Played at Victoria Park, pitch 3
Report by George Watson
Stokey Scoundrels and Old Fallopians 2nds battled it out on
pitch three as Stokey continued to push for the top spot in the
group and Old Fallopians searched for an elusive first win.
Opting to bat, the Fallopians claimed an early wicket, running out
Hubert Dampier for three as he scampered back for a second. Two
glistening shots from Ishaq Raheel were quickly undone when he was
trapped LBW to a plumb slow delivery from Steve Hamilton that he
missed attempting to sweep.
These early setbacks left the
Scoundrels on 52-2, but Vivek Sarohia kept his composure to strike a
battling half-century. He was aided along the way by Tom Bull (20)
and Noah Bador (17). Both were bowled by Jack Holmes with a tight
full line. Holmes collected a third wicket, ending with 3-36 when he
caught and bowled the dangerous Lee Houghton for 5.
Batabyal was run out well short of his ground for seven. Vivek
briefly returned to the crease for a second time this season, ending
unbeaten on 53 as the Scoundrels struck a battling 145-6.
Old Fallopians started well, Jack Holmes and Fahim Pathan sharing a
21-run opening stand before Holmes was superbly bowled by a yorker
from Priyan Odedra that flew under his bat for 11.
Faraz was the star of the show for the Fallopians as the powerful
right hander smashed a 30-ball half century, scoring over half the
runs for his side, as the other end continued to lose wickets.
Keeper Vivek Sarohia took two sharp catches off Hubert Dampier’s
bowling, removing Jonathan Stebbins without scoring and skipper
Faisel Mahboob for a single. Mohsin Mahmood followed for Dampier’s
third wicket, clean bowled also for one.
Lee Houghton also
got in on the act, bowling Salman Mahmood for a third straight
single in the line-up.
Steve Hamilton resisted alongside
Faraz, as the pair gallantly battled, before Hamilton was superbly
caught by a diving Dampier, rounding off an impressive display by
the Scoundrels. Old Fallopians were bowled out for 99 and Stokey
collected three more points.
Stokey Scoundrels 145-6 (16 overs)
V Sarohia*† not out 53
Hubert Dampier run out (Fahim Pathan) 3
Ishaq Raheel lbw b Steve Hamilton 11
Tom Bull b Jack Holmes 20
Noah Bador b Jack Holmes 17
Lee Houghton c & b Jack Holmes 5
Somnath Batabyal run out () 7
Priyan Odedra not out 6
Extras (w 16, nb 5, b 2) 23
FOW: 28-1 Hubert Dampier, 51-2 Ishaq Raheel, 94-3 Tom Bull, 118-4 Noah Bador, 136-5 Lee Houghton, 144-6 Somnath Batabyal
Salman Mahmood 4-0-34-0
Mohammed Faraz 2-0-23-0
Jonathan Stebbins 2-0-18-0
Steve Hamilton 2-0-9-1
Jack Holmes 4-0-36-3
Faisel Mahboob* 2-0-23-0
Old Fallopians 99-7 (14 overs)
Jack Holmes b Priyan Odedra 11
Fahim Pathan c Somnath Batabyal b Tom Bull 13
Mohammed Faraz not out 54
Jonathan Stebbins c V Sarohia *† b Hubert Dampier 0
Faisel Mahboob* c V Sarohia *† b Hubert Dampier 1
Mohsin Mahmood† b Hubert Dampier 1
Salman Mahmood b Lee Houghton 1
Steve Hamilton c Hubert Dampier b Tom Bull 6
Extras (w 10, b 2) 12
FOW: 21-1 Jack Holmes, 60-2 Jonathan Stebbins, 66-3 Faisel Mahboob*, 72-4 Mohsin Mahmood†, 85-5 Fahim Pathan, 99-6 Salman Mahmood, 99-7 Steve Hamilton
Somnath Batabyal 4-0-24-0
Priyan Odedra 4-0-27-1
Lee Houghton 3-0-20-1
Hubert Dampier 2-0-20-3
Tom Bull 1-0-6-2