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Match Report: Saturday 3rds vs Harborne 3rds

Match Date: Saturday 13th April
Type: Friendly (45 overs)
Location: Court Lane
Report: Tariq Mohammed, captain Saturday 3rds

The Harborne skipper won the toss and elected to bat first on very good early season wicket. Walmley bowlers didn’t miss the opportunity of the fresh greenish wicket and took an early inroads with Mo Salman and Heru Miah getting rid of their top order.

Mo Salman 2 for 12 and Heru Miah 2 for 22 in their first 12 overs, Kaash Patel 1 for 29 and Farhan Chaudhry bowled with great control 2 for 21 in his 4 overs, and me 2 for 19 off 7 overs. Devin Fernando 1 for 11 and Rayyan Mohammed 5 overs for 19 bowled really good lines with both of them on their 3rd team debuts.

We restricted Harborne to 135 in 31 overs.

Start of the innings with John Pigott and Atif Khalil gave Walmley a solid start with 90 runs partnership with great application and shot selection, John Pigott got out on an impressive 37 but Atif Khalil scored a brilliant half century to finish with 62*.

Amaan Nasar was the no 3 batsman played a quickfire 33 with few good boundaries. Walmley chased the total with 9 wickets in hand in the 27th over.

Good outing with everyone had a good game. Next week serious cricket starts.

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