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2017

 

 

 

Sunday 21 May - Clee Hill (Away)

 

 

 

 

Acton Scott  116-8  (40 overs)

 

R.Wilson  caught  10

R.Williams  caught  5

L.Miles  caught  42

J.Wrench  bowled  13

G.Whitteter  caught  4

P.Davies  bowled  13

G.Wilson  bowled  0

G.Jones  caught  7

A.Brown  not out  5

S.Miles  not out  7

 

On a pleasant afternoon Acton Scott's openers Richard Wilson and Rob Williams made slow progress against Clee Hill's bowlers Jordan and Griffiths who were swinging and seaming the ball on a wicket with variable bounce and after 10 overs had only managed to score 12 runs.

 

Luke Miles top scoring for Acton Scott with 42

 

Shortly after Rob was out caught at extra cover...16-1. and Richard was joined by captain Luke Miles. Luke moved the score along and in the 19th over Richard was out.... 50-2. Jamie Wrench joined Luke and added another 24 for the third wicket before Luke was out caught behind for a solid 42.

 

Acton Scott's Jamie Wrench back amongst the runs again

 

Four runs later Jamie was bowled and with the addition of only three more runs two further wickets fell....81-6 with 10 overs of the innings to go. But Paul Davies and George Jones added a valuable 22 runs for the seventh wicket before both Paul and George were dismissed....103-8.

The last two overs saw Dill Brown and Simon Miles adding another 13 runs to set Clee Hill a modest run chase of less than 3 runs an over for victory.

 

 

Clee Hill  119-2  (18 overs)

 

A.Brown  6-2-22-2

G.Jones  5-0-48-0

P.Davies  3-0-20-0

L.Miles  3-1-14-0

G.Wilson  1-0-15-0

 

Catches (1) :  R.Wilson

                                                                                                

 

With such a modest total to defend the visitors would need to take quick wickets...enter Dill Brown to open the bowling and with the 5th and 6th ball of his very first over claimed two wickets leaving Clee Hill stunned at 1-2.

But Acton Scott's hopes were soon eroded when Mark Harrington and Liam Whitbread started a formidable partnership moving the score on quickly and after just 10 overs Clee Hill were 58-2. With Liam taking the lead he went on to his fifty and by the 15th over had moved the score on to 91 with only 26 more runs needed . The target was reached in the 18th over and Liam finished on 92 not out after a fantastic innings to see Clee Hill comfortably home.

 

 

Clee Hill won by 8 wickets

 

 

 

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Sunday 14 May - Church Stretton (Away)

 

Match cancelled due to Church Stretton being unable to field a team

 

 

 

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Sunday 7 May - Albrighton (Away)

 

 

 

 

Acton Scott  229-6  (40 overs)

 

R.Wilson  bowled  9

R.Williams  lbw  5

L.Miles  caught  145

P.Davies  bowled  19

G.Wilson  caught  0

S.Tomlins  not out  19

R.Morris  lbw  1

G.Taylor  not out  3

 

On a perfectly sunny afternoon tempered by a cooling breeze Acton Scott travelled to Albrighton's impressive ground for their third game of the season.

Opening batsmen Richard Wilson and Rob Williams found progress was difficult on a hard wicket against Albrighton's bowling attack of Maundrell and Fisher and in the 10th over Rob was out lbw with the score on just 20. Luke Miles joined Richard and was to continue his good run of form moving the score along with some fine shots and at the halfway point the visitors were on 63-1.

Luke soon cruised to his 50 and in the 25th over Richard was out...95-2 and Luke was joined by Paul Davies. With Luke continuing his domination, he reached his third century in his last four innings for the Club and continued to pile on the runs in partnership with Paul.

 

Acton Scott's Luke Miles on his way to a magnificent 145

 

With the score on 204 and Luke just seven runs away from Acton Scott's highest ever batsman's individual score he was caught for 145 having put the visitors in a strong position hitting 2 sixes and an amazing 24 fours...his partnership with Paul was worth 109.

 

Paul Davies during a third wicket partnersip of 109 with Luke

 

Paul fell soon after for a useful 19 and with the loss of two further wickets, Acton Scott had been reduced to 209-6. But with just over two overs left captain Stuart Tomlins and Gavin Taylor quickly added another 20 runs to set Albrighton a competitive run chase of  5.75 runs an over for victory.

