Barnes Common CC 2020 season : Played - 7 . Won - 5 , Lost - 2
Roehampton CC - 239 for 7 in 40 overs . BCCC 240 for 3 in 35 overs.
Debutants - Abdulla and George Toss - BCCC captain lost the toss and were put in to the field. Pitch - good batting wicket .. Weather - Nice
RCC batting - With Hassan playing for them they had a semi decent batting line up. Hassan came and went early for 17. At one stage they were 30 for 2 off 10 overs. Then their captain Fahad and Mo put on a reasonable partnership helped by some below village standard cricket umpiring decisions . Their captain was out at least 3 times twice plumb LBW and the other was a run out by over 3 feet! But on all 3 occasions he was judged not out! Normally cool and collected Hamza lost it at one stage and had to be calmed down otherwise he may have taken out the poor umpire Well at least he managed to get the umpire changed which did not really help matters on the decision making front. Anyway thanks to Fawad's 52 n.o. and Mo's 72 RCC managed to score 239 on a fast and unpredictable outfield giving BCCC bats a decent target to chase at 6 runs an over. Our bowing was decent but our fielding was diabolical spearheaded by our very own leggie who even the captain felt sorry for at one stage! Toby and Ciju fielded exceptionally well. On the bowling front Abdulla bowled really well and at one stage had figures of 6 over with 3 maidens 1 wicket and only gave away 6 runs! Hope he plays a bit more often for us in the future.
Bowling figures :- Hamza - 8-1-36-1 , Abdulla - 8-3-29-1 , Toby - 4.3-1-21-0 , Nik - 5-0-39-1 , Sanjay - 1.3 - 0-15 - 4 , Adi - 8-0-52-0 , AJ- 5- 0-32-0 Stand out bowlers for BCCC - Abdulla considering it was his 1st game in 12 years. BCCC batting - Started well with Ciju and Zef putting on 63 runs in 12 overs, until Ciju clipped one again to backward square leg to be caught on 28. He was going well till this happened . Zef was then joined by Sanjay and both put on 140 runs for the 2nd wicket partnership before Zef holed out to mid wicket for 93 George joined Sanjay at the crease and put on a quick 21 with some Dilshan scoops along the way .Sanjay was out for 72 two runs short of RCC total and Nik and George saw us home with 5 overs to spare and with the loss of only 3 wickets. Good batting display made easy by a decent pitch .
Conclusion - Umpiring decisions aside by the RCC players in particular it was a good game of cricket as both sides had a reasonable batting and bowling line up. And bar that one incident the game was played in good spirits .. Man of the Match - Zef for his 93 at the top of the order . Catch of the match - Nik for taking one finally at mid off, mainly as he could not get out of the way quick enough so had no choice but to catch it !! Shots of the day- Some lovely drives by Zef . Man of the match - Zef