CRICKET - Solihull Municipal secure first win of season against Rugby - The Solihull Observer

CRICKET - Solihull Municipal secure first win of season against Rugby

Solihull Editorial 22nd Jun, 2023   0

ALEX Roslyn claimed a five-for as Solihull Municipal secured their first league win of the season with a 10-run victory against Rugby.

Roslyn (5-42) and Farhaad Ali (3-33) ripped through Rugby’s middle and lower order to bowl the visitors out for 217 in the 44th over.

With the bat, George Gray (80) and Nathan Boyce (53) hit impressive half-centuries as Solihull finished their innings on 227-6.

After seven defeats and two abandonments, Solihull finally tasted success although they remain bottom of the Warwickshire County League Premier Division table.

Opening the batting, Solihull made a strong start before James Roslyn (39) was first to go with the home side beyond the 50-run mark.

And Danish Hussain (20) was then bowled before a 79-run third-wicket partnership between Gray and Boyce put Solihull on top.

Boyce’s half-century came from just 42 deliveries and helped Solihull end their 50 overs on 227-6 after Neal McGrath (3-54) took a flurry of late wickets.

In reply, Rugby made a similarly strong start before Roslyn had opener Jeevan Barhey (12) caught with the visitors on 57 without loss.

And Matt Ewer and Wes Landsdale then combined for a 97-run second-wicket partnership which took Rugby onto 154-2.

However, Solihull accounted for both Ewer and Landsdale in consecutive overs as Daanish Mehmood (1-7) and Danyal Mehmood (1-24) struck.

The home side took the final five wickets for the loss of just 23 runs as A Roslyn and Ali prevented any of Rugby’s middle and lower order passing the 10-run mark.


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