RBCC vs Aulnay CC (home)

RBCC won by 26 runs

Match Report

On Saturday, a side from France made the journey to Ohain and the weather could not have been any more different from the weather in Antwerp just a week before. Under full sunshine, Matt once again won the toss, though this time he elected to bat, making the opposition sweat in the field and giving us a chance to practice setting a total. We got off to a less-than-ideal start, losing the first 5 wickets with only around 50 runs on the board and with the top six batsmen failing to make double figures.However, a wonderful 50 from Ricky, supported by Daniel and Vinay, got us up to 170 from 40 overs.

With the ball, all our bowlers and fielders kept it tight (despite the odd wide). Siftay repeatedly beat the outside edge and eventually got the reward he deserved. The umpire failed to give a clear edge to the keeper so he took the choice out of his hands by bowling the batsman middle stump. Ricky also bowled a tight line and was denied a wicket when a different umpire turned down an LBW appeal because it was “missing leg” (he was right, it was missing leg. And off. But it was crashing into middle). Fortunately, the batsman did not add too many before he eventually got out. Vinay built lots of pressure from one end, as ever, and picked up four wickets for the second Saturday in a row. Adbul wahed and Manuj also got in some early season form with a wicket each. Despite some big hitting from the tail-enders, we eventually won by a margin of around 30 runs, an excellent effort indeed considering we were defending a modest total.

Scoreboard

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RBCC Innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs 4's 6's
Arun Thamilarasu bowled 4 0 0
Kartik Kinikar bowled 6 1 0
Sachin Lamichane caught 4 0 0
Jawad Mian caught 1 0 0
Manuj Khanna caught 7 0 0
Matthew Grant caught 9 1 0
Daniel Hope bowled 15 0 0
Muhammad Rehman Hussain caught 52 6 1
Vinay Gupta not out 18 0 0
Wasooq Butt LBW 0 0 0
Abdul Wahed caught 6 1 0
Siftay Ahmed Hassan caught 2 0 0
Bowling Extras 46 0 0
Totals: 170 9 1
Bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Extras
Muhammad Rehman Hussain 8 0 29 3 5
Wasooq Butt 7 0 26 0 1
Siftay Ahmed Hassan 5 0 12 2 0
Manuj Khanna 5 0 31 1 11
Abdul Wahed 2 0 11 1 3
Vinay Gupta 7 0 24 4 0
Kartik Kinikar 2 0 10 0 0
Totals: 36 0 143 11 20
 
Fielding
Fielder Catches Stumpings Run Outs Dropped Catches
Arun Thamilarasu 2 0 0 0
Daniel Hope 2 0 0 0
Jawad Mian 1 0 0 0
Vinay Gupta 2 0 0 0
Totals: 7 0 0 0