Thiele siz­zles but As­cot go down

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Residential -

AS­COT Cricket Club: Match Re­sults for De­cem­ber 6 and 13.

1st Grade: Leed­erville 217 (J Po­letti 3-52, S Mezger 2-25, J Dal­ton 2-30, P Sharma 2-60) & 3-31 (J Austin 2-1) d As­cot 132 (B Thiele 54)

Leed­erville bat­ted first and com­piled a chal­leng­ing to­tal, with Ja­son Po­letti hav­ing the most suc­cess. As­cot strug­gled against a dis­ci­plined bowl­ing at­tack as Brett Thiele played a lone hand with a siz­zling half-cen­tury which com­prised three sixes and three fours, but was cut short after 48 balls.

3rd Grade: As­cot 124 (C Cherry 42, M Holden 32) & 6-104 (N Wills 38no) d by Mt Law­ley 181 (P Gas­par 3-36, R Mont­gomery 3-39, D Atchison 2-31)

As­cot’s top or­der strug­gled, with Michael Holden hold­ing up the other end scor­ing 32. At 6-55 Craig Cherry strode to the crease and took at­tack to the bowlers. Two 6s and three 4s by Chez saved face for his team and pushed the score past 100. Ja­son Ham­ling pro­vided support with a brisk 16, but it was Cherry’s sea­son-high 42 that stood head and shoul­ders over all other bats­men.

The As­cot bowlers toiled hard, but luck was on the side of Mt Law­ley’s top or­der bats­man and that was enough to get them over the line. Bat­ting a sec­ond time it was de­javu for the top or­der as wick­ets tum­bled. A bru­tal knock by Nick Wills – seven fours and a six – did save some face for the be­lea­guered As­cot line-up.

4th Grade: As­cot 119 (F Hart 31) & 0-72 (M Steven­son 44no, K Bastin 19no) d SKLP 99 (C Zaekis 4-33, M Kumar 2-4, M Steven­son 221)

As­cot were sent in to bat, and the bat­ting high­light was Steve Sym­cox who was de­fy­ing ev­ery­thing thrown at him and was joined by an en­thu­si­as­tic Faron Hart. A blos­som- ing in­nings of 31 proved his worth as a top-or­der bats­man in the 3rds. Sym­cox’s act of de­fi­ance came to an end after 83 balls and 15 runs.

Early wick­ets by Con Zaekis had SKLP at 5-39. At the other end, Monty Kumar was sim­i­larly blitz­ing the SKLP bat­ters with a handy 2-0 in his first four overs, score 7-49. With tight bowl­ing, As­cot had tri­umphed by 20 runs.

5th Grade: Cool­bini­aWest Perth 238 (L Pesick 3-38, R Easwaran 3-45, D Hal­lows 2-34) d As­cot 7174 (T Dun­can 55no, L Pesick 38no, R May 37)

Cool­binia started their in­nings slowly but came home with all guns blaz­ing and fin­ished the day with 238.

As­cot lost a cou­ple of early wick­ets to be 3-9 after 10 overs. Terry Dun­can and Lew Pesick, two club vet­er­ans, bat­ted out the day to leave the side 55 runs shy.

7th Grade: SKLP 8-184 (P Di Marco 4-48) d As­cot 132 (M Thomas 33)

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