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Sept 13, 2020 Friendly vs North Enfield Won by 128 runs

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They beat North Enfield
Northern glory: (standing L-R) Umair Shahzad, Mo Junaid, Steve Hamilton, Mozzam Sultan, Asad Mushtaq,
Peter Frisby, Graham McGee; (kneeling L-R) Syed Hussain, Jakeria Ahmed, Adnan Walayat, Jonathan Stebbins

 

 

Played at Enfield
Report by Steve Hamilton

Once again we were blessed with some delightful weather, temperatures hitting 26C.

This was our first visit to North Enfield and we were greeted with picturesque surroundings and a well-groomed pitch that was definitely a batsman’s paradise!

I lost the toss, but surprisingly the opposition elected to field, which I was definitely pleased about.

Mozzam and Jakeria opened and played with an air of confidence and self-control which was definitely needed. as some of our batting performances this season haven't really showed any gumption or self-discipline!

At the halfway point of our innings after 17 overs we were on 97 for 1. Jakeria reached his third half century of the season and with fourteen boundaries including four sixes. There certainly would have been more sixes but for the big tree about 15 yards from the boundary which he hit a number of times.

Jakeria was unfortunate not go on to get his hundred but departed on 80 after being given out leg before, a decision not without controversy as the fatal ball appeared to have struck him halfway up his thigh.

Nonetheless, Jakeria is an all-rounder who has been a great addition to our weekend team this season. Second highest run scorer, joint highest wicket taker and doing a superb job as our keeper!

In next was Junaid with another classy performance with the bat, delivering a half century yet again! He has now piled up a tally of 400 runs in just eight games!

Adnan Walayat scored a rapid 41 not out to give us a very competitive total of 248 for 4 off 35 overs.

At tea we took in the sun’s rays and enjoyed some appetising milk cake decorated with pistachios kindly brought in by Jakeria, which soon vanished as the team eagerly hoovered it up. Even the slimline Jonathan Stebbins had two helpings!

Umair and Syed opened up our bowling attack and once again Umair struck early, taking two lbws yet again to put him in second place for wicket taking this season.

Our first change bowlers Peter Frisby and Jonathan used their experience and wisdom to put the game firmly out of reach! Both took a wicket, with Jonathan clean bowling their awkward leftie for 52.

At 85 for 5 off 22 overs, I thought it was safe enough to bring myself on. I was well supported at the other end with midweek skipper Graham McGee.

I cleaned bowled their captain, flighting the ball above his eyeline which he completely misread. He went off quite irritated, as one our players said, ‘What a Jaffa!’

My next victim was their aggressive opening bowler, who was quite verbal during his bowling spell to some of our batsman. But we had the last laugh as I bowled a slightly quicker and wider ball that tempted him outside his crease. He missed and the lightning reflexes of Jakeria whipped off the bails in nanoseconds. Adnan took a wicket with a caught and bowled at the end to win the match comprehensively by 128 runs.

A special mention to our best fielders on the day, Peter Frisby and Jonathan Stebbins, who moved like gazelles and certainly showed us a lesson in dedication and full commitment!

 
 

Scorecard

Old Fallopians 248-4 (35 overs)
Mozzam Sultan           b T.Ishan   41
Jakeria Ahmed lbw       b D.Sanders 80
Mo Junaid     not out               52
Asad Mushtaq            b J.Jones   16
Umair Shahzad ct W.Munt b J.Jones    0
Adnan Walayat not out               41
Extras (b 9, lb 1, w 6, nb 2)       18
Total                              284

D.Sanders  6-3-12-1
D.Malleson 5-1-20-0
J.Jones    6-1-43-2
T.Ishan    5-0-48-1
A.Jones    5-0-24-0
R.Sanders  6-0-55-0
H.Gilmore  2-0-33-0


North Enfield 120-8 (35 overs)
DVD        lbw      b Shahzad   2
T.Ishan             b Stebbins 52
M.Wood     lbw      b Shahzad   3
A.Jones             b Frisby    8
J.Gilmore  run out              7
H.Gilmore  ct &     b Walayat   3
D.Malleson          b Hamilton  3
D.Sanders  st Ahmed b Hamilton  2
W.Munt     not out              7
J.Jones    not out             10
Extras (b 6, lb 3, w 12, nb 2) 23
Total                         120

Umair Shahzad     4-0-4-2
Syed Hussain      5-0-17-0
Peter Frisby      5-0-22-1
Jonathan Stebbins 7-0-27-1
Graham McGee      4-1-17-0
Steve Hamilton    6-1-11-2
Adnan Walayat     2-0-4-1
Mo Junaid         1-0-2-0
Mozzam Sultan     1-0-4-0

 

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