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May 11, 2016 League vs Broadway Market Lost by 8 runs
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Played at Victoria Park. Report by Hassan Khan (captain)

This fixture, dubious after torrential rain, was Will Ellis' swansong. By extraordinary coincidence, Will discovered that Charlie Miller was one of his Oxford contemporaries. In fact, I've never had the privilege to captain such a learned team, with 3 Oxford graduates, a Latin teacher and even our 'kit man' possessing a politics degree!

It was an important toss to lose, Broadway Market electing to bat and benefitting from better light. Their innings was unspectacular but superb running between the wickets ensured a highly competitive 153-3 from 16 overs. Our bowling attack lacked variety and Tim's decision to bowl slow did work. The rain - soaked matting made running up difficult but one 46 year old (HK) was lucky enough to take 3-30, including 2 wickets in 2 balls!

Chasing 154 in tough conditions, the ball and outfield equally soggy, our batsmen made a valiant attempt in fading light. Rav Matharu scored yet another silky 50, punctuated with Greenidgesque square cuts and Azharuddin-like on - drives. He was ably supported by arguably the find of the season, Charlie Miller, who scored a gritty 50 despite ankle problems. Unfortunately, these two had to retire at inopportune moments during our run chase and, with boundaries practically impossible, my 19 not out was never enough.

In summary, we fell agonisingly 8 runs short in a highly competitive match. Best wishes to Will and family for a new life in Berlin.


Broadway Market 153-3 (16 overs)
Steve lbw Khan 32
Ed             42*
Dave  b Khan   30
Andy  lbw Khan 0
Tom            21*
Charlie Miller 4-0-36-0
Rav Matharu    4-0-40-0
Hassan Khan    4-0-30-3
Jack Wright    2-0-21-0
Tim Castle     2-0-19-0

Old Fallopians 145-1 (16 overs)
Rav Matharu              50* (retired)
Will Ellis ct Steve b Tu 3
Charlie Miller           50* (retired)
Hassan Khan              19*
Mark Scoltock            3*
DNB: Jack Wright, Matt Wake (club debut), Tim Castle
Tu    4-0-33-1
Deji  3-0-29-0
Vicky 2-0-21-0
Tom   4-0-32-0
Steve 3-0-21-0

 

 

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