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2016

 

 

Sunday 18 September - Grasshoppers (Away)

 

                                                        

                  

 

     

Grasshoppers   235-4 (40 overs)

 

C.Holtz  5-0-36-1

A.Brown  8-0-50-0

L.Miles  8-0-40-1

E.Jones  8-0-31-2

G.Jones  5-0-25-0

G.Wilson  5-0-32-0

P.Davies  1-0-16-0

 

Catches (2) : S.Tomlins & G.Jones

Fielder of the Day:  Ed Jones

 

For their traditional final game of the season Acton Scott travelled to Frankwell to play Keith Yapp's Grasshoppers, always an enjoyable way to end the season incorporating pizzas at the halfway point and food and drinks afterwards at The Beacon. The game was blessed with a lovely sunny afternoon and a good wicket which encouraged a high scoring game.

Grasshoppers opening pair of Mattie Cliffe and Joe Yapp got off to a rapid start scoring at seven an over but in Cameron Holtz's third over Mattie was caught behind by keeper Stuart Tomlins....30-1. Jack Case joined Joe and they added 45 for the second wicket before Acton Scott's Ed Jones claimed Jack's wicket,  after he had scored 35 which included 7 fours, with an excellent skied catch by 14 year old George Jones at long off...75-2 after 12 overs.

In form Andy Harrison batting at four joined Joe and moved the score rapidly on to 110 before Joe was finally bowled by Luke Miles after scoring 45....110-3. The fourth wicket was claimed soon afterwards when Roberts was bowled by Ed Jones....116-4. With Andy Harrison continuing his run of good form he duly reached his 50 and retired after hitting 2 sixes and 6 fours.

Joss Elliot and Dawson continued the momentum and moved the score on with an unbeaten stand finishing unbeaten on 33 and 42 respectively to set the visitors a run chase of 5.9 runs an over for victory.

 

 

Acton Scott   221  (38.1 overs)

 

R.Williams  bowled  0

C.Holtz bowled 13

L.Miles  caught  150

K.Holtz  lbw  4

J.Wrench  lbw  0

P.Davies  bowled  23

E.Jones  bowled  11

G.Jones  bowled  9

G.Wilson  bowled  0

A.Brown  not out  0

S.Tomlins  caught  1

 

 

It didn't take long for the home side to make an early breakthrough when Rob Williams was bowled by Howard Key in the third over....2-1. This brought Luke Miles to the crease on a good batting wicket and everyone was then to witness a remarkable innings by Luke.

After a very short time at the crease he set about the Grasshoppers opening bowling attack of Key and Yardley rapidly reaching 50 with the score on 59-1! In the fifteenth over with the score on 88 the second wicket fell when Cameron Holtz was bowled by Keith Yapp, but thanks to Luke Acton Scott were keeping up with the run rate required.

 

Acton Scott's scoreboard after 19 overs!

 

Krafft Holtz joined Luke and Luke's onslaught continued when he brought up his maiden century in the 19th over with the score on 121-3!  But Luke wasn't finished just yet. Krafft then fell lbw ...121-3,

Jamie Wrench was Mattie Cliffe's second victim soon afterwards...129-4.

The resurgent Paul Davies joined Luke and added his own momentum to Luke's unbelievable innings adding 57 for the fifth wicket before Andy Harrison claimed his first of three wickets bowling Paul to make the score 186-5 with 10 overs left and 50 still needed. Ed Jones joined Luke and added another 14 to bring up the 200 for Acton Scott before Andy bowled Ed.... 200-6, 36 still needed with six overs to go.

 

Acton Scott's Luke Miles during his remarkable innings of 150, a personal best

 

 

In the 37th over with Joe Yapp bowling the match was turned. Luke brought up his 150 and with Stuart Tomlins's Club record top score of 151 not out set 10 years ago in his sights, he hit a powerful shot to the long on boundary but failed to clear it and was caught by Mattie Cliffe to end a truly remarkable innings which included 18 fours and 2 sixes and had taken the score from 2-1 to 216-7.

 

A weary Luke Miles returns after his

sensational innings of 150

 

With 20 still needed and three wickets in hand Joe was to take two more wickets in the 37th over and Grasshoppers clinched victory when Andy Harrison had Stuart Tomlins caught by Joe Yapp with the score on 221.

It had been a remarkable day dominated by Luke's superb innings and a wonderful way to round off the 2016 season

 

 

 

Grasshoppers won by 14 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 11 September - Albrighton (Home)

 

                                                        

                  

 

     

Albrighton  124 (24 overs)

 

C.Holtz  6-0-44-2

A.Bowen  6-0-27-2

L.Miles  6-1-13-2

A.Brown  6-0-37-4

 

Catches (8) : C.Holtz 2, A.Bowen 2, A.Brown, S.Tomlins, H.Lole & L.Miles

Fielder of the Day:  Luke Miles

 

For their final home game of the season, Acton Scott entertained Albrighton on a sunny afternoon with a fresh wind and the game was played on a slow wicket with variable bounce.

The visitors opened with their Australian professional Bray and together with opener Jogi they quickly adjusted to the wicket and built an opening partnership of 33 before opening bowler Cameron Holtz trapped Jogi lbw quickly following up with his second wicket dismissing Hurford with a caught and bowled....34-2.

Albrighton's Murray added another 35 with Bray before Adam Bowen making a welcome return to Acton Scott after several years away from the Club deservedly took two wickets in two balls to dismiss Bray for an impressive 46 and Parker, the first a caught behind from captain Stuart Tomlins (playing with a snapped tendon in his left hand!) and the second ball comprehensively bowling Parker first ball....66-4.

First change bowler Dill Brown, after a wayward start, settled in to an excellent spell and claimed Murray's wicket with an excellent caught and bowled...91-5. Darren Shimmons played well but on 34 skewed a catch to Adam Bowen off Luke Miles....116-6. Dill claimed his second wicket just 2 runs later when Henry Lole caught R.Barley and shortly afterwards his third wicket with a dramatic catch from Luke to dismiss J.Barley....121-8.

The last two wickets were claimed by Luke and Dill with two more excellent catches from Cameron and Adam to round off an exceptionally fine fielding and catching performance from the home side setting a modest target of 125 for Acton Scott.

