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Weekend Match Reports

1st XI fall short at Stoke Gabriel (By Conrad Sutcliffe)

Jack Tolley and Seb Ansley both clattered half-centuries for Stoke Gabriel in a five-wicket win over visiting Ashburton, where Ian Messom (pictured) made his Chargers debut.

The Ashes, yet to win a league game this season, were bowled out for 163 by Mark Edwards (3-29), Mike Meech (3-16) and Jake Robinson (2-23).

Other than opener Lloyd White with 46, no one else reached 20 for Ashburton.

Stoke suffered a few issues early on when Andy Kingdon and Ben Robinson both went cheaply.

Tolley (50) and Ansley (57) put Stoke back on track and after they went Issac Withington (24no) and veteran Neil Robinson (11no) wrapped up a win with more than 14 overs to go.

2nd XI report by Skipper Nick Yabsley:

On Saturday Chudleigh 2's decided to bat after winning the toss. Ashes restricted them to 141 for 9 at the end of 35 overs.

Another top effort from all our bowlers backed up by the fielders. It was also great to see Greg Robinson back in the side.

Westy (7 overs, 3 for 17), Luke Pascoe ( 5 overs, 2 for 11) and Nial Kemp ( 5 overs, 2 for 32) were the pick.

In reply Ashes struggled to keep up with the rate and we're all out in the 33 rd over for 87. Yabbers 26, extras 21 and Toby Pascoe 12 being the main contributors.

As we get better as a batting unit, these are the type of games we will start to win with a little more experience.

Thanks to Annie for scoring and Fred for umpiring on a very hot afternoon.

Sunday XI lose in final over at Sandford - By Marcus West

Ashburton Sunday team took on a Sandford XI at a very picturesque and sun soaked Creedy Park today.

Chargers batted first and father and son Chris (56no) and Jake Pascoe (50no) opened the batting together for the first time. Both scoring freely and making 50s before retiring.

This set a very positive platform to build on. However, wickets began falling regularly and Lloyd White (46) and Dan Coles (16) were the only other batsmen to make scores as the Chargers ended on 216 for 8. A good effort and a competitive total.

Sandford's reply started positively as well with both openers retiring on 50 and the same strong base being laid. Just as they looked set to push on Jake Pascoe (1-37) made the break through. Some tidy bowling from Simon Ried(0-23), guesting for us from Bridford, helped slow the run rate down and Jake Bartram (1-36) and AJ West, taking personal best figures of 4-35, really put pressure on Sandford, supported by some sharp catching from Chris Pascoe, Lloyd and Dan Coles.

With some lusty blows and close calls Sandford tried to accelerate for the win and the game came down to the final 2 balls. Sandford just getting over the line.

A superb effort all round at a stunning ground. Huge thanks to all involved.

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