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Cracking Match for 4ths against Wishaw 3rds

Match Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019
Type: Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 11 West
Location: Court Lane
Report: Mo Salman, captain

The 4ths played home to Wishaw 3rds once again with an average age of 14. We won the toss and elected to bowl first. Myself (4 for 21 off 10) and Charlie Yeates (2 for 19 off 7) opened the bowling and applied some good pressure early on with Charlie bowling 3 maidens in a row. Toppled the top order within the first few overs before a steady 4th wicket partnership for 56 runs.

Then came a dramatic and unexpected turn of events when David Clough took a one handed diving screamer of a catch by mid wicket! Absolutely incredible catch!

Masud Ahmed and Scott Pepper bowled some good lines to get a wicket a piece in the middle overs. However, Wishaw built up another brilliant partnership of 84 before another catch taken by David Clough brought in the tail to bring them to a slow finish of 175 for 9.
An absolutely great bowling and fielding performance from the team today.

We opened the batting with Peter Shackleford (47) and Ben Pyke (3) who made a cracking 50 run partnership in just 5 overs with Pete hitting 9 boundaries and losing 2 balls! But then came a flourish of wickets which put us under a little pressure. However, a beautiful mature innings from Farhan Choudhry (53) kept us in the chase throughout the match. Some runs were chipped in from everyone in the tail but it was our number 11, Devin Fernando (who was dropped by their keeper 10 runs shy of their total) who accompanied Farhan Choudhry till the end to win us the game by 1 wicket in the 43rd over.

An absolutely cracking game played today, the boys definitely deserved a win after their performance on the field and they all worked really hard to get the team to victory!

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