04:00PM, Friday 12 July 2019
Burnham captain Rizwan Nadeem.
A consistent innings across the board was not enough for Burnham to outrun their visitors as Danny Housego’s unbeaten 75 was well supported by a solid top order as Wokingham came away from the Memorial Ground with a six-wicket victory.
After winning the toss Wokingham elected to put their hosts into bat and a steady 48-run opening stand from Nehman Nadeem (35) and Fahad Raja (22) set the tone for the Burnham innings.
Max Uttley (3-85) and Simon Myles (4-46) were a constant thorn in the Burnham batsmen side’s but the hosts’ remained consistent in their run scoring. Rizwan Nadeem (35) played a solid knock, and although Raza Ali Dar (6) fell to Uttley, the Burnham batting order continued to put decent scores on the board.
Karan Kumar’s 27 helped move things on to 124-4, before Adnan Shabbir (25), Sulaiman Javed (21) and Adnan Malik (24no) all played their part in getting Burnham to 219-9.
The steady innings from the hosts gave them plenty to defend but Wokingham's top order fired on all cylinders.
Captain Stuart Parsons made his way to half-a-century alongside Archie Carter’s 41 – as the pair shared an 87-run partnership. Ali Dar (3-75) was in good form with the ball, but nor he, Haroon (0-29) or Khan (1-74) could stop Housego (75no) playing his and Wokingham’s way to the finish line. A solid knock which included 10 fours accelerated the Wokingham chase and Myles (30) and Michael Bates (12) chipped in to get the visitors over the line.
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