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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - (16-17 Sep 2017) - Last updated 21-Sep-2017 6:53pm
By Kervyn Dimney(CSCC);SriShailesh Chari(FRCC); Rohit Saini(FRCC); Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC); Raymond Mascarenhas(CSCC-Stripes)
Sep 19, 2017
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - (16-17 Sep 2017)

CSCC at DCC: Premier game - Sep 17 2017 – Reported by Kervyn Dimney(CSCC)

Toss was won by CSCC, and without any hesitation chose to bat.

CSCC players Kervyn Dimney and Sandeep Dubbakka opened the innings, and were determined to play a very sensibly this time. The start was slow with 1 run coming off the first two overs and slowly kept climbing with the 10th over being the most productive of them with 11 runs, with Kervyn smashing the first ball for a straight six, and a couple of doubles, putting CSCC at 43 for no loss.

With off-spinner Manjinder Singh brought into the attack in the 12th over, he proved successful in getting rid of Sandeep Dubbaka(17) caught by Vikas, leaving CSCC at 48 for 1. Narayan joined Kervyn and started picking out the singles. At the start of the 17th over, Narayan tried to clear the 30 yard over long on but found Sanket, leaving CSCC at 58/2. Captain Jayanth Krishnan played patiently intially to middle the ball off his bat. Over# 19 produced 11 runs as Kervyn picked up a four and a couple of doubles and a triple due to some good running between the wickets.

Not wanting to be left behind, Jayanth opened up in the 21st over and smashed two massive sixes that were absolutely delightful to watch. An over later, with a new bowling change, Sameer Chavan was able to get Jayanth caught by Prashanth. CSCC were 89 for 3. Viswa was raring to go but played off the over while taking in the free runs in wides coming CSCC's way. With a couple more fours coming off Kervyn's and Viswa's bat, CSCC reach their 100 in the 25th over.

Towards the 28th over, and Kervyn on 49, he perished to a run out, when he played the delivery in front of him and attempted to take a run which wasn't there, and the keeper was quick enough to get to the ball and hit the stumps. Viswa and Hamayun continued with some good running between wickets, getting 8 runs in the 29th over and 12 runs in the 30th over with a big six from Viswa(23), before he was caught off Prashanth by Jaswinder with CSCC at 134/5 at the end of 30 overs.

With 10 overs to go and Hamayun still there, CSCC was hoping to easily reach 200. Fahad was able to get a four. Hamayun's impatience got the better of him and he perished for 4. All the shouting from the CSCC camp made Prasanna and Fahad run for the singles/doubles before Fahad(13) tried to play a big shot and got caught by Vikas off Prashanth, claiming his 4th wicket. With 6 overs to go, Abhay was sent in to stop the further fall of wickets and play out the overs. Unable to score freely and only 3 to 4 runs coming off the previous overs, Abhay played accross to whack the ball, only to miss it and get bowled. Avinash was able to hit a four, but then didn't last long enough as he was caught behind off Umang Bhatt that was brought back into the attack. Siva played a couple of delightful strokes to complete a couple of doubles, but persihed in the last over with 3 balls to spare, giving Prashanth a 4 wicket haul. CSCC's innings came to an end with the score reading 179 all out.


180 to get, didn't seem like an easy target, but DCC were prepared to play a similar paced innings. Sameer and Vikas opened the batting for DCC, and CSCC opened with Prasanna and Abhay. A couple of wides, and at the end of 5 overs, DCC were 22 for no loss. A well timed 6 and a 4 from Vikas was wonderful to watch as he picked them up and timed them well to the boundary. With 35/0 at the end of 7 overs, Hamayun was brought in to the attack and he didn't disappoint. With his zip and in-cutters 2 balls later he got Sameer Chavan(11) caught by Prasanna; and two balls later got Prashanth(0) to nick one up in the air, caught by keeper Fahad easily, and ended with a maiden over.

