Amazing Ali too good for Fleetwood

MORECAMBE pro Anwar Ali was the star man again as he bowled his side to victory at Fleetwood on Saturday.

The Pakistani international fast bowler took 5-36 from his 13 overs as the home side were dismissed for 103.

Earlier opener Josh Dixon made 56 off 111 balls and wicketkeeper Lewis Edge made a superb 66 off 64 balls batting at number 8 to help Morecambe recover from 57 for 6 to reach 184.

Dixon and Edge adding 96 for the seventh wicket. Joe Bell took 4-35 for Fleetwood

Morecambe have a busy few weeks as they try to carry their excellent early season form in the league into the 20/20 Competition.

They have games against Lancaster at home this Friday, June 10, and away on Friday, June 24.


They then entertain Carnforth on July 1, with the away game on July 8.

All games are due to start at 6.30pm and will be accompanied by coloured clothing, barbecues and music.

Morecambe’s busy schedule continues in two cup competitions as well.

On Sunday, June 12, they entertain Horwich in the regional semi-final of the National Knockout competition, having already defeated league rivals Netherfield and St Annes in previous rounds.

The following Sunday, June 19, sees them at home to Kendal in the Readers Cup.

Kendal have at their disposal Jamie How, a batsmen who has recently been on World Cup duty in India for New Zealand.

n Morecambe’s Ikram Ullah played for Cumberland in their MCCA Trophy win over Shropshire on Sunday.

Wicket-keeper Ullah top scored for the home side with 41 not out in the rain-affected game at Netherfield Cricket Club.

Shropshire made 286-6 from their 50 overs before the rain came.

Cumberland’s target was amended to 119 from 15 overs under the Duckworth Lewis method.

The home side reached 122-4, winning with 10 balls to spare.

The victory sets up a quarter-final tie with Herefordshire on Sunday, June 19.

Morecambe’s Chris Williams also played in the match.