RBCC vs UK Press Association

RBCC won by 3 wickets

Match Report

Saturday was a day of celebration for RBCC, for it was the farewell game for our captain Usman. The UK Press team were wonderful visitors and we formed teams with a mixture of both teams to have a balanced game, and what a game it was! A super over did not look far behind at one point, but there were some good all-round performances by players from both teams. After winning the toss, Usman chose to bowl, and picked up a wicket in the 3rd ball of the game. A brief halt because of the rain made the outfield slow and the pitch a little slow. Nick got in some overs and picked up a couple of wickets as did Zubair. Sudhanshu and Badri ended up with a wicket each. Khurram had batted for the other team and ended up scoring a quickfire 47 before being out to a great catch on the long-off boundary.

Brighton and Badri opened for RBCC, and after a cautious first 2 overs, Brighton picked on the bowler to score 4 consecutive boundaries and got out soon after. Badri held on to one end, while there were few key contributions from Usman, Sameel and Nick. David played really well and picked the run rate up with some fast running and timely hits to the fence.

Asama scored a rapid 15 off 8 balls to see us home in the end. The evening was followed by a BBQ and fare well for our departing skipper Usman Azim. Chairman Nick Compton praised the way Usman Azim carried himself at the club for 3 years and presented with a signed shirt by members. Overall, it was a good day of cricket and fun like all friendly games tend to be at RBCC. Good-luck to our captain Usman for the future.

Scoreboard

Category : Friendly

RBCC Innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs 4's 6's
Badri Venkatakrishnan caught 29 1 0
Brighton Watambwa bowled 17 4 0
Sameel Hayat LBW 8 1 0
Usman Azim caught 15 2 0
Guest Player bowled 0 0 0
Nick Compton bowled 10 1 0
Darius Movaghar not out 29 3 0
Asama Muslimyar not out 15 1 1
Farrukh Malik 0 0 0
Sudhanshu Verma 0 0 0
Zubair Jalalabati 0 0 0
Bowling Extras 36 0 0
Totals: 159 13 1
Bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Extras
Usman Azim 3 0 11 1 0
Zubair Jalalabati 4 0 14 2 0
Darius Movaghar 2 0 4 0 0
Guest Player 4 1 10 4 0
Sudhanshu Verma 6 0 47 0 0
Farrukh Malik 3 0 27 0 1
Nick Compton 2 0 18 1 1
Sameel Hayat 3 0 11 1 0
Badri Venkatakrishnan 2 0 14 1 0
Totals: 29 1 156 10 2
 
Fielding
Fielder Catches Stumpings Run Outs Dropped Catches
Asama Muslimyar 1 0 0 0
Badri Venkatakrishnan 1 0 0 0
Farrukh Malik 1 0 0 0
Totals: 3 0 0 0
RBCC and the UK Press Association