Premier League - Match Reports - Week 8 (25-26 Aug 2012) - Updated 3-Sep-2012 12.20 pm
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Premier League - Match Reports - Week 8 (25-26 Aug 2012)
CCB @ FCCC: Premier Game, August 25, 2012 - Reported by Manjeet Inamdar (CCB)
On a day when CCB had to win to have a chance to stay in the top 4, FCCC won the toss and elected to bat wanting to salvage another win. Omar and Gopal opened for FCCC and maneouvered the new ball efficiently, rotating strike well and set the tone for the innings. FCCC milked CCB bowling efficiently for the entire quota of 40 overs, running well between the wickets and hitting the occasional boundary. Naveen top scored with a well placed 51 in 75 balls holding one end while other batsmen chipped in with useful twenties. FCCC accumulated 190 in 40 overs losing 8 wickets as Mayur and Shyam picked two wickets each.
Chasing 191, CCB started their innings at a good click before Dipal got the the inital breakthrough, killing the momentum.CCB lost Siva and Arvind soon after with still more than 150 runs to score. In came Satyam who was due a big score for CCB in this premier season. He started very tentatively and survived several close calls before finding his form. Dipal struck another crucial blow, getting Manjeet caught behind, severely denting CCB's chances of chasing down the big total. But Satyam took CCB home masterfully with small cameos from the rest of the CCB batsman, chasing down 191 in 38.3 overs with 2 wickets in hand. Sayam ended up with an excellent 88 not out in 87 balls(7x4 2x6). Dipal got 3 wickets and Omar got 2 wickets.
Satyam Singh was declared MoM for his 88 runs which made this chase for CCB.
See CCB vs FRCC-B Scorecard
FRCC @ RBCC: Premier Game, August 26, 2012 - Reported by Altaf Ahmed (RBCC)
This weekend RBCC hosted FRCC at Longmont Cricket Ground. FRCC won the toss & chose to bat first. Altaf & Jay opened the bowling for RBCC. Altaf struck early by getting Naveen LBW. Shams was then dropped off the bowling off Jay and went on to score 31 runs. Misbah bowled decent line & length and grabbed couple of wickets. Just when FRCC middle order was getting settled, Jay bowled an excellent spell taking 3 wickets in the same over. FRCC was 161/9 but then some rusty bowling by RBCC in end saw FRCC score rush to 190. From RBCC Altaf, Jay & Misbah took 3 wickets each.
Misbah & Afeef started the batting for RBCC and took the score to 36. After loosing 2 quick wickets, Misbah & Jay put together a crucial partnership. Both batsmen took the score to 101 when Jay got out followed by Srujan. Jay scored 20 runs. Another partnership between Misbah & Ben saw RBCC's score race to 162. Ben got out after scoring 22 runs. Throughout the innings, RBCC batsmen maintained a run rate of 5 & above. FRCC bowlers did well by not giving away too many extras. In the final overs, Sameed whacked 2 quick boundaries & took RBCC closer to victory. Misbah played an all-around captain's knock and got his first century this season. He got out when RBCC needed only 6 more runs to win. It was a delight to watch him craft RBCC's inning. In the end, RBCC won the game by 4 wickets.
Man of the match: Misbah Rehman for scoring 103 runs & taking 3 wickets.
See FRCC vs RBCC Scorecard
LCC @ CSCC: Premier Game, August 26, 2012 - Reported by Raj Chitikila (LCC)
On a warm and muggy day, Littleton CC visited Colorado Springs CC in a match-up of identical 4-1 records. LCC won the toss and elected to bat. The visitors were without their rookie phenom opener, Dhiren Patel, but his substitute--Randika Fernando--was no slouch, having been a dynamic opener himself for the club in the past. Facing the talented opening attack of Abhay and Hamayun, Randy and Sundeep countered with superb running between the wickets punctuated by a few big hits. The pair quickly got LCC up to 44 in 10 overs, when Narayan struck in trademark fashion and dismissed both in the space of 10 runs. Then followed a session of what can charitably be described as sloppy cricket--one that made both Captains gnash their teeth in frustration. LCC's Ramesh, Bodhayan, and Raja got off several huge hits but undid all their good work with atrocious communication and managed to all get run out. The home team fared no better thanks to an uncharacteristic case of the drops (7+), and allowed LCC to get to 144/6 with 15-odd overs to go. Still, CSCC had the chance to wrap up the innings at a manageable score, but LCC's lower order batted sensibly and added a crucial 44 runs--really the difference in the game. LCC was all out for 188 in the 39th over. Bodha top-scored with a run-a-ball 37, followed by Randy (36 in 43). Six other batsmen scored in double figures. For CSCC, Abhay and Narayan were easily the pick of the bowlers, getting 2 wickets and a run out each.
Chasing 189, CSCC got off to a nightmarish start due to some fantastic and fiery bowling by LCC's 17-year old Jay Pathak. Jay dismissed Narayan and Rohit on successive balls in the first over of the game. In the next over, Kervyn launched two powerful boundaries and seemed intent on finishing the game quickly. Unfortunately, Kervyn immediately misplayed a flick aimed at midwicket and top-edged the ball a mile high toward third man. LCC's Karthik ran about 20 yards and took a very well-judged catch and the home team found itself in dire straits at 9 for 3 after 2 overs. The rest of CSCC's batsmen gamely tried to keep the chase alive but the damage had been done. LCC's bowlers prolonged the innings and kept CSCC's hopes alive with some wayward bowling. But it was not until the 36th over that CSCC finally folded for 137, giving LCC a 52 run win. Extras were the top scorer with 38, followed by Jayanth with 29 and Abhay with 17. For the bowlers, Jay, Karthik, and Bhavya took 2 wickets each.
Man of the Match: Bodhayan Chakraborty was declared MoM for his 37 runs and 1 wicket.
See LCC vs CSCC Scorecard
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