BCCC 2019 season : Wins - 2 , Lost - 1 , Draws - 0
BCCC 238 in 35 overs beat Lord Gnome CC by 59 runs Debutant - Talha Toss - Barnes Captain lost it again & BCCC were put in to bat !! Pitch - As the season progresses getting better . Weather - Cold day for cricket.
BCCC batting - Nik and Zef opened and started well and put on 50 runs for the 1st wicket. Zef was the 1st to go for 22 trying a late cut. Graeme came in next and both Nik and he put on another 30 runs before Nik was bowled for a well made 35. Graeme was joining for a short time by Sanjay who departed after playing a few shots for 20 only to be joined by the hard hitting Henry with the score on 118 for 3 off 20 overs . After that it was Henry's show all the way as he showed a complete lack of respect for the bowlers to score 83 off 30 balls to take BCCC to a respectable total of 238 off 35 overs with the help of Hamza 11 and Howard 10. Batting figures - Nik - 35 , Zef - 22 , Graeme - 22 , Sanjay - 20, Henry - 83, Phil - 0 , Hamza - 11, Talha - 0, Adi - 0 , Howard - 10 , Danny - 3 . Stand out bowler for LGCC was young Ollie Dunthorne - 7- 3-27 -4 . Ollie very kindly reminded me that he was only 12 when he first played for LGCC against BCCC approx 25 years ago !! Tea - Thank you to Phil & M&S , very well received . LGCC batting - requiring 239 to win started poorly as Hamza had their opener caught for 0 off the 4th ball of the inningsby Talha at square leg. Graeme and Hamza bowled very well and took 2 wickets each and had LGCC 45 for 4 in the 14th over.There was a bit of a fight back by Peres who looked dangerous and scored 59 valuable runs to give LGCC a sniff at victory but it was not to be after he was out caught by Henry off the bowling of Adi who ended up with taking 3 crucial wickets to have LGCC reeling at 142 for 7 in the 27 over. After that the run rate got too high to chase and BCCC coasted home by 59 runs at the end of the 35th over when Howard had their last man caught at mid off. Bowling figures :- Hamza - 7 - 1- 22-2 , Graeme - 7-1-22-2 , Talha - 1-0-8-0 , Henry - 2-0-20-0 , Adi - 7- 0-53- 3, Sanjay - 5-2-17-1 , Nik - 2- 0- 19-1 , Howard - 2- 0 - 10 - 1 . Conclusion - Good game thanks to Henry's 83 giving BCCC a chance to win their 2nd game of the season. Man of the Match - Henry for his brutal 83 in 30 balls . Catch/s of the Match - Talha's two catches , especially the one handed diving catch at backward point . Shot of the day- Henry for a lovely inside out six over covers . Embarrassing moment/s- Most players were well behaved bar for a few comical fielding lapses on the boundary !!
Proud Man of the match Henry ( photo to follow) :-