Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 10 (16-17 June 2018) - Last updated 23-Jun-2018 12:07am
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By Ronak Shah(ABQCC);Sanket Wagh(DCC);Shrisailesh Chari(FRCC);Rajesh Rathod(CCB);Srinivasan Sundararajan (CCCC);Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC);Alagarsamy Arasu(CSCC-Stripes);Kervyn Dimney(CSCC);Satish Kanagala(RCC);Dharam Patel(LCC-L)
Jun 19, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 10 (16-17 June 2018)
CSCC-Stripes @ ABQCC: Twenty20 - 2:30pm Sunday June 17, 2018 at ABQ Ground, Albuquerque - Reported by Ronak Shah(ABQCC)
First of all, ABQCC appreciate effort of CSCC-Stripes to fly from Denver to play just one Twenty 20 match. As more than half of the team flew Denver to ABQ for the game. Due to first match’s delayed start, out match got started at 3:05 PM. We started game immediately without any breaks as CSCC- stripes players have to catch flight at 7PM.
Toss was done, CSCC-Stripes elected to Bat first. ABQCC started strong by taking quick wicket in a first over by Kunal Patel and then following two wickets in successive 2nd and 3rd overs. Vamsi Kanumuri came with his strong knocks made 26 runs in 20 balls with 2 four’s and 1 six. There was a nice partnership made between Selvam and Vamsi to boost the score. CSCC-Stripes played all 20 overs putting up target of 110 for 9 wickets. Subramanian Iyer was pick of the ABQCC bowlers with 4 wickets conceding 19 runs in his 4 overs.
ABQCC started with a positive approach. There were a quick 23 runs opening partnership between Kunal and karan. Varun with a beautiful delivery to dismissed Karan, CSCC- Stripes got their first break through. Kunal and Nishant with their aggressive partnership took game away from CSCC- Stripes. Kunal Patel with his quick 42 runs in 23 balls and Nishant with his 47 runs in 29 balls, ABQCC comfortably chased down target and made 113 runs at the end of 11th over.
Man of the Match: Kunal Patel for scoring 42 runs in 23 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes, and capturing 2 wickets.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stripes Vs ABQCC T20 Scorecard
MHCC @ DCC: T20 game, Sunday June 17th, 2018 - Reported by Sanket Wagh(DCC)
MHCC won the toss and elected to bat first. It was a gloomy day and DCC players were geared up for this one.
Ajit and Satish looked strong at the start with 14 and 8 runs respectively joined by Arun and Varun to keep the partnership battle on, scoring 21 and 14 runs to take the score to 74 at the end of 10 overs. It looked like MHCC would score big in this match until DCC’s experienced bowler Harpreet Singh came into attack, he bowled a fiery spell to rip off the MHCC batsmen by picking up 5 wickets (3 LBWs & 2 bowled) and restricted the run flow to 108 runs. Pranveer, Jaswinder and Sanket got 2,1,1 wicket each.
DCC started off well with Sanket and Manjinder giving a good start of 13 and 16 runs respectively but lost their wickets to Ranvijay and Varun at the end of 4 overs. Pranveer played a major role in taking up the responsibility of scoring important runs for DCC and played an excellent knock of 43 runs in 31 balls(4’s-2,6’s-2) which made it look like an easy win.
Man of the Match: Harpreet Singh for his magnificent efforts with the ball (4-1-13-5) to help DCC win their third T20.
