Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 5 (5-6 May 2018) - Last updated 9-May-2018 3:24pm
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By Prasanna Damodaran(CSCC-Stars);Madhav Muniganti(DDCC);Satyam Singh(CCB);Abhijit Das(RCC);Darshan Jinendra(FCCC);Sameer Chavan(DCC)
May 7, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 5 (5-6 May 2018)
CSCC-Stripes @ CSCC-Stars: Twenty20 - 2:30pm Sunday May 6, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Prasanna Damodaran(CSCC-Stars)
CCSCC-Stripes won the toss and without any hesitation elected to bat first.
CSCC-Stripes had a slow start after losing their key batsmen Alagar and Vamsi. Hamayum with his extraordinary swing picked first couple of wickets for starts. Steve and Mohan kept the scorecard going for CSCC-Stripes. At the end of 10th over CSCC-Stripes were 49/2. Soon after the break CSCC-Stripes started losing wickets in regular intervals. Couple of quick runouts and excellent spell from Kervyn Dimney made CSCC-Stripes lose 6 more wickets. CSCC-Stripes were 78/8, when Krishna and Sudheer started scoring some quick runs and at the end of 20th over CSCC-Stripes managed to score 109/8. Kervyn took 3, Narayan and Hamayun took 2 wickets each.
CSCC-Stars had a shaky start after losing Santosh LBW to Sudheer’s swinging delivery. Kervyn Dimney and Jayanth Krishnan were in good touch and didn't allow the CSCC-Stripes bowlers to settle down. When CSCC-Stars were 75/1 in 7 overs, Alagar took an excellent catch near the boundary to dismiss Kervyn. At the end of 10.2 overs, CSCC-Stars reached the target 111/4 comfortably. For CSCC-Stars, Kervyn scored 42 in 22, and Jayanth 29 in 19. For CSCC-Stripes, Sunil took 2 wickets.
Man of the Match: Kervyn Dimney for his all-round performance of 42(24) and 3 wickets.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stars Vs CSCC-Stripes Scorecard
DDCC vs CSCC-Stripes: Twenty20 – 2:30pm Saturday May 05, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs – Reported by Madhav Muniganti(DDCC)
DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Playing their first T20 match DDCC started their innings slowly and lost their openers early with Srujan Kurumella scoring 4 of 10 and Naresh Ballampalli scoring 7 of 21 and team was at 28/2 at the end of 7 th over, Kranthi Mummaneni and Madhav Muniganti took over the responsibility and played sensibly with a partnership of 78 runs for the 3rd wicket before losing Kranthi M who scored 52 runs off 32 balls with 3 sixes and 4 fours and losing Madhav M who scored 54 of 35 balls with 1 six and 8 fours.
From there, the middle order took over the responsibility of power hitting with Surender Dhodla scoring 21 of 9 with 2 sixes and CVS Subramanyam scoring 23 of 11 with 2 sixes and a four, DDCC scored 125 runs in their last 10 overs and managed to end their innings with 179/5 in their 20 overs. Though CSCC-Stripes had a good start with their bowling managing DDCC to 28/2 in power play, they lost their grip on opponents for the rest of their bowling innings. Both Chandrakanth Pillay 4.0-0-39-2 and Vamsi Kanumuri 4.0-0-37-2 were the pick of the bowlers grabbing 2 wickets each for CSCC-Stripes.
Chasing a Target of 180 in 20 overs, CSCC-Stripes didn’t get a good start from their top order as they lost their openers Steve Pressdee for 6 of 12 and Alagarsamy for 0 of 1 ball. Vamsi Kanumuri who was playing sensibly had to get retired hurt due to knee injury and from then none of the CSCC-Stripes batsmen’s looked comfortable and losing their wickets at regular intervals. Gaurav K scored 17 of 20 with 2 fours was the only batsmen who scored in double digit along with their captain.
Vamsi Kanumuri who came at the fall of 8th wicket and scored 37 of 23 with 5 fours and a six. Chasing 180, CSCC-Stripes managed to score 117/10 in 19.1 overs. DDCC bowling was pretty impressive restricting the opposition to 117 in a Twenty20 game. Suri Lakkadi 4-0-22-3 and Naresh Ballampalli 2.1-0-9-3 were the pick of the bowlers from DDCC grabbing 3 wickets each.
