Week Two Bristol & District review

AZEEM Malik cracked an unbeaten 145 off just 104 balls to put Bristol Pakistanis on course for an 87-run victory away to Knowle 2nds in Division One of the Martin Berrill Sports Bristol & District League.

Malik thumped 20 fours and four sixes, and received important support from Shahwaiz Hassan (50) as their side totalled 290-6 after losing the toss, Chris Fenwick claiming 3-48.

Urfan Malik then gave the visitors the perfect start with three early strikes before finishing with figures of 5-25 from seven as Knowle finished well out of contention, Joe Milkins top scoring on 43.

Brothers Jack and Sam Baber took starring roles in a five-wicket Senior Division win for Bristol West Indian Phoenix against Stapleton.

This meeting between the two sides relegated last year from WEPL saw Stapleton pegged back to 181-9 after losing the toss, Jack Baber claiming three early strikes to end with 3-15 from nine.

And Sam Baber followed up with 79 at the top of the order in a comfortable success for the early pacesetters, skipper Cole Pierre weighing in with 56.

Also two from two at this early stage are Frenchay following a 17-run trumping of Hanham, Eddie Williams and Tim Robinson claiming three wickets apiece.

In Division Seven, opener George Amos’ unbeaten 107 was in vain for Taveners who suffered a nine-wicket reverse at home to Stanton Drew.

Dan Lockwood (108) and captain Bilal Raja (70) put Bristol United Banks in control at home to Bitton 2nds who were shot out for just 27 and a 195-run humbling, Haroon Naseer finishing with 3-2 from six overs.

In Division Eight, Gagan Singh’s 131 not out off 101 (12 fours, eight sixes) helped Bristol New Eleven chase down 255 away to Bedminster 4ths for whom Oscar Sullivan was unbeaten on 115 off 102. And Ben Boardman’s 104 set up a 135-run victory for Chipping Sodbury 3rds away to Winterbourne 4ths.

Skipper Josh Tiley and opener Joe Redgers shared a second wicket stand of 213 for Frenchay 3rds who trumped Cleeve 2nds by 68 runs in Division Ten.

Tiley was unbeaten on 135 off 103 (20 fours, one six) and Redgers’ 100 off 110 included 12 fours.

And in Division 15, Matt Webb smoked an unbeaten 135 off 94 (six fours, ten sixes) for Chipping Sodbury 4ths who overcame Bristol Sri Lankans 2nds by 21 runs.

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