Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 1st XI v TCL Over 50's on Thu 03 Aug 2017 at TBC
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Won by 127 runs

Match report Nightmare on the Heath

Report by Geoff Newman Two Counties Over 50's organiser

The M H Two Counties O 50s annual match at Eight Ash Green this season ended in an embarrassing 127 run defeat. The Two Counties had one of those days that is best forgotten when things went wrong from the outset’ Eight Ash Green batted first and took full advantage of some wayward bowling. Luke Keeble was exceptionally harsh on any bad deliveries and he powered his way to 74, Joe Young 58no and Andrew Woodhouse 35 carried on the good work and the home side were able to declare on 193 for 6 on a wicket that was giving the seam bowlers in particular plenty of assistance. Martin Southwell 3-35 and Tony Oram 1-42 were the pick of the Two Counties bowlers with Tony, in particular, losing out to some missed chances.

The Two Counties had one of those batting days when everything went wrong and no one got into double figures. Their final total of 66 being one of their lowest totals recorded. The Eight Ash Green bowlers were always in command and the O 50s had no answer to their efforts. Jake Harris 4-17, Peter O’Donnell 3-7(unplayable), and, Tony Lee 2-11 were well on top and the Two Counties had no answer on the day. As ever the M H Two Counties were well entertained by the Eight Ash Green faithful, and as ever a good day was had by all, despite the ignominy of a crushing defeat. With the words must do better next season ringing in their ears.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1w 4b 3lb 
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Luke Keeble Run out  74
Jonathan Purser lbw  Coomber 0
Andrew Woodhouse b  Oram 35
Joe Young Not Out  58
Tony Lee b  Southwell 5
Peter O'Donnell lbw  Southwell 6
Matt Parker ct  Southwell 4
Mathew Murray Not Out  3
Jake Harris  
Keith Steel  
Richard Polley  

TCL Over 50's Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

TCL Over 50's Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 5w 7b  
for 10 wickets
66 (0.0 overs)
Stuck lbw  Harris 8
Artingdale ct  Parker b Harris 8
Wiseman ct  Lee b Steel 9
Patel ct  Parker b O'Donnell 8
Cruse b  Harris 0
Robinson lbw  Harris 0
Southwell ct  Young b O'Donnell 0
Coomber ct  Steel b Lee 3
Mills b  O'Donnell 0
Paget Not Out  8
Oram b  Lee 8

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Keith Steel9.0215115.001.67
Jake Harris9.031744.251.89
Mathew Murray6.01900.001.50
Peter O'Donnell3.00732.332.33
Tony Lee2.501125.503.88