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Disappointing Loss Against Whitchurch

Whitchurch 224 all out
Aston Manor 88 all out
Whitchurch Won By 136 RUNS

The visitors were badly let down by late withdrawals before embarking on the long journey to play a powerful and experienced Whitchurch team. However, Manor put aside the poor preparation for the game to produce a fine recovery in the field to dismiss their Shropshire based opponents for 224 after the hosts had been 188-3. The recovery was based around a superb bowling display by Arfan Khan (16-4-42-7) with Ryan van NIerkerk (2-88) and Shozab Haider (1-35) (sponsored by ODC Future Thinking) being the other wicket takers. The main contributor for the hosts was Minor Counties player Oliver (80) who received good support from Gregory (53) and Bowen (52).

Despite the efforts of Darren Baker (20) and Chris Whittock (17) (sponsored by Synergy Insurance Services) Manors young batting line up had no answer to the swing bowling of ex-Manor favourite Amjad Ali-Khan (6-47) as they slumped to a very disappointing 88 all out. There is unquestionable potential in Manor’s batting line up, but a lot of stability, hard work and practice will be required to turn this potential into runs against some high quality bowling attacks on show in this Division this season. Thankfully, one of those high quality attacks also belongs to Aston Manor!