Wolves into the second round

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Wolverton Town got their season off to the right start with a 45 run victory over Stony Stratford to progress to the second round of the Bucks Cup.

Put in to bat, Wolverton Wolverton Town got off to a good start and the opening partnership of Kieran Lampard and Atif Akhlaq put on 83.

Lampard went on to reach his 50 before he struck out, Alan Fox making the catch for Stony.

From there, Stony Stratford fought back well and took wickets regularly to slow the scoring rate and reduce the final total that they would be chasing. Amidst all this, Babar Raja brought up his 50 with a straight six before being run out in the quest for quick runs as Wolverton Town ended with 247-8.

Stony’s innings also began well with Tom Moore and Mihir Choksi putting on 77 for the first wicket before Mihir Choksi was caught by Muhammad Shahzad off the bowling of Jude Ramanadanpulle for a well made 31.

The second wicket fell soon after with Than Pravin out LBW to the bowling of Zaheer Khan.

Tom Moore and Fox took the score to 108 before Moore was stumped Zak Wade off the bowling of Ramanadanpulle for a patient 31.

Wickets then fell regularly with Fox going on to make a good 52 before finally being bowled off the bowling of Zulfiqar Ahmed.

Russell White ended unbeaten on 29 and captain Graham Simpson also ended unbeaten on 12 with Stony closing their innings on 202-5.

Ramanadanpulle was the pick of the bowlers with 2-36 on debut for Wolverton.

They go on to play Buckingham in the next round.