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
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
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.
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.
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.