|June 4, 2023
||Won by 98 runs
scorecard | averages | back
Lion tamers: (Standing L-R) Jakaria Ahmed, Steve
Hamilton, Azaz Kahlil, Santhosh Jadav, Mo Junaid, Jay Rahman;
(Kneeling L-R) Fahad Karim, John Shaw, Peter Frisby, Asad
Mushtaq, Salman Mahmood.
Photo: Tim Castle
Played at Parliament Hill, Highgate
Report by Steve Hamilton
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This clash was against The Lions. Another new fixture on our
calendar. I felt a bit nostalgic as we arrived at the venue, which
was our old home ground 13 years ago and where I played my first
home game for Old Fallopians (and took two wickets!).
in the 2010 match report here.
We were blessed
throughout the day with blissful sunshine and not a cloud in sight.
We won the toss yet again and elected to bat. Continuing our
recent good form, the top five all reached double figures. Junaid
reached his 50 for the third consecutive game and shared a second
wicket partnership of 69 with Azaz, who scored a no-nonsense 33.
Jakaria and Jay were both unfortunate not to make half
centuries, scoring 45 and 42 respectively, and sharing a fourth
wicket partnership of 83.
Fahad played an important cameo at
the end scoring 24. We reached a substantial total of 273 for 8 off
It was not going to be an easy task for Lions to
chase 274, with a rate of 9.1 per over needed for victory. We were
pretty confident of defending our mammoth total.
got off to decent start and reached 114 for 1 off 13 overs. Salman
Mahmood, on his weekend debut, bounced back after a nervy first over
with a maiden. He took a spectacular catch off his bowling in the
following over to remove the hard hitting Justin for 32. He also
showed plenty of athleticism in the field.
true grit and came back well from his dodgy spell last week. He
bowled with control and accuracy and was soon rewarded with the
wicket of Tom for 34, clean bowled. He finished with superb figures
Jakaria took the wicket of Phil for 24 with an
unplayable yorker. From this point The Lions began to disintegrate.
Now myself and my partner-in-crime John Shaw decided to close
the show by taking the remaining six wickets.
did not bowl particularly well. There was the occasional good and
bad ball with a mixture of all sorts. But I was soon rewarded with
four wickets with a regulation delivery outside off hitting leg
stump. That was followed by a swift stumping from Junaid, next a
regulation catch from Jakaria at mid off, and a debatable lbw
decision to remove Peter Frisby who we had kindly donated to the
opposition as they were short.
Spring chicken John Shaw took
the final two wickets to end the match and we won comfortably by 98
273-8 (30 overs)
Mo Junaid ct Al b
b King 16
Azaz Khalil lbw
b Alfie 33
b Alfie 45
b King 42
Fahad Karim st Parr b Frisby
Salman Mahmood lbw b King
Santhosh Jadav ct Tom b King 0
Hamilton not out
John Shaw not out
Extras (lb 3, b 36, w 11, nb 4) 54
Peter Frisby 2-0-14-1
The Lions 175-9 (27.1 overs)
Justin ct and
b Mahmood 32
b Jadav 36
b Ahmed 24
b Hamilton 21
Brendon st Junaid b
Alfie ct Ahmed b
Rahman b Shaw 5
P Frisby lbw b Hamilton
Tom ct Ahmed b Shaw
Extras (lb 5, b 10, w 7, nb 3) 25
Asad Mushtaq 2-0-10-0
Salman Mahmood 6-1-44-1
Jakaria Ahmed 6-0-33-1
Steve Hamilton 4-0-33-4
Old Fallopians won by 98 runs
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