Scorecard: See DCC vs MHCC Scorecard
FRCC-B @ CCB: Twenty20 – 3pm Sunday June 17, 2017 at Cornerstone, Littleton - Reported by Shrisailesh Chari(FRCC)
The game started a bit early with both captains’ consent to avoid the rain. FRCC-B won the toss and elected to bowl first. It proved to be an inspired decision as the FRCC-B bowlers ripped into CCB’s batting lineup with Shivraj removing Satyam LBW for 8 off 11 and Srijeet removing Manjeet caught by Gandhar at long off for 3 off 4. The FRCC-B think tank made another inspired decision when they gave Shivraj his third over of the opening spell when he cleaned up Kamal Ponday sending his offstump for a walk for 1 off 4 to reduce CCB to 30/3. Preetham and Prashant steadied the ship a bit with Prashant especially looking in supreme form before Preetham was castled by Vaibhav off the last ball before the break for 5 off 15. Prashant was joined by Abhishek at the crease as they counter attacked the FRCC-B bowlers as Prashant brought up his half century. He was cleaned up by Rajesh for 54 off 43 eventually as CCB finished the innings at 141/6 off their 20 overs.
The first innings was interrupted once due to rain and there was further rain at the innings break. After consultation with the CCL EC and the umpires, the game was reduced to a 13 over game with FRCC-B being set a target of 101.
The FRCC-B innings started well with Vivek hitting a boundary in the first over. But at the other end Gandhar fell for 1 off 3 being caught behind off Manjeet. This brought Rajesh to the crease but his partnership with Vivek was short lived as Vivek was bowled by Manjeet for 10 off 6. This brought FRCC-B’s captain Sudarshan to the crease. FRCC-B did not lose any more wickets till the 12th over as Rajesh and Sudarshan constructed the innings beautifully on their way to a 66 run partnership. The pitch was treacherous as the ball did not bounce at all, which CCB’s bowlers used expertly as they pulled the game back in their favour in the 3 overs from the 10th to the 12th. Sudarshan was unable to hit the big shots and was tired. In an effort to accelerate from the other end, Rajesh was cleaned up Kamal Ponday in the 12th over for a well made 32 off 28.
Kamal went off the field during the first over of the match due to an injury he sustained when he was attempting a catch of Vivek at the boundary in the first over. He came back to the field long enough to be eligible to bowl. Shivraj joined the tiring Sudarshan as CCB brought the game to the point where FRCC-B needed 15 off the last over. Preetham bowled the last over. He started off well giving 2 runs off the first 3 balls. But due to the wet and slippery conditions the ball slipped out of his hand and off the ensuing beamer Shivraj hit a mighty six over square leg to being the equation down to 6 required off 3 balls. Unfortunately FRCC-B couldn't capitalize on the resulting free hit as they scored 2 off the next 2 balls bringing the total down to 4 required off 1 ball with Shivraj on strike. He connected the last ball well to long on as the FRCC-B batsmen scampered for a 2, but a misfield from CCB enabled another single, but in an attempt to sneak the fourth run, Sudarshan was run-out for 30 off 38 to end the match on a tie. Shivraj ended the innings unbeaten for 12 off 5 balls. It was a herculean effort from the FRCC-B players to tie a match which seemed all but lost at the beginning of the last over.
Man of the Match: Prashant Attaluri for his brilliant batting performance of 54 off 43 in the CCB innings.
Scorecard: See FRCC-B vs CCB Scorecard
CCB @ DCC: T20 – 11.30am Sunday June 17, 2011 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Rajesh Rathod(CCB)
CCB won the toss and elected to bowl. Great batting from Manjinder and Pranveer gave DCC good start after losing Josh early. DCC were positioned to out big score, but other batsmen kept losing wickets at regular interval. In the end, DCC could make only 113 in allotted 20 overs.
In response, CCB got off to rough start losing Satyam and Manjeet early. However Harsha and Kamal batted well.Specially Kamal batted brilliantly scoring 57 of 34 balls. Rain interrupted the play when 12th over was in progress. Umpires adjudged CCB winner by D/L method.
Man of the Match: Kamal Ponday for his superb scoring 57 of 34 balls.
Scorecard: See CCB Vs DCC Scorecard
LCC-T @ CCCC-Gold: T20 – 1230PM Sunday Jun 17th, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres Cricket Ground, Longmont - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan (CCCC)
CCCC-Gold faced LCC-T in a T20 game this past Sunday in the second of the double header for CCCC-Gold.
