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Sept 9, 2018 Friendly vs Oakfield Parkonians Lost by 18 runs

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Old Fallopians v Oakfield Parkonians
Fallopians at the end of the day: (L-R standing) Shyam Breemreddy, John Shaw, Rajesh Bathula, Raj Rejander, Asad Mushtaq, Mujahid Rahman; (L-R kneeling): Hassan Khan, Umair Shahzad, Bharath Bopanally



Played at Redbridge
Report by Hassan Khan

A September surprise was sprung on us, as our opponents Oakfield Parkonians elected to bat on a green wicket. Their decision, unsurprisingly, backfired spectacularly.

Opening bowlers Shezad and yours truly bulldozed the top order in swing and seam friendly conditions. The Parkonians were tottering at 48-4 after 15 overs.

We continued to dominate until the 25th over when their number 10 bludgeoned an unbeaten 50. The Parkonian counterattack was checked, however, by a brilliant spells of hostile fast bowling from Naveen and Raj.

Chasing a competitive 230, the Fallopians got off to a solid start, Rajesh and Tariq putting on 47. Thereafter, a modest Parkonian bowling attack induced a succession of soft dismissals and 47-0 became 71-4.

Alas, flamboyant strokeplay does not win matches - partnerships do. Mujahid and Bharat did just that with 53. This pair were backed up by pugnacious hitting from Shyam and Asad and soon less than two per over was required.

However, as has happened throughout the season, we were unable to bat out our allotted 40 overs and fell 18 runs short. Some seven overs remained with yours truly left stranded on 5! 

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Oakfield Parkonians 229-9 (40 overs)

Michael Holland      lbw         b Shahzad 6
Usman Rafiq          ct Khan     b Shaw   44
Howard Berlin                    b Shahzad 0
Keerthikan Thangavel ct Rajender b Khan   13
Fazan Habib                      b Khan    8
Eshwar Kambham       lbw         b Kumar  48
Shahid Khan                      b Shaw    6
George Christian                 b Kumar   0
Vinay Vinayanathan               b Ahmed  19
Bhavik Trivedi                   not out  52
Rashmin Patel                    not out   6
Extras nb 4, w 13, b 3, nb 9              29
Total                                    229

Khan        8-0-38-2
Shahzad     5-2-7-2
Breemreddy  5-0-31-0
Bopanapally 3-0-22-0
Shaw        6-0-38-2
Mushtaq     3-0-19-0
Kumar       4-0-25-2
Rahman      2-0-22-0
Ahmed       2-0-12-1
Rejander    2-0-4-0

Old Fallopians 211-10 (33.3 overs)

Rajesh Bathula      ct Rafiq   b Vinayanathan   6
Tariq Ahmed         st Berlin  b Vinayanathan  24
Raj Rejander        st Berlin  b Vinayanathan  22
Umair Shahzad       ct Holland b Vinayanathan   2
Bharath Bopanapally ct Fazan   b Khan          23
Mujahid Rahman                 run out         22
Shyam Breemreddy               b Trivedi       34
Asad Mushtaq                   b Vinayanathan  ??
Naveen Kumar       lbw         b Trivedi        1
Hassan Khan                    not out          5
John Shaw                      b Trivedi        0
Extras w 10, nb 3, b 3                         16
Total                                         211

Holland      2-0-11-0
Thangave     2-0-18-0
Vinayanathan 7-0-28-5
Christian    6-0-28-0
Patel        4-0-29-0
Khan         3-0-18-1
Trivedi      5.3-0-9-3
Kambham      4-0-22-0







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