RBCC vs UK Press (home)

RBCC won by 115 runs

Match Report

Fatigued after a magnificent Ladies day before, the RBCC took on the UK Press in our annual friendly fixture. The journalists won the toss and put RBCC in to bat for this 25 over restricted format. They were a bit out of practice and the openers set to work on them. Jay took his chances and retired on 25 bringing in Srikant who slammed 3 fours off 3 balls before holing out. New comer Darius rolled back the years with a good innings of 18 to keep us ticking on, while Hameel smashed 33 off only 15 balls, Sameel also returning on 28 after some big hitting. The ball was flying by the time Sudanshu came off with 42 against his name, and Gustav and Sachin made hay while the sun beat down. RBCC finished with an unassailable 236 off 25 overs.

After tea, brought by both sides, RBCC took to the field and Sachin took the newish ball. After struggling to get his line in the limelight, he struck gold with a short ball held at point by Sudanshu, followed by a schoolboy runout in the first over. Billy dazzled at the other end with his lollypops and clipped the bails off the number 3. Sachin got a 2nd at the other end leaving the journalists looking nervous on 25. Then came 2 batsmen to steady their shop who looked at ease with the bowling. One ex 12 stars, the other mate of Gustav who had already bowled tightly, taken a catch and direct hit run out before declaring himself a batsman. T20 style he nimbly dispatched us to the boundary in every direction even Usman M and Hameel, to grab 25 and retire. The captain came in and the runs were dropping again. It wasn’t close in the end, RBCC victorious but the game was remarkable because 11 batted and 11 bowled, taking 8 wickets in 25. A good day for forging friendships and building confidence.

Written by Nick Compton

RBCC vs UK Press - 20170611

Scoreboard

Category : Friendly

RBCC Innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs 4's 6's
Nick Compton caught 11 2 0
Jayachandran Ramachandran retired 26 4 0
Shrikant Desai caught 12 3 0
Darius Movaghar bowled 18 2 0
Hameel Hayat retired 33 5 1
William Corbbett run out 4 0 0
Sudhanshu Verma caught 9 2 0
Sameel Hayat retired 41 6 0
Usman Malik bowled 21 4 0
Gustav De Troch LBW 24 4 0
Sachin Lamichane caught 3 0 0
Bowling Extras 34 0 0
Totals: 236 32 1
Bowling
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Extras
Sachin Lamichane 2 1 5 2 0
William Corbbett 3 0 6 2 0
Darius Movaghar 3 0 12 0 0
Gustav De Troch 2 0 10 0 0
Sudhanshu Verma 2 0 14 1 0
Sameel Hayat 2 0 7 0 0
Hameel Hayat 3 0 12 0 0
Usman Malik 3 0 12 1 0
Jayachandran Ramachandran 2 0 17 0 0
Shrikant Desai 3 1 20 1 0
Nick Compton 1 0 6 0 0
Totals: 26 2 121 7 0