Men of the Match: Kranthi Mummaneni(52 runs of 32 balls) and Madhav Muniganti(54 runs of 35 balls) for setting up a big target for the opposition.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs CSCC-Stripes Scorecard
CCB @ FRCC: Premier – 11AM Saturday May 5, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Satyam Singh(CCB)
It was perfect weather to play the longer version and the travelling team captain Manjeet won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first against FRCC. CCB openers were dished out a barrage of swinging balls by Rohit and Subhashish Dash, with Subhashish Dash especially moving the ball both ways in the air. CCB openers clung on and scratched their way until power play was over. FRCC captain Sumeet took a good catch in first slip to send Satyam back. CCB had 2 new players Gaurav and Prashant playing one and 2 down. They showed glimpses of their temperament before FRCC bowlers got the better out of them.
In came CCB captain Manjeet at a non-customary position of no 6 and his stay was short lived, courtesy a beautiful slower ball from Rohit. Just when CCB were 80 odd runs with half the side back, Kamal playing his second year in CCL showed his stroke making and solid defense and some unconventional scoops to score a quick fire 59. He put the pressure back on FRCC and was well supported by Preetham who won the battle against his instincts and played a patient knock of 38. Combined with a quick fire 14 by Rajesh and last-minute boundary blows by Kanag and Naren, CCB reached a more than competitive target of 232. CCB was helped along the way by 30 wides bowled by FRCC bowlers.
FRCC started with Sumeet and Vivek who were coming off of good scores in their previous games. CCB had their work cut out and knew that controlling Sumeet’s singles and choking the other end up would hold the key in making any dent in a strong FRCC line up. Manjeet and Naren did exactly that. Sumeet being Sumeet did manage to find those singles and a couple of elegant shots over cover. Vivek struggled to get the bowlers away and was dismissed by a brilliant one-handed catch by Kamal at gully/point.
Naren was the pick of the bowlers who maintained a consistent length and kept swinging the ball and it was not long before he played on Sumeet’s patience forcing him to play a lofted shot over long-on off an out swinger that was pouched safely by Rakesh at mid-on. What was to follow was T20 hang over for other FRCC batters leading to rash shots under score board pressure. FRCC found themselves 6 wickets down before Subhashish and Gandhar gave some stability and a slight glimmer of hope of chasing the stiff target. Gandhar was dismissed by Preetham off a brilliant running catch at long off by Abhishek Sama. Subhashish battled on and completed his half century before having his furniture disturbed by a straight one from Kanag. Girish delayed the end of FRCC innings by hitting a six in the canal that took some time fetching. The FRCC innings eventually ended with a comic and unexpected run out and CCB won the game by 78 runs.
The game was played in good spirit and senior umpires in Bodha and Rezwan made sure the conduct of players stayed within limits in tense moments. Kamal was appropriately judged Man of the Match for his important innings.
Man of the Match: Kamal Ponday for his match turning innings of 59 runs in 40 balls.
Scorecard: See CCB Vs FRCC Scorecard
RCC @ CCCC-Green: T20 – 8AM Saturday May 5, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Abhijit Das(RCC)
This match was supposed to start at 8 AM but got delayed by ~15 mins due to due on the ground. Eventually it started with RCC winning the toss and electing to bat first. Bowlers were having challenge in gripping the ball and the ball was also skidding and bouncing awkwardly on a semi-wet mat which made the playing conditions difficult for the batsmen.
Vikesh started fluently and was dispatching the balls outside boundary at will, however could not convert it to a larger innings and got out at 30. Siva and Ravi were bowling well for CCCC-Green, after a decent start provided by Mantha and Vamsi. In RCC’s batting, Abhijit got out soon while Vinod was holding the fort at the other end. Vikrant came to the crease and started building the innings back with Vinod which laid the foundation for the RCC innings.
Satish joined Vikrant on the 13th over and really got the momentum back in the RCC innings by converting ones into twos and hitting occasional boundaries. Vikrant played well for his 66 in 38 balls which included 2 sixes and 6 fours and earned his maiden CCL fifty. Satish complimented well for a quickfire 21 from 13 balls. RCC rounded their innings off with 171 at the end of 20 overs.
