Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 9 (9-10 June 2018) - Last updated 14-Jun-2018 12:10pm
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By Vikesh Parmar(RCC);Aniruddha Deshpande (YCC); Karan Mahajan (ABQCC); Rajesh Rathod (CCB); Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A);Madhav Muniganti(DDCC);Santanu Ghosh(FCCC);Dharam Patel(LCC)
Jun 11, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 9 (9-10 June 2018)
RCC @ Albuquerque CC: T20 – 8AM Saturday June 9, 2018 at Memorial Park Cricket Ground, Colorado Spring- Reported by Vikesh Parmar(RCC)
Match started on time at 3PM. Albuquerque won the toss and elected to bat first. It was a beautiful, albeit hot, day for cricket. Anand and Karan started the inning. Anand got out early at 5 thanks to a brilliant catch by Vinod at first slip. Karan however was in a sublime form, clearing boundaries at will during power play. On the other end RCC was able to chip away couple of more wickets. Then Kunal joined Karan & both have a good partnership. ABQCC was looking good but Karan got run out on a brilliant direct throw of Abhijit right from boundary. Karan made 62 of 43 balls with 3 sixes and 4 boundaries. Kunal continued his inning & scored quick run toward the end of the inning hitting 3 sixes. He scored 36 in 18 balls and remain not out. ABQ CC posted a decent total of 151 at end of 20th over.
RCC needed a good start to chase down 151, but Kunal had other plans, Kunal bolwed Vikesh at 4 runs giving RCC an early set back. Sreeni at 3 joined Adarsh in the middle. Both played sensibly and dispatched loose balls to the boundaries. Adarsh despite struggling due to heat, made a well-earned 50. He scored 61 in 47 balls with 8 boundaries. RCC chased down 151 in 19.2 overs thanks to quick runs from Abhijit (21 in 16 balls) and Mani (21 in 11) balls.
Man of the Match: Adarsh Sharma for his effective innings of 61 runs in 47 balls and picking up 3 wickets.
Scorecard:Albuquerque CC Vs RCC Scorecard
LCC–T @ YCC: T20, 2.30 PM Saturday, 3 June 2018, Lower Garden Acres Cricket Ground, Longmont - Reported by Aniruddha Deshpande (YCC)
The two teams LCC–T and YCC played on Saturday – both teams looking for their first win of the season. On a hot Colorado summer day, YCC won the toss and elected to bat first.
Sachin and Bharat started the innings for YCC ensuring no early hiccups. Shlok was particularly impressive in his opening spell, giving no width to YCC batsmen to open their shoulders. LCC’s first change Chandrasekhar bought immediate success. Sachin (11 runs of 12 balls) tried to pull a short length ball and was well caught by Imran at short mid-off.
Aniruddha joined Bharat with an intention to accelerate the score. He scored 12 runs of Chandrasekhar’s next over building momentum to YCC inning. A small partnership between Aniruddha (16 run of 15 balls) came to an end by Vishal who bowled out Aniruddha. Vishal was impressive in his spell getting out Thushara for a duck in the following over, reducing YCC 57/3 in 10 overs.
Bharat (31 runs in 44 balls) played a very crucial knock for YCC, with wickets tumbling other end he kept the YCC inning going. Bharat was aggressive in the 2nd part of the YCC inning scoring freely. Vishal (4/21) continued his good work getting out Sandeep (10 runs in 9 balls) and then important wicket of Bharat in his last over. After Bharat’s wicket, Hemang (15 run of 21 balls) played responsibly to ensure YCC put a decent score of 113 on the board.
It looked like LCC-T might overhaul the target with ease during their Powerplay response. Nayab was particularly severe on anything short. LCC-T raced to 19 runs in the first three overs. Sudhir got Dharma (7 runs of 13 balls) out on 4th over bringing end to the entertaining opening partnership. Nayab continued with his aggressive approach and by the end of the Powerplay, LCC-T were cruising 44 for 1, Nayab on 26 off 21.
