Seconds hold sway in big Stafford derby battle in NSSCL Division Five

Tom Holdway played a key role for Stone SP thirds in their win against Moddershall & Oulton fifths in North Staffs and South Cheshire League Division Five.
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Stafford seconds took the club honours as they beat their third team in NSSCL Division Five.

The thirds batted first and managed to reach 114-9 from their 40 overs in the derby tussle.

Nithin Parambath (30no) and Jake Bartlett (25) made the most headway with the bat.

Sikandar Alam Khan picked up 3-16 for the seconds, with Sam Haynes and Oliver Stark striking twice.

The second team cruised to an eight-wicket victory on the resumption inside 32 overs.

A first-wicket stand of 78 between Ali Siddiqi and Terry Jones set them on their way.

Siddiqi fell for 56, which contained 10 fours, but Jones was there at the end, unbeaten on 40.

Jack Allman churned out a century in Audlem’s emphatic win at Meir Heath seconds.

Allman’s 118, which included six fours and nine sixes, was the main of Audlem’s 197-5.

He shared a fourth-wicket stand of 142 with Dave Parkinson, who contributed 51. His knock contained six boundaries.

Jan Osgathorpe claimed a couple of wickets for Meir Heath.

Abhijith Jayan then stole the limelight in the post-tea action to power Audlem to an easy success.

Jayan scooped 7-13 to send Meir Heath sliding to 78 all out, while Parkinson struck twice.

Fahzad Aziz (22no) offered the primary resistance for Meir Heath.

Cheadle thirds secured a six-wicket win at home against Leycett seconds.

The Moorlanders were set 125 to claim the points - and eased over the line in the 28th over.

Jon Evans fronted that chase with a well-constructed 64 not out. He hit 10 fours and one six along the way.

David Wilson helped to complete the mission with an unbeaten 24, while David Moreton took two wickets.

Earlier in the day, Isaac McDonald (40) and James Hopkin (32no) impressed in Leycett’s 124 all out.

Louie Welford did the damage with the ball, taking 3-10, and there were a couple of wickets for Ray Ginders.

Moddershall & Oulton fifths suffered a big batting collapse on their way to defeat at home against Stone SP thirds.

Mohammed Younis (38) and Saleem Mir (21) helped the Modd men to a largely positive 84-3.

However, they were then dismissed for just 89 as Tom Holdway scooped 5-18 and Alfie Davies weighed in with 4-19.

That meagre target didn’t test Stone SP, who eventually won by seven wickets. Kai Wynter top-scored with 33 not out, while Mir took two of the wickets to fall.

Whitmore seconds won by 13 runs at Porthill Park fourths.

Harry Tweats contributed 37 as Whitmore amassed 127-8 from their 40 overs. Joseph Price and Charlie Chorlton took two wickets apiece.

Isaac Steventon (22), Calum Bilton (19) and Zain-Ali Muhammad (18) led the Porthill Park reply.

But they fell short as they were bowled out for 114.

That was largely thanks to Bryson Bertoni’s 3-20, while there were double strikes from Alex Holland and Mike Green.

Sandyford seconds prevailed at home against their Caverswall counterparts.

Caverswall were dismissed for 114 in the formative stages of the contest.

And Sandyford managed to bank a five-wicket win in the 33rd over of their reply.