CCCC-Green started their innings well with both Siva and Mantha rotating the strike well and scoring occasional boundaries. Their effective partnership of 50 runs came to an end when Satish caught Mantha off his own bowling.
Vikas started remarkably by removing Mehul and Sudhir in consecutive balls and followed up in the later overs by picking two more crucial CCCC-Green wickets. His brilliant exhibition of spin bowling ended with the impressive figures of 4 wickets by conceding only 10 runs for his 4 overs.
Siva played a good hand with 38 runs but eventually the pace of CCCC-Green innings slowed down. CCCC-Green ended their innings at 110 at the end of 20 overs by losing 5 wickets. RCC won the game comprehensively by 61 runs.
Man of the Match: Vikrant Thakre for his effective innings of 66 runs in 38 balls and bringing up his maiden CCL half-century
Scorecard: See CCCC-Green Vs RCC Scorecard
CCCC @ FCCC: Premier - 10am Sunday May 6, 2018 at Boltz, Fort Collins - Reported by Darshan Jinendra(FCCC)
FCCC won the toss and elected to bat. Sagar and Naveen got off to a slow but reasonable start making sure they did not lose early wickets. They had a partnership of 118 and played for 24 overs. Naveen scored 44 off 78 balls before being caught by Satya off the bowling of Sanket. Sridhar came in and Sagar took the role of the accelerator as well before hitting the ball out of the field to reach his 50. Sridhar on the other end hit two magnificent sixes before getting out for 28 off 23 balls. Sagar was the next to go scoring 70 off 85 balls, catching up after a slow start. Darshan scored a magnificent 45 off 24 balls which included 7 4s. Rajesh hit a beautiful six and scored 16 off 11 balls to ensure FCCC reached 257 at the end of 40 overs.
CCCC got off to a bad start with Ashish being caught behind off a beautiful rising ball by Dipal. CCCC kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Tushara scored 25, Srinivasan and Bhupinder scored 16 each and were the only noteworthy contributors to the CCCC scoreboard. CCCC were bundled out for 124 in 30 overs.
FCCC won by a massive 133 runs. Sagar was adjudged the Man of the match for his wonderful innings.
Man of the Match: Sagar Chandra for his 70 (85)
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs FCC Scorecard
Match Video: See FCCC Vs CCCC Part 1, FCCC Vs CCCC Part 2
DCC @ YCC: T20 – 2pm Saturday May 5, 2018 at Lincoln Junior High Cricket Ground, Fort Collins - Reported by Sameer Chavan(DCC)
It was an important game for both the guests DCC and the home team YCC. The game began at 2pm.
YCC won the toss and elected to bat.
DCC bowlers started really well with some good economical bowling by Sahil Chaudhry. YCC kept losing wickets at regular intervals thanks to some smart bowling by Aniket Shetty, Pranveer Chowdhury and Harpreet Singh who provided important breakthroughs taking 2, 1 and 1 wickets respectively including a blinder catch of the match by wicket-keeper Roshan Patel. Thushara Siriwardanage from YCC played a blistering counterattacking knock of 40 runs in just 19 balls until DCC brought Sanket Wagh back into the attack. Sanket bowled accurate and a fiery fast bowling spell taking the wicket of Thushara and single handedly stopping the YCC run flow thanks to some brilliant Yorkers and amazing death bowling taking 4 wickets including a hat-trick in the final over reducing YCC to 126 runs.
In response, DCC after losing an early wicket of Sahil got off to a brisk start with Manjinder continuing his good form with the bat and building an important and calculated partnership with Pranveer who also batted brilliantly to set up the chase scoring 45 and 43 runs respectively. YCC fought back and got some important breakthroughs thanks to Aniruddha Deshmukh who got 3 wickets in his 4 overs. Sameer Chavan from DCC played a breezy cameo and secured the win for DCC by scoring 17 runs in just 7 balls.
In the end, DCC won the match comfortably by getting 127 runs with 2 overs remaining.
Man of the Match: Sanket Wagh for his dream bowling performance (3-0-13-5) and getting a rare hat-trick and a 5-wicket haul in a T20 game to secure the win for his team.
Scorecard: See YCC Vs DCC Scorecard
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