But an inspired effort from spinner Aniruddha and medium-pacer Sameer brought YCC back to life in the field, sparking a middle-overs collapse to see LCC-T fall from 44 for 1 in the 6th over to 53/5 in 9th over. Aniruddha in his second over got important wicket of Nayab on the first ball and Chandrsekar on the last ball. He continued his good effort getting Josh out in his 3rd over and finished his spell with figures of 3/11 in 4 overs. On other end Sameer (3/21) kept the pressure on claiming 3 crucial wickets.
Manoj kept the LCC-T in hunt playing well with the lower order. He rotated the strike and dispatched the loose balls. Nagaraj playing his first match for YCC, swung the ball through the air claiming 2 wickets in his 3rd over.
LCC-T were 86/9 needing 28 runs in the last 4 overs. Manoj (21 runs of 25 balls) playing with determination to succeed, match was poised for a great finish. Thushara started the over straying down the leg giving 2 easy runs to Manoj. But next ball Thushara took a good low catch ending LCC-T inning and YCC won by 25 runs registering first win of the season.
Man of the Match: Aniruddha Deshpande for his all-round performance.
Scorecard: See YCC v LCC-T Scorecard
ABQCC vs CCCC-Green – 8:45am Sunday June 10th, 2018 at Longmont - Reported by Karan Mahajan
CCCC-Green won the toss and elected to bat. Team Green started shaky and lost 5 early wickets to good swing bowling by Kunal and Nishant. A good follow up spells of leg spin by Karan and Manoj made sure that C4 Green did not recover from initial set backs. CCCC-Green managed to play out all 20 overs with total of 74 runs.
ABQCC with the target of 75 runs, started the chase with Dharmesh and Kunal who had a opening stand of 53. ABQCC chased the target down in 7 over with loss of 2 wickets. Kunal Patel was the MOM with
Man of the Match: Kunal Patel for his unbeaten 47* and 4 wicket haul.
Scorecard: See ABQCC vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
CCCC @ CCB: P40 – 9AM Saturday June 9, 2018 at Denver - Reported by Rajesh Rathod (CCB)
CCCC won the toss and elected to bat. CCCC started on the backfoot with 1st ball wicket of Ashish. Wickets fell in regular intervals until Sandeep played some counter attacking shots to get the CCCC innings going. He fell to an excellent catch in the slips by Manjeet. After Sandeep’s wicket, CCB felt they were on top and tried to attack even more. However, Praveen soaked up majority of the pressure by defending good balls and punishing bad balls for runs. After a score of 102/8, CCB thought they’d wrap the innings within 5 runs. However, Praveen and Soori had other ideas. Soori hit 2 gorgeous sixes and brought the score to a respectable 134 before CCCC innings folded.
In response, CCB opened with Manjeet and Gaurav. Manjeet began attacking CCCC opening bowlers, but fell to Mansoor. CCCC in response brought in their best bowler, Cecil, to crease. Cecil delivered, as he always does, by swinging balls all around CCB batsmen. Cecil and Mike R cleaned up the CCB middle order. When all hope was lost for CCB, in came Kanag. Kanag and Hari played a patient innings seeing off good deliveries and rotating strike whenever possible. At the end of 30th over, the score stood at 95/8. Needing 40 runs of 10 overs and only 2 wickets remaining, Kanag and Hari counter attacked the remaining CCCC bowlers with 3 boundaries and 1 six. They ensured CCB reached the total safely without incurring additional damage.
Man of the Match: Kanagaraj Thimmarayan for 3 wickets (5.2-1-21-3) and match winning 26 runs.
Scorecard: See CCB vs CCCC Scorecard
ABQCC @ FRCC-A: Twenty20 – 12:30 pm Saturday June 10, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A)
The game started half an hour early at ABQCC’s request. FRCC-A won the toss and elected to bat first. Sumeet and Amal walked out to bat, but Amal unfortunately did not last long being trapped before the stumps by Nishant for 5(6). Smithesh came in next, played a couple of good shots but could not get going eventually holing out to long off for 9(9) off Nishant’s bowling again. This brought Sanket Sharma to partner the settled Sumeet. Together they built a well constructed partnership of 112 runs at a run rate of 10 runs per over. Both Sanket and Sumeet hit some gorgeous shots hitting the ABQCC bowlers all over the park. Sumeet brought up his 3rd half century of the season in 4 T-20 games along the way. Eventually the returning Kunal Patel removed Sumeet for a well made 71 (45) when Sumeet was trying to accelerate in the 15th over.
