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July 23, 2020 2nd VIII vs Phoenix Won by 3 wickets
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They beat Phoenix
Winning on the rebound: (L-R) Jack Turner, Hamza Jamshaid, Fred Campbell, Ilyas Mansha,
Jack Holmes, Ollie Gold, Anthony Banks, Tim Castle                                                          Photo: Daniel Venn           

 

Played at Victoria Park, pitch 2
Report by Tim Castle

  - Victory at last in the second of two consecutive evening matches in the delayed restart of the season at Victoria Park.
 - Fine debut for Fred Campbell, flatmate of Ollie Gold, recruited at the last minute after we were short one player. Two wickets and handy in the field.
- Excellent catches taken by Anthony Banks and Jack Holmes. Wickets also for Holmes and Ilyas Mansha.
- Effective bowling from Banks, Holmes, Mansha and Campbell restricted Phoenix batsmen and left us with an achieveable target of 145.
- Former Fallopian Kafh Hasan behind the stumps for Phoenix, garrulous as ever.
- Dogged 45 from opener Jack Turner, after Phoenix bowlers proved faster and more accurate than hoped
 - Good knocks by Hamza Jamshaid and Gold, but we remained behind the run rate until the final few overs.
- Banks and Holmes were able to hit out as the Phoenix bowling tired.
- Holmes clobbered Phoenix's Angus Grant for 16 in the penultimate over, but was then run out in middle of the last over with four balls left and eight needed.
- Banks facing. A wide and a four meant just three were needed off the last three deliveries.
- Banks smashed a four from the next ball, securing the win with two balls to spare.
- Socially distanced joy among Fallopians, disappointment for Phoenix, who must have felt they had the game wrapped up after 13 overs when OF were trailing 50 behind the target with only three overs to go.
 

Phoenix 144-5 (16 overs)
Mo Iqbal          c Anthony Banks b Jack Holmes  15
Firoz Husain      b Fred Campbell                14
Yousef Khan       c Jack Holmes b Fred Campbell  31
Khaf Hasan      run out                        10
Saj Rehman *      not out                         2
Daniel Venn       lbw b Ilyas Mansha             12
Ishmail Malvad    not out                         0
Extras (w 5, nb 1)                                6
Total                                           144
DNB: Angus Grant
FOW: 17-1 Mo Iqbal, - Daniel Venn, 61-2 Firoz Husain, 78-3 Kafh Hasan , 79-4 Yousef Khan

Anthony Banks 4-0-38-0
Jack Holmes   4-0-34-1
Ilyas Mansha  4-0-42-1
Fred Campbell 4-0-29-2


Old Fallopians 145-4 (15.4 overs)
Jack Turner  c & b Angus Grant  45
Ollie Gold     b Daniel Venn      10
Hamza Janshaid b Angus Grant      11
Anthony Banks  not out            41
Jack Holmes    run out ()         21
Ilyas Mansha   not out             0
Extras (w 10, nb 3, b 4)          17
Total                            145
DNB: Fred Campbell, Tim Castle*
FOW: 47-1 Ollie Gold, 72-2 Hamza Janshaid, 90-3 Jack Turner , 147-4 Jack Holmes

Ishmail Malvad  3.4-0-36-0
Yousef Khan     4-0-32-0
Daniel Venn     3-0-20-1
Angus Grant     4-0-44-2
Mo Iqbal        1-0-9-0

 

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