Week5-Away v Tower Hamlets
A sunny day at North Marsh and a first local derby in the Championship.
Stoke Newington won the toss and chose to bowl. Both openers were fired up as you would expect in a derby. Gus Walsh was particularly quick with a real "Fire in Babylon" performance. At the other end Zabehulah Mohammad was just as dangerous. Tower Hamlets just could not cope. Walsh got the first wicket in the third over with the score on 5. Next over Mohammad got two and in the 6th over another to leave Tower Hamlets reeling on 10 for 4. Captain Hassan Ahmed and Soyfur Rahman tried to steady the ship but Rahman got a pearler from Walsh that cut back and took the top of his middle stump. 22 for 5.
Ahmed was joined by Adnan Miah who decided that attack was the best method of defence and got a number of fours many of which flew over slips. He was eventually caught LBW from Irfan Mohmand for 16 with the score now 45 for 6. Mohmand stuck again next over 50 for 7.
Ahmed finally found a partner to stay with him in Zakrin Ahmed who pulled and drove. Captain Hassan went for 17 LBW to one that stayed low
106 for 8.
Salman Ahmed joined Zakrin as finally Walsh was rested, a fantastic spell of 11 overs 3 maidens 16 for 3.
These two set about the bowling and when Zakrin was caught off Scott Doody for 61 the score was beginning to look respectable at 143.
Sady for Hamlets Doody got the last wicket two balls later.
Tower Hamlets 144 in 39.4 overs
Zakrin Ahmed 61
Gus Walsh 11 overs 3 mins 16 for 3
Zabe Mohammad 220.127.116.11
I Mohmand 18.104.22.168
In reply openers Scott Doody and Abul Kasim Nalla did not hold back with a series of fine drives and pulls that scattered the field.
They passed Hamlets score unbeaten in 14 overs. Noisy neighbours quietened.
Stoke Newington 146 for 0
Scott Doody 75 no
Abul Kasim Nalla 55no
Stoke Newington win by 10 wickets