RBCC-U17 vs AICC (away)

RBCC lost by 7 wickets

Match Report

RBCC U17 travelled up to Antwerp on Saturday, looking for their first win of the season.  On a sunny morning, RBCC lost the toss, and were put into bat.  Asama and Tahar opened, and both got in, and kept the scoreboard ticking.  But AICC’s bowlers kept the pressure on, and Tahar , after some stylish strokes, .was bowled on 14.  Asama was well caught on 10, and Robbie briefly threatened with a couple of good 4s, but was caught on 11 trying to heave one into the deep.  Abdulmanan then kept the innings together with a controlled but aggressive 23, with Alex playing some good shots, including a delightful 4, at the tail. He and Abdulhassir got 11 not out and 10 respectively, before a last ball single from Ollie, closed the innings on 102 for 7 after 20 overs.

It was always going to be tough to defend, but RBCC bowled and fielded valiantly. Ollie got enormous swing, and was unlucky not to get a wicket. Abdulwaheed was mean with his 3 overs, but again no wicket. Sachin kept the runs tight, but it was not until Robbie got one to swing – caught behind by Asama – that RBCC made a breakthrough. But AICC were only 18 from victory at that point, and despite a late brace of wickets from Abdulmanan –  both clean strikes on the stumps – RBCC lost by 7 wickets.  Thanks to all who played- Asama captained well, Faust ran hard in the field to prevent runs, and some accurate bowling (very few wides, and none down legside) did not get its rewards. Perhaps a little bit more calm in the field, and during batting, will enable RBCC to move on to greater things.

RBCC-U17 vs AICC - 20180505