 

 

 

Acton Scott   120  (26 overs)

 

 

R.Wilson  lbw  7

C.Holtz  caught  3

L.Miles  bowled  72

M.Lole  caught  0

A.Bowen  caught  6

N.Price  bowled  11

H.Lole  bowled  1

G.Wilson  bowled  2

J.Wrench  not out  1

A.Brown  caught  0

S.Tomlins  lbw  0

 

 

Albrighton's opening bowlers Maundrell and Hurford made an early breakthrough when Cameron Holtz was out caught in only the second over...7-1. Luke Miles joined Richard Wilson and quickly moved the score along with some fine powerful shots but with the score on 47 Richard was adjudged lbw and with the dismissal of Mike Lole soon after it became 47-3 after 12 overs.

 

Acton Scott's Nick Price one of only two players to reach double figures

 

Adam Bowen joined Luke and moved the score on to 71 with Luke continuing his fine innings before Adam was out caught....71-4. Nick Price, playing his first cricket for 15 years, added 39 for the fifth wicket with Luke before he was bowled leaving the home side 110-5 with only 15 runs needed and plenty of time left.

 

Luke Miles in sparkling form for the home side with a magnificent 72

 

But when Luke was finally bowled by Shimmons for an exceptional 72 which included 5 sixes and 5 fours it became 111-6 and it was apparent that it would be a struggle for the home side to get over the finishing line and it then became 115-7 with the dismissal of Henry Lole, still 10 runs needed with 3 wickets in hand. George Wilson and Jamie Wrench moved the score on to 120 before George was bowled....120-8, just 5 runs needed with two wickets in hand.

 

Acton Scott's George Wilson trying to secure victory against Albrighton

 

 

Dill Brown was dismissed without adding to the score...120-9. Captain Stuart Tomlins, batting at 11 with his injury, was adjudged lbw first ball and the game was over leaving Acton Scott to ponder how they had failed to win the game.

 

 

Albrighton won by 4 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 4 September - Willey (Home)

 

 

 

 

 

Acton Scott  138 (38.3 overs)

 

 

R.Williams  caught  3

J.Wrench  bowled  0

W.Phillips  bowled  0

E.Jones  caught  11

S.Tomlins  caught  52

G.Jones  caught  2

S.Miles  caught  32

A.Phillips  not out  13

G.Wilson  caught  6

M.Lole  lbw  0

P.Jones  bowled  1

 

After half an inch of rain in the village the day before, the wicket was soft but turned out to play quite well and with no League cricket played on Saturday Willey fielded a strong Sunday side, won the toss elected to field.

Their opening bowlers Hatton and Thomas saw them off to a great start with the early dismissals of Jamie Wrench and Will Phillips to leave the home side reeling on 1-2. Ed Jones joined Rob Williams and found the boundary twice before he was out caught for a promising 11 ....16-3.

 

Acton Scott's Ed Jones scoring the first of the home side's 15 fours

 

Rob's stay at the crease ended just 7 runs later to make it 23-4. It was then left to Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins to recover the situation and he moved the score on to 66 hitting some powerful shots that included 3 sixes and 5 fours before George Jones was out caught.

 

Stuart Tomlins in fine form with the bat top scoring for the home side with 52

 

Simon Miles joined Stuart and they moved the score on to 98 before Stuart was caught for a very rapid 52....98-6. It was left to Simon to continue the recovery and he added a further 20 with Tony Phillips before he fell caught for a very useful 32 which included 6 fours.

 

Simon Miles with a valuable contribution of 32 for Acton Scott

 

A delighted George Wilson being congratulated by Mike Lole after hitting

his first ever boundary for the Club

 

Tony was joined by George Wilson who managed to hit his first ever four for the Club in his brief stay at the wicket before being caught....124-8. But with Tony running out of partners the home side managed to post a total of 138 setting the visitors a modest run chase of less than 3.5 runs an over for victory.

 

Tony Phillips adding some useful runs for Acton Scott at the end of the innings

 

 

 

 

Willey   139-6  (38.3 overs)

 

E.Jones  5-0-12-0

G.Jones  8-2-27-1

W.Phillips   6.3-1-34-0

S.Miles  7-4-8-3

M.Lole  5-0-17-1

G.Wilson  5-0-28-0

S.Tomlins  2-1-8-0

 

 

Catches (1) : E.Jones

Run outs (1) : A.Phillips

 

 

With an early breakthrough essential, opening bowlers Ed and George Jones set about their difficult task and with the score on just 3 George bowled opener Hatton to give the home side a great start.

But useful batsmen Rudd and Slater played particularly well and built a significant partnership despite giving some chances and Acton Scott could just not make the breakthrough they needed with the pair adding 110 for the second wicket before Mike Lole eventually bowled Rudd for 56....113-2.

But with the introduction of Simon Miles into the attack there was some late drama when Simon bowled Slater for 42, the first of his three wickets and Willey then found themselves on 135-6 with just over two overs left to bat. The final 4 runs were eventually achieved with 9 balls to spare to provide an entertaining end to an enjoyable day.

 

Acton Scott's George Wilson, whose action was described as being similar to

South Africa's Paul Adams from the 1990's (frog in a blender!),

during his 5 over spell was unucky not to pick up a wicket

 

 

Willey won by 4 wickets

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 28 August - Bishop's Castle (Home)

 

 

 

Match cancelled due to Bishop's Castle not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

 

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Sunday 21 August - Brampton Bryan (Home)

 

                                                        

                  

 

     

Brampton Bryan   133-4 (30 overs)

 

G.Taylor  5-0-22-0

C.Holtz  4-0-11-1

G.Jones  5-0-17-0

L.Miles  5-0-14-0

S.Miles  4-0-20-2

E.Jones  3-0-22-0

M.Lole  3-0-18-1

G.Wilson  1-0-6-0

 

Catches (2) : S.Tomlins 2

Fielder of the Day:  Stuart Tomlins

 

Although the game started on a sunny but very windy afternoon, with the forecast of heavy rain due around tea time it was agreed that the game be reduced to 30 overs a side.

