HEYWOOD 3rd X1 are through to the semi-finals of the Greater Manchester Cricket League’s Per-Fit 3rd X1 Cup after an emphatic victory at Whalley Range.
Whalley Range were dismissed for 140 in the face of some fine bowling by Humza Naeem, 4-36, and Cabhan Hilton, 3-15.
Then Heywood, led by Dominic Fawcett, reached their target in 34 overs. Fawcett came in first wicket down and made 61, only succumbing with just three runs needed for victory.
Other main contributors to the victory chase were Joe Humphreys, with 26, and Chris Booth – the latter unbeaten on 25 at the end.
H Al-Bayati run out 35
S Mahmood c J Humphreys b Hilton 14
S Raheer Rana c Joesbury b Hilton 2
Z Dasgupta c Joesbury b Naeem 26
G Ali b Naeem 4
A Chowdbury b Naeem 1
F Maqbool c Nugent b Joesbury 7
H Mushtaq not out 13
T Whitehead c Witts b Naeem 1
A Rehmani b Hilton 12
J Collins c Witts b Nugent 1
Total (43.5 overs) 140
Bowling: J Mills 5-0-20-0, K Nugent 4.5-1-14-1, J Humphreys 7-3-22-0, C Hilton 7-1-15-3, H Naeem 10-2-36-4, D Fawcett 5-1-6-0, D Joesbury 5-0-22-1
J Humphreys c Ali b Rehmani 26
H Naeem c Al-Bayati b Dasgupta 12
D Fawcett c Chowdbury b Mahmood 61
M Witts lbw b Rehmani 3
C Booth not out 25
P Thomas not out 1
Total (for 4 wkts, 34 overs) 141
Bowling: Z Dasgupta 5-0-23-1, H Mushtaq 4-0-25-0, A Rehmani 8-2-12-2, S Mahmood 7-0-30-1, J Collins 3-0-18-0, F Maqbool 5-0-17-0, G Ali 2-0-9-0
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