Avinash was the other new bowler and he bowled well too. On the last ball he bowled a slower one and deceived the batsman to play at it, getting easily caught behind by keeper Fahad. With two new batsmen in Harpreet and Yash at the crease, they were playing very cautiously. At the end of 10 overs, the DCC score read as 40/3.
Hamayun continued to put the brakes on the score (5-1-10-2), and so did Kervyn (4-0-6-0), but CSCS were looking for another break through and brought in Prasanna to bowl the 18th over. He got Yash(4) caught by Jayanth, and was accompanied by Narayan as his other bowling partner, who was able to get rid of Harpreet outfoxing him to get bowled. At the end of 21 overs, DCC were 70/5.

Abhay continued bowling with Narayan till the 27th over, when Siva was introduced into the bowling attack. Manjinder and Sanket who were playing well since the 21st over, took a double, only to find Manjinder struggling with cramps and retired hurt. Replaced by Deepak, Siva didn't allow him to stay any longer than a ball (apart from providing some free runs in wides), but getting him clean bowled. At the end of 28th over, DCC were at 102/6.

With the intention of getting some quick overs in, Kervyn was brought back into the attack, and he got Umang out bowled. Siva kept the pressure on with Manjinder's return to the crease, and soon got rid of him caught in the slip by Kervyn. With 2 wickets to go and Sanket and Ashwani looked for the singles/doubles and hit the odd bad balls for fours. In the 35th over, Kervyn got Sanket caught by Avinash, and Narayan got Ashwani Kharb caught by keeper Fahad. DCC were all out for 132 in 35.3 overs. Hamayun, Kervyn, Narayan and Siva picked up 2 wickets each.

Man of the Match: Kervyn Dimney for his very patient 49 with 4 fours and a six, a tidy spell of 8-0-22-2 and a catch.
See CSCC Vs DCC Scorecard

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FRCC at LCC-L: Premier game - Sep 17 2017 – Reported by SriShailesh Chari(FRCC)

This was a game that felt like a play-off game from the start to the finish with two of the best teams in the league facing off against each other. The game had a familiar feel to it with FRCC winning the toss and electing to bat. FRCC were without a couple of their regular starters while LCC had their full strength batting lineup with Bhavya missing out.

The game started off with FRCC having a new opening combination with Murali walking out with the usual suspect Sumeet Khule. Murali seemed to be the more aggressive of the two with him hitting a couple of crunching shots before he played one too many to an in-swinging delivery from Bodha, which uprooted his off stump. That had Manohar walk out to the middle for what was going to be a painful stay out in the middle (literally). With lot of talking going on the field, Jay Pathak bowled a well-directed bouncer at him to which Manohar took his eyes off the ball and the ball crashed into his chest. This led to him losing his balance and he knocked his stumps off with his bat to make a painful return to the dugout. That brought Sanket Sharma to partner Sumeet Khule who was continuing to look solid at the other end.

Sanket had an initial scare in his innings, with him hitting a hard shot to gully which Sandeep Banerjee dropped but shamefully decided to claim after it was blatant that he had dropped it. The umpires took a good call to adjudge that not out. Once we were past this, Sumeet and Sanket started building a good partnership playing some good shots. Sumeet took Bodha to the cleaners in one over to release the pressure and to get the momentum going. Since LCC were short of bowlers, Shailesh and Sandeep were their fourth and fifth bowlers. Shailesh was tonked by Sumeet and Sanket to capitalize on the weak overs. But in the process of scoring quick runs, Sanket lost his wicket giving a catch to backward point of Sandeep’s bowling to bring to an end his good looking innings. That brought Rohit to accompany Sumeet who was still going strong.

Sumeet brought up his half century soon after and kept motoring along at a good pace. Rohit settled in and hit a few crunching shots before hitting one straight to short mid-wicket of Dhiren’s bowling to end his innings prematurely. Then came Girish who was steady company to Sumeet who was going all guns blazing at the other end before getting dismissed. This brought Subhashish to join Sumeet. Sumeet continued to punish the bowlers taking Bodhayan, Shailesh and Amarender for a lot of runs bringing up a majestic century, his second of the season with a six. He eventually fell for 110 off a 100 balls to a controversial catch by Sandeep Banerjee on long off boundary. On the other end, Subhashish hit Jay for a couple - a four and a six off fantastic hook shots and a trademark six off a flick off his legs to Dhiren. Eventually FRCC ended the innings at a mammoth 237.

