Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 13 (7-8 Jul 2018) - Last updated 13-Jul-2018 10:03am
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By Hamayun Zaheer(CSCC);Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC);Adarsh Sharma(RCC);Dharam Patel(LCC);Nayab Khan(LCC-T);Madhav Muniganti(DDCC);Kanagaraj Thimmarayan(CCB)
Jul 11, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 13 (7-8 Jul 2018)
CSCC @ FCCC: Premier- 10 AM Saturday July 7th 2018 at Lincoln, Fort Collins – Reported by Hamayun Zaheer(CSCC)
On Sat July 7th, CSCC travelled to Fort Collins to take on FCCC. Due to a wet outfield and wet pitch the game was delayed until 11:30 AM and the overs reduced to 35 a side. CSCC won the toss and elected to bowl first. CSCC opening bowlers Prasanna and Abhay were on song from the get-go. Abhay in particular bowled an excellent spell of 7 overs on the trot in the searing heat. He returned figures of 7-3-11-4. Prasanna on the other hand provided great support and finished with figures of 7-1-9-2. CSCC had an excellent day in the field as they held on to all the catches. None of the FCCC batsman really got a chance to settle down. Santanu top scored for FCCC with 13 off 29 balls with one boundary. FCCC folded for 38 runs in 22.2 overs. For CSCC Narayan took 2 wickets, Kervyn 1 wicket, and Hamayun 1 Wicket.
Chasing 38 to win, CSCC opened batting with Santosh and Vamsi. Both the openers blocked out the good balls and made runs off the bad ones. CSCC ended up losing 2 wickets while chasing 38. Sunil and Anil remained not out with Anil hitting a four and a six to finish the game.
Man of the Match: Abhay Natu for his superb Spell of 7 overs and 4 wickets.
Scorecard: See FCCC Vs CSCC Scorecard
Match Video: See FCCC Vs CSCC Match Video
FRCC-B @ YCC: T20 - 8am Saturday July 7, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC-B)
YCC won the toss and decided to bowl first. FRCC-B did not have start well as both the openers were dismissed soon by Thushara. Rajesh along with Shivraj played well to make sure FRCC-B wasn’t falling apart. Sudhir then got Shivraj. Sudarshan then joined Rajesh to accelerate the innings. Rajesh was playing with ease and Sudarshan was hitting some good shots. Bharath then removed Sudarshan. Rahul gave a perfect finish to the innings by hitting 3 continuous sixes in the last over. Rajesh anchored the innings with a well made 62, and FRCC-B's total reached 160.
YCC started off really well with Sachin hitting huge sixes and Shankar supporting him well. Shivraj gave the first breakthrough by removing Shankar. Rajesh’s clever bowling removed the dangerous Sachin. Thushara and Sandeep looked good and steadied the ship but FRCC-B bowlers removed both. Naval Bal’s 3 big sixes looked like he would single handedly finish the innings but Rajesh had other ideas and put an end to an entertaining innings. YCC at the end fell short by 34 runs, ending up with 126 all out with 2 balls to spare.
Man of the Match: RajeshKumar Jha for his brilliant effort with both bat (62) and ball (4-0-36-2)
Scorecard: See YCC Vs FRCC-B Scorecard
ABQCC @ FRCC: Premier – 11:30am Saturday July 7, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Manohar Karthikeyan(FRCC)
FRCC playing without the big names were ready to take on strong ABQCC. ABQCC won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Vivek and Girish opened for FRCC. Vivek utilized the power play really by providing the quick start to FRCC. Alish bowled well to remove both the openers. Smitesh looked very steady and was taking singles with ease and defending the good balls. Sanket looked solid but was unlucky and got out to Jaimin. Subhashish then came to bat, he was playing some glorious shots all over the ground. Just when Subhashish was looking solid Karan got him lbw. Karan also got Smitesh off a short ball. The left arm spinner Vishesh removed two quick wickets. Amal and Kalyan played responsibly to assure FRCC a par score. Amal was not troubled as he was putting the bad balls away. Vishesh got Amal when he tried to clear the boundary. Kalyan played the innings that FRCC was looking far. He was taking singles of good balls and smashing the bad balls. Shivraj supported Kalyan but unfortunately Kalyan was run out for a well made 49. Shrisailesh came in to bat with Shivraj, both made sure FRCC’s score get past 190. FRCC was all out for 197.
ABQCC came in to bat with Karan and Anand. Subhashish and Shrisailesh started off the proceedings for FRCC. Karan was looking very dangerous by hitting 3 quick fours. Shrisailesh fuming in got Karan off a short ball. Subhashish with his usual swing bowling removed Nishant and Anand. Alish who was looking technically sound was run out. Piyush came in to bat and was playing his shots. Subhashish on the other hand removed Rajat and Kunal. At one point of time ABQCC was 34/6. Piyush and Jaimin were punishing the bad balls. The lower middle order were trying to take ABQCC to victory playing around Piyush. Rajesh was got into the attack and was paid by the wicket of Jaimin. Sanjay came in to bat and was fighting hard with Piyush. Shrisailesh got the breakthrough by taking Sanjay’s wicket. Subhashish got Vishesh which was the 5th wicket of the day. Rajesh finished ABQCC innings by getting Piyush, who played well for his 52.
Man of the Match: Subhashish Dash for his brilliant effort with ball (26) and ball (8-1-39-5)
Scorecard: See ABQCC Vs FRCC Scorecard
DCC @ RCC: Premier – 12 pm Sunday July 8, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Adarsh Sharma(RCC)
On a hot Sunday afternoon of July, DCC arrived at Cornerstone Park to fight it out against the newcomers RCC. With a win against FCCC, DCC were energized and looked to capitalize on the relative inexperience of RCC and register another win. On the other hand, RCC after a good showing against LCC in their last game were looking for their first Premier win. The stage was set; sun was beating down hard to test skill, endurance, and stamina of both sides. Game started at 12 noon.