Brampton Bryan got off to a good start with openers Tim Whittome and Ed Williams making slow but steady progress on a difficult wicket where the ball tended to rise and come through very slowly, and after 10 overs they had scored 28 against a good opening spell of bowling from Gavin Taylor and Cameron Holtz and first change bowlers George Jones and Luke Miles.

But when Simon Miles was brought into the attack and the score on 34 he struck twice when wicket keeper Stuart Tomlins took two catches to dismiss Whittome and Clarke...34-2. But with Ed Williams playing well he was joined by Mike Saunders and together they produced a 90 run partnership for the third wicket that changed the course of the game.

But Mike was finally out when Cameron bowled him in his second spell to make it 124-3 with about 3 overs to go. Ed Williams gracefully retired having made a very fine 86 to allow his team's good young players to have some time at the crease and although Mike Lole took a further wicket the visitors had posted a challenging run chase of just under 4.5 runs an over for the home side on a difficult wicket.

 

 

Acton Scott   134-6  (25.2 overs)

 

 

S.Miles  bowled  4

C.Holtz  bowled  11

L.Miles  lbw  12

G.Wilson  bowled  0

R.Morris  caught  13

P.Davies  not out  44

G.Jones  bowled  18

S.Tomlins  not out  11

 

 

Openers Simon Miles and Cameron Holtz made a watchful start but in only his second over Mike Saunders bowled Simon... 11-1. Luke Miles joined Cameron but with the score on 21 Mike claimed his second wicket when he bowled Cameron and with the early demise of George Wilson it soon became 22-3. Rob Morris joined Luke and they managed to move the score on to 44 but then both Luke and Rob were dismissed ......44-5 with still 20 overs left to bat.

With Paul Davies and George Jones now at the crease they adopted an innings building approach and played with a mix of watchfulness and aggression. They forged a very impressive partnership adding 63 for the sixth wicket before George was finally out for an excellent contribution of 18...107-6 leaving the home side with nine overs left to score 27.

Captain Stuart Tomlins joined Paul and managed to see home Acton Scott with more than 4 overs to spare. Paul's fine innings of 44 not out had enabled the home side to continue with their unbeaten home run.

 

 

 

Acton Scott won by 4 wickets

 

 

 

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Sunday 14 August - Clee Hill (Home)

 

 

 

 

On an overcast windless afternoon the match was played on a dry but slow wicket and after winning the toss Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins elected to bat.

 

Acton Scott  253-6 (40 overs)

 

 

S.Miles  caught  5

C.Holtz  caught  17

L.Miles  bowled  34

R.Morris  caught  82

S.Tomlins  caught  60

P.Davies  not out  28

G.Jones  caught  1

R.Wilson  not out  10

 

On a difficult wicket, opening batsmen Simon Miles and Cameron Holtz got underway but in the second over Simon got a rising delivery and was caught... 5-1. His son Luke joined Cameron and with Luke playing some fine shots quickly moved the score on to 44 but in the 8th over Luke was bowled for a useful 34 which included a six and 4 fours....44-2. Rob Morris batting at four joined Cameron and they developed a

26 run partnership before Cameron was out caught in the 13th over after playing a very valuable stabilising opening role as he has done all season....70-3.

 

Acton Scott's Rob Morris during an outstanding innings of 82

 

Stuart Tomlins joined Rob and together they forged a 4th wicket partnership that proved to be one of the best in the Club's recent history. Against Clee Hill's useful bowling attack on a far from straightforward wicket they took the game to the visitors and made batting look easy.

 

Acton Scott's 4th wicket partnership between Rob Morris and Stuart Tomlins added 136

 

In the 20 overs they were at the crease they moved the score on from 70 to 206 both playing at the top of their game with Rob's innings of 82, which included 2 sixes and 10 fours, and Stuart's 60 which included 3 sixes and 7 fours.

 

Stuart Tomlins playing a fine innings of 60 for the home side sensibly mixing caution and aggression

 

After their demise Paul Davies, the Club's all time leading run scorer, came in at six playing his first game for the Club after a break from the game of about eighteen months. In an unbeaten knock of 28, which included 2 sixes and 2 fours he added another 35 with Richard Wilson in the final 3 overs to post a very challenging run chase for the visitors of 6.35 runs an over for victory.

This had proved to be one of the most outstanding batting performances from the home side for many years with contributions all round.

 

 

 

 

Clee Hill   103  (29 overs)

 

G.Taylor  6-1-19-1

C.Holtz  6-3-9-3

M.Lole  4-0-18-1

G.Jones  5-0-16-1

G.Wilson  2-0-18-0

L.Miles  3-1-7-1

S.Miles  3-0-16-2

 

 

Catches (4) : S.Miles 3 & G.Taylor

Run outs (1) : P.Davies

 

Fielder of the Day:  Simon Miles

 

With such a high target Clee Hill needed a solid start and at 15 without loss anything seemed possible, but when Gavin Taylor bowled the dangerous Liam Whitbread for only 6 it began a collapse from which the visitors would never recover.

With the score on 19 Steve Bowkett was run out by Paul Davies attempting a dangerous run on a slight mis-field and two runs later Cameron claimed the first of his three wickets when Simon caught the first of his 3 catches and in the same over took his second wicket when Gavin took a good catch to dismiss Griffiths...21-4.

Andy Gullefer was Cameron's next victim when just 9 runs later he had him bowled. With only 15 overs completed Clee Hill were 41-6 after the fall of another wicket and although Ben Link scored a useful 41 for the visitors he too fell when bowled by Luke Miles.

Further wickets followed from Mike Lole and George Jones and with the score on 103-8, it was left to Simon Miles to complete the demise of Clee Hill taking their final two wickets to give Acton Scott a comfortable, well earned victory which had seen their bowlers back up the home side's batting performance with a fine spell of bowling.

 

 

Acton Scott won by 150 runs

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 7 August - Shrewsbury (Home)

 

 

 

Match cancelled due to Shrewsbury not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

 

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Sunday 31 July - Acton Reynald (Home)

 

 

 

Match cancelled due to Acton Reynald not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

 

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Sunday 24 July - Kinlet (Home)

 

 

 

 

On an overcast gloomy afternoon with drizzle falling from time to time Acton Scott were pleased to welcome Kinlet after the disappointment of not playing them earlier in the season. With a week of dry weather the pitch had hardened up from last week's tied match but it wasn't clear how it would behave and after winning the toss Kinlet elected to bowl first.