LCC-T won the toss and elected to bat, LCC-T got off to a great start as Nayab Khan playing some wonderful shots and Phani kola giving him good company. Nayab khan continued his onslaught on CCCC’s fast bowlers and getting to a well-deserved fifty before falling to a very well bowled leg spinner from Mike Riley. CCCC’s bowlers came back strong after a bad start. Sandeep Bollampally took his second hat-trick of the season to ensure LCC-T did not capitalize of the great start given to them by Nayab. LCC-T ended up scoring 124/10 of their 20 overs. Nayab top scored with 50(27). Sandeep was the pick of the bowlers for CCCC with figures of 1.5-0-4-4.
CCCC chasing a modest total of 124 got off to a slow start losing one of their openers early before Srini and Suresh solidifying the chase. Suresh played some wonderful shots to keep the scoreboard moving but CCCC kept losing wickets at regular intervals to make it a nervy chase. Satya played very well in the middle order to bring CCCC closer to the total before Sandeep finishing the game with a couple of sixes in the end. Suresh top scored for CCCC with 47(39). Imran Choudhry was the pick of the bowlers for LCC-T with figures of 4-0-26-4.
Man of the Match: Sandeep Bollampally for his all round performance. 4 wickets with the ball that included a hat-trick and 17*(9) with the bat.
Scorecard: See CCCC-Gold Vs LCC-T Scorecard
BCC @ CCCC-Gold: T20 – 9AM Sunday Jun 17th, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres Cricket Ground, Longmont - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan (CCCC)
CCCC-Gold faced BCC in a T20 game this past Sunday in the first of the double header for CCCC-Gold.
BCC won the toss and elected to field, CCCC-Gold got to a fast start thanks to Sandeep and Bhupi. Sandeep continued after the initial onslaught and started hitting boundaries at will and brought his first century of the year. After Sandeep got out, CCCC-Gold kept losing wickets at regular intervals and ended up at 202/6 in 20 overs. Sandeep top scored for CCCC-Gold with 117(46) that included 4 fours and 14 sixes! Om Giridhar was the pick of the bowlers for BCC.
Chasing a big score, BCC started off very poorly losing 2 wickets in the second over were on a freefall with rain on the horizon. Cecil and Das were both swinging the ball in overcast conditions which made it very difficult for BCC’s batsmen as they looked to chase the big score. None of the BCC batsmen could contribute any meaningful score and were bowled out for 35 in 10.5 overs. Das Thumma was the pick of the bowlers for CCCC-Gold with figures of 4-0-9-5. Cecil and Mike took 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
Man of the Match: Sandeep Bollampally for his batting performance of 117(46).
Scorecard: See CCCC-Gold Vs BCC Scorecard
FCCC @ FRCC: Premier – 10AM Saturday June 16, 2018 at Lower Acres Garden, Longmont - Reported by Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC)
Last year’s T20 finalists were meeting for the first time this year and both teams looked determined to win it on an overcast day on Saturday morning. FCCC won the toss and elected to bat. FRCC bowlers started off well with Kalyan getting the in-form Sagar for a duck. FCCC were struggling to score and scoreboard remained still. Rohit removed Santanu (4) when he got struck on the pads with his trademark inswinger and Naveen (1) caught at mid-on in quick succession. Then came Omer (12), who hit two big sixes before getting bowled by Shiril. Sridhar(20) and Darshan(26) steadied the ship for FCCC. Shiril removed Sridhar who was looking dangerous by playing his shots. Abhinav kept both Darshan and Nikhil(19) quiet and both of them had a hard time scoring against his off-breaks. But both of them took the score past 100/6 at the second drinks break.
Shivraj started the next over after the break and got Darshan’s wicket and the very next over Nikhil got run-out with some fine work by Kalyan in the field. In the end, Venkatesh had his moments hitting 3 consecutive sixes in the last over which helped FCCC to post a decent target of 160 for FRCC to chase. From FRCC, Rohit got 3, Shiril, Shivraj got 2 wickets each. Abhinav went wicketless but he bowled a tidy spell of 8-0-19-0.