But at the other end Sanket kept going hitting some lusty blows before falling just short of his second half century of the season for 41 (33) off Nishant’s bowling. Afshin 37(20), Girish 9(6) and Rohit 11(4) not out, lower down the order struck some huge blows to take the FRCC-A innings total to 206 in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Nishant and Kunal were the pick of the bowlers for ABQCC taking 3 wickets apiece.
In response, ABQCC started off well scoring 18 off the first over with Subramanian hitting some clean hits off Subhashish Dash. But Shiril at the other end was having none of it and got the top 3 ABQCC batsmen in his first 2 overs Subramanian 16(6), Aneesh 2(11) and Sanjay 4(7) with Subhashish taking a stunning catch to dismiss Subramanian. This brought Kunal Patel and Karan Mahajan to the crease. They set about resurrecting the ABQCC innings with Karan especially being severe initially hitting 3 sixes on his way to 23 (13) before being cleaned up by Subhashish on the last ball of Subhashish’s spell. With ABQCC at 56-4 in the 7th over, Nishant Patel and Kunal Patel acted like the brothers of destruction as they went about carving FRCC-A’s bowlers all over the park for sixes. The carnage did not seem to be stopping with them going for their shots. FRCC-A did not help themselves by dropping both batsmen early. They were severe especially on Shrishailesh who got hit for a whopping 53 runs off his 4 overs. Kunal brought up his half century in the process.
The game seemed to be slipping away from FRCC-A, but Rohit, Shiril and Sanket Sharma had other ideas. With ABCQQ requiring 28 off the last 3 overs, Shiril bowled an immaculate 18th over giving away just 7 runs. Rohit Saini followed that up with another accurate fiery 19th over dismissing Nishant Patel run out for a brutal 47 off 37 balls when Amal ran him out at the striker’s end. Rohit gave away just 5 runs in the 19th over to leave Sanket Sharma to defend 17 in the last over. Sanket kept his calm and varied his length beautifully to keep the rampaging Kunal Patel in check eventually dismissing him caught by Shiril at long off, off the last ball of the innings for a 92 off 45 ball carnage which included 10 humongous sixes. FRCC-A won the match by 10 runs thanks to their death bowling after the game seemed lost at the end of the 16th over. For FRCC-A, Shiril was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 wickets while Rohit and Sanket took 1 wicket each.
Man of the Match: Kunal Patel for his all round performance of 4-0-29-3 while bowling and his wonderful power hitting scoring 92(45) albeit in a losing cause for ABQCC.
Scorecard: See ABQCC vs FRCC-A Scorecard
ABQCC @ DDCC : T20 – 10.00 AM Saturday June 9th, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Madhav Muniganti(DDCC)
DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first. DDCC started their innings slowly and lost their opener Srujan K in the first over scoring 0 of 3 balls and losing Naresh B eventually in the 4th over scoring 8 of 11 balls and team was at 18/2 at the end of 4th over. Kranthi and Madhav came into the crease and started to build a partnership but lost their wickets eventually after getting a good start, Vishesh took the wicket of Madhav who scored 18 of 20 balls (3*4’s) and Manoj K got the wicket of Kranthi who scored 22 of 26 balls (1*6).
From there the middle order took over the responsibility of building a good partnership with Surender D scoring 19 of 17 balls (1*6) and Sateesh P scoring his first half century of the season with a brilliant knock of 55 of 31 balls (3*4’s & 4*6’s), they both added 76 runs for the 5th wicket and CVS who came after Surender D’s wicket got the scoring busy and scored a use full 16 of 12 balls. With the Brilliant performance from the middle order DDCC scored 100 runs in their last 10 overs and managed to end their innings with 149/7 in their 20 overs.
ABQCC bowled brilliantly in power play but lost their chance to take DDCC’s middle order wickets. From ABQCC, Mangesh C was the pick of the bowler with a figures of 4.0-0-20-2.