 

Acton Scott  135-9 (40 overs)

 

 

C.Holtz  bowled  26

R.Williams  lbw  15

L.Miles  caught  26

S.Tomlins  bowled  28

E.Jones  bowled  1

M.Williams  bowled  13

G.Taylor  caught  4

G.Wilson  caught  0

L.Farquhar  not out  5

P.Jones  caught  0

A.Brown  not out 4

 

 

Acton Scott's opening batsmen Cameron Holtz and Rob Williams made a watchful start negotiating the first 10 overs safely, but scoring was difficult and after 13 overs had reached 28 without loss.But in the 14th over with the score on 33 Rob Williams was out lbw to Francis Engleheart having given the home side a solid start.

 

 

Acton Scott's opener Cameron Holtz contributing a useful 26 on a difficult wicket

 

Luke Miles joined Cameron and together they moved the score on swiftly with Luke hitting two

spectacular sixes. But after a second wicket partnership of 32 Cameron was bowled for a very useful 26 in the 20th over..... 65-2.

 

Luke Miles hitting one of his two sixes - this one over extra cover

 

Captain Stuart Tomlins joined Luke, punishing any bad ball, but having moved the score on to 91 Luke was caught on the long on boundary going for his third six. Ed Jones was to fall only two runs later and Acton Scott found themselves on 93-4 with 15 overs still to bat. Stuart now joined by Matt Williams added another 25 for the fifth wicket before Stuart was bowled by Tom Whitworth, the first of his four wickets, to make it 118-5 with eight overs left.

 

Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins back amongst the runs again top scoring with 28,

which also included 2 sixes

 

It became clear that every run was precious (and so it turned out to be!) so Acton Scott set about making sure they batted out the forty overs and did just that despite losing wickets regularly towards the end of their innings, setting the visitors a run chase of 3.4 runs an over for victory.

 

 

 

Kinlet   134-8  (40 overs)

 

G.Taylor  8-2-20-0

C.Holtz  8-5-8-1

L.Miles  8-2-15-4

M.Williams  5-0-19-0

E.Jones  7-0-35-0

A.Brown  4-0-29-0

 

 

Catches (1) : P.Jones

Run outs (3) : M.Williams 2 & P.Jones

 

Fielder of the Day:  Matt Williams

 

Kinlet set about their modest run chase with great care and with a very impressive opening bowling spell from Gavin Taylor and Cameron Holtz restricted the visitors to 14 without loss after 10 overs. With the score on 26 Cameron was duly rewarded when he claimed the wicket of Bishop bowling him for 22.

The momentum stayed with Acton Scott after a brilliant run out from Matt Williams with a direct hit to dismiss D.Allsopp just 4 runs later...30-2. Luke Miles was introduced into the attack and his short run up and quick deliveries took their toll on Kinlet and Luke soon had them 44-5 with three quick dismissals bowling three top order batsmen.

But Kinlet dug in and produced an excellent 6th wicket partnership between A.Allsopp and Tom Whitworth swinging the game in Kinlet's favour. The partnership was worth 78 when the game turned again with two wickets falling when the score was on 122, the first with another run out from Matt Williams breaking the partnership and the second with an excellent catch by Pete Jones to give Luke his

fourth wicket...122-7.

And so after Luke's two excellent final overs of his spell it all came down to the final over with Ed Jones being asked to bowl it... 14 needed from the final over with two wickets in hand. Then Julian Engleheart hit Ed's first ball for six over long on...8 needed off 5 balls. But Ed held his nerve and only four more were scored off balls 2,3,4 & 5. So it all came down to the final ball with 4 needed to win and 3 to tie (surely not again!). The ball was played to deep mid off and the batsman ran 2 but Pete Jones ran Julian out attempting an impossible third and Acton Scott had won by just 1 run!

Another dramatic conclusion to the second home game of the season - if you want exciting cricket come and watch Acton Scott!

 

 

Acton Scott won by 1 run

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 17 July - Church Stretton (Home)

 

 

On such a glorious afternoon Acton Scott were pleased to finally get their home games underway despite the wicket being very soft after all the rain in recent weeks and the pitch was to play a huge part in what proved to be an historic day.

 

 

Acton Scott  64 (24 overs)

 

C.Holtz  bowled  30

J.Wrench  bowled  0

A.Brown  bowled  0

S.Tomlins  lbw  7

M.Williams  bowled  0

E.Jones  caught  12

G.Taylor  bowled  0

M.Lole  bowled  0

P.Jones  stumped  1

G.Wilson  bowled  0

L.Farquhar  not out  0

 

With both teams wanting to bowl first on what looked like a treacherous wicket it was Church Stretton who won the toss and asked Acton Scott to bat first. Opening batsmen Cameron Holtz and Jamie Wrench survived the first 3 overs but in Key's second over he bowled Jamie and Dill Brown to put the home side on 3-2 after just four overs.

 

Acton Scott's Dill Brown playing watchfully on a very tricky wicket

 

Captain Stuart Tomlins joined Cameron and they moved the score on to 14 before Stuart was adjudged lbw to give Key his third wicket. Cameron was then joined by Matt Williams, playing his first innings for many years after moving to Canada following a very successful playing career for Acton Scott. But his return was to be all too brief when he was bowled by Lockett - 15-4.

 

Matt Williams returning to the ground where he had had so much success

 

Ed Jones joined Cameron and they played well together moving the score on to 45 in the 17th over before Ed was out caught to give Gabriel Williams his first of what was to be a five wicket haul.

 

Ed Jones one of only two players to make double figures for the home team

 

 

With the wicket proving increasingly difficult to bat on Cameron was probably playing his best innings of the season but despite this more wickets tumbled and the home side went from 45-4 to 64 all out with outstanding bowling figures from Church Stretton's Williams of 5 for 12.

Acton Scott's Cameron Holtz top scoring with a hard earned 30, probably the innings of the season for the home side

 

 

A very modest run chase was therefore set for Church Stretton to seek revenge for their Home defeat by Acton Scott earlier in the season.

