Stoke Green Cricket Club 3rd XI v Farnham Common 3 on Sat 21 May 2016 at 1pm
Stoke Green Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report The one where Taher finally got a stumping!

With the thirds league game forfeited and our first 25 points of season celebrated, we took to Sefton to play a friendly against div 9b farnham Common 3s.
With the threat of rain always around Skippy won toss and decided to field, and with our opening bowlers promoted to the 2s it was left to Charlie and young Raheem to open the bowling and although Charlie took an early wicket their opener and number 3 got going with some clean hitting. It was Ben Holdship coming on that got the break through with some very tight bowling and a fine underarm catch by Imran. It also led swiftly to a moment that will forever be held in Stoke Green 3s fokelore as the number 4 took a swing and a walk out of his crease for Taher to aim and shoot and get his first ever stumping prompting a third team pile on celebration much to confusion of the opposition.
Their opener went on to hit a good 86 but good bowling by Uresh and James kept wickets tumbling at the other end and a target of 186 was set with the rain approaching.

After a great tea we went out to bat in the rain and got off to a great start with Shoaib and Adeel hitting some big 6s putting on a 101 opening partnership as the rain got harder. We came off for a short while and Farnham were very unwilling to come back out knowing what was ahead. Rahul carried on the positive batting after Adeel was out on an unclapped 53 - the scorebook counted it at 49 - Shoaib was out on 61 after Luke Holdship representing the oppo had him caught off a dubious height ball not called by his uncle and after the quick removal of Imran and Charlie it was left to Taher and Rahul to finish off the innings.
A good win

Farnham Common 3 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
10w 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
186 (35.5 overs)
F Ahmed ct  & b. Perera 86
A Kumar b  Holdship C. 0
T Williams ct  Sheikh b Holdship B. 30
S Anjum run out  (Sharma) 0
O Awane st  Razaq b. Holdship B. 0
J Irvine b  Roberts 41
N Braniston b  Roberts 5
S Ahmed ct  Shaffiq b Ward 6
L Holdship b  Perera 1
S Williams ct  Shaffiq I. b Perera 4
J Thick Not Out  0

Stoke Green Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charlie Holdship6.0127127.004.50
Ben Holdship5.0121210.504.20
Adeel Shaffiq3.002800.009.33
Uresh Perera9.022036.672.22
James Roberts3.501527.503.91
Mark Ward4.0038138.009.50

Stoke Green Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 10w 1b 2lb 
for 4 wickets

(27.1 overs)
Muhammad Shoaib ct  b. Holdship L 61 7 4
Adeel Shaffiq b  Kumar 53 4 4 2
Rahul Sharma Not Out  43 8 1 1
Imran Sheikh b  Kumar 0 1
Charlie Holdship b  Kumar 4
Taher Razaq Not Out  14 1 1
Mark Ward  
A.N. Other  
Ben Holdship  
James Roberts  
Uresh Perera   1

Farnham Common 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ahmed S5.005300.0010.60
Holdship L3.0030130.0010.00
Ahmed F2.101200.005.54