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In form Manor win again

On a warm day, Manor travelled to Whitchurch, where they would be looking to beat them for the second time this season. On a track which looked as though it would favour the bowlers, Manor won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Whitchurch got off to a decent start, with Watson-Jones (74) the main contributor for Whitchurch. Shaun Carroll (1-23) bowled with good control, but unfortunately didn’t get much luck. Manor restricted their opponents to 174 all out off 49 overs, bowling very tight lines, allowing only one other Whitchurch batsman passing 20 runs. Again, the spin duo of Turner and Hobbis restricted the flow of runs. Jack Hobbis bowled a brilliant spell once again ending with figures of 6-52 from his 15 overs. Ricky Bassi (2-41) helped mop up the tail. A good effort in the field by Manor, but patience and adaptability was required to chase down a reasonable target on a tricky surface.

In reply, Manor began brightly with Andy Forman (39) and Abdul Rahim (24) giving their side a bright start, before they were both dismissed. Shahid Kureshi (16) and Trent Turner (6) were also out shortly after, leaving Manor reeling, still needing a healthy sum of runs to chase down the required target of 175 to win. Waqas Younis (44*) was joined by Shozab Haider (43*), who both played superbly to rebuild Manor’s innings, and take them home to yet another victory. Both batsmen showed terrific composure and ability, with 15 year old Waqas Younis continuing to show great potential.

The squirrels earn another victory, winning by 5 wickets and earning another valuable 20 points as they begin to press on this season.