Newham College increase lead at the top
PUBLISHED: 10:00 24 March 2016
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Newham College continued their stellar form and Bsix College’s Umar Ayub dominated against Barking & Dagenham in week 19 of the Essex County Board FE “Chance to Shine” tournament at UEL SportsDock.
Bsix started off the action, winning the toss and electing to bat, but Mukhtiar Jan was run out for four runs.
Fellow opener Ayub got his eye in with three dot balls, though, and then struck five boundaries off the next six deliveries.
Ayub retired in the fourth over but his team-mates were unable to keep up his scorching pace as Hassan Shah was dismissed for seven, before Nasir Mohammed ran out A Mohammad (0) and Jahan Zeb (6).
Ayub returned after Mohammad’s dismissal and continued from where he had left off, finishing with 43 runs off 23 deliveries, including five fours and a six.
He lost his wicket to the first delivery of the final over, which left Barking & Dagenham to chase 115 for victory.
Nasir Mohammed, with two run outs, a catch and the best economy rate to his name from the first innings, proved to be the star of the Barking & Dagenham batting line-up too, scoring 20 from 12.
But Ayub continued his brilliance, dismissing Zamir Stinkzai and J Sharafat for three runs apiece.
Saad Rashid scored six before he was run out by Jan, while the remaining batsmen failed to score as Barking & Dagenham mustered just 46 runs in a heavy loss.
Norlington’s bowlers started well in their match against league leading Newham, but the lower order batsmen and extras proved to be their undoing.
Hamza Omar was caught out for four runs off the bowling of Shohaib Naseer and his replacement Muhammad Rahim also went to Naseer’s bowling for a first-ball duck.
Zeeshan Khan stayed in to score 15 runs and found a suitable partner in Atesaam Syed, who took over as he scored 27 runs, ending his knock with a maximum.
Fasil Fajarul (18) and Irfan Ghuthus (6) saw out the remaining overs and when the dust settled Newham had scored 112-3, with the Norlington bowlers allowing 42 extras.
Hamza Wajid and Naseer opened the run chase, but although they built up a good partnership, Wajid was slow, taking 21 deliveries to score 11 runs.
Naseer did not wait around, bashing two sixes on his way to 15 off nine, but Fareed Hussain went for duck, bowled by Muhammad Rahim, and the run chase slowly fizzled out.
Majeeb Mirzaman scored an unbeaten 18, but his partners couldn’t stay in with him and Norlington fell 37 runs short after their 10 overs.
Rahim led the bowlers in taking Newham to 9-0 in the tournament, as he gathered in two scalps and took a catch.
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