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Floodlit Festival: Thursday Night Results

Aston Manor were played two matches on Thursday, the first in the main competition followed by an over 40s match.

6:10pm Main 1st Innings Aston Manor v Nether Whitacre
7:15pm Over 40s 1st Innings Walmley vs Aston Manor
8:20pm Main 2nd Innings Aston Manor v Nether Whitacre
9:25pm Over 40s 2nd Innings Walmley vs Aston Manor

Aston Manor vs Nether Whitacre

Nether Whitacre batted first putting on 101 all out. Greaves 30 off 21 balls, Shozi Haider 20 balls 2 for 19, Kamlesh Kadam 10 balls 2 for 2, Zohaib Khan 10 balls 2 for 9.

At a little over a run a ball needed, Vinay Thakur (32) and Hamza Nadeem opened the batting for Aston Manor and quickly took charge scoring an opening partnership of 59 off 28 balls until Greaves got the breakthrough. Nadeem (52*) went on to score the winning runs off the 78th ball with a 6 which completed his 50. Manor win by 8 wickets.

This means that Aston Manor plays Tamworth and Nether Whitacre plays Walmley in the semi finals on Friday evening.

Walmley Over 40s vs Aston Manor Over 40s

Aston Manor got off to a quick start which set the tone for the innings as they then went on to score 141-7. (Sajad Kadam 29 off 14, Simm Bowen 26 off 20, Mo Haq 10 balls 2 for 22, Doc Ellis 20 balls 2 for 25)

Gerry Mulholland and Amjid Kayani (35 off 20) put on an opening partnership of 50 for Walmley before Mulholland was run out. Craig Hutching came in next and showed where his son gets his explosive batting style from, scoring 25 off 13 balls before returning to the pavillion. The other batsmen threw in a few runs a piece before the 100 balls were up, leaving Walmley 15 short of Aston Manor’s score. Walmley 126-7.

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