In response, FRCC got off to a cautious start. Naman and Omer were swinging the ball which troubled the openers. Naman bowled an excellent ball to get Amal (5) caught behind. Abhinav played well along with Sanket (12) and Rajesh (4) to get FRCC past 60. Abhinav looked steady but the introduction of Sridhar got his wicket for a well-made 39 (1x4, 2x6). Rohit played well putting the bad balls way and playing the good balls cautiously. Later Sumeet joined Rohit, who made sure FRCC crossed the finishing line. Just when FRCC camp was relieved with the way Sumeet and Rohit were playing, Naveen KP got Rohit’s wicket. Afshin then joined Sumeet in the chase and took FRCC to win with ease. Sumeet stayed not out on 39 (1x4, 3x6) and Afshin scored 21 runs.Naveen KP ended up with 2 wickets for FCCC.
Man of the Match: Abhinav Kidambi for his superb effort with both bat (39) and ball (8-0-19-0).
Scorecard: See FRCC Vs FCCC Scorecard
CSCC-Stripes @ ABQCC: Twenty20 - 2:30pm Sunday June 17, 2018 at ABQ Ground, Albuquerque - Reported by Alagarsamy Selva Arasu(CSCC-Stripes)
CSCC-Stripes team always enjoy cricket and this time it was even more fun. More than half of the team flew from Denver to ABQ for the game. All reached early to the ground to cheer for the morning game that was happening between CSCC-Stars and ABQCC. Due to first match's delayed start, our match got started at 3:05 PM. Teams decided to continue the game without any breaks.
CSCC won the toss and decided to bat first. ABQ started strong by taking first wicket in first over by Kunal Patel. Following 2 wickets went down in the 2nd and 3rd overs. Selvam(24) and CK Pillay(9) built a very good partnership from third to ninth overs to give a decent start for the batting side. Vamsi with his strong knocks made 26 runs with 2 fours and 1 six that boosted the score. Tail-enders made sure we played all 20 overs and we are successful on that mission, in the end making 110 for 9 wickets. Subramanian was the pick of the ABQCC bolwers with figure of 4-0-19-4.
ABQ started with 111 as target. With two consecutive games that day, ABQ batsman started game with positive approach. Varun delivered a beautiful delivery to Karan and Mohan took a good catch behind wickets. Kunal Patel(42) and Nishant Patel(47*) took the game away with their aggressive partnership. Sudheer came back more strong on his second spell and Varun look an outstanding catch to end Kunal’s innings. ABQ comfortably made 113 runs at the end of 11th over.
Man of the Match: Kunal Patel for scoring 42 runs in 23 balls with 2 sixes and 4 fours; and capturing 2 wickets.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stripes Vs ABQCC T20 Scorecard
CSCC-Stars @ ABQCC: Twenty20 - 10:00am Sunday June 17, 2018 at ABQ Ground, Albuquerque - Reported by Kervyn Dimney(CSCC-Stars)
Winning the previous day, no doubt put a step in team CSCC's confidence. Even the CSCC-Stripes team arrived that Saturday evening; and with a whole bunch of guys available, we ended up at the Buffalo Wild Wings to meet up and have some beers and snacks, which we enjoyed for quite a while before we headed out to have some proper dinner - some opted for Indian food, while some others opted for Mexican food. After dinner, we met up again for some team building activities that ended only close to midnight.
It had rained a bit after our game on Saturday evening. However, the ABQCC folks had placed tarps on the pitch that Saturday evening after our game, which helped for most part. There were some parts near the pitch that had some standing water, but the ABQCC folks were at it, squeezing it out with towels and applied saw dust. To make matters easier and safer, we decided to play from one end. The sun was out too doing its job.