The visitors' innings will long be remembered for Luke's magnificent 145 against a very useful Albrighton bowling attack.

 

 

Albrighton  232-7   (35.3 overs)

 

G.Taylor  6-2-11-0

A.Brown  7-0-50-2

L.Miles  8.3-0-64-1

E.Jones  5-0-36-0

P.Davies  2-0-20-0

G.Wilson  4-0-19-0

R.Morris  3-0-18-4

 

Catches (2) :  R.Williams & E.Jones

Fielder of the Day : Ed Jones

                                                                                                  

 

Acton Scott's opening bowling attack of Gavin Taylor and Dill Brown restricted the scoring with good opening spells and in the sixth over Dill was rewarded when he trapped Jogi lbw ....17-1.

Albrighton's Carlton and Maundrell batted well but did give chances to the visitors who weren't able to hang on to their catches and after Carlton retired not out on 50, Maundrell continued progress with Bert moving the score on to 179 before Bert was trapped lbw by Rob Morris with only his second delivery.

When Maundrell was well caught at long off by Rob Williams and Rob Morris dismissed Poppins, Barley and Parker for 0, the game was nicely balanced with the home side on 190-6 still needing 40 runs to win with about 10 overs remaining.

One of Rob's four wickets was thanks to a brilliant one handed catch by Ed Jones at short mid wicket. The seventh wicket pairing batted well to move closer to their target but with the score on 225 Dill Brown claimed his second wicket.

But in the 36th over the home side reached their target to win an interesting game with both sides producing some excellent cricket.

 

 

 

Albrighton won by 3 wickets

 

 

 

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Sunday 30 April - Willey (Away)

 

 

 

 

Acton Scott  94  (33.1 overs)

 

R.Wilson  bowled  20

M.Lole  run out  2

L.Miles  bowled  23

P.Davies  lbw  14

A.Phillips  bowled  8

S.Tomlins  bowled  2

J.Wrench  bowled  0

E.Jones  lbw  6

G.Wilson  bowled  3

K.Holtz  bowled  0

A.Brown  not out  0

 

Acton Scott's second game of the season took them to Willey Wanderers ground at Barrow Park on an overcast breezy day with rain forecast for later on in the afternoon. After winning the toss Willey elected to bowl on what looked like a good batting wicket.

Acton Scott's openers Richard Wilson and Mike Lole soon found that the wicket was slower than it appeared and that batting was not entirely straightforward with the ball both swinging and seaming. In the third over the visitors lost their first wicket when Mike was run out with a direct hit attempting a sharp single....6-1.

Luke Miles joined Richard and proceded to bat cautiously but punished any loose delivery reaching 23 before being bowled by an unplayable leg cutter....39-2 after 10 overs.

 

Acton Scott's Paul Davies, one of only three batsmen to get into double figures

 

Paul Davies batting at four joined Richard and they added another 17 precious runs for the third wicket before Richard was bowled for 20.....56-3 with 17 overs completed.

 

Tony Phillips in action for the visitors

 

Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins

 

Tony Phillips joined Paul and moved the score along to 72 before Paul was out lbw for a very useful 14.

 

Young George Wilson scoring his first runs of the season for Acton Scott

 

 

Batting appeared to be getting more and more difficult with considerable movement off the wicket and still some movement in the air and wickets continued to fall at regular intervals. The visitors were eventually dismissed for less than one hundred in only the 34th over.

 

 

Willey   88  (16.4 overs)

 

E.Jones  8-1-47-4

A.Brown  8-1-37-5

L.Miles  0.4-0-3-1

 

Catches (3) :  J.Wrench, P.Davies & K.Holtz

Fielder of the Day : Paul Davies

                                                                                                  

 

The predicted rain arrived at the start of the home side's innings which was to make batting even trickier but with such a small total to defend Acton Scott would need to produce some exceptional bowling with what was becoming an increasingly wet and slippery ball.

Opening bowlers Ed Jones and Dill Brown knew exactly what to do and together they produced one of the most memorable bowling performances in the Club's history. Between them they bowled out the first four opening batsmen for Willey to reduce the home side to 34-4 after just 8 overs.

Dill's second wicket was thanks to a good catch from Jamie Wrench at deep point in the gathering gloom and Paul Davies was to take an even better skied catch on the deep mid wicket boundary when most players were finding it difficult to pick up the flight of the ball. Dill and Ed continued to take it in turns taking more wickets and soon it was 42-6 after only 10 overs.

