Nutbrook CC cruise to easy win over Aston CC

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Nutbrook XI claimed a commanding 142 run win over Aston in their second game of the season.

Aston won the toss and put Butbrook into bat and, with opener Chambers missing, Adam Barrett was promoted to open the batting .

With the score at 19/0, Chris Palfreyman was out for 12 caught off the bowling of Azad.

Tom Bentley then joined Adam Barrett and the pair went on to hammer the Aston bowlers for a superb second wicket stand of 215 that lasted 34 overs.

Barrett led the way with five sixes and eight 4s and Tom bentley joined in with two sixes and eight fours.

The impressive stand came to an end in the 40th over when Bentley was stumped by M. Ali off the bowling of R. Ali.

The stand was 215 leaving Nutbrook 234/2.

Two overs later Barrett’s wonderful innings came to an end when he was caught and bowled by Khan for 128.

An unbroken stand of 56 between Ruan Markram and Rich Henshaw brought the innings to a close, with Markram ending on 23 not out and Henshaw on 21 not out as Nutbrook made 292/3 to claim full batting points.

Aston began slowly, but with the score on 19 Ahmed was out caught by Bentley off the bowling of Markram for six.

The next wicket fell with the score on 39 when Azab was lbw to Danny Brooks for 16.

Only two runs were added when opener Senoy was caught behind by Barrett off Markram for nine.

After 12 overs Aston were 41 for 3, before a fourth wkt stand held Nutbrook up.

Ben Dawes was brought into the attack and his first two overs were wayward.

But he got into his stride and got the vital wicket of skipper M. Ali caught by Chris Palfreyman for 26 to leave Aston on 87 for 4 after 24 overs.

Spinner Harry Duckles came in to the attack and the fifth wicket stand of 39 ended when Duckles got Riaz caught behind for 13 to leave Aston 126 for 5 in the 32nd over.

Brooks came back into the attack and soon had Hussian caught by Bentley for one.

Next to go was top scorer Salim lbw to Duckles for 33 to leave Aston 131 for 7 in the 34th over.

A brisk stand of 21 was ended when M. Khan was lbw to Brooks for 17 as Aston slipped to 150 for 8.

When Markham came back he got the wicket of Aroke to leave Aston on 150 for 9.

With Choudrey absent, the innings closed on 150 giving Nutbrook the full 27 points.