Toss was done and ABQCC won it, deciding to put CSCC into bat. CSCC stepped in with Santosh and Kervyn. Santosh had already promised the team that he would play out all 20 overs this game and didn't want to repeat yesterday's disaster start. With that determination, he played cautiously. Kervyn started aggressively but was out cheaply for 4 runs caught behind at first slip by Sanjay Bhakta to a rising in-cutter off Subramanian in the 2nd over. Sandeep was in hoping to build on the success of yesterday and was playing well for his 13, when he hit one back to the bowler Manoj taking a good catch. CSCC were 58 for 2 in 10 overs.
Hamayun joined Santosh, and after playing a few deliveries and some singles/doubles, he got down to business to hit a couple of fours and a six in the 12th over to see CSCC at 78/2. Looking to get 7 to 8 runs an over from now onwards Santosh and Hamayun played well to not lose anymore wikcets but kept the scoreboard ticking. At the end of the 16th over, Santosh had completed his 50 off 53. A couple of more fours and six of Hamayun and he was a 45(27) when he was stumped off Manoj in the 18th over. Thinking that Chaitanya might do some damage, he fell cheaply off his 2nd ball to be caught by Mayur at deep long off without troubling the scorers, with CSCC now at 128/4. Santosh and Prasanna took it upon themselves to score 10 each off the last 2 overs with a huge six coming off Prasanna's bat, before being run out for 10. CSCC finished up with 148/5 on the board in their alloted 20 overs.
ABQCC were looking confident of chasing this target down as they did pretty well in their previous T20 against LCC-Lions where they scored 221 on their chase. ABQCC started with Mayur Patel who was in sublime form, and with Anand Ganti. Prasanna started off the proceedings for CSCC continuing off from yesterday. He was still bowling fiercely and was beating the batsmen. Mayur was playing Hamayun well and got the first boundary to a beautiful timed shot in the 2nd over. Apart from the singles/doubles, Another four of Prasanna and a six of Hamayun got the scoreboard moving for ABQCC quickly seeing them at 31 for no loss at end of 4 overs.
Chaitanya and Nitya were brought in as the next change, but the ABQCC batters kept the run rate within 6 and 7 runs; and got to 58/0 at the end of 8 overs. Narayan was introduced and he was able to get thru Anand Ganti's defences, bringing up the first breakthrough for CSCC, with ABQCC now 65 for 1 at end of 9 overs. Nitya continued with Narayan and was able to get his first wicket by getting Nishat Patel caught by Kalpesh at mid-on. ABQCC now 83/2 at the end of 12 overs. Narayan continued with Santosh being introduced from the other end. A couple of runs here and there, and then Kunal picked up a six off the last ball of the 14th over, ABQCC now 98/2.
51 runs needed in 36 balls. Narayan continued..a wide and 2 byes brought up the 100 for ABQCC. That only encouraged Mayur to take on Narayan for a 6 and completed his 2nd 50 for that week; and got Kunal to the strike. He missed one and then hit one in the air for a well judged catch to Kervyn out at deep mid-wicket, ABQCC now 108 for 3 in 15 overs..still 41 to get in 30 balls.
Prasanna was re-introduced and while no big shots were hit, multiple doubles and 2 wides and a leg bye did not help, with 9 runs coming off that over. Chaitanya was also re-introduced and he was able to get rid of Karan Mahajan caught well by Narayan off deep long off. 119/4. A couple more runs and ABQCC were 123/4 at end of 17 overs.
Things were getting exciting for both side. Lots of discussion and planning from the CSCC captain and bowlers. Prasanna continued, and as long as Mayur Patel was still there, all was looking well for ABQCC. Again, with multiple doubles, Aneesh and Mayur were making the required runs..9 again from this over. With 2 overs to go and 17 runs needed, Chaitanya bowled a tight over, getting Aneesh Bowled on the first delivery. A hard hit straight drive from Mayur proved unlucky as it hit Sanjay Bhakta's foot, and unaware of where the ball was, took off from his crease for a run, only to know that it was with the bowler nearby taking a direct hit to the stumps for a runout...133/6. A couple of singles and score read as 136/6 of 19 overs.
