Newdigate 2nds vs Walmley 5ths East
Match Date: 29th June 2019
Type: Warwickshire County Cricket League Division 13 East
Report: Luke Marshall
Reverse fixture from last week, where we comfortably beaten by this side at home. We won the toss and had a bat for as much as wanting to put in a better performance over last week’s 97 all out as well as the heat. We started off extremely slowly and never really ramped up the scoring. Managing to bat 43.3 overs, we posted what seemed to me to be a very low 115. Yousuf Akbar by far the standout player making 47 as an opener and falling as the 9th wicket. Zain Ali added 19 quick runs at the end as the unbeaten batsman.
Newdigate’s reply started off in brutal fashion with a succession of 4s and 6s coming from the first 3 overs and another early finish loomed large for us. Then when their opener got bowled going for another big shot, with what can only be described as a disastrous batting collapse, their innings completely fell away. After 12 overs, they were 63-8 with Charlie Yeates (2-34) and Zain Ali (6-23) ripping through their order. 7 bowled wickets as they kept trying to play shots. Albeit for a brief riposte from their captain which made it far closer than it should’ve been, Luke Marshall (2-17) picked up the final wickets to seal an unlikely but fantastic win against a team who comprehensively bested us last week.