|April 30, 2023
||Lost by 2
scorecard | averages | back
Given the hump: (Standing L-R) Jakaria Ahmed Mo
Junaid, Waseem Furqan and daughter, John Shaw, Umair Shahzad,
Azaz Kahlil, Asad Mushtaq, Salim Mithani and son, Jack Turner,
Santhosh Jadav, Goddalla Srinivasrao
Played at Hackney Marshes
Report by Steve Hamilton
Another enthralling low-scoring encounter as both teams struggled
to make runs on a slow tricky wicket.
We won the toss and
elected to bat, which on reflection was probably the wrong decision.
Our wickets fell swiftly as Camel bowled with constant control
and accuracy, restricting us to a measly 103 all out.
highlight of our batting was Goddalla Srinivasrao hitting a rapid 20
with two fours and two sixes at the end of our innings to get us
over the hundred mark.
Defending such a low total wasn't
going to be easy, but we definitely weren't going down without a
We got off to perfect start as ‘Lighting’ Jack Turner,
back after a two-year break, took an exceptional low catch off Umair
to remove Gideon for 7 and we had them 10 for 1.
Next up a
phenomenal piece of fielding by young bullet-arm Goddalla, who ran
out Richard for 12 with a direct hit from extra cover. Things were
beginning to look good at 23 for 2, followed by Waseem clean bowling
Matt for 1 with a yorker, with Camel now at 34 for 3.
Goddalla was rewarded with a wicket when an outside nick flew to
first slip where Junaid took a fine catch to dismiss Rohit for 7.
Salim Mithani came on and bowled a remarkable spell. His quick
arm spin almost turned the game in our favour, producing with
exceptional figures of 8-0-19-4. His deliveries bamboozled the Camel
batsmen and he was rewarded immediately with his first wicket with
his fourth ball with a plumb lbw removing Saif for 9.
them wobbling at 55 for 5 off 18 overs. We had defended 109 the
previous week, and we started to believe we repeat this feat again.
Salim removed Sam for 4 after he attempted an all-mighty smash
which failed and just edged behind to short third leg where Waseem
took the catch. A few overs later Salim took the big wicket of Nabil
for 27 after Jack took another sharp catch. At 97 for 8 and after
the departure of the last recognised batsman, we thought this might
just be our day.
Unfortunately Camel scrambled over the
winning line with 2 wickets to spare. They thoroughly deserved the
victory in this well-fought contest.
103 (27.1 overs)
ct Matt b Max 16
lbw b Kit 0
ct Dave b Kit 7
ct Kit b Max 14
ct Matt b Max 0
b Billy 18
ct Nabil b Dave 12
b Nabil 0
Santhosh Jadav lbw
b Kit 5
b Nabil 20
not out 0
(lb 3, b 4, w 2, nb 2) 11
104-8 (33.2 overs)
Gideon ct Turner b Shahzad
Richard run out
Saif lbw b Mithani
b Furqan 1
Rohit ct Junaid b
Nabil ct Turner b Mithani
Sam ct Furqan b Mithani
b Mithani 7
Billy not out
Max not out
Extras (lb 4, b 11, w 7) 22
Umair Shahzad 6-2-10-1
Waseem Furqan 8-0-31-1
Salim Mithani 8-0-19-4
Asad Mushtaq 1-0-3-0
Camel won by 2 wickets
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