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Sky v Stoke Newington 

Wednesday 30 May 2012, Victoria Park

Sky won by 4 wickets

Sky lost the toss and were put into field

Stoke Newington: 151 for 7 in 15.3 overs
Gus 41 not out
Rizwan Siddiqui 3.3-0-32-3 Nozmul Husain 4-0-53-2 Afzal 4-0-29-2

Sky: 152 for 3 in 14 overs
Shakeel Durrani 50 retired
Rizwan Siddiqui 42 not out
Nozmul Husain 31

High scoring Pitch 1 lived up to its reputation with over 300 runs scored, the advantage passing from one team to the other on several occasions and Sky eventually running out winners with 2 overs and 4 wickets to spare.

SN won the toss, elected to bat and got off to a solid start with Scott in particular looking very comfortable, however Afzal soon had his measure with his accurate seamers. With Nozmul grabbing a brace from the other end, SN were wobbling on 70-4 in the 8th over.

The introduction of Rizwan saw immediate gain with 2 wickets in his first over, however with SN looking down the abyss, they certainly did find a hero in Gus who despite riding his luck, scored a vital 42 runs, sharing a quite brilliant 71 run last wicket partnership which was only broken in the final over by Rizwan.

The damage however was done and SN had posted a very competitive 151. Sky's chase began poorly with both Kaifi and Aleem departing early. This brought together Nozmul and Shakeel who put on 70 runs before the former was dismissed.

With the run rate edging over 10 an over in the last 7, Rizwan and Shakeel started picking the gaps and managed to keep the rate from spiralling out of control.

With 40 needed of 4 overs and Shakeel retiring after a well earned 50, Rizwan went on the attack and took 19 off the 13th over and 20 off the 14th to finish on 42 not out, with seven 4s and a 6 the match was duly won.

Submitted by Aleem of Sky



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