Rizwan Qadir proves a big problem for fourth string’s batsmen

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Boston 4th XI 116 all out, Freiston L&L 2nd XI 71 all out - Boston won by 45 runs.

Freiston seconds came up short at Boston despite a fabulous spell of bowling from Rizwan Qadir.

Bowling first Qadir immediately found his rhythm and dismissed Evans with a sharp caught and bowled in his first over. Qadir caused problems for the Boston batsmen and deservedly bowled McNulty for 13.

Qadir picked up his third wicket when Kippy’s mistimed shot was caught in the covers by Adam Tempest for 15.

Freiston’s slower bowlers then chipped in with Richard Paul bowling Stevenson and Bilal Minhas having Hallem well caught by Qadir.

Despite a tight spell from Minhas, Boston’s fifth wicket partnership added 32.

Michael Burman made the breakthrough bowling Steve Appleyard for 9. Another wicket for Qadir and one apiece for Stewart Kirtley and Naveen Joachim saw Boston bowled out for 116. Top scorer for the hosts was McGarel who made 29.

In reply Freiston lost Mick Warrington for 3, Stewart Kirtley for 4 and Qadir for 4 as they slumped to 28-3.

Freiston struggled to knock the ball into gaps as tight Boston bowling and intense fielding kept the scoring rate low.

Steve Appleyard had Richard Paul caught for 17 as Freiston began to subside.

Adam Tempest made 16 before he was bowled by Tom Appleyard before Freiston’s tail fell away being bowled out for only 71.

Captain John McGarel said there had been good bowling performances by Boston, including Kippy, who took two for 16, Steve Appleyard who took three for 11, Tom Appleyard who took three for 20, Pat Hallem two for 19 and Eric Hoult who took the final wicket in his first over.