Played at Victoria Park, pitch 3
Report by Tim Castle
- Excellent victory for the Old Fallopians 2nd, our first ever
in the league as a 2nd VIII.
- Lovely warm evening, much improved
on the cold and dreary opener against Sky three weeks before
Outstanding debut for Samsuddin Tipu, clean bowling the batsman on
his first delivery, bowling the replacement within a couple of
deliveries, and taking another wicket the next over
- Great debut
too for Kemet Barrington, taking a solid catch, and providing
assists to keeper Kafh for two run outs
- We were put into
bat after losing the toss, Kafh and Wake making a confident start
and putting on 71 runs between them.
- Good contributions at the
crease also from Tipu and Philip Barrass. Jack Wright nobly run out
in search of a run after coming in at the end of our last over
- In reply to our target of 148, Crossrail initially looked
dangerous, with their keeper Ed M effortlessly bashing the ball past
the wide boundaries of pitch 3.
- But once Wright removed his
stumps with an excellent yorker, the opposition started to waver,
finally collapsing under Tipu's mesmerising bowling.
- TC took
nasty blow on forearm while bowling, taking evasive action when Venn
fired the ball straight back at him (and it still hurts!)
though we used seven bowlers we kept the opposition well under their
target, showing the depth of our bowling.
this game, our previous thrashing by Sky ensured that we came third
(of four) in our preliminary group, saving us from the rigours of
Division One and sending us towards the sunny meadows of Division
Two for the rest of the season.
Well done all.
Old Fallopians 147-5 (16 overs)
ct Taylor b Edmonds 36
st Edward b Firoz 35
b Firoz 19
run out 21
not out 9
run out 0
Tim Castle dnb
w 18, nb 3, lb 2:
FoW 1-66 (Kafh), 2-107 (Wake), 3-127 (Tipu), 4-147
(Barrass), 5-147 (Wright)
Crossrail 124-6 (14
Richard Taylor run out
b Wright 38
b Tipu 5
Dan Venn c
Kemet b Castle 37
b Tipu 1
run out 2
b Tipu 0
not out 5
Extras w 8, lb 2, b 1:
H Khan 2-0-29-0
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