 

 

Church Stretton   64  (25.3 overs)

 

G.Taylor  7-2-11-2

A.Brown  2-0-9-1

M.Williams  5.3-1-11-3

L.Farquhar  1-0-15-0

E.Jones  5-1-7-2

C.Holtz  5-1-9-2

 

 

Catches (2) : M.Williams & A.Brown

 

Fielder of the Day:  George Wilson

 

With such a modest total to chase down the visitors needed to play carefully with no great urgency for quick scoring but opening bowlers Gavin Taylor and Dill Brown were spot on with their opening attack and Dill claimed Reece's wicket without a run on the board.

Church Stretton's Jacobs pair played carefully moving the score on to 23 but then Gavin and Matt Williams struck claiming three wickets between them for only one run 24-4. It then became apparent that this was not going to be a straight forward task for the visitors and sure enough with the tension rising two further wickets fell - 48-6.

But with Tom Quraishi batting well, only another 17 needed, no urgency involved and four wickets left it was surely going to be a successful run chase. But suddenly another wicket fell, 49-7, but a mini partnership for the eighth wicket took the score on to 61 with three wickets remaining. But with just 4 runs needed to win the visitors lost their eighth wicket.

The ninth wicket partnership moved the scores level when they reached 64. But when Keith Yapp edged a catch to Dill Brown off Ed Jones bowling it was 64-9 with still one run needed.

Unbelievably it was Matt Williams who produced a little piece of history when he bowled Key to dismiss Church Stretton for 64 to produce the first ever tie in Acton Scott's twenty one year history - what tension, what bowling and what a day!

 

 

Match tied

 

 

 

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Sunday 10 July - Grasshoppers (Home)

 

 

 

                   Match cancelled due to waterlogged pitch

 

                                                          

 

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Sunday 3 July - Newington (Kent Tour)

 

 

 

Acton Scott travelled to Newington's rural ground near Sittingbourne and were welcomed by a very friendly, sociable side that only played Sunday Friendlies and put out three teams every Sunday!

     

 

Acton Scott  155-7 (40 overs)

 

R.Williams  lbw  52

C.Holtz  bowled  1

A.Phillips  bowled  10

S.Miles  caught  67

S.Tomlins  caught  5

R.Morris  lbw  1

A.Brown  not out  1

K.Holtz  bowled  0

M.Buchan  not out  2

 

 

 

With Acton Scott electing to bat, it was a disappointing start when Cameron Holtz was bowled in the fifth over with the score on 10. Tony Phillips joined Rob Williams and consolidated the innings putting on 24 for the second wicket before Tony was bowled in the 16th over.

 

Rob Williams opening for Acton Scott with an excellent 52 on his Tour debut

 

With Rob playing well, Simon Miles came to the wicket and together they produced an outstanding partnership of 106 to turn around Acton Scott's fortunes with both players reaching their half centuries.

 

Simon Miles top scoring for the visitors with 67

 

Rob was finally out for 52 in the 34th over with the score on 140. Simon was also dismissed 10 runs later for a very good 67 to make it 150-4. But the last four overs of the innings saw the loss of 4 wickets (including Simon's) and only 6 runs added to the scoreboard and a modest run chase of 3.9 runs an over was set for the home side.

 

 

Newington  157-4 (35.4 overs)

 

 

G.Taylor  8-1-42-1

C.Holtz  7.4-2-23-1

S.Miles  8-2-10-0

R.Morris  7-0-48-1

A.Brown  5-0-31-1

 

Catches (2) : R.Morris & C.Holtz

 

Fielder of the Day:  Cameron Holtz

 

Newington's opening batsmen frustrated Acton Scott's opening pair Gavin Taylor and Cameron Holtz and had reached an opening unbeaten stand of 50 after 12 overs. A breakthrough for the visitors came with the score on 71 when Rob Morris took a caught and bowled to dismiss opener Clark.

Further success followed when Cameron caught Joshi off Dill Brown's bowling to put Newington on 98-2 with plenty of time left. Just 12 runs later Gavin had Carter trapped lbw - 110-3.

With 10 overs left and 7 wickets in hand the home side only needed another 15 runs to win and although another wicket was claimed when Cameron bowled opener Jimenez for a valuable 72, Newington cruised to victory with more than 4 overs to spare.

     

 

 

Newington won by 6 wickets

 

 

 

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Saturday 2 July - Brookwood (Kent Tour)

 

 

The first Tour match was arranged against another touring team from Woking and played at St.Lawrence's College, Ramsgate.                                                               

 

     

The 2016 Acton Scott Tourists XI

 

 

Acton Scott  134 (38.1 overs)

 

S.Miles  lbw  80

C.Holtz  lbw  3

R.Williams  caught 10

S.Tomlins  caught  4

R.Morris  caught  4

M.Buchan  bowled  0

A.Phillips lbw  7

J.Wrench  lbw  0

G.Taylor  caught  4

K.Holtz  lbw  0

A.Brown  not out  0

 

 

After winning the toss Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins elected to bat and openers Simon Miles and Cameron Holtz made a steady start against some high quality bowling, but in the 8th over Cameron was out lbw to make it 13-1.

Rob Williams, on his first Tour with the Club, joined Simon and added a useful 34 for the second wicket before Rob was out in the 18th over - 47-2. With Simon batting exceptionally well against a high standard of bowling he needed some partners to stay with him but unfortunately wickets continued to fall at the other end with the quick dismissals of Stuart Tomlins, Rob Morris and Mark Buchan to leave Acton Scott on 77-5 after 24 overs.

 

Simon Miles in action for Acton Scott with an exceptional innings of 80

 

Tony Phillips briefly stopped the decline adding 28 for the 6th wicket with Simon but Tony fell lbw soon followed by Jamie Wrench - 105-7 with still 10 overs left to bat. Simon deservedly went on to reach his fifty and when Gavin Taylor joined Simon they managed to get the score up to 134 but all three remaining wickets were taken without adding to that total and this left Brookwood with a modest run chase of about 3.4 runs an over for victory.

One look at the scorecard shows an exceptional batting performance from Simon against some very good bowling and he scored well over 70% of runs made by Acton Scott's batsmen.