When LCC came out to bat, they tried something different with Dharam and Nayab coming out to bat instead of Dhiren. But they didn't last long with Nayab falling to Chari after hitting a few crunching shots, the highlight being a straight six off Rohit in the first over. Then came a period where Subhashish had the batsmen playing all around the ball with some amazing swing bowling. He cleaned up Sandeep and Shaktivel with Sandeep’s wicket being a special one with a beautiful in-swinging delivery uprooting his leg stump.

Subhashish also sent Dharam back trapping him in front of the wickets. This brought the dangerous Bodhayan and Dhiren to the crease. Bodhayan was given a reprise with FRCC dropping a couple of his catches which seemed like it would prove costly. There was a small break in play because of bad light and a passing shower, but nothing that would wash the game and the match resumed with Murali sending Dhiren packing with a well disguised slower one which he lobbed to Sridhar at short cover. Finally the last well recognized pair of Jay Pathak and Bodhayan were at the crease playing a very well-paced and cautious innings to take LCC to a strong position putting away the loose balls and scoring at a good rate. At this point the game seemed to be drifting away from FRCC but there was yet another twist left in the game.

Murali, coming into the attack, steamed in bowling at a searing pace and giving no easy runs. That brought pressure on both the LCC batsmen with Jay falling to a beautiful delivery by Murali which nipped in just a bit to send him packing. This gave FRCC a lot of confidence and they began tightening the grip with the next in batsman, Garnet, getting no easy runs before eventually being dismissed by a well disguised slower one by Rohit Saini.

With LCC needing 18 off the last two overs with Bodha their only hope, Sanket came in to bowl his first and the team’s 39th over. With his first ball he got Bodha skying one which Sridhar took a brilliant catch off to dismiss Bodha for a well made 87. The golden arms of Sanket and Gandhar killed off the game with Gandhar getting the next two batsmen off the last over to give a much deserved victory to FRCC in a nail biting finish. The Man of the Match was deservedly given to Sumeet Khule for his fantastic century.

Man of the Match: Sumeet Khule for his amazing knock of 110 (100b 8x4 7x6).
See FRCC Vs LCC-L Scorecard


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CCCC @ YCC: T20 game, Sept 16, 2017 - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)

YCC Won the toss and elected to bowl first. CCCC needing a miracle to qualify for the playoffs went after the bowling from the get go. Cecil perished in the very first over before Sandeep and Srini continued aggressively and took CCCC to 100/1 of 7 overs. Srini(49) was out stumped of a leg side wide of Naval but Sandeep continued his onslaught reaching his first T20 century. Sandeep was well supported by Ashish(40). Other CCCC batsmen kept scoring quick runs too and CCCC finished their innings with a mammoth total of 265/6 in 20 overs..the highest ever in CCL history as of today. Sandeep was the pick of the CCCC bastmen with 122(55) that included 3 fours and 14 sixes. Of the 7 bowlers that were used, 5 of them got a wicket each, with Das Thumma and Bharat Vanama being the most economical of all with 9 runs per over.

YCC chasing a huge target started off positively with Thushara scoring a quick 17(9) before CCCC taking control of things and kept taking wickets at regular intervals. Abhijith scored some quick runs(31) in the end to get YCC to 120/9 of their 20 overs. Sanket was the pick of the bowlers for CCCC with figures of 4-0-15-3 and Abhijith was the pick of the batsmen for YCC with 31(23).

CCCC won the game but lost their qualification for a playoff berth due to net run rate.

Man of the Match: Sandeep Bollampally for his superb century 122(55).
See CCCC Vs YCC Scorecard

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FRCC at CSCC-Stripes: T20 game - played on Sep-16 2017 – Reported by Rohit Saini, FRCC

CSCC hosted FRCC for a T20 game this Saturday. It was a must win game for FRCC to secure a play-off berth.

CSCC’s captain Raymond won the toss and decided to bat first.
CSCC never really got going and kept losing wickets from the start. Only Alagarswamy could make it to double figures with 10 runs. CSCC got bundled out for 52 runs.
For FRCC, Murali, Subhashish, Rohit got 2 wickets and debutant Kalyan and Abhinav got a wicket each.