With 13 runs needed off the last over, Hamayun was brought into the attack. Mayur was still there. Boom and the first ball goes into the air with shouts of catch-it and Narayan unable to go for the catch or cut off the four at deep wide long off. Another hit and they run a 2. Six runs already have come off 2 balls. Just 7 more needed off 4 balls. A good ball and it is played back to the bowler.
Hamayun bowls a good 4th ball outside off and Mayur goes for it nicking it to the wicket-keeper and both bowler/keeper appealing to the umpiring, only to see the batsman Mayur walk-off in good sportsman spirit fashion. There is some shock to the ABQCC camp and relief to the CSCC side. Subramanian is in, and Hamayun bowls him over. 2 wickets in 2 balls and still 7 needed in the last ball..Six runs would tie it. Hamayun bowls one that nips of the surface and rises, beating the batsman all over, only to be cleanly collected by the wicket-keeper.
CSCC-Stars beat ABQCC by 6 runs. All the CSCC-Stars players and the CSCC-Stripes players rush in the field to pat Hamayun on the back. A well fought victory.
While it turned out to be a great game of cricket that was played in the best of spirits, Hamayun was a contender for the Man of the Match too for his 45 off 27 with 4 fours and 2 sixes; and 3-0-26-2 while defending the last over too. Mayur Patel was applauded for his great innings of 72 off 61 with 3 fours and 2 sixes and his for sportsmanship spirit to walk, and was named Man of the Match along with Santosh Gaddam (59* off 60 with 2 fours).
Men of the Match: Mayur Patel(ABQCC) for his amazing innings of 72 ( 61 with 3 fours and 2 sixes); and Santosh Gaddam(CSCC) for his steadfast and unbeatean 59* (60 balls with 2 fours).
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stars Vs ABQCC T20 Scorecard
CSCC @ ABQCC: Premier - 12:30pm Saturday June 16, 2018 at ABQ Ground, Albuquerque - Reported by Kervyn Dimney(CSCC)
The CSCC team arrived at their hotel on Friday evening, most of them stuffed up with a hearty south-Indian meal from the Paper Dosa restaurant in Santa Fe on their way. There was rain expected the following day, but the enthusiasm was all built up to play cricket - no matter what.
Lot of calls went back and forth that Saturday morning to make sure that we could be at the ground, and work on it, if need be, to make it playable. Because of the constant drizzle that morning, we decided to meet at the ground at 11am and re-evaluate it. Some of our guys just couldn't wait, so they took a trip to the ground anyways at around 10am. While the ground was still wet but not soaking wet, there was still some hope. Anyways, we all ended up at the ground by 11am and the drizzle stopped for quite some time. It was decided that we could have some play with reduced 30 overs. ABQCC players brought out a blower to work on the pitch, but it just wouldn't start. While other things were being worked on and set up, the magic hands of one of our engineers started the blower and Nishant worked on drying up the pitch deligently.
Toss was done and CSCC won it, deciding to put ABQCC into bat. Prasanna was on fire and his ball zipped through the ABQ batsman totally unplayable beating them on numerous occassions..just unlucky to hit the stumps. Two nicks that Prasanna was able to get off the batsman could not be convereted into catches in the slips. Along with Hamayun Zaheer, the ABQ batsman could not score heavily by the bat ending up with 11 runs at the end of 5 overs.
Still on fire, Prasanna continued his 4th over finally to bowl Rajat, bringing in the first break-through. Needing more wickets and to make use of the damp air, Nitya was brought into the attack and he didn't disappoint, when he deceived Anand Ganti completely and saw the ball thru his stumps the first ball he faced. Captain Karan Mahajan too was foxed, being bowled on his first ball too. Nitya was on a hatrick but it had to wait for his next over. ABQCC were 22/3 at the end of 8 overs.
