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A cruise for firsts

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 16, 2014

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TOM Jordan missed out on a ton as Ashbourne's first team enjoyed the rare luxury of a declaration on their way to an easy win over Division 7S bottom side Trentside thirds.

Jordan batted through the innings for 98 not out, with 14 fours and a six, before skipper Greg Fletcher called a halt at 248-7 after 43 overs.

Ollie Maudling hit five fours and three big sixes before missing out on his first 50 for the club when he was caught for 48.

Richard Bloor added a quick 32.

Ashbourne were confident not only that they had enough runs but that they could bowl out the opposition, which they did.

Andy Hill soon took the first wicket and Bloor followed with three more, one a fine diving one-handed catch by Matt Ellwood.

Hill had to stop bowling with an injury after only two overs but Kevin Chambers gave Trentside no respite.

He took 4-22 and Bloor went on to 5-23 as Trentside were bowled out for 52.

With the firsts having no game this coming weekend, Ashbourne CC will take on an Ashbourne Shrovetide team to commemorate 100 years of the First World War.

The action starts at the Recreation Ground at 1.30pm and there will be cream teas, a barbecue and refreshments available from the pavilion.

There will also be a lads v dads game at 10.30am, played with a soft ball and with awards to the winners.

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