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Holyport CC claim 27-run victory over Bradenham CC

Adil Ashraq  (1-32) bowling for Holyport.

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Janaka Ginige was the man of the hour as he lead the charge for Holyport in their 27-run victory over Bradenham in Chilterns League Premier Division 2.

Ginige (73) put together a solid knock which included a brilliant 103 opening stand with Daniyal Mumtaz (30) before the former was run out by Alex Rae. Despite losing Ginige, Port continued to get runs on the board, although not to the same extent as their openers managed. Owen Murphy (4-40) proved to be a constant thorn in the side of the Holyport batsmen, as he picked up three more wickets following his dismissal of Ginige. Zein Hussein (18) and Kashif Rasib (13) were both bowled by the impressive Murphy, although they did add to the total with their double figure returns.

Muhammed Javed (10) and Qadeer Rasool (12) added modest scores to the total before the tail end were put through their paces by Alex Rae (2-32) as Holyport finished 185 all out from 41.4 overs.

The Bradenham chase proved to be a fairly stop start affair, as Paul Huntley (2) and Steve Mann (30) shared an opening partnership of 31 before Huntley was caught by Daniyal Mumtaz, with Mann following him into the clubhouse shortly afterwards at the hands of Adil Ashraq (1-32).

Murphy’s 26 showed he was just as nifty with the bat in hand and alongside Karl Hoddell’s 11, the away side run total moved to 74.

Murphy and Hoddell both fell to Jawad Masood (3-47), before the bowler  added Chris Sanders to his list of victims, as Masood and Taz Choudry (3-27) cut the Bradenham middle order down to size with some impressive bowling. Rae provided a late injection of runs, and his 35 made the home side sweat.

But, it was too little too late for Bradenham as Rasool dismissed Rae to put an end to the chase.

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