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Match Report: Saturday 1sts vs Standard 1sts

Date: Saturday 25th May 2019
Location: John Findlay Memorial Ground
League: Warwickshire County Cricket League Premier Division
Report: Jon Newis, captain

The Saturday firsts took on bottom-of-the-league Standard. Winning the toss and batting first, Mo Sheikh (42) and Dan Bromley (26) scored 50 for the first wicket, moving along nicely. Losing two quick wickets brought Sarmad Bhatti and Roshan Balaji to the crease. Losing Roshan for 0 put the brakes on a bit, but a partnership off 181 between Jon Newis (84) and Bhatti scoring a magnificent 113* took us to 267. With some lusty hitting from our batters at the end, they took us to 302, putting a lot of scoreboard pressure on Standard.

With our opening bowlers Fahim Jan and Recordo Gordon taking 5 between them, Standard were always going to struggle. Jamie Hall coming on after, and bowling 5.4 overs 4 for 20 and Bhatti taking the other remaining wicket, saw us to an easy win in the end bowling Standard out for 93. Great win!

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