Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Ashton’s quick fire hit keeps Kites flying high

PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES continued their successful season by edging a 30 overs a side

PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES continued their successful season by edging a 30 overs a side contest against HENLEY ASTROS by eight runs.

Father and son combination Gary and Will Legg again opened the batting for the Kites, and for the fourth time in six innings it was the senior member of the family who outscored his offspring.

Will had looked in fine touch again before being dismissed, but Max Baker—Smith played a series of fluent shots until he was caught on the leg side boundary.

Gary Legg went on to score 59 before being caught off the bowling of Woolfrey.

With the hosts on 134—4, captain Richard Ashton unleashed a concoction of straight and extra cover drives during a 17—ball 50 which eventually saw him finish on 58 not out from 22 deliveries as the Kites ended on 193—4.



The Astros’ reply began well with Ben Hetherington looking in fine form, but after he fell victim to a fine catch by Josh Perkins off the bowling of Dan Hayden the visitors struggled.

Hayden, Chris Humphreys and Ed Hounsell â?? aided by a leaping catch from Ashton at long on to dismiss opposing leader Richard Woolfrey â?? turned the screw and the Astros eventually closed on 183—9, Geoff Joseph making a useful 53 not out for the visitors.

PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES

W Legg, c Hibberd, b Cox

18

G Legg, c Hibberd, b R Woolfrey

59

M Baker—Smith, c R Woolfrey, b Mortimer

23

J Leach, c Herbert, b Hetherington

18

D Watts, not out

7

R Ashton, not out

58

Extras

10



TOTAL (4 wkts)

191

HENLEY ASTROS

R Hibberd, b W Legg

0

B Hetherington, c Perkins, b Hayden

61

M Woolfrey, b Humphreys

20

D Jenkins, lbw, b Humphreys

6

G Joseph, not out

53

J Baker, b D Hayden

11

R Cox, lbw, b D Hayden

0

R Woolfrey, c Ashton, b Hounsell

13

J Measures, b Baker—Smith

0

M Herbert, lbw, b Hounsell

3

R Mortimer, not out

2

Extras

14



TOTAL (9 wkts)

183



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