Devon Cricket League - Week 7 Match Reports
Ashburton first team travelled to play their Kingsbridge counterparts and, after winning the toss, elected to bat.
Runs flowed freely but wickets also fell regularly as George Yabsley (31), Ash Berry (19), Aditya More (42) and James Fraser (26) took them to 146 for 6. Skipper Steve Edmonds (44no) and Ryan May (35) then produced a fine partnership of 75 to leave Ashes well placed on 221 for 6 with 11 overs left. May was then dismissed and Edmonds lacked further support as Ashes were all out for 247 in the 42nd over, a total that looked below par on a good pitch and fast outfield. Bhanu De Silva was the stand out bowler for the hosts with 5 for 40.
Kingsbridge also founds runs easy to come by in their reply as Richie Carr (36), Matt Peach (34) and James Westlake (16) got them to 108 for 1. A wicket for More (1 for 49) and a double strike by Edmonds (2 for 62) gave Ashes hope as this became 144 for 4. Adriaan Maxwell (52) and Will Dorey (46no) and De Silva (20no) ensured no further dramas as the target was passed for the loss of 5 wickets in the 41st over.
After the game skipper Edmonds said "We were at least 50 runs short on a good track and lightning outfield. Neither team bowled well and there were extras aplenty all game. The difference was that Kingsbridge capitalised on that with the bat far better than we did. So, once again, plenty of room for improvement with bat and ball.".
Ashburton skipper Steve Edmonds (44no and 2 for 62) who faced his former club on Saturday.
Ashburton second team also hosted their Kingsbridge counterparts and also came off second.
Kingsbridge posted a total of 217 for 7 in their 40 overs thanks chiefly to Alex Browne (53) and James Ellis (50). Robin Lambert (2 for 16) and Jack Warren (2 for 20) the pick of the Ashes bowlers.
Ashburton never really got going with the bat and, after a rain delay meant the target was reduced to 142 in 26 overs, they fell short at 107 for 7. Jack Warren (24), Phil Pascoe (15), Greg Robinson (12) and Luke Pascoe (12no) the only batsman into double figures. Ben Baldry (3 for 24) and Augustus Howells (3 for 18) doing the damage with the ball for the visitors.