Azad prove too strong for City

MK AZAD cruised to a seven-wicket victory over Milton Keynes City in the latest round of Milton Keynes Midweek Cricket League matches.

Having won the toss City opted to bat but were reduced to just 87-7 off their 15 overs, with Mohammed Raza returning 4-14 and Nadeem Aftab taking 2-30.

In response Aky Hussain and Kabir Arif opened for Azad, but Arif was soon gone with the Azad score at just eight, and Temoor Alam soon followed.

Faheem Aftab scored nine and took the team total to 24 before being dismissed by Mohammed Shahid. But fine innings' from Aky Hussain (31 not out) and Zaheer Ahmed (34 not out) meant Azad reached 91-3.

l Eversholt picked up their first win of the season when they beat Shenley Church End by five wickets.

After winning the toss Shenley opted to bat and went on to score an impressive 150-1 with Andy Macmillan taking the single wicket.

Dan Nichols and Steve Litchfield opened the Eversholt innings and put on 60 before Litchfield was run out on 28, with Nichols caught in the deep for 34 just three balls later.

Pete Morgan then hit 10 from three balls before being bowled while MacMillan hit 26 not out from eight balls, his innings including three sixes.

But it eventually fell to James Garratt to score the winning runs as the home side smashed 16 off the final over with a four through extra cover coming off the last delivery.

l Division One side Abbey National saw off Premier Division outfit MK Overseas in their cross-division fixture.

Overseas batted first and scored 164-4 with James Mead taking 3-40.

Abbey took the game to the very last over and, needing 20 to win, just managed to secure victory on the very last ball.

James Fletcher led the charge with 78 not out while Andy Threlfall, on his debut, scored 26 not out with Darren Panter having earlier chipped in with 21.