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April 29, 2022 2nd VIII vs Camel Lights Lost by 1 wicket
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They lost to Camel Lights
Given the hump: (Standing L-R) Graham McGee, Faisel Mahboob, Tim Castle, Sal Mahmood; (kneeling L-R)
Jack Wright, Ilyas Mansha, Jack Holmes, Jonathan Stebbins   Photo: John Shaw


Played at Victoria Park, pitch 3
Report by Tim Castle

Camel Lights beat Old Fallopians 2 in a close low-scoring match that went down to the final wicket on pitch three on Friday.

The Fallopians were put into bat and were immediately on the ropes after losing their star player Jack Holmes, last yearís MVP, bowled for a single as he played an uncharactaristicly loose stroke to Billy Mackean.

Graham McGee departed in the second over to David Babbs after snicking the ball to keeper David Sendall. He was followed two overs later by captain Faisel Mahboob, falling to another straight Babbs delivery, with the Fallopians on the rocks at 16-3.

Ilyas Mansha (12) and Jack Wright (6) dug in and steadied the ship, before Sal Mahmood and Jonathan Stebbins loosened their shoulders to add a further 16 to the score. The innings ended in the 14th over on what looked like a very low par 66.

If the Fallopians had suffered a bad start to their innings, it was nothing compared to the Camelís experience. Sal Mahmood bowled a blinding spell to remove opener Sendall LBW for a duck on the third ball and then removed Firoz for 9 in his second over.

Worse, the big-hitting Camels skipper Marcus Weekes was run out without troubling the scorer, leaving his side teetering on the edge at 10-3. However, Mushy and Babbs punished every stray short delivery and added 50 runs between them to put the finishing line in sight. Babbs was run out but by then just four runs were needed.

OF2 skipper Mahboob put himself on to bowl and with a looping delivery saw Mushy clip the ball into a stunning high left-hand catch from Wright at slip. But Camels still had one wicket in hand and snatched the final runs to run out victorious on 67-6.




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