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May 7, 2023 Friendly vs Pacific Won by 97 runs

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They beat Pacific
Ruling the waves: (Standing L-R) Jakaria Ahmed, Mohammed Popal, Asad Mushtaq, Mo Junaid, Steve Hamilton, Waseem Furqan, Azaz Kahlil, Umair Shahzad, Nihar Ksainihar, Goddalla Srinivasrao, John Shaw


Played at Millfields
Report by Steve Hamilton

After our hard-fought contest last week against the Camel we needed to up our levels a few notches for this fixture. We were fully focused and ready for a demolition job!

There was some commotion at the beginning as the majority of our team arrived late, including myself. The start was delayed and we won the toss. However, we had no choice but to bat as we only had six players. I might have been slightly at fault for this by sending out the wrong postcode, eventually everyone turned up, even the sun and it even seemed slightly hotter then 21 C!

We reached a respectable total of 154 on slow, hard-to-judge wicket with not much bounce and a slightly damp surface from the previous night.

Junaid showed his class and was the only one who seemed at ease at the crease. He made batting look effortless at times, scoring 66 including three sixes and five fours.

We were confident of defending our total as our bowling has been pretty decent so far this season compared to our batting.

Wickets fell frequently and Pacific seemed all at sea. Star bowler Waseem finished with outstanding figures of 8-1-15-4, with all his wickets clean bowled.

Umair also bowled a flawless spell with figures of 6-1-16-2 with Waseem at gully taking both catches. The first was a spectacular one-handed catch low to the ground and the second was at taken at high speed slightly to his left at shoulder height.

There was one run out amidst the fall of wickets, thanks to a rapid trademark strong arm throw by Goddalla from cover point. Pacific were attempting a third run from a misfield but had picked the wrong fielder. Goddalla’s precision throw landed directly at the keeper’s feet and Junaid had no trouble picking up the ball and turning and hitting the stumps to remove Mutz Siddiqui.

Siddiqui had been playing virtually one-eyed after suffering a black eye while keeping wicket during our innings. But that didn’t prevent him filming and commentating on his own innings – and run out.

Goddalla also bowled a tight line with constant control. He bowled captain Rizwan Siddiqui for 16 with a yorker and finished with exceptional figures of 5-1-16-1

Nihar Ksainihar showed a lot of promise making his debut. He bowled with control and was sharp in the field.

Also making his debut was leg spinner Mohammed Popal. He tempted Hungin into a big shot floating one up higher then usual. Hungin connected cleanly but just so happened to find Umair at deep square leg. Umair took the catch effortlessly.

And to finish off proceedings was legend John Shaw, who clean bowled Hunte for a duck with his second ball and Pacific were all out for 57.

Could this be a record low total for a weekend opposition? (I think so – Tim).



Old Fallopians 154 (33.4 overs)
Waseem Furqan        ct M Siddiqui b Khan       11
Asad Mushtaq                       b Khan        4
Mo Junaid                          b R Siddiqui 66
Azaz Kahlil          ct Ali        b Hungin     16
Umair Shahzad                      b Hungin      4
Jakaria Ahmed                      b Hungin      8
Mohammed Popal       ct Hunte      b Khan        8
Nihar Ksainihar                    b Khan        3
Goddalla Srinivasrao               b R Siddiqui 13
Steve Hamilton                     b R Siddiqui  1
John Shaw            not out                     0
Extras (lb 4, b 4, w 8, nb 4)                   20
Total                                          154

Khan       8-0-22-4
Hunte      4-0-30-0
Hungin     8-0-32-3
Rix        3-0-14-0
Awan       6-0-32-0
R Siddiqui 4.4-1-12-3

Pacific 57 (23.2 overs)
Mutz Siddiqui    run out                  7
Joe Deighan                b Furqan       1
Siddharth Sriram ct Furqan b Shahzad      1
Ben Burnham                b Furqan       5
Faisal Ali       ct Furqan b Shahzad      4
Harry Rix                  b Furqan       6
Jahangir Khan              b Furqan       0
Rizwan Siddiqui*           b Srinivasrao 16
Jonathan Hungin ct Shahzad b Popal        2
Alex Hunte                 b Shaw         0
Javed Awan      not out                   2
Extras    (lb 2, w 6, nb 5)              13
Total                                    57

Umair Shahzad   6-1-16-2
Waseem Furqan   8-1-15-4
G. Srinivasrao  5-1-16-1
Nihar Ksainihar 2-0-3-0
Mohammed Popal  1-0-7-1
John Shaw       0.2-0-0-1

Old Fallopians won by 97 runs

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