Played at Victoria Park, pitch 1
Report by Matt Wake
The weather was kind to us again and we were
once again on the smallest pitch next to the tennis courts.
The game started out a bit stressful (for myself at least) as two
people were running late. We lost the toss and the opposition chose
to bat first. With one of the people running late being Kafh Hasan,
our star wicket keeper, we had Ollie Gold as temporary wicket keeper
and Graham McGee as stand-in fielder.
I thought our bowling
was very good and we restricted them to quite a low score (141) even
though we didnít help ourselves with six dropped catches, yes six!
We were also greatly helped by Ollieís fielding. I can confidently
say Ollie is one of the best fielders I have ever played cricket
with, the man is quite amazing in the field.
Kafh kept us
entertained with regular (every ball) attempted run outs but
actually missing the stumps every single time.
didnít start well with myself getting a very disappointing 1 run and
we were several wickets down with still a lot of runs to get. Then,
after another wicket fell, Kafh walked to the crease and although he
was dropped at least once he did put together a very good innings,
eventually reaching 42 runs.
We needed just above 10 runs an
over off the last four overs, but Kafh and Jonathan Stebbins cruised
past our target with an over and two balls to spare. The winning
runs came from a four hit by Johnathan where it looked like the
fielder had it comfortably covered but at the last second the ball
spun cruelly and trickled over the boundary.
opposition were a great bunch of chaps and the game was played in an
excellent spirit and great respect to several players who were
fasting for Ramadan. I have to mention that the umpiring so far this
season has been very fair, with LBW decisions being given which is
great to see.
This was a really good win for the OF 2nds.
Phoenix All Stars 141-4 (16 overs)
b J Holmes 0
ct Tipu b M Wake* 10
ct Gold b S Tipu 4
lbw b J Stebbins 32
D Dani not
Extras (w 11, nb 1, b 1, lb 1)
DNB: Mo Ansari, Angus Grant
FOW: Sagi, Rehman, Banks,
J Holmes 4-0-34-1
P Barrass 3-0-30-0
J Stebbins 3-0-36-1
Old Fallopians 2nd VIII
143-5 (14.4 overs)
ct and b F Hussain* 10
b M Ansari 1
ct Sagi b M Ansari 0
b S Rehman 26
Philip Barrass lbw
b M Ansari 23
Jonathan Stebbins not out
Extras (w 11, b 7, lb 1) 19
DNB: J Holmes
FOW: 2-1 Wake*, 10-2 Mansha, 18-3 Gold, 72-4 Tipu, 100-5 Barrass
M Ansari 4-0-32-3
F Hussain* 4-0-18-1
S Rehman 3-0-33-1
R Sagi 1-0-15-0
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