Chasing a Target of 150 in 20 overs, ABQCC didn’t get a good start from their top order losing wickets at regular intervals with openers losing in the first and second over, due to brilliant opening bowling from Kangesh P and Suri L. ABQCC were at 4/15 at the end of power play and never looked like they came back to the chase. Losing wickets at regular intervals ABQCC only managed to score 69 losing their 10 wickets in 17.2 overs. From ABQCC batting performance only Sushant N, Sanjay B and Vishesh U managed to get to double digits. DDCC bowling was pretty impressive restricting the opposition to 69/10 in a T20 game, Suri L 3-0-9-3 and Umesh S 2-0-8-3 were the pick of the bowlers from DDCC grabbing 3 wickets each and Kangesh P with a brilliant spell of fast bowling with an economic figures of 3-1-2-1.
Man of the Match: Sateesh Periasamy for his brilliant batting effort scoring 55 runs of 31 balls.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
MCC @ FCCC: T20 - 10am Saturday June 09, 2018 at Lincoln Ground, Fort Collins - Reported by Santanu Ghosh(FCCC)
After winning the toss FCCC decided to bat first. They wanted to make most of it and get a huge total. But Santanu departed in the 2nd over of the innings when he played across to a full delivery from Ranvijay. After that it was Naveen Kumar and Rajesh Idate's show till the break. At the 10th over, FCC was 94/1 and both the batsmen edging to get their respective 50. Rajesh completed his 50 in 30 balls with 5 fours and 2 huge sixes before he was deceived by Varun while trying to accelerate more.
But there was no stopping for Naveen. He started to play more aggressively after the break and hitting the ball all over the park. It was joyful to watch him scoring. Eventually he got his well awaited and well deserve maiden century in CCL league. Naveen ended up scoring an unbeaten 103 runs from 61 balls with 8 sixes and 4 fours, and was well supported by Ravi Sajjan (12 runs of 11) and Gopal (16 runs of 10) during this time. From MCC, Varun and Shiva picked 1 wkt and Ranvijay(4 overs 21 runs for 2 wkt) were successful. FCCC put up 206/4 on the board to chase down.
With a big asking rate, Mile High batsmen had to go for their shots. But unluckily their batsman didn’t get any kind of start because of fine bowling and fielding by FCCC players. Only 3 of the MCC players Ajit (13 of 12), Arun (18 of 24), SG (13 of 6) got to 2 digits. Pick of the FCC blower was Nikhil (2 over 18 runs 3 wickets). Bohar who playing first match in CCL picked up 2 wickets in his 3 overs with the cost of 18 runs. Venky on the other hand picked one wicket in his 2 overs.
Man of the Match: Naveen KP for his 103 not out in 61 balls which included four 4s and eight 6s.
Scorecard: See FCCC Vs MCC Scorecard
Match Video: See FCCC Vs MCC Match Video Part 1 and FCCC Vs MCC Match Video Part 2
LCC @ DCC: Premier, June 9, 2018 - Reported by Dharam Patel(LCC)
DCC hosted LCC for a Premier match at Cornerstone Park. The weather was going to be hot and both teams were ready for a good showdown. DCC were keen to get their first victory against LCC and today was a great day to do just that. LCC won the toss and elected to bat first.
LCC opened with Dharam and Sakthi. Unfortunately Sakthi did not last very long and was out first ball of the second over. Jay joined and was run-out for 2 after miscommunication in the middle and Dharam soon followed trying to go on the offensive and holed out to mid off. LCC were not looking good and were 9 for the loss of 3 wickets in 3.2 overs. DCC were licking their chops, as they knew one more batsmen needed to be taken before LCC’s tail. Sandip and Bodha started to rebuild but a bad shot selection got Sandip and LCC weren’t looking like themselves. Raj joined Bodha and the two managed to slowly creep LCC up to 60 runs. Bodha scored 33 runs but was caught by Jash off the first ball of the 18th over. LCC needed some miracle to get to 100 runs and really needed the tail to wag if they wanted to have a good chance of pulling off a defendable total. LCC were going very slow, knowing that wides would ultimately help in their chance to get to three figures. Raj battled but departed for 7, Bhavya and Garnet both departed without troubling the scorers. LCC were now 74/8 after 23.3 overs. DCC needing 2 more wickets and LCC still with a bit less than half of their quota of overs to bat out, in came Shailesh Patel, and on many days you’d think his heroics would come with the ball but once Dhruv (11) was dismissed in the 30th over he had a different plan for today. Shailesh’s (18) runs would ultimately be the margin of Victory for LCC. He rotated strike on demand shielding the number 11 batsmen, Sohil, and also provided some hope by blasting away 2 boundaries. He also manipulated the bowling and really worked hard in getting the single off the last ball of the overs. It was in the 37th over on the 5th ball that he thought he should take the single and unfortunately got out. But the LCC tail wagged just enough for them to reach 105 after 36.5 overs.
