1st match of the season and the 1st win of the season !!
BCCC 2019 season : Wins - 1 , Lost - 0 , Draws - 0
BCCC 168 in 35 overs beat Regals 142 all out by 26 runs . Debutants - Born again Mo. Toss - Barnes Captain lost it & BCCC were put in to bat, so I guess a technical win !! Pitch - Grass cut too short by Continental so very patchy and played that way too . Weather - Sunny , a great day for cricket. BCCC batting - Nik and Keith opened the innings . Nik carried on from last year by hitting the 1st ball for a 4 through covers . Keith also carried on from last year's last match of the season and was out 1st ball duck !!Being a team man the captain decided to keep Keith company and was also out for a golden duck !! At this stageBCCC were 4 for 2 in the 1st over !!! Zef came in and did his usual by steadying the innings and Nik andZef put on 20 odd runs between them before Nik was out bowled for 11. In walked in Vish , hit a 4 and a 6 and kept Zefcompany for a short while before getting a pee roller and was out LBW for 10. Phil and Zef steadied the innings by putting on 25 runs or so before Zef got himself out caught to the youngest player on the field who was only 9 years old and made his day getting our highest scorer last year out for 17 !! Chris joined Phil who contributed 19 valuable runs and Chris showed us all how to play on a difficult wicket by guiding us from 60 for 5 to 168 all out with an unbeaten 62 .
Batting figures - Nik- 11, Keith 0 , Sanjay - 0, Zef- 17, Vish - 10 , Phil - 19 , Chris - 62, Hamza - 2, Adi 3, Danny - 8 , Mo - 4. Stand out bowler for Regals was Sanjiv with figures of 4 for 27 runs .
Tea - Lovely as usual , thanks to Maureen and Dirk once again for organizing it .
Regals batting - requiring 168 to win Regals started off slowly as they were kept in check by some accurate bowling by Hamza who only gave away 18 runs in his 7 overs. They managed to put on 30 without any wicket till Adi uprooted Sandeep's stumps with a lovely leggie . Nav and Vaibhav put on a good 50 run partnership till Mo came in to bowl and took 2 quick wickets . Vaibhav was the standout bat and was looking very dangerous but Chris had him caught smartly at covers for 56 valuable runs. After that the Regals did not look like they were going to get close to BCCC score of 168 and were all out for 142 as Chris took another 2 wickets on his way to pick up the first of many man of the match trophy for his unbeaten 62 and 3 wicket haul.
Conclusion - Good win , mainly thanks to a good team effort and very well done to Chris !!
Bowling figures :- Hamza - 7 - 2- 18 - 0 , Adi - 5-0-30-2 , Vish - 7-0-28-0 , Mo 7 -0-28-1, Sanjay - 5-0-23-2 , Chris - 3-0-15-3 . Man of the Match - Chris for his match saving 62 and claiming 3 wickets . Catch/s of the Match - I think the captain deserved this one for his one handed return catch !!! Shot of the day- Chris for his only 6 of the innings over mid wicket !! Embarrassing moment/s- the two golden ducks !! Well at least the two of us have got them out of the way !!