Big hitting Zeeshan Manzoor blasted Barnack into the Jaidka Cup semi-finals tonight (June 3).
Manzoor smashed 114 in a huge Twenty/20 win win over Burghley Park Bears to set up a semi-final date with Deeping Dragons next Wednesday (June 10).
Manzoor marched to the crease in the third over with Barnack struggling on 11-3. He promptly despatched the Burghley bowling to all parts smacking 10 sixes and eight fours to continue a rich vein of form.
Manzoor hammered 119 from 54 balls (11 sixes) in a Hunts Division Two game on Saturday (May 30) and a rapid 69 in a Northants Twenty/20 Cup tie last night (June 2).
Barnack eventually closed on 210-9 from their 20 overs before containing the home side to 109-8. Burghley bowler Stuart Biggs conceded 66 runs in his four overs, but did take four wickets.
Asim Asghar (39) and Mohammed Shahid (3-21) also played well for Barnack.
Deeping won their semi-final place without playing tonight as scheduled hosts Spalding Saints conceded the tie after failing to raise a side. That meant reigning champions Royal Challengers Bournegalore were eliminated.
Nassington Knights will host Ramsey Raiders in the second semi-final on Wednesday, June 17.
Nassington booked their place in the last four last week, while Ramsey edged through tonight after beating March Crows by 13 runs at Burrowmoor Road.
Aussie Trent Goers was the Ramsey star batting throughout his side’s innings of 133-7 for 62 not out and then claiming two cheap wickets as March replied with 120 all out.
March Kiwi Ash Vodnala was unlucky to finish on the losing side. He returned figures of 3-22 in four overs before cracking 48 with the bat.
Peterborough Town Newflames sent a very young side to play Castor Harlequins in a ‘dead’ tie and won by eight wickets. Danny Oldham, Usman Naveed and Connor Parnell all bowled well to restrict the home side to 110-9 before Kieran Judd (40no) and Kyle Medcalf (35 from 25 balls) eased Town to a consolation win.
Nassington, who are unbeaten in Twenty/20 competition this summer, host Uppingham in the first round of the Stamford KO Shield tomorrow (June 4, 6pm).
BURGHLEY PARK BEARS lost to BARNACK by 101 runs
Barnack 210-9 (Z. Manzoor 114, A. Asghar 39, S. Biggs 4-66)
Burghley Park 109-8 (N. Fisher 38no, M. Shahid 3-21).
MARCH CROWS lost to RAMSEY RAIDERS by 13 runs
Ramsey 133-7 (T. Goers 62no, J. Markland 24, R. Menarry 20, A. Vodnala 3-22)
March 120 (A. Vodnala 48, O. Verrall 2-9, M. Cafferkey 2-16, T. Goers 2-17).
CASTOR HARLEQUINS lost to PETERBOROUGH TOWN NEWFLAMES by 8 wkts
Castor 110-9 (N. Monaghan 45, D. Oldham 3-25, U. Naveed 2-12, C. Parnell 2-25).
Town 112-2 (K. Judd 40no, K. Medcalf 35),
Cancelled; Spalding Saints v Deeping Dragons (Spalding conceded)
Wednesday June 10: Barnack v Market Deeping
Wednesday June 17: Nassington v Ramsey.
Stamford KO Shield
(First round, 6pm)
Nassington v Uppingham.