DCC bowlers brought their best out today. Pranveer was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets for 15 runs in his 7 overs. Jash and Sanket picked up 2 wickets each and Manjinder and Harpreet got 1 each.
We’ve seen it in this league that chasing a low score of 105 in a 40 over match can sometimes get tricky. LCC had belief and that if there was a team to defend 105 it would be them. Jay and Raj opened for LCC and Raj got the first breakthrough. DCC started very cautiously, knowing that the key to chasing the total down was to not lose too many wickets. But caution wasn’t what they needed today. After playing Jay’s 2 overs out and with only 3 runs on the board after 3 overs, Sameer decided to take a bit of an aggressive swing but a beautiful in-swinger bowled by Raj found his middle stump rattled. Pranveer joined Jash and the two again kept the cautious approach and tried to play out the overs. They were waiting for the bad balls but LCC weren’t providing too many of those. They continued to play tentatively, they looked to target Sohil, but after Pranveer (10) hit one boundary off of him he managed to nick a slower one and safely held on by Sakthi. At the first drinks break, 13 overs, DCC were 36/2. Jash was to be the backbone of this chase but once Bhavya was introduced after the drinks break, Jash got trapped in front for 8 runs. Harpreet decided that he would need to counter-attack and push LCC back a bit and played a few shots down the ground and was rewarded with a couple boundaries. But his partners on the other side were dropping off quick. A brilliant catch by Sohil off of Dhruv’s bowling got Sanket (3), and then Roshan holed out to Garnet trying to go over the infield for a duck. In came the captain Manjinder but on the 5th ball of the 20th over he got trapped in front by Bhavya. DCC were 57/6 after 20 overs and LCC had more belief of pulling this victory out. The only thing to stand in between them and victory would be Om Giridhar, who in the past has played knocks to get his side a close victory or very close to the target for others to finish it off. Bhavya continued to bowl and after Om hit him for a massive six, he got a life. Sakthi dropped a fine nick off the next delivery and LCC knew that this could spell trouble for them. Harpreet played well but couldn’t finish it off and got out bowled by Dhruv scoring 23 off 27 balls. Umang was playing the anchor role with Om being the batsman to score the remaining runs. Bodha was introduced into the attack and the second over he bowled was the over that really got things interesting. The anchor Umang was bowled off the 5th delivery and on the 6th he got Aniket trapped LBW. DCC were now 80/9 after 29 overs. Om was still out there but after playing 2 overs and only adding 8 runs to the total, Om decided to go big against Jay and nicked the first ball to the Keeper. Om (22) and Harpreet batted well but unfortunately didn’t have much company at the other end. DCC were all out for 88 runs with 8.5 overs remaining.
LCC fought the whole day and were rewarded with the victory, as stated earlier it was the 18 runs made by Shailesh that made the difference in today’s match for them. LCC bowlers were phenomenal in the defense. Jay, Raj, and Sohil all picked up 1 wicket each. Bodha picked up 2 wickets in his 3 overs. But the real difference was from Bhavya and Dhruv with figures of 8-3-20-2 and 6-1-16-3 respectively. They really put the brakes on for DCC. Overall this match was definitely not for someone with blood pressure issues!
Man of the Match: Bodhayan Chakraborthy for his all-round performance scoring 33 off 37 balls with 2x4s and 2x6s and bowling figures of 3-0-10-2
Scorecard: See LCC Vs DCC Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC Vs DCC match video
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