 

 

 

Brookwood  135-2 (28.2 overs)

 

 

C.Holtz  5-3-6-0

G.Taylor  5-1-27-0

A.Brown  7-0-45-0

R.Morris  3-0-21-1

S.Miles  6-2-14-1

A.Phillips  2.2-0-21-0

 

 

Catches (1) : R.Morris

Stumpings (1) : K.Holtz

 

Fielder of the Day:  Rob Morris

 

Brookwood's high standard of performance continued with their batting and their opening pair put on 55 in 12 overs despite a fine spell from opening bowlers Cameron Holtz and Gavin Taylor before Rob Morris took a very sharp catch off his own bowling.

 

                      

       Cameron Holtz with an impressive opening spell of 5-3-6-0                                                Acton Scott's other opening bowler Gavin Taylor in action at Ramsgate

 

Brookwood made relentless progress towards their target and at the halfway stage were 98-1. The only other success for Acton Scott was the fall of the second wicket with the score on 125 when keeper Krafft Holtz made a sharp stumping off Simon Miles's bowling, but with only 10 more runs needed Brookwood achieved a comfortable victory with nearly 12 overs to spare.

 

     

Acton Scott's Rob Morris claimed a very good caught and bowled to dismiss opener Birch

 

  

Simon Miles with figures of 6-2-14-1 following on from his impressive innings of 80      

               

 

 

Brookwood won by 8 wickets

 

 

 

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Sunday 26 June - Brampton Bryan (Away)

 

 

 

With the rain falling steadily and a worsening forecast it was sportingly agreed by Brampton Bryan that we attempt to play some cricket and a 12 overs a-side (8 balls an over, 2 overs max per bowler) was arranged.

                                                               

     

 

Acton Scott  120-6 (12 x 8 ball overs)

 

S.Miles  bowled  24

C.Holtz  bowled  18

L.Miles  caught  20

S.Tomlins  bowled  18

E.Jones  run out  0

S.Roberts  not out  18

M.Buchan  bowled  0

G.Taylor  not out  1

 

With covers on the wicket for the past few days the pitch played very well and Acton Scott's opening batsmen Simon Miles and Cameron Holtz got the visitors off to a fantastic start against some fine bowling from Corfield and Ed Williams and after just 5 overs had put on 55 without loss.

But the sixth over saw the dismissal of both openers to make it 60-2 and this brought Luke Miles and captain Stuart Tomlins to the crease who rapidly added another 33 for the third wicket but with the score on 93 both Stuart and Ed Jones were out to make it 93-4 with 3 overs remaining.

Luke's impressive innings came to an end with the score on 100 quickly followed by the dismissal of Mark Buchan - 103-6. But Sam Roberts added a very useful unbeaten 18 to set the home side a challenging run chase of 10 runs an over for victory.

 

 

 

Brampton Bryan  82-9  (12 x 8 ball overs)

 

 

 

E.Jones  2-0-13-1

G.Taylor  2-0-4-0

C.Holtz  2-0-10-2

L.Miles  2-0-9-1

S.Roberts  2-0-10-2

A.Brown  1-0-7-0

G.Wilson  1-0-13-1

 

 

Catches (4) : L.Miles 2, S.Miles & C.Holtz

Run outs (2) : G.Wilson & C.Holtz

 

Fielder of the Day:  George Wilson

 

Acton Scott's opening bowlers Ed Jones and Gavin Taylor quickly put Brampton Bryan under pressure when Ed had Bower caught by Luke in his first over and with Gavin bowling his 2 overs conceding only 4 runs the home side quickly fell behind the required run rate and worse was to follow when young George Wilson ran out Corfield for 0.

Cameron Holtz and Luke Miles continued the excellent spell of bowling with Cameron picking up two wickets one of which was a fantastic diving catch by Luke Miles in the covers. Luke picked up the wicket of the dangerous Ed Williams bowling him for just 10 and when Sam Roberts was brought into the attack he picked up two wickets in his second over to secure the upper hand for the visitors.

George Wilson was introduced for the final over and joined the party when Cameron caught young Clarke to leave the home side 38 runs short of their target.

 

 

Acton Scott won by 38 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 19 June - Acton Reynald (Away)

 

 

 

Match cancelled due to Acton Reynald not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

 

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Sunday 12 June - Shrewsbury (Away)

 

 

 

                   Match cancelled due to rain

                                                          

 

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Sunday 5 June - Montgomery (Away)

 

                                                        

                  

 

     

Montgomery  107 (34.2 overs)

 

G.Taylor  5-2-9-1

A.Brown  5-2-15-0

L.Miles  4-1-2-1

C.Holtz  5-1-18-1

E.Jones  6-0-21-2

R.Morris  3-0-17-1

S.Miles  4-1-9-3

L.Farquhar  2.2-0-12-1

 

Catches (5) : K.Holtz 2, S.Tomlins, L.Farquhar & L.Miles

Fielder of the Day:  Stuart Tomlins

 

Always a pleasure to visit Montgomery's lovely historic Lymore Park ground, rated by many Acton Scott players as their favourite venue, particularly on such a glorious sunny afternoon.

With Montgomery winning the toss and electing to bat the visitors struck in the very first over when Gavin Taylor had Fletcher caught behind by keeper Krafft Holtz. With Acton Scott's opening attack Gavin Taylor and Dill Brown bowling really well the home side made slow progress and after 10 overs they were 24-1.

First change bowlers Luke Miles and Cameron Holtz were soon rewarded for another excellent spell of bowling and with the score on 40 they both struck when Cameron had G.Griffiths caught with a stunning catch by Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins at short mid wicket and Luke then bowling opener Currie-Jordan - 40-3 with nearly half the overs batted.

Ed Jones and Rob Morris were then brought on and continued with Acton Scott's impressive bowling display each claiming wickets with the removal of both of Montgomery's Haycock brothers. Ed took his second wicket when he had Hughes caught by Laurence Farquhar to leave the home side struggling on 92-6 with still 10 overs left to bat.

The fourth pair of bowlers Simon Miles and Laurence Farquhar kept up the pressure and when Simon, with his first spell of bowling for a long time after a shoulder injury, claimed 3 quick wickets in his 4 over spell it was left to Laurence to wrap up Montgomery's innings when he bowled D.Jones in the 35th over to leave Acton Scott with a modest run chase of 2.7 runs an over to record their first win over Montgomery.

