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Fixture Report

Mogador Wanderers v Leigh (04/08/2019)    

Mogador Wanderers Won by 4 wickets.  Final Scores: Leigh - 204 for 8. MWCC - 205 for 6

The Mogs won a thrilling victory against our old friends Leigh who we have enjoyed a terrific rivalry with since 1957. On a pleasant afternoon skipper Cooper lost the toss and with Tharp gallantly offering to umpire do that a pair of Bhukaris and three Hewitt’s could play, the Mogs took the field whilst WAGs and supporters set up their chairs or took on liquids at the Seven Stars.

Opening for Leigh was their belligerent import from South Nutfield who only had one working leg after breaking the other playing football. This meant that he dealt almost exclusively in boundaries and soon the scoreboard was ticking along smartly. Lewis and Mankelow both decided wisely to concentrate on the other end and both struck with Joseph bowling the other opener around his legs and Chris taking out their No 3 via a smart catch by Alex Hewitt at midoff. The next three bowling changes all saw Hewitt’s coming on and each of Alex, Harry and Alfie taking a wicket each with Harry probably the pick though importantly Alex bowled the Leigh opener who had just started to swap hitting 4s for 6s. Mikal Bhukari replaced Alfie and bowled an excellent tight spell and with Cooper also striking the Leigh total never got out of control. A flurry of boundaries in the last few overs saw our hosts post a par score of 204 with last over misfortune befalling Furns who split his thumb open taking a steepler, ensuring a trip to A and E and no batting for the Little Master.

After a delicious Ploughman’s tea, Ahson and Coops opened up and Ahson set off like a train, smiting 4 excellent boundaries before playing across the line. Harry Hewitt lost his off stump offering no shot but Mikal and Coops saw the Mogs get up to 80-2 at the half way stage. Coops was playing a gem of an innings driving imperiously and it was a surprise when he was out LBW for an excellent 65. JD Burton was playing his first game of the year and mixed staunch defense with lusty attack. He was joined by Alex Hewitt and with the run rate under 6 an over a great partnership of over 50 developed, inching the Mogs towards victory. Leigh’s secret weapon, a spinner who was slower, yes slower than The Major , did for JD and Alfie but Chris Mankelow joined Alex and with a couple of lusty 6s it was all over with 8 balls remaining. It had been a fine win played in the best of spirit in front of a large crowd. No wonder we look forward to this fixture as much as any.


 
Batting        
Ahson Bukhari  
23
 
Will Cooper  
65
 
Harry Hewitt  
0
 
Mikal Haraldsson  
17
 
Jonathon Burton  
41
 
Alex Hewitt  
52
*
 
Alfie Hewitt  
4
 
Chris Mankelow  
0
*
 
Peter Furner  
 
Joseph Lewis  
 
William Parker  
 
  Bowling
O
M
R
W
 
  Chris Mankelow
6
1
37
 
1
 
  Joseph Lewis
8
2
34
 
1
 
  Alex Hewitt
6
0
28
 
2
 
  Harry Hewitt
6
0
27
 
1
 
  Alfie Hewitt
3
0
18
 
1
 
  Will Cooper
4
1
8
 
1
 
  Mikal Haraldsson
6
1
26
 
1
 
  Ahson Bukhari
1
0
14
 
0
 
  Catches    
       
  Harry Hewitt   1
  Alex Hewitt   1

  Run Outs    
       
  None    

  Stumpings    
       
  None