Stoke Newington’s teenage bowler destroys Renaissance with hat-trick

Theo Walsh, Stoke Newington CC

Theo Walsh, Stoke Newington CC - Credit: Archant

Teenage bowler Theo Walsh claimed a hat-trick in the North East London Cricket League as Stoke Newington dismissed Renaissance for their lowest total in two years.

The 18-year-old – who finished with figures of 6-9 – broke through in the first over after Renaissance won the toss and chose to bat in a re-run of last year’s title decider.

Zabehulah Mohammed tore in with real venom from the other end, but it was chiefly the devastating performance of Walsh that left Renaissance reeling on 22-6 after 12 overs.

Renaissance rallied, with Tuhin Ahmed and Sabbir Ahmed scoring 25 and 18 respectively, but wickets continued to fall and they were eventually all out for 90.

With Tuhin Ahmed finding line and length, Stoke Newington’s reply started scratchily and their openers were fortunate to survive after both were stranded mid-wicket, only for Renaissance to miss the stumps twice.

Rob Low fell to Tuhin, who also removed Scott Doody first ball and, when Raheem Khan followed soon afterwards, the Renaissance bowler’s figures read 3-15.

After Winston Williams was caught slashing at one, Stoke Newington seemed to be in trouble at 32-4, but Sarafat Ali and Zabehulah Mohammed saw them home.

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