Jesters - 170 , BCCC 172 for 5 . BCCC won by 4 wickets Toss - Won by BCCC by default and Jesters were put in to bat . Pitch - Played well overall. Weather - Nice day for cricket. Last match against them in 2018 ended with BCCC losing by 40 runs.
Jesters batting - Started well and were on 37 before losing their 1st & 2nd wicket thanks to an inspired spell by Joe who was on a hat trick at one stage in walked their captain Harris who joined by Smith batted very well and put on a 90 run partnership very quickly and were on target to get a score well over 200 runs . However it was not to be as Hamza had Harris caught smartly by a diving Joe at covers for 35 soon to be followed by Smith their impressive left hand bat for 52 . At this stage Jesters were 157 for 5 in 25 overs with another 5 wickets in hand and 10 overs still to play. Fortunately for BCCC , Jesters scoring became difficult as Henry and Sanjay kept the pressure up from both ends and with Henry in particular constantly chipping away from his end to claim 4 wickets and thereby restricting Jesters to 170 all out.
Stand out bowler for BCCC was Henry with 4 wickets . Bowling figures :-Graeme - 5-0-28-0 , Joe -5-0-34-2 , Hamza - 8-2-26-1 , Adi 5-0-32-0 , Henry - 7-0-23-4 ,Sanjay - 5- 2- 17- 1. Tea - Maureen was back with Dirk . Thank you to both, much appreciated.
BCCC batting - We seem to be getting better at chasing. Needing 171 to win brothers Zef and Hamza opened for a change and added 30 runs before Hamza went for one big shot too many and was out bowled by Hayes for 14. Nik came and went cheaply for 6 as probably had his mind on other matters like keeping tabs on the score between the India / Pakistan's world cup match!!! Zef and Graeme steadied the innings and added 60 runs to our total before Zef was caught for 37 valuable runs. Only to be replaced by Henry who basically took the game away from Jesters by smashing 58 runs off only 23 balls with six 4 's and three 6's . By the time Henrywas out BCCC only needed another 17 runs to get with 5 wickets still in hand . Howard, the finisher walked in and 2 overs later it was all over as Howard smacked 15 runs off 6 balls to see BCCC home in the 30th over and BCCC won by 5 wickets.
Stand out bowler for Jestors was their opening bowler Hayes claiming 4 BCCC scalps .
Batting figures - Zef - 37 , Hamza - 14 , Nik - 6 , Graeme - 35 , Henry - 58 , Howard - 15 not out Conclusion - Well deserved victory for BCCC,thanks to some lovely bowling by Henry and batting performances by Graeme , Henry , Zef and Howard.
Man of the Match - Henry for his 58 quickfire runs , taking 4 wickets and an amazing run out . Catch/s of the match - Joe for his diving forward catch at covers. Shot/s of the day - Huge six by Henry over cow corner
Embarrassing moment/s - Some regulars are really lowering the teams fielding standards . Come on chaps, try and support your bowlers better !!