Nutt hits ton as Peppard Stoke Row ease to victory
FERGUS Nutt became the third PEPPARD STOKE ROW U19s player to score a century this season
FERGUS Nutt became the third PEPPARD STOKE ROW U19s player to score a century this season as he powered his side to a 62-run win at home to WOOBURN NARKOVIANS on Saturday.
The match began badly for the hosts as a mix-up resulted in Wynand Lamprecht being run out from the second ball of the match.
However, Nutt â€“ who spent the winter playing for Riccarton CC in New Zealand and left with a top score of 184 â€“ received useful support from Jake Leach and the leg side-favouring Andy Watts to steady the ship.
He eventually retired for 102 before Watts also cut his innings short on 48, and a useful cameo from Richard Walker helped the hosts to 220-3 in their 40 overs.
In reply, Wooburn struggled against the accurate bowling of Sam Fooks and Roy Hayden and were well behind the rate from the start. Mick Chard senior and Chris Proudfoot maintained the pressure, with the latter also taking a good catch on the boundary. Dominic Hall and Nutt collected two wickets apiece late on as the visitors closed on 158-6.
PEPPARD STOKE ROW
W Lamprecht, run out
F Nutt, retired
J Leach, b J White
A Watts, retired
R Walker, lbw, b Wheeler
S Fooks, not out
D Hall, b Wheeler
M Chard jnr, not out
TOTAL (3 wkts)
P Cooper, c —, b Chard snr
N Martin, c Leach, b Proudfoot
J White, c Proudfoot, b Hall
C Hall, b Nutt
B Barker, c Hayden, b Hall
R Barker, c Proudfoot, b Walker
J White, not out
A Pilgrim, not out
TOTAL (6 wkts)
Ashley Hayden scored his first PEPPARD STOKE ROW KITES century as his side eased past PEPPARD STOKE ROW MAHARAJAS by 148 runs on Sunday.
Nick Windsor and Don Townsin gave the Kites a solid start before the former was trapped lbw by Matt Kimber.
Hayden grew into his innings and by the end was striking the ball to all parts. Townsin departed to George Lee and Phil Duncan fell early, but a useful contribution from Richard Ashton kept the innings on track until he failed to pick an Aled Roberts leg break.
Riaan Ackermann also looked in good nick but the innings was all about Hayden as he reached three figures for the first time before retiring as the Kites reached 240-5.
The Maharajas innings was got off to a disappointing start early on as Ruaridh Scott snaffled three quick wickets, although Mark Lambert provided a flurry of boundaries before he went for one big hit too many off the bowling of Alfie Burnett.
Ken Sullivan continued his fine form with the ball with figures of 2-2 from four overs, and despite some impressive resistance from U15s Sam Kimber and Louis Beeton, the writing was on the wall for the Maharajas.
Matt Kimber had time to strike a maximum but he was eventually dismissed by Nick Windsor, the second of his victims.