Nasir hits magnificent unbeaten 132

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Wirksworth & Middleton 189-7, Pilsley 193-6

(Derbyshire League

Division Three)

Wirksworth & Middleton became the latest team to suffer at the hands of Pilsley’s overseas star Saeed Bin Nasir who has hit top form following a couple of below-par knocks to begin the season.

On this occasion, however, he single-handedly steered his side to victory with a magnificent unbeaten 132.

Six other batsmen came and went as Wirksworth tried to contain Nasir but such was his dominance that Chris Worthy’s 18 was the next highest score and only Alex Beeson of the rest joined him in double figures.

Nasir (2-49) had earlier claimed a quick wicket to leave Wirksworth on the back foot but Dave Greatorex (29) and Andrew Malia-Barlow (33) steadied the ship.

Further runs from Luke Boden (43) and Jack Allen (29) promised a 200-plus total but Michael Thompson (3-37) was on hand to restrict the home side to 189-7.