Burslem’s Talbot Cup victory is a Shaw thing thanks to all-rounder Ash



Ash Shaw was in scintillating all-round form to power Burslem into the second round of the Talbot Cup.

Burslem faced NSSCL Premier Division rivals Ashcombe Park in round one on Sunday – having beaten them in the league 24 hours’ earlier.

They completed a quickfire double over the Basford Bridge Lane club with a 10-wicket demolition in the cup.

Shaw was at the forefront of their victory, taking 5-16 to dismiss Ashcombe Park for 73.

Tom Bason weighed in with 3-31, while Philip Clowes top-scored with 31.

Shaw, not content with his five-wicket haul, then blasted an unbeaten 35 and, along with Zen Malik’s 32 not out, completed victory in 8.2 overs.

Top-flight Longton swept past the challenge of Division One Leycett on their visit to Park Terrace.

Dan Redfern’s 10 was the only double-figure score as Leycett succumbed to 57 all out, in which veteran paceman Shaun Rashid captured 5-7.

Tom Steele (27no) and Dan Ball (24) then guided Longton to an eight-wicket victory.

Newcastle & Hartshill won the all-Division One tie against Sandyford.

Captain Jonathan Gidman (49) and Asif Raza (48) were the star turns with the bat for Castle as they posted 199 all out. Muhammad Naveed picked up 4-54.

Yasir Ali’s 33 and 32 from Mitchell Underwood were the highlights of the Sandyford chase, but they fell well short.

Oliver Tucker’s fine haul of 4-12, plus double strikes from Jack Wilson and Raza saw Sandyford bowled out for 111.

Meakins are also through to the second round after scheduled opponents Crewe conceded their first-round tie on Sunday.





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