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July 2, 2023 Friendly vs Southbank Lost by 7 wickets

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They lost to Southwark
Gone south: (Standing L-R) Umair Shahzad, Ovais Ilyas, Steve Hamilton, Mark Dublin, Saiteja Garikapati, Azaz Kahlil; (kneeling L-R) Madhur Khanna, Waseem Furqan, Asad Mushtaq, Mo Junaid (not shown Jakaria Ahmed)


Played at Dulwich Sports Ground
Report by Steve Hamilton

This was our first ever visit to Dulwich Village, to play Southwark at the Dulwich Sports Ground, a venue boasting five cricket pitches. We were to play on the wicket called Belair.

The conditions were pleasant, with temperatures hitting 23C and a gentle breeze blowing across the ground. There was also plenty in the wicket for both batsman and bowlers!

Our opposition was no ordinary Sunday side. This team had depth in all departments and we had a competitive battle on our hands.

We reached 61 for 2 off 11 overs. Junaid and Azaz then put on 55 for our third wicket. Junaid was unfortunate not to reach his fifth 50 of the season, leaving the crease after a classy knock of 49 including seven fours.

Azaz was the glue that held our innings together, contributing a delightful 72 including eleven fours.

Madhur Khanna, on his debut, showed glimpses of class and what he has to offer in the near future. He hit a well played 20 before being run out towards the end of our innings.

We reached a slightly below par total of 221-8 (35 overs).

We were treated for the first time this season with teas in the large club house with three other teams lining up carefully selecting their choices, reminding me of school days.

We got off to the perfect start in our defence, after Waseem delivered a ripper of delivery - an unplayable yorker that hit the base of middle stump to remove Peak for 4. At this stage Southbank were creeping along slowly at 15-1 off 5 overs.

Asad bowled with constant control and lively pace and beat the bat numerous times and definitely deserved a wicket, but it was just one those days, when we did n0t get the rub on the green.

At the halfway stage of 18 overs Southbank had reached 98-1. We continued with ten men on the field as one of our players had to leave.

Their numbers 1 and 3, Thornton and Arnold, put on 105 for their second wicket. There a partnership was broken when I came on to bowl and floated one above Arnold’s eyeline and tempted him to hit across the line. His shot flew to Umair's safe hands at deep midwicket and he departed after a dazzling 52.

Their fourth batter Siddique was a cat who had more then a few a lives (DROPPED three times). He definitely upped the ante and changed the direction of the game with an all-or-nothing approach. He hit five fours and two sixes in a rapid 43 before he was eventually caught by Waseem at deep midwicket off the bowling of Madhur.

Thornton, unbeaten on 65, and Singh (28) took Southbank over the finishing line with 8 balls remaining.

Maybe if we had taken our catches? Maybe if we had a full 11 on the field? What if …?

All round it was great advert for cricket! Extremely competitive, spicy at times and played in good spirits.



Old Fallopians 221-8 (35 overs)
Jakaria Ahmed ct Arnold     b Singh      13
Asad Mushtaq  ct Peak       b Dalton     27
Mo Junaid     ct Peak       b Mendelsohn 49
Azaz Kahlil   ct Peak       b Twinn      72
Umair Shahzad ct Arnold     b Mendelsohn  7
Waseem Furqan ct Thornton   b Mendelsohn  2
Ovais Ilyas   ct Mendelsohn b Brims       7
Madhur Khanna run out                    20
Mark Dublin   not out                     0
Saiteja Garikapati not out                3
Extras (lb 1, b 8, w 5)                  14
Total                                   221

John Twinn      7-0-52-1
Harkamel Singh  7-0-50-1
Al Dalton       7-1-30-1
Will Arnold     5-0-32-0
Zach Mendelsohn 5-0-30-3
Mark Brims      4-0-20-1

Southbank CC 223-3 (33.4 overs)
Jon Thornton   not out               65
John Peak                 b Furqan    4
Will Arnold    ct Shahzad b Hamilton 52
Nasir Siddique ct Furqan  b Khanna   43
Kormal Singh   not out               28
Extras (lb 3, b 12, w 10, nb 1)      26
Total                               223

Waseem Furqan  6.4-0-25-1
Asad Mushtaq   7-0-27-0
Jakaria Ahmed  4-0-25-0
Ovais Ilyas    1-0-11-0
Steve Hamilton 4-0-34-1
Mark Dublin    3-0-18-0
Madhur Khanna  4-0-38-1
Azaz Kahlil    4-0-29-0

Old Fallopians lost by 7 wickets

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