Played at Victoria Park, pitch 1
Report by Matt Wake
This was Old Fallopians 2nds first game of
the 2019 season in Victoria Park v MUFG and what a cracker it was!
The weather was perfect and the sun was shining. Graham McGee had
his first appearance for Old Fallopians and proved to be a very
competent cricketer bringing energy and enthusiasm to the team –
welcome to Old Fallopians, Graham.
We won the toss and chose
to bat first on the smallest of the pitches next to the tennis
courts. We batted well with two 50s from Tipu and myself (Matt) and
got 163 runs which is about par on this pitch. Game on!
Wright took a very good catch off his own bowling from a ball that
went high into the air. Initially there was some confusion, with
both Jack and Graham calling for the ball and both going for the
catch, but it was Jack who got their first and held on. Johnathan
Stebbing bowled extremely well but it was Philip Barrass who walked
away with the accolades (and three wickets!).
MUFG had some decent batsmen with one particulary good one. He had
retired earlier after getting his 50 and when Mr Barrass kept
getting wickets at all the wrong times, this gentlemen returned to
the crease. MUFG needed 10 (I think) off the last over and with
their best batsman facing MUFG won it on the last ball of the game.
What a game!
MUFG were a very decent bunch of chaps and the
game was played in the right spirit.
Old Fallopians 163-3 (16 overs)
Barrass ct Fenner b N Gatta 3
not out 34
run out 1
run out 3
Extras (w 16, nb 7, lb 2)
DNB: Jack Wright, Jack Holmes
Fall of Wicket: 10-1 P
Barrass, 135-2 F Mahboob, 165-3 J Stebbins
K Karnatakeshwar 1-0-13-0
MUFG 167-6 (16
not out 65
K Karnatakeshwar ct
Wright b J Wright 2
ct Wake b S Tipu 32
lbw b J Stebbins 11
b P Barrass 8
ct McGee b P Barrass 22
not out 3
b P Barrass 10
Extras (w 8, b 3, lb 3)
Fall of Wicket: 4-1 K Karnatakeshwar, 69-2 A Akram,
107-3 L Fenner, 138-4 N Gatta, 140-5 J Patel, 155-6 T Poddar*
J Wright 4-0-40-1
J Holmes 2-0-21-0
S Tipu 3-0-30-1
F Mahboob 2-0-25-0
J Stebbins 3-0-26-1
P Barrass 2-0-19-3
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