Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI v Kirby on Sun 25 Apr 2010 at
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Won by 13 Runs

Match report The 2nd XI got off to a winning start to the season by beating Kirby by 13 runs in a match reduced to 40 over’s due to the threatening weather conditions. Man of the match was Paul Marston for an unbeaten 121, but 15 year old Alex Enright with 4-28 and Stephen Nunn who bowled 5 consecutive maidens at the start of the Kirby innings also deserve special mention. However it was a good all round team effort, with everyone making a contribution.

Kirby won the toss and invited the Green to bat first in conditions that were ideal for seam bowling. Marsy batted the whole 40 over’s for his 121 which included 3 sixes, he was well supported by Colin Hammond 18 and Nick Murray 17 not out. The inning closed on a competitive 184 for 5.

Stephen Nunn and Alex Enright opened the bowling for the Green and with tight and accurate bowling built pressure on the opening batsman and led to James Belsham running out the Kirby Captain with an excellent direct hit. Alex picked up two wickets in his first spell before Nick Murray came on to take 3 wickets in the middle part of the inning, with Colin Hammond only conceding 19 runs from his 9 over’s. With Kirby starting to increase the run rate the opening bowlers came back in the final over’s and took two wickets each, one a brilliant catch on the boundary by Matt Murray. The Green bowled out Kirby in the last over to claim victory by 13 runs.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Paul Marston Not Out  121
Neil Brinded ct  Cooke b Lawes 6 2
Colin Hammond Run out  18
Kevin Smith b  Bettany 1
Duncan Stonehouse b  Bettany 0
James Belsham b  S Catling 4 1
Nick Murray Not Out  17 1
Stephen Nunn  
Alex Enright  
Mathew Murray   1
Richard Nunn   1

Kirby Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Catling9.023600.004.00
J Bettany9.0140220.004.44
J Cooke4.002100.005.25
T Lawes8.0219119.002.37
R Moon4.002300.005.75
S Catling3.0020120.006.67
J Reynolds2.002100.0010.50
A Ray1.00300.003.00

Kirby Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
171 (0.0 overs)
R Hall ct  R Nunn b Enright 8
A Ray run out  Belsham 0
M Warnes ct  N Murray b Enright 0
T Lawes b  N Murray 41
D Woods ct  Brinded b N Murray 23
J Reynolds b  N Murray 10
J Bettany ct  Brinded b S Nunn 42
P Catling b  Enright 16
R Moon ct  M Murray b S Nunn 12
J Cooke b  Enright 0
S Catling Not Out  1

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Stephen Nunn9.0526213.002.89
Alex Enright8.012847.003.50
Colin Hammond9.011900.002.11
Mathew Murray2.002400.0012.00
Nick Murray9.0040313.334.44
Paul Marston3.002600.008.67