Fat­tore stars with bat and ball as Ash­ford se­cure cup fi­nal victory

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

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.

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