 

 

 

Acton Scott   108-2  (25 overs)

 

 

R.Williams  caught  2

S.Miles  caught  7

C.Holtz  not out  29

L.Miles  not out  52

 

 

Montgomery's young Owen Jones opened the bowling and in his very first over had Rob Williams caught in the gully to make it 2-1. Cameron Holtz joined opener Simon Miles and they consolidated until Simon became Jones's second wicket when he too was caught off a leading edge in the 7th over - 18-2. With the thought of a first ever victory against Montgomery slipping away it brought Luke Miles to the crease to join Cameron.

 

Acton Scott's Cameron Holtz guiding the visitors home with an unbeaten 29

 

Against a very useful bowling attack Luke and Cameron set about the task with some very thoughtful batting, punishing anything short or full and after 10 overs had moved the score on to 34-2. They brought up their 50 partnership in the 18th over and looked more and more assured as they made relentless progress towards the target.

Luke Miles hitting the only six of the innings in his brilliant knock of 52 not out for Acton Scott

 

Luke duly reached his 50 which included a six and 10 fours and with still 15 overs left to bat Luke and Cameron reached the target having put on an unbeaten partnership of 90 with a fantastic batting performance to secure an historic win.

 

Acton Scott won by 8 wickets

 

 

 

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Sunday 29 May - Bishop's Castle (Away)

 

 

Match cancelled due to Bishop's Castle not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

 

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Sunday 22 May - Clee Hill (Away)

 

                                                        

                   

     

 

Clee Hill   199-5 (40 overs)

 

A.Brown  8-0-40-0

E.Jones  8-2-24-1

C.Holtz  7-0-36-1

L.Farquhar  7-0-51-2

L.Miles  8-0-25-1

G.Wilson  2-0-19-0

 

Catches (4) : E.Jones 2, C.Holtz & R.Wilson

Fielder of the Day:  Simon Miles

 

Acton Scott played their third game of the season at Ludlow's ground in Burway Lane against Clee Hill on a bright mainly dry afternoon and after winning the toss the home side elected to bat. Clee Hill's openers Mark Harrington and Wayne Whitbread made a solid start against Acton Scott's bowling attack of Dill Brown and Ed Jones putting on 35 for the first wicket before first change bowler Cameron Holtz caught and bowled Harrington.

With Whitbread dominating the bowling, Laurence Farquhar playing his first game of the season, was introduced into the attack and with the score on 66 he claimed Clee Hill's second wicket when Ed Jones caught the first of his two catches.

But the third wicket stand between the Whitbreads added another 46 before Wayne Whitbread was finally out for 46 when Ed Jones bowled him to make it 112-3. It was soon 118-5 when Luke Miles claimed the next wicket with a looping catch to Richard Wilson.

But with 15 overs left the game was still in the balance and a fifth wicket partnership of 80 swung the game in Clee Hill's favour and despite Laurence claiming his second wicket caught again by Ed Jones, Clee Hill finished well leaving a run chase for Acton Scott of exactly 5 runs an over for victory.

 

 

Acton Scott   115  (35.2 overs)

 

 

R.Williams  lbw  2

C.Holtz  bowled  36

L.Miles  bowled  8

S.Miles  lbw  23

S.Tomlins  bowled 12

M.Buchan  bowled  0

E.Jones  caught  9

L.Farquhar  caught  1

G.Wilson  bowled  1

R.Wilson  caught  1

A.Brown  not out  0

 

 

With a good start required the visitors started poorly and found themselves on 16-2 after 7 overs when Rob Williams and Luke Miles were dismissed cheaply by opening bowlers Wayne Whitbread and Steve Bowkett.

Luke Miles in action for Acton Scott

 

But an important partnership of 60 for the third wicket between Cameron Holtz and Simon Miles gave the visitors hope to keep their unbeaten sequence going. But when Simon was out lbw in the 21st over for a useful 23 it left Acton Scott needing 124 from the last 19 overs with 7 wickets in hand.

 

Simon Miles putting on a 3rd wicket partnership of 60 with Cameron Holtz

 

Cameron batted really well top scoring with 36 but only captain Stuart Tomlins was able to offer some support and when he and Cameron were both out the score was 105-6 with 95 still required.

 

Cameron Holtz top scoring for the visitors with an excellent 36

 

Acton Scott's Laurence Farquhar is out edging a catch to backward point

 

The visitors' lower order were again unable to stop wickets falling and the last 4 wickets fell for just 10 runs to give Clee Hill a well deserved comfortable victory.

 

 

Clee Hill won by 84 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 15 May - Church Stretton (Away)

 

                                                        

                   

     

 

Acton Scott  187 (34.1 overs)

 

S.Miles  bowled  15

C.Holtz  lbw  16

L.Miles  bowled  26

M.Gerrard  caught  53

S.Tomlins  bowled  3

R.Morris  bowled  18

A.Phillips  lbw  9

G.Taylor  bowled  2

G.Wilson  bowled  1

K.Holtz  not out  1

A.Brown  caught  0

 

For their second game of the season Acton Scott travelled the short distance to local rivals Church Stretton on a dry bright afternoon and after winning the toss captain Stuart Tomlins elected to have a bat.

 

Acton Scott's Cameron Holtz in watchful action

 

The opening pair of Simon Miles and Cameron Holtz made a steady start on a dry wicket with the occasional ball keeping low and this caused the downfall of Simon when he was bowled in the fourth over with the score on 16.

Luke Miles on his way to a very useful 26

 

Cameron was joined by Luke Miles and they batted well together adding 50 for the second wicket before Luke was bowled by Tom Crump for a useful 26. Mike Gerrard and Cameron made good progress and took the score on to 95 before Cameron was finally out adjudged lbw in the 20th over. Stuart Tomlins joined Mike but fell soon after being bowled by a ball that kept low to leave the score on 117-4.

 

Acton Scott's Mike Gerrard produced the innings of the day with an excellent 53 on a difficult wicket

 

With Mike batting really well, he and Rob Morris added another 47 for the 5th wicket before Rob was bowled by Ed Groom.

