September 27th, 2016

Relegation threatened Massey Ferguson thumped by Knowle

Updated: 4:51 pm, May 07, 2015

MASSEY Ferguson failed to get out of first gear as they were thumped by promotion chasing Knowle Village in Division Two of the Warwickshire League.

They now sit bottom of the table after the trip ended in a 77-run defeat away to a strong side.

Home side Knowle Village got into their stride early as skipper Sean Dunne struck six fours in his 47 before Khizar Zaman’s brilliant 90-ball 91 set up a daunting total of 231-4.

Joseph Jarema’s run-a-ball 28 and cameos from Martin Richmond (19) and Martin Perfect (18) helped beef up the total.

Sulwan Sarwar was the pick of the Massey bowlers with figures of 2-44 from his nine overs while Wajahat Chohan (1-68) was the sole other to register in the wickets column.

Knowle Village continued to dominate during the reply with only one of Massey’s top four reaching double figures.

Skipper Azhar Ali (37) tried to steady the ship in the middle order but two quick ducks saw defeat all but sealed for the visitors. A bright knock from Mohammed Shaikh (35) prolonged the game but his side were put out of their misery when they were bowled out for 154.

Opening bowlers James Flynn (3-40) and Sean Dunne (2-31) did most of the damage before Zaman followed up his fine knock with figures of 2-35 from his ten overs.

Fourth and fifth bowlers Henri Lewis (1-32) and Harry Walbaum (1-7) also got in on the act to help take the Hampton Road side second in table.

Elsewhere, a superb century by Joshua Manning (118 not out) helped Bablake Old Boys (295 for 4) secure a winning draw at home to Fillongley (94 for 9). The win pushes Bablake up to third in the table Premier Division table.

In Division One, two half centuries from opener Ryan Leybourne and Steve Vaughan helped Standard (162 for 8) move up to fourth in the table thanks to a two wicket victory at home to Southam (160 all out)

And Jamie Marsh top-scored for Highway (156 for 4) as they beat Barby (154 for 9) by six wickets.

Dunlop (125 all out) remain level on points with seventh-placed Moseley in Division Three despite losing by five wickets at home to Oakfield (129 for 5).

Division Four, Star Alvis (183 all out) lost to Bulkington (201 for 7) but remain fourth in the table.

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