Acton Scott Village Cricket Club
Results, Scorecards, Photos & Match Reports
Sunday 20 May - Clee Hill (Away)
Clee Hill 317-5 (40 overs)
Catches (2) : S.Tomlins & R.Wilson
Run outs (1) : L.Miles
Fielder of the Day : Richard Wilson
On a perfect warm and sunny afternoon Clee Hill began their innings on a good hard wicket with openers Mark Harrington and Liam Whitbread facing Acton Scott's Dill Brown and Ed Jones.
The opening bowlers made early breakthroughs when firstly Dill bowled Liam and then Sloan was well caught by Stuart Tomlins at mid wicket off Ed's bowling.......23-2. Harry Martin joined Mark and Harry quickly moved his score on to 40 before Luke Miles claimed his wicket when he was well caught low down at mid wicket by Richard Wilson....75-3.
Just five runs later Mark was run out going for a second run by some fine fielding from Jason Mynett and smart thinking by Luke throwing to the other end...80-4. At the halfway point Clee Hill had reached 94-4. Dill claimed his second wicket when he had Kempsley lbw in the 25th over....126-5.
But the complexion of the match was to change with a huge partnership from Hicks (148) and Ian Harrington(52) putting on an unbeaten stand of 191 to leave the visitors with a daunting run chase of just under 8 runs an over for victory.
Acton Scott 210-9 (34.2 overs)
J.Wrench bowled 4
S.Tomlins caught 30
L.Miles caught 136
E.Jones bowled 2
J.Mynett caught 0
P.Jones caught 12
G.Wilson stumped 2
K.Holtz run out 7
A.Brown not out 8
R.Wilson run out 0
After opening his innings with a magnificent off drive for four Jamie Wrench unluckily played on in only the second over of the innings....4-1.
Captain Stuart Tomlins was joined by Luke Miles and they soon realised that there were plenty of runs to be had on this wicket and fast outfield. With some very powerful shots from both players they quickly moved the score on with a partnership of 67 before Stuart was out caught for 30....71-2 after about 10 overs.
But with Luke desperately needing someone to stay with him the visitors suffered further setbacks firstly with the early demise of Ed Jones and then Jason Mynett, making his debut for Acton Scott...82-4. Pete Jones steadied the innings putting on 29 with Luke including a fine shot for 4 and a magnificent pick up over mid wicket for 6.
Luke Miles on his way to 136 for Acton Scott against Clee Hill
But despite running out of partners, Luke continued on his way to a century with a superb batting display moving the score on to 208 before he was finally out top edging to the keeper for 136, an innings which included 14 fours and 6 sixes.
Despite all his efforts the visitors fell well short of their target losing by 107 runs.
Clee Hill won by 107 runs
Sunday 13 May - Church Stretton (Away)
Match cancelled by Church Stretton due to lack of players - match re-arranged for 3 June
Sunday 6 May - Albrighton (Away)
Match cancelled by Albrighton due to Cup commitment from postponed game on 29 April
Sunday 29 April - Willey (Away)
Willey 120-5 (40 overs)
Catches (3) : K.Holtz 2, & E.Jones
Fielder of the Day : Krafft Holtz
On an overcast and bitterly cold afternoon, the home side won the toss and elected to bat with openers Shane Hatton and Martin Ball facing Acton Scott's Gavin Taylor and Cameron Holtz who soon settled into bowling a good length making it difficult for Willey's batsmen to score quickly on a slowish wicket.
In the eighth over with the score on just 18, Cameron struck when he had Shane well caught behind by Cameron's father Krafft. First change bowlers Ed Jones and Luke Miles applied even more pressure on the batsmen's ability to score freely and in the seventeenth over Ed bowled Martin Ball to make it 49-2.
With Willey scoring at just 2.7 runs an over at the halfway point of their innings, Luke was to make matters even worse for the home side when he claimed two wickets in his sixth over, the first another excellent catch from keeper Krafft standing up and the second two balls later bowling young J.Ball....57-4.
With Rudd playing well for Willey, despite giving some chances, he managed to put on a 5th wicket partnership with Ryan Ball of 51 scoring at just under four an over before becoming Luke's third victim when he skied a catch to Ed Jones and was out for 49.
Willey had set Acton Scott a run chase of 3 an over for victory.