Narayan Madabusi was introduced in place of Hamayun, and while Mayur played two balls cautiously, he picked up a full toss for a 4, and later a 6, making it a productive over for ABQ. While Nitya could not pick him his hat-trick, he bowled a
miserly over giving away only a single bring ABQCC to 34 off 10 overs. The weather was beginning to look better for a great day of cricket.
While Nitya continued and got another wicket, Narayan, Santosh and Prasanna bowled some good line and length, ABQCC was playing with much caution and purpose. Mayur was playing the anchor role, recently joined by Kunal, and together they were just rotating the strike and picking up the singles and doubles, ocassionally running the hard triples and whacking the bad balls for 4s or 6s. Mayur brought up his 50 in the process and at the end of 20 overs, ABQCC were 78 for 4.
Newcomer Rajdurai Kumaran was brought into the attack. With a short run-up and a bit of a nip in his deliveries, he got Kunal Patel(15) to hit one to cow corner only to be superbly judged and caught by Santosh Gaddam bringing up his first wicket in the CCL. On the other end, Narayan picked up Mayur(57) with ABQ at 90 for 6. Rajdurai continued and got another wicket of Subramanian hitting the top of off-stump. At the end of the 25th over Nishant hit a huge six to bring up the ABQCC hundred with 105/7. Rajdurai still was in the hunt and picked up two more wickets in his consecutive deliveries getting Vishesh and Manoj Kumar bowled with a maiden over, unlucky to not get a hat-trick. ABQCC was now reeling at 105/9. Nishant was the last recognizeable batsman and in the need for keeping the strike, Shamsuddin couldn't make his ground and was run out, with ABQCC all out for 108 in 26.5 overs. Rajdurai Kumaran was the pick of the CSCC bowlers with 4-1-11-4 and Nitya Maddodi with 4.5-0-17-3.
With 109 as their target, CSCC stepped in with Santosh and Kervyn. To ABQCC's advantage, Kunal bowled a good delivery that hit Santosh high on the pads and rolled on to the wickets, picking up a wicket on the very first delivery and leaving CSCC 0 for 1. Sandeep and Kervyn played with caution, with an occassional boundary, but ran some quick singles/doubles; and as most hits did not find the boundary they ran some hard triples before Kervyn(17) got caught at gully by Manoj off Karan with CSCC 45/2 at the end of 11.2 overs. Narayan didn't stay long and was LBW to Kunal. Kalpesh too didn't last long, caught behind off Vishesh with CSCC at 70/4. Hamayun and Sandeep started to build a partnership with Sandeep doing the bulk of the scoring with his singles/doubles; and a lot of water/gatorade, before Hamayun was caught behind off Kunal. With 94/5 and just 15 runs needed with 5 wickets still in hand, Vamsi Kanumuri joined Sandeep(45*) and they brought CSCC home with Vamsi(10*) finishing it off with the only 2nd four of the innings, in 26.3 overs.
Men of the Match: Sandeep Dubbaka for his steadfast and unbeaten innings of 45 (83 balls) to see CSCC to victory and Rajadurai Kumaran for his devastating spell of 4-1-11-4 that put the brakes on ABQCC.
Scorecard: See CSCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
DDCC @ RCC: T20 – 4pm Saturday June 16, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton- Reported by Satish Kanagala(RCC)
Crucial Match for both RCC & DDCC to take a step forward and secure a spot for round 2.
DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first and the opening batsmen didn’t last long as Adarsh got initial break through and picked up another wicket which was stumped by Vikesh. Venkatesh Sirangu played a good knock by scoring 47 off 36 balls followed by some useful contributions from Madhav (18 off 23 balls), Satheesh (17 off 15 balls) & Kangesh (17 off 15 balls). RCC bowled well to restrict DDCC for 138 and some excellent bowling by Abhiram & Rajdeep picking 2 wickets each. Vikas & Vikrant each got one wicket.
