Khan knocks 64 for unstoppable Attock


Attock look unstoppable in their quest for the Irwin Mitchell Midweek Alliance Premier Division title.

They amassed a monumental 191-3 from their 12 overs against second-placed Khan with Nawaz Khan (64) and Jaco Castle - again - weighing in with 59 while Aslam Hayat scored a quick 33. Khan mustered 114-6 (Mehfooz Khan 48) in reply.

Sheffield Friends opener Jonny Younis smacked an unbeaten 101 from 52 balls to power his team to 181-2 (Ibrar Azam 67). Bottom club TOA appeared to be dead and buried until No.8 Shoib Yousuf notched 57 to take his team to 154-9 (Ifty Ahmed 3-47).

Collegiate had a chance to go second but Waterworks pulled the plug on this as they hit a modest 112-5 (Nick Dymock 65) and then bowled tightly to restrict Collegiate to 103-5 (Alex Patmore 41).

Darnall made 131-7 (Tanzeer Ali 47, Asif Azeem 31; Nathan Bandari 3-19) against Bandari. Al-Mahdi led the reply with 49 and support from Rafaqat Khan (32), saw them ease to a four wicket win (Asif Azeem 3-44).

Frecheville lead Division A by a single point from Kashmir after Frecheville defeated Outokumpo by seven wickets. Batting first, Outokumpo made 124-7 (Jitesh Thammisetti 30, James O’Connell 4-29) and David Clayton (47*) and Daniel Froggatt (30*) took Frecheville to victory.

University Staff provided the upset of the day by dismissing Kashmir for just 69 (Zafar Malik 3-10) and going on to an eight wicket win. Abbeydale made 124-8, which was just beyond Caribbean, who ended three runs short with eight wickets down.

Hollinsend remain top of Division B after an epic battle with Ridgeway who made 106-8, thanks to a typically bullish 40 from Steve Woolley (Chris Marshall 3-31). Hollinsend fell behind the rate and found themselves needing 41 from the last three overs but the youngsters came to the rescue and reduced to target to 16 from the final eight ball over. The last ball saw four needed for victory with two wickets in hand and Lewis Commander duly obliged to earn the win.

De La Salle are still looking for their first win as Nether Edge made 104-7 (Amjid Tahir 30, Sam Wainwright 4-13) but the boys from Beauchief could only manage 93-8.

Richmond head Division C by nine points and look certainties for promotion. They bagged a four wicket win over The Wednesday who made 90-9 (Ben Heap 53, Abdul Rehman 4-13)thanks to Tim Bruce’s unbeaten 50 (Mark Downing 3-25).

Woodhouse totalled a useful 125-5 (Chris Smith 55), but Hallam Lodgers surpassed this with six wickets in hand (Paul Trenall 35*, David McCaig 31). Brincliffe made 124-6 and then held up Transport for 96-6.