Acton Scott 122-6 (36 overs)
S.Miles bowled 12
S.Tomlins caught 22
P.Jones caught 0
E.Jones caught 30
J.Wrench bowled 1
L.Miles not out 37
J.Tolley caught 0
K.Holtz not out 2
Acton Scott's openers Simon Miles and Stuart Tomlins set about chasing a manageable target seeing off Willey's opening bowlers without any trouble. But with the score on 33 Simon was bowled by G.Ball and in the same over Pete Jones was caught and bowled....33-2 after 9 overs.
Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins got the visitors off to a solid start
scoring 22 in their successful run chase
Ed Jones joined Stuart but just 16 runs later Stuart was well caught for 22....49-3. The visitors at this point were comfortably ahead of the required run rate and although Ed was batting well a further wicket was soon to fall when Jamie Wrench was bowled by Ryan Ball.....57-4.
Ed Jones continuing his fine start to the 2018 season with an excellent 30 for Acton Scott
This brought Luke Miles to the crease to join Ed and they soon settled the visitors nerves in increasingly gloomy and cold conditions moving the score along to 98 before Ed was out for a very valuable 30 and immediately James Tolley was caught behind first ball to Welding....98-6 with 23 runs still needed and 10 overs left.
Luke Miles top scoring for Acton Scott with an unbeaten 37 to see them home to victory
Krafft Holtz joined Luke and with Luke's experience and ability coupled with Krafft's determination they saw Acton Scott home with 4 overs to spare.
Acton Scott won by 4 wickets
Sunday 22 April - Kinlet (Away)
Acton Scott 225-4 (40 overs)
S.Miles caught 65
S.Tomlins bowled 4
C.Holtz caught 12
R.Morris bowled 37
E.Jones not out 68
G.Taylor not out 27
Acton Scott's season got underway with the traditional enjoyable trip to Kinlet's lovely venue where the hosts had done a remarkable job in preparing the ground after recent very wet weather and with a very hospitable climate to match the game got underway when Acton Scott elected to bat.
Openers Vice Captain Simon Miles and Captain Stuart Tomlins made a watchful start on a softish wicket and in the fifth over Kinlet's Julian Engleheart claimed their first wicket when Stuart played on to a wide delivery... 15-1. Simon was joined by Cameron Holtz and they both soon got the measure of the wicket playing carefully and punishing any bad balls scoring at just under six an over with Simon being particularly aggressive before Cameron was out lobbing a simple catch back to the bowler - ending a second wicket partnership of 56.....71-2.
Acton Scott's Simon Miles gets his season underway with an excellent 65
Rob Morris joined Simon and together this partnership saw Simon reach a well deserved half century before he was eventually well caught for an excellent 65 which included 5 sixes and 3 fours...107-3. With the run rate just below five an over and with 18 overs to bat Rob was joined by Ed Jones moving the score on to 139 before Rob was bowled by Will Jukes for a very valuable 37.
Ed Jones in fine form at one of his favourite grounds top scoring for Acton Scott with an unbeaten 68
With just over 10 overs left to bat Gavin Taylor came to the crease to join Ed and together they formed a very influential unbroken fifth wicket partnership of 86 which saw Ed top scoring on 68 not out (including 4 sixes & 7 fours) and Gavin unbeaten on 27 (including 2 sixes & 1 four).
Gavin Taylor gets 2018 underway with 27 not out combining with Ed Jones
in an unbroken fifth wicket partnership of 86 for Acton Scott
This final rapid partnership had set a challenging target for Kinlet of 5.65 runs an over for victory.
Kinlet 137-4 (40 overs)
Catches (1) : E.Jones
Stumpings (1) : K.Holtz
Fielder of the Day : Ed Jones
Opening bowlers Dill Brown and Gavin Taylor had seen that it was imperative to bowl a good length on the slowish wicket and duly did that conceding just 10 runs between them in the first 5 overs. Kinlet's batsmen Ollie Cheney and Francis Engleheart batted carefully but were only scoring at about 3 runs an over, well below the required rate.
With the score on 46, first change bowler Cameron Holtz bowled opener Ollie Cheney for 39 in the 15th over to make the breakthrough and Francis was joined by Dan Bishop who quickly moved the score on to 86 before he was very well caught for 27 by Ed Jones at backward square leg off Dill's bowling.
Gavin's second spell saw the demise of Neil Bowyer when he had him lbw and with just 10 overs to go Kinlet found themselves on 96-3 still needing another 130 runs to win.
With all of Acton Scott's bowlers putting the home side under pressure it became an impossible target and with Ed Jones picking up a much deserved wicket when Krafft stumped Francis off a wide delivery, Kinlet fell well short thanks in large part to a fine effort from the visiting side's bowlers as reflected in their very impressive bowling figures.
Acton Scott won by 88 runs