Monday, 14 June 2021

Cold Ash&rsquos Prescott proves to be thorn in the side for Crazies Hill

CRAZIES HILL suffered a dramatic batting collapse as they lost to COLD ASH on Sunday.

CRAZIES HILL suffered a dramatic batting collapse as they lost to COLD ASH on Sunday.

On a slow wicket Crazies elected to field first and began well, thanks to a hostile spell from Charlie Montgomery. Had Crazies catching been sharper, Cold Ash would have been in much greater trouble than 48-2 after 14 overs.

With Margrie keeping the scoring in check while Simpson removed Sanders and Hunt, Crazies were well on top as Cold Ash struggled to 57-4. Despite a minor recovery, led by the resolute Price, the removal of Mitchell by Tom Pritchard-Gordon left Cold Ash in danger of not reaching three figures.

However, a rapid 50 from Leadley, aided by some erratic bowling allowed the visitors to post a respectable target of 159. Crazies began disastrously as Reiss Simpson and Nick Pritchard-Gordon both fell in the first over without troubling the scorers. This inauspicious start did not improve as Noyes watched a procession of partners come and go, all without reaching double figures, leaving Crazies teetering towards their lowest ever total at 52-7.

Finally, Crazies began to offer some resistance as Noyes found solid support from Margrie, in a half century partnership for the eighth wicket, reducing the asking rate to seven an over in the process.



CRAZIES HILL suffered a dramatic batting collapse as they lost to COLD ASH on Sunday.

On a slow wicket Crazies elected to field first and began well, thanks to a hostile spell from Charlie Montgomery. Had Crazies catching been sharper, Cold Ash would have been in much greater trouble than 48-2 after 14 overs.

With Margrie keeping the scoring in check while Simpson removed Sanders and Hunt, Crazies were well on top as Cold Ash struggled to 57-4. Despite a minor recovery, led by the resolute Price, the removal of Mitchell by Tom Pritchard-Gordon left Cold Ash in danger of not reaching three figures.

However, a rapid 50 from Leadley, aided by some erratic bowling allowed the visitors to post a respectable target of 159. Crazies began disastrously as Reiss Simpson and Nick Pritchard-Gordon both fell in the first over without troubling the scorers. This inauspicious start did not improve as Noyes watched a procession of partners come and go, all without reaching double figures, leaving Crazies teetering towards their lowest ever total at 52-7.

Finally, Crazies began to offer some resistance as Noyes found solid support from Margrie, in a half century partnership for the eighth wicket, reducing the asking rate to seven an over in the process.



When Prescott bowled Margrie to complete his five-wicket haul, the onus was once again on Noyes to maintain the run chase. Having passed 50, Noyes missed one that kept low to be lbw to Leadbeater and when another one kept low, bowling Pritchard-Gordon, Crazies Hill&rsquos defeat was complete.

COLD ASH



R Price, b Montgomery

46

O Roberts, b Montgomery

9

N Leadbeater, c P-Gordon, b Montgomery

2

T Sanders, c Searle, b D Simpson

13

C Hunt, c D Montgomery, b D Simpson

0

R Mitchell, c Noyes, b T P-Gordon

7

J Leadley, c R Simpson, b Margrie

51

P Lawrence, st R Simpson, b Margrie

6

K Prescott, not out

0

A Price, not out

0

Extras

24





TOTAL (8 wkts)

186

Best bowling: C Montgomery 3-17, D Simpson 2-15, T Margrie 2-17.



CRAZIES HILL



R Simpson, b Prescott

0

D Noyes, lbw, b Leadbeater

58

N P-Gordon, c Sanders, b Prescott

0

D Montgomery, c Roberts, b Prescott

5

B Scholfield, b Grant

2

M Simpson, b Prescott

5

I Stuart, c & b Grant

0

C Montgomery, b Leadley

8

T Margrie, b Prescott

24

T P-Gordon, b Price

7

A Searle, not out

2

Extras

15





TOTAL

126

Best bowling: H Prescott 5-36, Grant 2-18.





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