Chasing a low score, FRCC started with Kalyan (27*) and Sridhar (20*). Both took a little time to get going and played some delightful strokes all around the park and finished the game under 8 overs.
With this win FRCC secured the 2nd spot in the league table.

Man of the Match: Kalyan Venigalla for 27 runs and 1 wicket on debut.
See FRCC Vs CSCC-Stripes Scorecard

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FRCC @ CSCC-Stripes T20 game, Sept 16, 2017 - Reported by Raymond Mascarenhas(CSCC-Stripes)

CSCC-Stripes won the toss and elected to bat. FRCC bowlers were in their element and did not let any Stripes batsmen cross 10 runs. Murali, Rohit and Subhashish snared two wickets each. CSCC Stripes ended up with a mere 52 runs on the board.

In reply, both FRCC bowlers played sensibly and achieved the target without being separated. Kalyan scored 27 and Shridhar ended with 20.

Man of the Match: Kalyan Venigalla for his all round performance with the bat (27* off 28 with 2 fours), ball (3-0-14-1) and two catches.
FRCC v CSCC-Stripes Scorecard

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LCC-L @ BCC: T20 game, Sep16, 2017 - Reported by Bodhayan Chakraborty(LCC-L)

In a chilly September morning, LCC-Lions travelled to Memorial Park to play their previously washed-out game against BCC.BCC won the toss and elected to bowl first. This is an important game for Lions as a loss against BCC would knock them out of the playoff race. Dhiren and Dharam started for Lions. After a couple of quiet overs, Dharam and Dhiren started the charge from the 3rd over. Narander went for 22 runs in the 3rd over and Ben went for 18 runs in the 4th over. Dharam was more aggressive and raced to 38 runs after 4th over. After the end of powerplay, Lions score read 71 for no loss and Dharam and Dhiren looked ominous for a huge score.

Kamal bowled some tight overs, but still Lions were getting a boundary or two every over. At the halfway mark of Lions inning, the score was 105 for no loss. Dharam scored his second half-century of the season in the process in just 29 balls. Ravi bowled couple of decent overs but his 3rd over and the 12th over of the inning went for 25 runs when Dhiren hit 3 fours and a six and Dharam hit one six which totally broke the morale down of BCC players if they were thinking of any come back after the drinks break.

Dhiren completed his half-century in that over in just 36 balls. Bhaskar was introduced in the 14th over and he got double breakthrough when he induced an edge of Dharam to the wicketkeeper. Dharam played a remarkable innings of 78 runs of 38 balls with 7 boundaries and 5 huge sixes. The next ball, he trapped Bodha in front of the wicket. But, Lions were bolstered by the addition of Jay in their squad and he and Dhiren continued the onslaught.

Dhiren now settled and aiming for his second century of this season. He completed that in 19th over when he dabbed a ball to the cover and ran for a single. This is a great inning in the sense the way he paced it. He was rotating the strike when Dharam was going all guns blazing. But, when he got set, he took over and hit some lusty blows. Ultimately, Dhiren and Jay stayed unbeaten and took the score to 223 run for the loss of just two wickets. Dhiren scored 102 of 61 with 6 boundaries and 7 over it. Jay scored 30 of 20 balls with one boundary and one six. Bhaskar was the pick of the bowler to claim two wickets.

If BCC would have any chance to come near to that total, they needed their newcomer Rinsan to score big. But, he departed in the second ball of the inning without facing a ball when he failed to notice that the fielder Bodha dropped a catch and hurled a throw to the wicket-keeper. BCC’s inning never got going and they kept losing wickets in a regular interval.

Except for Kamal (16 of 13) and Jimmy (16 of 15), nobody got any decent score. BCC folded for 86 runs in 18 overs. Shailesh was the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 wickets for 23 runs in his 4 overs. Jay and Sandip got two wickets each and Bodha and Amar got one each. Lions won the game very convincingly to secure their playoff berth.

Man of the Match: Dhiren Patel for his second century of the season scoring 102 of 61 (6x4 and 7x6).
See LCC-L Vs BCC Scorecard
See LCC-L Vs BCC Match video

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