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Archive for 'Over 40s'

Versus Four Oaks

27 June, League, Home, Four Oaks In a rain-reduced 15 overs encounter, Four Oaks started strongly with their openers hitting 40 and 47, followed by a later 28 not out in the 143-4 total. David Woakes and Shashi Thakor took two wickets each, including a sharp Chris Wooding stumping. The challenging total became out of […]

Versus Tamworth

21 June, League, Away, Tamworth The Over 40s took on Tamworth for the first time at their picturesque countryside ground on a hot summer evening, in front of the largest Over 40s crowd to date. Fielding first, the Manor’s bowling was tight and long boundaries were defended well as the hosts stroked the ball round […]

Tight finish away at Walmley

14 June, League, Away, Walmley The Over 40s opened the bowling with tight overs from Martin Rose and Paul Smith. The first wicket fell when David Woakes pounced sharply on an attempted quick single and ran out Appleby with a direct hit. Kayani then began hitting regular boundaries, and the hosts reached the half-way stage […]

Versus Water Orton

30 May, League, Home, Water Orton Opening bowler Martin Rose struck in the first over, but Water Orton began hitting early boundaries on the slow rain affected wicket until held back by Abdul Rahim’s excellent four overs for 11 runs. Shashi Thakor removed the other opener and the visitor’s number 3 was later run out […]

Versus Aston Unity

23rd May, League, Home, Aston Unity The fifth league season for the Over 40s got under way with the Manor batting first against league newcomers Aston Unity. Tight opening bowling from both ends merited a cautious start, but the run rate accelerated as Austen Imber hit five sixes in his 62 before being caught. On […]

Versus Walmley Invitation XI

2nd May, Friendly, Home, Walmley Invitation XI Captains report (usual reporter unavailable) including an outstanding performance by Simon Bowen: “The Over 40s got off to a winning start, chasing down Walmley’s 170, with Simon Bowen 126”.

Final Versus Nuneaton at Elford

Aston Manor lined up for their first Warwickshire Cricket League Over 40s final with a strong team despite several absences from the semi-final side: Chris Wooding, captain, David Bond, Simon Bowen, Matt Buttle, Jason Furnell, Ian Hudson, Ali Mahmood, Loky Perera, Martin Rose, Shashi Thakor and David Woakes. Hudson got the Manor off to a […]

Versus Nuneaton

In the seasons final league game, Nuneatons openers struggled to get Aurrel Kirnons accurate four overs of pace away, and lost their first wicket in the seventh over. Several of the visitors batsmen made threatening starts but as soon as boundaries became more regular, David Bond, Jason Furnell and Shashi Thakor took key wickets. Together […]

Versus Walmley

The Over 40s returned to Walmey looking to add to the two out of two away league victories to date. The debut of Matthew Buttle was welcomed together with the news of Barry Holbutts call up to the Warwickshire Over 70s. Tight opening bowling from Dave Bond and Martin Rose was followed by excellent off-spin […]

Versus Four Oaks

Ian Hudson (38), Simon Bowen (48) and Chris Wooding (10 not out) helped the Manor reach 124-4 on a slow pitch affected by the recent rain. Four Oaks started slowly in reply as Martin Rose went for only 17 in his excellent opening four overs, and David Bond later conceded only six runs from two […]