Ilyas inspires Freiston LL to victory

Richard Paul.
Richard Paul.

Freiston, Leake and Leverton earned a six-wicket SLBL Division Two victory at Moulton Harrox Seconds.

Bowling first, Moulton’s openers looked in good form as they put on 25 before Barrett was superbly caught and bowled by the athletic Tommy Atkinson.

Opener Hibbert and Morton took advantage of the flat wicket to add 42 for the second wicket until Yasir Tanoli dismissed Hibbert for 37.

After that wicket, Freiston took control with Darren Tate leading the way with four wickets in a super spell of bowling.

Despite an unbeaten 57 from Morton, Freiston bowled out their hosts for 140.

Freiston got off to a super start with openers Richard Paul and Waseem Ilyas posting a 50 partnership.

Ilyas looked in fine form as he accelerated through his innings and brought up his first Freiston half century.

Ilyas fell for a fine 65, including nine fours and a six, but Freiston were firmly on course for victory.

Paul made 34 before being caught behind and Vishal Rajput made 15 before Zeeshan Saeed struck the winning runs for Freiston.

Freiston will look to build on this victory next week when they entertain both Burgh and Claypole.