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Flixton fire past Falkland and into National Village Cup semis

Flixton are into the last four of the National Village Cup after they beat Falkland
Flixton are into the last four of the National Village Cup after they beat Falkland

Flixton beat Scottish side Falkland on their home turf to move into the National Village Cup semi-finals.

Visiting skipper Will Norman won the toss and stuck Falkland into bat, the hosts going on to post 187-9 from their 40 overs.

Rich Malthouse was the main man with the ball for Flixton, taking 4-32, while young medium pacer Jake Hatton claimed 3-33.

Will Hutchinson and skipper Will Norman both hit 51 in Flixton's reply, but it was left to Jamie Nesfield to hold his nerve again at the death with a quickfire 18 to get his side over the line, as he finished the job off alongside Harry Walmsley with three wickets and a couple of overs to spare.

Flixton will travel to the winner of the Midlands final between Fillongley and Pelsall on August 5, with the winner going on to a dream final at Lord's on Sunday September 16.