Brazen Rehman Fires Up Rastrick Ahead of T20 SF - Championship Matchday #14 Report

Brazen Rehman Fires Up Rastrick Ahead of T20 SF - Championship Matchday #14 Report

17 Jul 2023

Bowlers suffered a torridly at the hands of one Rastrick batsman as they and Slaithwaite fought out an incredible shortened match. Rastick’s Fahid Rehman crunched an outrageous unbeaten 187 to win a high-scoring 30 over match. Birkby Rose Hill squandered a fine chance to thrust themselves towards their second consecutive promotion with the top two forced to abandon their matches. Shelley were the day's significant winners by seeing off lower-half rivals Meltham to ease their own relegation worries.

Fahid Rehman (above) launched a furious assault on Slaithwaite’s bowlers as Rastrick warmed up for the upcoming T20 Shield in spectacular fashion with a high-octane win. Visiting Slaithwaite were sitting pretty on 274-4 after Finlay Brook (98) and Blair McKenzie (82) shared a potent 140-run second wicket stand, clattering a combined 28 boundaries in total. They weren’t finished there as Zane Gilder added an unbeaten 68 to their lofty 274-4 score in an incredible 30 over onslaught. However Rastrick’s Rehman, who only scored his first half-century of the season last weekend, completely obliterated their efforts with a fierce batting display attack. He crashed a huge 187no in just 93 balls and hit 11 fours and 17 sixes in his brutal bombardment. Rastrick captain Jacob Waterson, who opened the batting with Rehman, helped himself to 45 as Rastrick replied with 277-2 in only 26 overs.

Third-placed Birkby Rose Hill missed an opportunity to threaten runaway pair Delph and Golcar after crashing to defeat at Lascelles Hall. The visitors made 210-6 from 37 overs with Abbas Khan forging 59 whilst Tom Wightman and Gavin Smith (above) nabbed two wickets each. Marlon Rodrigo hit 50 in a reply which was under constant scrutiny by Zain Ul-Abdin who took 4-69. Dan Flatt’s 44 proved crucial as Lascelles Hall secured the win on 214-8.

Sagar Sharma scored an unbeaten 58 to hold Shelley's innings together as they defeated equally stricken Meltham. George Kenworthy claimed 3-31 as Shelley were restricted to 139-6. Tiger Payne (above) collected 4-28 for the home side as Meltham subsided to 124ao in reply. Captain Sam Clegg fell valiantly for 34 during the chase.

Leaders Delph & Dobcross thrust out a tempter for Clayton West by declaring at 166-4 in a rain-interrupted match, but an intriguing second innings setup was washed out without a ball bowled. Mosun Hussain made 57 for Delph and Lucas Selby (above) was in brutal form with an unbeaten 54 from 22 balls before being forced off. After declaring, no further play was possible. 

Title challengers Golcar only managed two overs but had set a high bar with 21-0 inside two overs before their washout at home to Armitage Bridge. Meanwhile at Denby, the home side got to 81-3 against struggling Holmfirth with Mohammad Khuzifa reaching 27 and Kaleel Ahmed finishing 27no before being forced off.


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