Big win for Shenley

SHL Division Three Shenley Village 219-6 beat Eversholt 103 by 116 runs WITHOUT overseas paceman Wendell Roberts to anchor the bowling, Shenley turned to spin on Saturday – with impressive results, as they beat Eversholt. Batting first, Shenley were 12-1

SHL Division Three

Shenley Village 219-6 beat Eversholt 103 by 116 runs

WITHOUT overseas paceman Wendell Roberts to anchor the bowling, Shenley turned to spin on Saturday - with impressive results, as they beat Eversholt.

Batting first, Shenley were 12-1 after five overs, having lost opener Morgan Stanley early on.

But they soon recovered, with fellow opener Charlie Thurston - not quite 13 years of age - batting with a maturity beyond his years.

The youngster made 57, remaining at the crease for almost 160 minutes before finally being stumped.

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Skipper Jemile Al-Darraji, in form with the bat of late, was dropped at the start of his innings but made the most of his lucky escape to make 51; while the knock of the day came from Rifkhan Hameed.

He hit a quick 50 off just 28 balls and ended with a 58 which contained two 6s and six 4s.

The home side set a challenging total of 219-6 from their 53 overs.

The visitors never looked like reaching their target, as spinners Hameed and Thurston soon inflicted some damage.

Garrett top-scored with 22 - the only Eversholt batsman to make more than 20 and only one of four who reached double figures.

They were bowled out for 103 with overs in hand.

Hameed (5-45) and Thurston (3-17) were the men of the match for Shenley, starring with both bat and ball.

Shenley now sit in fourth spot.