RCC innings started with quick runs by Adarsh (18 off 11 balls) but lost his wicket early. Vikesh continuing his good form scored a well-deserved half century (51 off 52 balls) with good partnership from Manikantan (15 off 17 balls) & Abhiram (12 off 13 balls). RCC came close to target when the required run rate was just a touch under 8 with three overs. Just when DDCC was sniffing a victory, in 18th over bowled by Madhav, Satish scored six off the first ball and put pressure back on bowler and eventually scoring 18 runs of the over to seal a victory for RCC.
Man of the Match: Vikesh Parmar for his all-round performance scoring 51 off 52 balls, 1 stumping and 2 catches.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs RCC Scorecard
CCCC-Green @ LCC: T20, June 16, 2018 Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Dharam Patel (LCC-Lions)
LCC hosted their first home game of the 2018 season, a T20 match against Coal Creek Cricket Club-Green. The weather was cloudy and before the toss a brief rain shower almost dampened proceedings. But surprisingly the pitch was dry and outfield soaked up all the rain that fell and the game would be played. CCCC-Green Captain Mehul Soni won the toss and elected to bat first.
LCC opening bowler Manoj Acharya delivered the first blow and got 2 wickets bowled on the 3rd and 6th balls of the over. He then came back in his third over and got two more wickets bowled. CCCC -Green were 7/4 after 5 overs. Mehul and Vasdev played well together and although were going at a slow rate, made sure to not lose the plot and have a collapse. They put up a partnership of 37 but Mehul (7) was out on the last ball of the 12th over, bowled by Sohil Vaidya. Vasdev (24) soon followed on the very next ball, a very well judged catch by Bodha off of Shailesh’s bowling at mid-off. At 12.1 overs CCCC -Green were at 43/6, and with less than 8 overs left they needed to start going after the LCC attack. Shiva and Rahul Parikh did just that and their partnership of 66 runs was crucial for Green. They hit the loose balls deep and respected the good balls. In the end, Shiva batted very well for his 45 off 31 balls hitting 4x4s and 3x6s, getting runout on the last ball of the innings. Rahul finished unbeaten on 19 off 16 balls hitting 3 boundaries and Green finished with 109 runs on the board.
LCC opening bowlers started very well. Both Amit and Manoj kept it very tight and had Green locked up with Manoj being the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4-0-8-4. Amit bowled 3 overs and only gave up 3 runs. The rest of the LCC bowlers did well to keep the score to 109 with Sohil and Shailesh picking up 1 wicket each.
LCC knew that low scores are sometimes very tricky to chase as they remembered the weekend before when they were able to defend 105. LCC opened with Rezwan Shuvo and Sandip Banerjee, with one playing the aggressor and the other playing the anchor both were batting very well. Sandip (6) was playing well and unfortunately was bowled by a very good ball bowled by Shiva. Jay Pathak joined Rezwan in the 8th over. Rezwan batted brilliantly, dispatching all the loose balls and playing some incredible shots over cover and long-off boundaries. LCC were 64/1 after 10 overs and in the 11th over Rezwan decided to hit the accelerator and dispatched 2 sixes and 2 boundaries in the over and reached his maiden CCL T20 Half Century! It’s a great milestone for a great all-rounder and we wish him many more in the future! LCC comfortably reached the target in 12.4 overs with Jay hitting the winning runs, 4 over deep extra cover. Jay scored 31* from 18 balls with 3x4s and 2x6s, but the batting display of Rezwan was the highlight. He scored 59* from 37 balls with 5x4s and 4x6s. Congrats to Rezwan for his Maiden CCL 50!
Green’s only wicket was taken by Shiva Nambuvelu with figures of 2-0-3-1.
Man of the Match: Manoj Acharya for his Bowling performance getting 4 wickets in the first 5 overs with figures of 4-0-8-4.
Scorecard: See LCC Vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC Vs CCCC-Green match video
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