Marvellous Maje hits half century

Gulam Maje.
Gulam Maje.

Morecambe 2nds continued their improvement in form with a comprehensive victory over Barrow 2nds.

Winning the toss skipper Irfan Qayyum asked Barrow to bat first on an excellent looking strip at Woodhill Lane.

Morecambe’s opening bowlers enjoyed early success with Sean Graves (1-14) removing the dangerous Peter Deeks for just five, while Qayyum (1-12) accounted for Tom Penny for eight.

Despite resistance from Jordan Nicholson (48) the returning Uzair Shah (2-32) chipped in with two wickets clean bowled.

Adam Derham (5-18) had bowled well in his first six overs, however with removal of Studt for nine and quickly followed by Nicholson the Barrow innings subsided quickly.

With 14-year-old debutant George Marshall (1-11) capturing his first northern league victim, Derham cleaned up the rest of the innings at the other end, leaving Barrow with just 105.

Morecambe’s reply started calmly and it was a surprise when Derham was bowled for 20 with the score on 61.

Gulam Maje continued on his way past another 50 as Morecambe closed in on the target. Victory came in the 24th over with Maje 54 not out and Muhammed Patel six not out as Morecambe secured back to back victories.