Ashley Over 40s vs Mobberley Over 40s (Home) 04/05/2016
On a sunny Wednesday evening the over 40’s kicked off their season at home to local rivals Mobberley. Tight bowling from Alves 2 / 13 off 4 Rick Corbishley 2/23 & Paddy Gavaghan 1/17 kept the score to 102 off 20 overs.
The Ashley innings first stuttered then stalled as Wheeldon 1/2 and Litherland 2/8 left the innings in dire straits at 10/4 off 8. Enter Steve Busby who along with Philip Noble added 30 runs in the next 2 overs . Phil went for 18 & Steve retired with 32 no against his name off just 16 balls being particularly severe on former 1st Xl skipper Naddy hitting 17 off his first over. With the score 56/6 skipper Alves was joined by Jon Lloyd needing 7 an over. An unbroken stand of 51 saw the team home with an over to spare as Alves smote 3 4’s and 2 6’s in his unbeaten 32 off 22 balls and Lloyd 18 no.
A winning start to the season was followed by bangers and mash with onion gravy and profiteroles along with a beer or two. Next week Sefton ‘s army travel to Warrington.