Ahmed’s bowling is key to Nutbrook losing out

Nutbrook batsman Carl Cruz aims to put runs on the board during his side's defeat against Ambergate.
Nutbrook batsman Carl Cruz aims to put runs on the board during his side's defeat against Ambergate.

AMBERGATE’s Shazeed Ahmed took six wickets as hosts Nutbrook fell to a heavy defeat at the Arthur Fisher Memorial Ground on Saturday.

Batting first, Nutbrook never got into gear with only two players scoring double figures.

Ahmed destroyed the majority of the order, particularly the tail, and despite Mark Witham’s 25 and 11 from Richard Henshaw, Nutbrook were all out for just 80 runs.

Ahmed ended with figures of 6 for 16, while there were two wickets each for David Nightingale and Liam Wallace.

The Ambergate reply rarely saw any difficulties, though Ben Dawes had opener Jonathan Heath caught by Henshaw for just four runs early on.

But Tom Holmes and Wes Thomas saw Ambergate through in just 14 overs for a comprehensive nine-wicket victory.

Dawes’ wicket came at a cost of 20 runs.