs at home to BCS/GROSVENOR.
Ryan Lennard, playing only his second league game, batted well for his 29, while Andy Silver and Stefan Gordon did their best to offer some resistance, but with the lower order blown away by the pace of Zubair Khan, defeat became inevitable.
The visitors took less than 12 overs to record a nine-wicket victory.
J Mayo, c Shah, b Asif
W Macdonald, c Akram, b Iqbal
R Lennard, lbw, b Farooq
A Silver, c Shah, b N Khan
S Gordon, b Z Khan
R van Heerden, b Farooq
M Stroker, b Z Khan
Z Ahmed, b Z Khan
J Worsfold, b Z Khant
M Pearson, not out
S Bell, run out
H Akram, not out
S Hussein, lbw, b van Heerden
U Shah, not out
TOTAL (1 wkt)
GORING’S high scoring run continued as they posted 320-8 in their 163-run victory away to STRATFIELD TURGIS in Division 1. Winning the toss, skipper Ollie Carrier had no hesitation in choosing to bat, with the opening pair of Owyn Tong-Jones and Jonny Russell getting the visitors off to a flying start.
Nikhil Kulkarni claimed his second 50 in consecutive games as his fluent strokeplay exploited the gaps in the Turgis field.
When he was joined by Peter Slade, the rate started to accelerate as Slade plundered a rapid 72 off 40 balls to push Goring towards the 300 mark. Youngster Alex McGee added 30 to push Goring up to 320.
In reply Stratfield took the target on and after 15 overs were ahead of the required rate. However, some disciplined bowling and a good catch from Adam Ellis stemmed the flow of runs and Goring took charge.
Kulkarni’s day got even better as he picked up four wickets and Clive Kent wrapped up the tail to dismiss the home team for 157.
O Tong-Jones, c Butcher, b Strudley
J Russell, lbw, b Clarke
J Vickery, c Spence, b Clarke
O Carrier, c Spence, b Clarke
N Kulkarni, b Shepley
A Ellis, c Spence, b Robberts
P Slade, c Butcher, b Spence
A McGee, not out
S Wincott, b Sandland, b Shepley
M Norman, not out
M Dyson, b Slade
S Clarke, c Vickery, b Carrier
C Butcher, lbw, b Slade
T Shepley, c Ellis, b Kulkarni
A Robberts, c Carrier, b Kulkarni
D Spence, c Carrier, b Kulkarni
M Sandland, c Norman, b Kent
A Campbell, c Carrier, b Kulkarni
C Strudley, b Kent
S Ayres, lbw, b Kent
M Turvey, not out
League leaders EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD were held to a draw by a youthful PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds side that contained three U15 players.
The Emmbrook skipper won the toss and elected to bat on a pitch with variable bounce but quick outfield.
The reliable seam partnership of Sam Fooks and Neeraj Sharma made early in-roads before Matt Smart and Andy Webb looked to accelerate mid-innings.
Peppard Stoke Row exerted a degree of control over the run-rate courtesy of Olive Nicholson’s swing bowling which conceded just 39 runs in 10 overs and removed Emmbrook’s leading runscorer Archie Carter thanks to a second well-taken catch by Nick Windsor behind the stumps.
Smart was eventually out caught in the deep by Nick Evans off the bowling off Danny May and, despite some good Peppard Stoke Row fielding, the home side were able to post a challenging total.
Peppard Stoke Row’s reply was given early impetus thanks to a mix of watchful and powerful strokeplay by Carl Hvass at the top of the order, with all batsmen showing good resolve on a deteriorating wicket.
Simon Gozzard and Nick Windsor both made good scores by seizing on any loose deliveries but it was the resolute Sam Fooks whose 53 not out provided the backbone to the Peppard Stoke Row innings. Once the high-scoring draw was assured, Neeraj Sharma’s 27 not out off nine deliveries helped the away team achieve maximum batting points and ensure honours were even.
EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD
E Oliver, lbw, b Sharma
S Jain, c Windsor, b Fooks
A Carter, c Windsor, b Nicholson
M Smart, c Evans, b May
A Webb, c & b Sharma
R Carter, lbw, b Nicholson
R Phelps, not out
A Cobb, not out
TOTAL (6 wkts)
Best bowling: O Nicholson 2-39.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW 2nds
D Townsin, c Webb, b Kaleeswaran
C Hvass, b Sawyer
S Fooks, not out
A Burnett, b Phelps
S Gozzard, c Cobb, b Marshall
N Evans, c Sawyer, b Webb
N Windsor, b Smart
D May, c Carter, b Marshall
N Sharma, not out
TOTAL (7 wkts)
A century from Mike Hennessy helped PEPPARD STOKE ROW 3rds secure a winning draw against EMMBROOK AND BEARWOOD 3rds in Division 4.
Peppard Stoke Row made hay after being asked to bat, debutant New Zealander Jackson Ryan smashing a rapid 30 before his fellow opener Hennessy took centre stage, matching the club record of 134 as his side racked up 284-4 before declaring after just 42 overs.
Under-15 Josh Smith (2-22) made early inroads and Ryan (2-10) also bowled well for Peppard Stoke Row, but a stubborn Emmbrook outfit eventually closed on 149-7 off 48 overs.