With both bowlers having their sights on a five wicket haul it was Dill who got there when keeper Krafft Holtz held on to a catch behind the stumps to dismiss Long.

At the end of their 8 over spells, between them they had reduced Willey's useful batsmen to 85-9 and with the last pair at the crease the home side needed just 10 runs to win......enter Luke Miles. Luke took just four balls to bowl Welding to give Acton Scott an unlikely victory.

Everyone had witnessed a wonderful spell of bowling from Ed and Dill that will live long in the mind.

 

 

Acton Scott won by 6 runs

 

 

 

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Sunday 23 April - Kinlet (Away)

 

 

 

 

Acton Scott  323-4 (40 overs)

 

R.Wilson  caught  69

J.Wrench  bowled  0

L.Miles  retired not out  103

P.Davies  not out  61

E.Jones  bowled  61

G.Wilson  caught  0

K.Holtz  not out  1

 

The much anticipated opening game of the season took Acton Scott to the delightful setting of Kinlet's ground and on an unusually warm afternoon the visitors were to enjoy another hospitable welcome from Francis Engleheart and his team.

After winning the toss Acton Scott's captain Stuart Tomlins elected to bat on a superb hard wicket, but in the fourth over Jamie Wrench was bowled with the score on 10 and Richard Wilson was joined by Luke Miles.

On such a good batting wicket Luke produced some magnificent shots and, with short boundaries on two sides of the wicket producing good value for any shots, soon raced to his fifty. His strike rate was amazing and before any one had realised it he had brought up his century before retiring not out on 103 - his innings unbelievably included 11 sixes, 8 fours and just 5 singles and was both brutal and elegant.

Paul Davies joined Richard and both continued to score well before Kinlet finally took their second wicket with the score on 218 when Richard was out caught in the covers for 69 which included 12 fours. This meant that Richard had participated in partnerships with Luke and Paul amounting to 208 runs....and there were more runs to come.

 

Paul Davies on his way to a superb 61 not out for Acton Scott

 

Ed Jones joined Paul and both played superbly, deservedly reaching their fifties before Ed was out caught for 61, which included 2 sixes and 11 fours, having added a third wicket partnership with Paul of 81.

 

Acton Scott's Ed Jones producing his highest ever innings for the Club with an excellent 61

 

Paul continued his wonderful innings to reach 61 not out, which included a six and 9 fours and despite another wicket falling Acton Scott had produced their highest ever batting total in their 21 year history. It was also the first time that four batsmen had produced a century and 3 fifties in one innings - an unbelievable start to the new season.

 

 

 

Kinlet   229-9  (40 overs)

 

G.Taylor  8-1-21-3

E.Jones  8-1-35-1

A.Brown  8-0-46-2

L.Miles  8-2-31-2

G.Wilson  4-0-61-0

P.Davies  3-0-24-1

J.Wrench  1-1-0-0

 

Catches (3) :  E.Jones 2 & P.Davies

Fielder of the Day : Ed Jones

                                                                                                  

 

With the home side needing to score at more than 8 runs an over, Acton Scott's opening bowlers Gavin Taylor and Ed Jones got the visitors off to a wonderful start restricting Kinlet to just 9 runs in the first 5 overs and this continued when Dill Brown replaced Gavin and although Kinlet's opening partnership of Cheney and Crook remained intact, with 15 overs bowled they were well behind the required run rate on 71-0.

Ed finally made the breakthrough when he bowled Crook...75-1 and Dill Brown followed up soon after bowling Bishop...76-2. Dill struck again with the score on 88 bowling Cheney for 49 and after 20 overs the home side were 88-3.

A useful partnership between Gorden and Holmes developed adding 55 for the 4th wicket before Holmes was well caught by Paul Davies at long on off the bowling of Luke Miles... 143-4. Luke struck again bowling Gorden for 50...172-5.

Brilliant fielding from Ed Jones saw the fall of the next two wickets when he took a skied catch at mid wicket looking directly into the sun and then an unbelievable running one handed catch on the mid wicket boundary...212-7.

Gavin Taylor claimed two more wickets to give him the very impressive figures of 8-1-21-3 on a good batting wicket, thoroughly deserved for a superb bowling performance.

The perfect way to start the new season!

 

 

Acton Scott won by 94 runs

 

 

 

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