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Ughradar hits century for Colts
Ughradar hits century for Colts
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The Colts had mixed fortunes in their most recent outings, with a win against Carnforth where Fayez Ughradar hit a century, but defeat to Barrow

20th May
Lancashire Colts 96 all out (44.1 overs)
Barrow CC 100 for 3 (31.3 overs)
Barrow won by 7 wickets

In fine conditions on a firm wicket Lancashire Colts won the toss and elected to bat, posting 96 all out from 44.1 overs with E Bullock making 27 and Tom Steele making 24 for Lancs. For Barrow, the best bowling came from G Collins 3-33 from 15 overs and Liam Livingstone 3-22 from 11. 1 overs.

Barrow chased down their target comfortably to win by 7 wickets in the 32nd over, with R Brown making 35 and N Burns 25 for the home side.

27th May
Lancashire Colts 267-4 (50 overs)
Carnforth CC 89 all out (29.2 overs)
Colts won by 178 runs

In very warm and humid conditions at Carnforth, Lancashire Colts won the toss and elected to bat on a good to firm wicket offering excellent batting conditions, and Fayez Ughradar and Jake Hoosan laid a firm base with a superb opening stand of 112 inside 31 overs. Both passed fifty in the process playing an array of excellent drives and shots before Hoosan fell for 58 from 84 balls (11x4s) lbw to R Parker with the score at 112/1. 

The Colts then lost A Raylance run out for 6, but rallied with a 3rd wicket stand of 126 between Ughradar and A Holt to eventually post a final total of 267/4 from their 50 overs. Ughradar made 114 off 141 balls (17x4s, 3x6s) and Holt 79 from 61 balls (8x4s, 3x6s.) Ughradar becomes the first batsman to post a hundred for the Colts side, three years into their Northern League Premier life.

In response, Carnforth lost wickets at regular intervals with all the Colts bowlers taking wickets to win by a commanding 178 runs, bowling the home side out for 89 inside 30 overs. Michael Burns had the best of the Colts bowling figures with 5-26 from 10 overs (including two wickets in 3 balls in his 5th over).

Our next game sees us away at Morecambe CC on Sunday, 10th June 2012.
Scott Churchman