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NSSCL Division Six: Mazhar Ton Boosts Whitmore, Oakamoor Samples Home Comforts

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 27, 2022

Hasnain Mazhar compiled a century to seal victory for Whitmore seconds when they met Stafford thirds in the NSSCL Division Six at home.

Set 193 for runs, Mazhar hit 13 fours in his 92-ball 103 not out to lead Whitmore to an eight-wicket victory.

Terry Mitchener was also in fine form as he finished undefeated on 48.

Kannan Bhuvanachandran previously had 79 – with seven fours and three sixes – in Stafford’s 192 total, while Jake Bartlett added 47.

Usmah Mazhar and Yumeth Athauda won 3-18 and 3-28 respectively.

Oakamoor seconds won by the same margin at home against their Leycett counterparts.

Four wickets each from Callum Lowe (4-5) and Edward Brookes (4-11) slid Leycett to 76, despite Patrick Wilkes making it 46. Lowe (28no) and Matthew Carnwell (23no) quickly celebrated victory.

Betley also took eight wickets against Meakins thirds.

The visitors Meakins were grouped for 81 as Adam Rowley (5-2) and Adam Williams (4-10) shared nine wickets. Shahid Iqbal is the top scorer with 35.

Luke Taylor’s 30 runs equaled Betley’s runs in 10 overs.

Church Eaton picked up a home win against Stafford runners-up.

A strong batting effort saw Church Eaton 193-7 from their 40 overs as Jeremy Redler (31), Robert Hogarth (28no), Matthew Burslem (26), Jonathan Arnold (25) and Will Ross (22no) all impressed. Mansoor Hussain picked up 3-24.

Mark Evans responded with 21, but Arnold’s 5-27 left Stafford at 86.

Fifth-placed Moddershall & Oulton began their league program with an easy win at home to second-placed Sandyford.

Paul Jackson’s 60 was backed by Dean Tooth (33) and Finn Ivens (31no) as Modd’s men amassed 204-4.

Craig Purcell (30) and Zach Hallam (26) tried their best to revive Sandyford’s hopes after tea but were sent off for 111. Archie Thorpe did the damage with 4-18.

Hanford’s seconds came back from Newcastle & Hartshill thirds with a 15-point success.

Kasim Ahmed anchored Hanford’s innings as his unscored 89 took them 161-4.

Shayan Hussain added 25, while there were two wickets each for Chris Machin and Todd Talbot.

Talbot finished a great individual day with 53 in response, but Castle was knocked out for 146 as Faizal Parvaiz captured 3-22.

There were also two wickets for Shah Mehboob, Abbas Ali and Hussain.