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First game win for the 4ths – Saturday 17th April Walmley 4ths vs Castle Brom 2nds

First game back for the 4th team and we were greeted by lovely sunshine on the short trip to Castle Brom 2nds. Upon winning the toss, we batted first and had a great start from A. Nasar (24) and C. Shackleford (29) who were hitting regular boundaries on a good batting track. A 43 run partnership from G. Rushton (23) and M. Shackleford kept the scoreboard going before a mini middle order collapse threatened to keep our total low, until A. Carey and T. Cleaver rallied in the lower order to get us to 142 all out after 37 of our allotted 40 overs.

The afternoon was going as nicely as the sunshine as S. Lumb (2 wickets) and T. Cleaver (1) had them at 24-3 early on. Bowling changes brought more wickets as A. Carey (3-27), R. Majithia (1) and S. Tahir (1) all got involved before their No. 8 batsman decided to hang around and prove difficult to get out. The game started drifting towards a close finish as the last 2 wickets were not coming easily but as with every game he plays, Amaan always asks when he is bowling and I usually ignore him except for today and he promptly picked up the 2 wickets in his only over as we won by 19 runs!

By : Luke Marshall

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