Penkridge CC Blog - 22nd August in Association with MA Lawyers
Penkridge first team travelled to Pershore on Saturday and were beaten by three wickets in an entertaining, if low scoring game.
Batting first, Penkridge were dismissed for just 119 with only Attiq Chishti (31) providing much resistance to the home bowling attack.
Despite the best efforts of Aqab Ahmed (2-32), Laeq Chishti (2-29) and Nihal Shilar (2-10), Pershore were indebted to Liam Ridings (51 not out) as they recorded a narrow victory.
The reverse fixture was surprisingly conceded by Pershore on Saturday morning, leaving the second team with no game.
Swindon was the destination for the third team, and they recorded a very comfortable and comprehensive seven wicket victory after dismissing their hosts for 133. Chris Green (2-28) provided handy support to youngster Will Hinder who bowled superbly in taking a career best 6-21. Liam Kettle (22), Jack Pope (37), Joe Marson (29 not out) and Myles Davis (30 not out) saw Penkridge past their victory target with plenty of time to spare.
The fourth team were the beneficiaries of the second team game being cancelled as they enjoyed a rare opportunity to play a home game at Pillaton when they entertained Coseley. The visitors seemed to enjoy their surroundings as they totalled 344-8 in their 45 overs, aided somewhat by 96 extras in addition to half centuries from Mohammed, Craig and Nicholls. Josh Baker was the stand out performer for Penkridge with the ball, taking 4-37 from his nine overs. In reply, despite the efforts of Ant Hartwell (44), Tom Porter (41) and Rob Baker (36), Penkridge were dismissed for 182.
On Sunday, the third team hosted Whittington in a re-arranged league game and were bowled out for 239 when batting first with Will Hinder (32) and Mohammed Shafiq (80) the major contributors. Despite 3-69 from Ollie Deakin, Whittington reached their victory target for the loss of just four wickets.
The Sunday second team travelled to Springhill for a friendly, Springhill totalling 244 which owed much to a fine 161 from Jabbar Hussain as Richard James (4-55) and youngster Adam Beeken (4-35) both performed well with the ball before Penkridge were in turn dismissed for 132 as James made 55.