|May 14, 2023
||Won by 84 runs
scorecard | averages | back
Motoring on: (Standing L-R) Waseem Furqan &
Daughter, Umair Shahzad, Azaz Kahlil, John Shaw, Nihar
Ksainihar, Steve Hamilton, Asad Mushtaq, Javed Awan, Jakaria
Ahmed, Mo Junaid, Jay Rahman
Played at Brentwood
Report by Steve Hamilton
This encounter was a new fixture on our calendar at the luxurious
home of Bentley CC in Brentwood.
The weather conditions were
perfect around 21C and I won the toss for the fourth consecutive
time (Top Tosser!). So we decided to bat as usual.
our batsman all got into double figures but never progressed, except
for Junaid. He dominated the bowling and scored freely for his 55
which included three sixes and six fours, continuing his good form
from the previous week.
At the halfway point we were
confident of defending our total, as all our bowlers so far this
season had delivered.
Bentley struggled as they lost wickets
with regularity, starting with Umair trapping Hunter lbw in his
second over. Waseem was on fire and clean bowled his three victims
and finished with outstanding figures of 6-1-17-3.
also bowled a flawless spell and removed the dangerous Carter for
33. He attempted an off drive that went straight to the hands of the
ever-so-reliable Umair at mid-off. Rahman finished his faultless
spell with figures of 5-1-14-3.
I took a couple of identical
wickets, both pitching outside off stump and knocking off just the
leg stump bail!
Nihar Ksainihar finished off the match by
clean bowling Tremain and we won comfortably by 84 runs.
the excitement can be seen
on YouTube here.
169 (35.3 overs)
Carter b Brown 7
Asad Mushtaq ct Littlewood b Tremain 18
Mo Junaid ct Hammond b
b Tremain 17
b France 8
b Tremain 15
b Littlewood 11
Nihar Ksainihar ct and
b Carter 14
st Hunter b Hammond 5
Hamilton ct Tremain b Hammond 0
John Shaw not out
Extras (b 10, w 2, nb 7)
De Silva 8-1-36-0
Bentley 85 (24.2 overs)
b Shahzad 7
Carter ct Shahzad b Rahman
b Furqan 3
b Furqan 4
b Furqan 0
b Rahman 10
b Hamilton 8
b Rahman 5
b Ksainihar 4
b Hamilton 1
not out 0
Extras (lb 1, b 2, w 2, nb 5)
Umair Shahzad 6-2-13-1
Jay Rahman 5-1-14-3
Steve Hamilton 2-1-1-2
Nihar Ksainihar 1.2-0-3-1
Fallopians won by 84 runs
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