Mike Gerrard after his fine innings

 

Mike reached his 50 hitting 6 fours before he was out caught for 53 having given the visitors a solid foundation for a reasonable score - 173-6 with 9 overs still remaining.

But with a big score a possibility Acton Scott lost their last 4 wickets for just 14 runs and were bowled out in the 35th over to leave a run chase for Church Stretton of 4.7 runs an over for victory.

 

 

 

 

Church Stretton   116  (36.4 overs)

 

 

 

 

G.Taylor  7.4-1-14-1

A.Brown  8-3-29-1

R.Morris  7-0-21-6

G.Wilson  5-0-11-1

M.Gerrard  4-0-13-0

L.Miles  3-1-11-1

A.Phillips  2-0-13-0

 

 

Catches (5) : K.Holtz, S.Miles, L.Miles, G.Taylor & S.Tomlins

 

Fielder of the Day:  George Wilson

 

Acton Scott's opening bowlers Gavin Taylor and Dill Brown had to be patient but eventually Dill was rewarded when he bowled Church Stretton's opener Karl Jacobs for a very useful 24. But the match changed with the introduction of first change bowler Rob Morris who ripped through the home side's top order dismissing four of the five batsman.

 

Rob Morris with a stunning career best bowling performance of 7-0-21-6

 

With an injection of pace into his action he went on to produce his best ever bowling performance for the Club.

 

Acton Scott's George Wilson bamboozling the opposition with his unique bowling action

with a spell of 5-0-11-1

 

With Luke Miles and George Wilson picking up one wicket apiece it was soon apparent that the home side were struggling to get close to their target and with only some resistance from Tom Crump with 26 it was left to Gavin Taylor to wrap up the match when he bowled Mike Jacobs to dismiss Church Stretton for 116.

 

Acton Scott won by 71 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 8 May - Albrighton (Away)

 

                                                        

                   

     

 

Acton Scott  189 (39.5 overs)

 

R.Williams  caught  35

S.Miles  lbw  54

L.Miles  lbw  23

R.Morris  lbw  17

S.Tomlins  bowled  30

E.Jones  bowled  6

G.Wilson  bowled  0

A.Phillips  not out  11

J.Wrench  bowled  0

G.Taylor  caught  5

A.Brown  bowled  0

 

After the disappointments of the cancelled matches against Kinlet and Willey, Acton Scott's season finally got underway at Albrighton on a beautifully warm afternoon on a dry hard wicket.

 

Acton Scott's Rob Williams on his way to a valuable 35 sharing an opening stand of 76 with Simon Miles

 

Opening batsmen Rob Williams and Simon Miles made a steady solid start reaching 10 overs unscathed scoring at about 4 runs an over. The 50 partnership came up in the 12th over with both playing really well. With the score on 76 Rob was finally out caught and bowled in the 19th over after scoring a very valuable 35.

 

Luke Miles hitting a quickfire 23

 

Simon was joined by his son Luke and they quickly added another 30 before Luke was out leaving the visitors on 106-2 after 23 overs.

Simon Miles top scoring for the visitors with an excellent 54

 

Rob Morris joined Simon who reached his half century but was out shortly afterwards having played a splendid well controlled innings which had set up a solid foundation for Acton Scott.

 

Rob Morris in action for Acton Scott

 

Captain Stuart Tomlins and Rob Morris produced a 4th wicket partnership of 37 to move the score on to 155 before Rob was out lbw.

 

Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins hitting a belligerent 30...before his eventual demise...

 

Stuart's innings of 30 included two massive sixes before he was bowled to leave Acton Scott on 170-5 with six overs remaining.

 

12 year old George Wilson, one of the 5 wickets that fell for just 19 runs at the end of Acton Scott's innings

 

19 more runs were added to set Albrighton a target of 190 at 4.75 runs an over for victory.

 

 

 

 

Albrighton  180-9  (37.3 overs)

 

G.Taylor  6.3-1-19-3

A.Brown  7-0-45-1

R.Morris  4-0-12-0

G.Wilson  4-0-15-0

L.Miles  8-1-40-5

E.Jones  8-0-48-0

 

 

Catches (7) : A.Brown 2, L.Miles 2, J.Wrench, S.Miles & S.Tomlins

 

Fielder of the Day:  Jamie Wrench

 

Acton Scott's opening bowlers Gavin Taylor and Dill Brown wanted to make early inroads into Albrighton's innings but had to be patient and this was rewarded in the sixth over when Dill had Bray well caught by Jamie Wrench and in the very next over Gavin dismissed Oakley when he had him caught by Dill to leave the home side on 31-2 after 7 overs.

Albrighton's Jogi and Barnard added 30 for the third wicket but the introduction of Luke Miles saw him dismiss Barnard with a sharp caught and bowled. Fisher added another 31 with Jogi before Luke struck again bowling Fisher to leave the home side on 92-4 after 21 overs.

Luke's excellent spell of bowling continued when he bowled the persistent Jogi for 41 to make it 105-5 with 17 overs still remaining. Albrighton's Maundrell and A.Nawaz then produced a solid partnership adding 64 for the 6th wicket and set the homeside well on course for victory. But Gavin Taylor's fourth ball of his second spell saw him dismiss Nawaz to make it 169-6 and with Croton having to retire hurt after being hit on the arm by a shot from his own batting partner it all came down to an exciting finish.

Luke's second spell saw him dismiss top scorer Maundrell for 44 when his father Simon had him caught behind - 171-7. Luke's final over saw him bowl a wicket maiden to claim his 5th wicket to round off a brilliant 8 over spell of bowling - 178-8 (effectively 9 with the retirement of Croton).

With 12 runs needed for victory, 3 overs left and the last pair at the crease it was going to be a very close finish.

Gavin Taylor started his 7th over and with his third ball Hurford edged a ball to backward point and Luke Miles took a brilliant catch diving forward to give Gavin his third wicket and secure a very exciting win for Acton Scott by just 9 runs.

 

 

Acton Scott won by 9 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 1 May - Willey (Away)

 

 

                   Match cancelled due to rain

                                                          

 

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Sunday 24 April - Kinlet (Away)

 

 

Match cancelled due to Kinlet not being able to field a team

                                                          

 

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