Fattore stars with bat and ball as Ashford secure cup final victory
SHANNON FATTORE was the star man as Ashford 1st lifted the KCB Ashford District 6-a-side Indoor Cricket League Cup with a 55-run victory over Brook 2nd. The opener top scored with 23 as Ashford moved from 53-2 after six overs to 101 all out, helped by a useful 22 from last man Ben Ealham. Brook’s Mo Aatif finished with 2-17 – both wickets falling in the first of his three overs – but when Brook replied, they quickly hit trouble. Fattore claimed the wickets of both openers, reducing them to 15-3 and despite Witty’s 17, they were dismissed in the 10th over for 46. Fattore finished with figures of 3-12 from his three overs, while Liam Tegg took 1-2 in two and Ealham 1-10 in two. Fattore had also played a prominent part in Ashford’s 30-run semi-final success over Stone. Once again opening the innings, Fattore raced to 25 before retiring as Ashford reached 38 without loss after five overs. Liam Tegg also made 25 before retiring in the eighth over and from 48-0 at the midway point, Ashford accelerated to close on 129, Fattore hitting 31 and Tegg 29. Stone were 51-2 after six overs in reply but could not sustain the momentum and were dismissed in the final over for 99. Lee Freeman hit 37 and opener Scott Freeman 27. Brook were pushed far harder in the other semi-final before squeezing home by three runs against Mersham. Danny Hussein’s 38 was the cornerstone of the Brook innings as they turned 60-1 at the halfway stage into a final total of 99. Mersham slipped to 51-4 in reply but a late order rally by Fagg (16) and Rose (15) threatened to wrest the game from Brook’s grasp. With two overs to go the target was down to just 11 but their bid for victory ended from the first ball of the final over, when Kieran Guy (2-16) bowled Rose as he attempted to hit the boundary which would have seen his side home.