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June 12, 2019 2nd VIII vs Royal Strikers Lost by 22 runs
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They lost to Royal Strikers
Smiling despite the damp: (Standing L-R) Yasir Ali, John Shaw, Matt Wake, Philip Barrass, Faisel Mahboob;
(kneeling L-R) Tim Castle, Jack Holmes, Graham McGee, Hassan Khan                            

 

Played at Victoria Park, pitch 3
Report by Hassan Khan

On a damp and overcast evening when all other fixtures were abandoned, some cricket maniacs ensured a competitive 10 overs per side contest.

The Strikers elected to bat and their opener A Devanga was pinned LBW by Hassan Khan after just 3 balls. This was followed up by some excellent foresight from keeper Jack Holmes to run out the Strikers' number three S Chottekalapanda from 25 yards.

Opening bowlers Khan and Philip Barrass were ably supported by Yasir Ali and Faisel Mahboob, but the man of the hour was Tim Castle. His excellent line and length ensured another wicket by way of smart manoeuvring from Holmes to effect a stumping.

With a tight last over and another Striker G Nanjappa bowled by Khan, O.F were left to chase 101, a decent bowling effort tempered by excessive extras of 20 including 14 wides.

O.F openers Matt Wake and Graham McGee ran like hares on the drenched wicket and reached 39 from 4 overs before McGee was run out. This, unfortunately, set a theme to our innings. Khan ended Barrass' counterattack with a suicidal run that left Barrass stranded at midwicket.

The Strikers bowled a tight line and Khan gloved an outswinger to the keeper Devanga. Unplayable balls castled Holmes and Mahboob to leave Castle and Ali as the last men standing.

They batted sensibly, until, you guessed it, another run out [on the last ball - TC!] ended our fightback 22 runs short.

Royal Strikers 100-4 (10 overs)
A Devanga†        lbw b H Khan*            0
M Gandhi          retired                 30
S Chottekalapanda run out (J Holmes)       3
S Mittal          st J Holmes† b T Castle 20
C Kushalappa*     not out                  4
G Nanjappa        b H Khan*               14
D Netto           not out                  8
J Ahmed           not out                  1
Extras (w 14, nb 2, b 4)                  20
Total                                    100
DNB: K Sawant

H Khan*   3-0-30-2
P Barrass 2-0-23-0
F Mahboob 2-0-20-0
T Castle  2-0-13-1
Y Ali     1-0-13-0

Old Fallopians 78 all out (10 overs)
M Wake            b G Nanjappa            16
G McGee           run out                 14
H Khan*           c A Devanga† b K Sawant  1
P Barrass         run out                  3
J Holmes†         b G Nanjappa             5
F Mahboob         b S Chottekalapanda      5
Y Ali             run out                  7
T Castle          not out                  4
Extras (w 14, nb 6, b 1)                  21
Total                                     78
FOW: 39-1 G McGee, 44-2 M Wake, 46-3 P Barrass, 47-4 H Khan*,
??-5 J Holmes†, ??-6 F Mahboob, 78-7 Y Ali

D Netto           1-0-12-0
S Chottekalapanda 3-0-22-1
G Nanjappa        3-0-22-1
K Sawant          2-0-12-1
M Gandhi          1-0-7-0




 

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