RCC Captain Vikrant won the toss and elected to bat first. RCC expected a fluent start from its openers Vikesh and Adarsh, but DCC’s Harpreet, a seasoned campaigner, rose to the occasion and came out bowling some excellent out swingers. Harpreet was rewarded when he bowled Adarsh off an inside edge in the first over striking a blow to RCC and giving his team the momentum they needed. Harpreet struck again in 5th over, this time removing Vikrant. RCC were looking in trouble with some excellent bowling by DCC. Satish walked in at the fall of Vikrant’s wicket and started the recovery for RCC along with Vikesh. Vikesh & Satish demonstrated a positive intent and played fluently. The duo put together 47 runs partnership before Harish caught Vikesh (27 of 40 balls) brilliantly at long on. Abhijeet fell cheaply to Jaswinder. Satish and Benjamin George then again put together brisk partnership with some lusty hits by Benjamin George. DCC got Benjamin George(24 of 17 balls) at 113 and Satish (44 of 48 balls) at 126. It looked like DCC was making a comeback into the game with score 126 for 7. The game was slowly turning in DCC’s favor. Srikanth and Abhiram then applied themselves and started to build a partnership with good running between the wickets. The duo stitched together a 74-run partnership and took the RCC score to 200 for 8. Abhiram made a gritty 37 and Srikanth made 33. RCC got all out for 203 setting up a hard target of 204 to chase for DCC.
Harpreet and Harish were the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets each. Aniket, Manjinder and Jaswinder picked a wicket each to wrap up the RCC innings.
Chasing a big target DCC wanted a good start from their openers, but disappointment was in store when Sameer was trapped LBW by Adarsh in the first over. Manjinder and Pranveer put together a 40-run partnership and tried to stabilize DCC innings. Just when things were looking good for DCC, Akhilesh provided a double breakthrough removing both Manjinder and Harpreet in the same over. Om joined Pranveer and both looked like they wanted to play with a steady head. Vikas provided a big break to RCC when he clean bowled Pranveer(28 of 42 balls), who was looking in good nick. Adarsh took a stunning catch at first slip of Satish’s bowling to dismiss Om. Things were now looking very difficult for DCC with the score of 67 for 5. DCC were now looking to play through the overs. RCC brought back Adarsh into the attack to trouble the DCC batsman with swing. Adarsh picked up 3 wickets in quick succession in his second spell and quickly wrapped up the DCC innings.
Pranveer was the top scorer for DCC with 28 runs. For RCC, Adarsh was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets. He was supported well by Akhilesh and Vikas grabbing 2 wickets each and Satish, who took 1 wicket. In the end, the target proved too much for DCC and they were all out for 111 in 28.3 overs.
Man of the Match: Adarsh Sharma for his superb bowling effort of 5.3-1-21-4 to register RCC's first win in the Premier format.
Scorecard: See RCC Vs DCC Scorecard
CCCC @ LCC: Premier, July 7, 2018 - Reported by Dharam Patel (LCC)
LCC hosted C4 at Cornerstone for a Premier match on a hot Saturday morning. LCC won the toss and elected to bat first.
LCC opened with Dhiren and Dharam and after the last 2 premier match collapses in the batting order, the two decided to play with caution and see it to the first drinks break. They did just that and at the break LCC were 93/0. It was a great start and Dhiren reached his 50 in the first over after the drinks break with a massive six over square leg. LCC’s first wicket fell in the 16th over, Dharam made 35 and was 1 run short from yet another 100 run partnership. Rezwan joined Dhiren but fell early scoring only 11. Dhiren at this point went on the offensive and was hitting some amazing shots around the ground. In the 28th over Dhiren reached his 4th Century this season and 10th overall. His celebration made it clear how much he enjoyed getting this one. It was a mixture of caution and aggression with great temperament. Unfortunately Dhiren (107 from 79 balls 7x4s and 8x6s) was caught on the boundary soon after but as one big hitter left another one joined Jay. Bodhayan was determined to get one of his own centuries today too. Jay also didn’t go quietly, he dispatched 3x6s and 1x4 for his 36. Bodha reached his 50 on the last ball of the 35th over with a 6 over square leg and raced away to 76 from 31 balls before departing in the 38th over. LCC reached 328/7 in their 40 overs with a few good shots in the end by Manoj Acharya. This is LCC’s Highest total in the Premier format beating their previous best of 318 against FCCC.
Wickets were distributed evenly among the C4 bowlers with Sandeep Bollampally being the only one taking 2 wickets.
CCCC had a huge mountain to climb and needed a good start from their openers if they had any chance to chase this massive total. LCC bowlers recently have hit some excellent form with low target defending and with a big total on this day they should be able to bowl with much aggressive field settings. Sandeep and Bhupi opened for C4. The first over went through without much trouble except for a dropped chance behind the wicket. After that it was the Manoj show. Manoj started with some serious pace bowling and with steep bounce. Sandeep had just managed to time his pace, when Manoj cleverly deceived Sandeep with an off-cutter, which took the top of off stump. With C4’s hardest hitting batsman dismissed, LCC were ready to finish up quick with bowlers taking wickets in almost every over.
Dhiren and Manoj were exchanging blows from each end. Dhiren got Anil in the 3rd over, Manoj got Bhupi in the 4th, Manoj got Ashish and Mike on consecutive deliveries in the 6th over, Dhiren got Vaidy in the 7th and Gus in the 9th over. