Clifton Away At Rawmarsh For A Quarter-Final Cup Clash

15 Y8 lads travelled to Rawmarsh this evening for a quarter-final cup clash.

 Cloud cover and the potential for swing bowling was always going to worry the batsmen and this proved the case as we took 9 Rawmarsh wickets, restricting them to 48 runs.

Iby Bostan took 3 wickets and a fantastic diving catch to do serious damage to their attack.
Really achievable target was immediately in doubt with Rawmarsh being much stronger in bowling attack than batting.  4 of our 5 top order were out for ducks and it was only the steadying influence of Haris Hussain that guided us to a very unlikely last ball run to tie!!
A one over shootout then ensued with Iby Bostan again doing the damage by bowling their batsmen on the third balll.
Captain Sofian Nawaz was then tasked with getting the single run we needed to progress to the semi-final.  He duly obliged and with Rawmarsh mis-fielding Callum Billen was able to slide in for victory.
Great result and while still much work to do, particularly with batting, the lads were chuffed to get the victory.
Please congratulate any lads involved tomorrow.
Sofian Nawaz
Iby Bostan
Abbas Mahmood
Mustafa Khalid
Basat Shahid
Alex Mace
Jack Swales
Callum Billen
Jamie Hartley
Adil Khan
Nabeel Ilyas
Dominic Boyle
Alex Ward
Haris Hussain
Humayun Zaman