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July 29, 2020 2nd VIII vs Mad Marrocas Lost by 106 runs
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Fahim Pathan
Sensible batting: Fahim Pathan plays another crisp shot                                              Photo: George Watson          


Played at Victoria Park, pitch 1
Report by Tim Castle

  - A match to forget, when considering the disparity in scores. But played in good spirit on a fine evening.
  - The Marroccas won the toss and batted, and batted well, despite the early loss of one of their openers to a catch by OF league debutant Mo Najeeb off Jack Holmes' bowling.
 - Two big hitters dominated the Marrocas' innings, both retiring on 50 and captain Robbie Jacobs coming back at the final two balls to add another six runs to his total.
- Bowling highlight for us was the partnership between Anthony Banks and keeper Laurie Roberts, taking three excellent wickets caught behind.
 - In reply, we barely replied. Opener L Roberts (29) was the only OF batsman to get more than 20 runs.
 - Roberts watched as a succession of batting partners came and went, with only the number eight, Fahim Pathan, playing solid defensive strokes.
 - Normally dependable batsmen like Jack Holmes and captain Matt Wake lost their wickets early, while the previous week's match winner Anthony Banks ran himself out after facing one ball, recklessly going for the second run.
 - Marrocas pace bowler Danny Marshall was especially deadly, taking three wickets for the cost of only six runs. His victims included Nikhil Kalyanpur, Mo Najeeb and Faisel Mahboob (clean bowled after a hefty swipe across the line). Kalyanpur, out LBW, evidenced a bruise above the pad to suggest a harsh decision, but the infallible Hawk-Eye system (umpire TC) saw the delivery as a clear stump-breaker ...
 - Last man to fall was opener Roberts as the Fallopians crashed in the 12th over to a heavy 106-run defeat, perhaps our largest ever loss (by runs) in the league.


Robbie Jacobs of Mad Marrocas
Punishment beating: Robbie Jacobs of Mad Marrocas hits yet another boundary.                 Photo: George Watson

Against Mad Marrocas
Watching the target rise: Matt Wake (right) fields as the Old Fallopians bowl against Mad Marrocas
                                                                                                                                              Photo: Tim Castle

Matt Wake bowled
Keeping his eye on the ball: Matt Wake looks on in dismay as his wicket tumbles.             Photo: George Watson

Anthony Banks run out
A long way from home: Anthony is run out by a backward throw from the keeper                Photo: George Watson


Mad Marrocas 181-6 (16 overs)
Joe Gray      c Mo Najeeb b Jack Holmes            3
Robbie Jacobs * not out                             58
Edgar Maddicott c Laurie Roberts b Anthony Banks  18
Dom Borger      retired                             54
Charlie Cox     b Fahim Pathan                      15
Danny Marshall  not out                              5
Hassan Khan     c Laurie Roberts b Anthony Banks   6
Craig Raddon    c Laurie Roberts b Anthony Banks   0
Extras (w 10, nb 7, b 4)                            21
Total                                              181
FOW: 15 Joe Gray , - Edgar Maddicott, 164 Charlie Cox, 175 Hassan Khan, 175 Craig Raddon
Nikhil Kalyanpur 3-0-32-0
Jack Holmes      3-0-25-1
Anthony Banks    3-0-30-3
Faisel Mahboob   2-0-24-3
Matt Wake *      2-0-32-0
Mo Najeeb        2-0-19-0
Fahim Pathan     1-0-5-1

Old Fallopians 75-7 (11.2 overs)
Laurie Roberts c Charlie Cox b Craig Raddon 29
Jack Holmes      c Joe Gray b Craig Raddon   5
Matt Wake *      b Charlie Cox                 1
Anthony Banks    run out ()                    1
Nikhil Kalyanpur lbw b Danny Marshall          8
Mo Najeeb        b Danny Marshall              1
Faisel Mahboob   b Danny Marshall              0
Fahim Pathan     not out                      10
Extras (w 14, b 5)                            19
Total                                         75
FOW: 14 Jack Holmes, 17 Matt Wake *, 18 Anthony Banks, 44 Nikhil Kalyanpur, 51 Faisel Mahboob, 55 Mo Najeeb, 75 Laurie Roberts

Craig Raddon    3.2-0-18-2
Charlie Cox     3-0-17-1
Hassan Khan     1-0-19-0
Danny Marshall  2-0-6-3
Edgar Maddicott 2-0-10-0



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