Updated: Jun 7, 2021
Ashburton first team welcomed Bridestowe to the Varwell and after winning the toss elected to bat first. Jake Pascoe (38) dominated an opening stand of 51 with Lloyd White before both openers were dismissed in quick succession. Skipper Ash Berry (42) and Dan Coles (40) added a further 101 in good time to leave Ashes excellently placed at 153 for 2 with 12.2 overs remaining. The dismissal of both in quick succession sparked a mini collapse to 159 for 6. Steve Edmonds (17) and George Yabsley (13) added 31 before a further collapse saw the last 4 wickets fall for just 6 runs as Ashburton were all out for 196 with 7 balls of the innings remaining. A disappointing finish when 220-230 looked on the cards. Dan Fogerty (4 for 33), Tom Pengelly (4 for 33) and Callum Mallet (2 for 32) shared the wickets for Bridestowe.
Steve Edmonds (1 for 29) picked up an early wicket but thereafter, the Bridestowe pair of Leon Horn (70) and Jack Hatton (53no) always looked in control of the chase. Ryan May in his first league game for the club bowled an excellent first spell and beat the bat on several occasions. Unfortunately after 20 overs with Bridestowe 89 for 1, it started to rain quite heavily which ruined the game as a contest as the Ashes bowlers struggled with the damp conditions and a very wet ball. However credit to both sets of players for playing on as Bridestowe ran out victors by 7 wickets with 10 overs to spare. Matt Churchill (1 for 39) and Will Coon (1 for 33) picked up the other wickets to fall.
After the game skipper Berry said "It was closely contested until the rain came, but ultimately we didn't get enough with the bat after laying good foundations. Lessoned learnt and we go again at home to Paignton.".
Link to scorecard - https://www.play-cricket.com/website/results/4137325
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Skipper Ash Berry on his way to the top score of 42
Ashburton second team travelled to play Kingsbridge seconds and after an early wicket for Jerry Crouch (1 for 23) the Kingsbridge pair of Ed Church (101) and Clive Clark (63) were chiefly responsible for seeing the hosts to an imposing 227 for 4 in their 40 overs. Luke Pascoe (2 for 47) was the other bowler to pick up wickets.
Skipper Phil Pascoe led the reply with an excellent 60 and was well backed up by son Toby (29), Chris Yeo (17), Jack Warren (14no), Marcus West (12) and Sam Higgs (11) as Ashburton replied with 165 for 8 in their 40 overs.
Link to scorecard - https://www.play-cricket.com/website/results/4138227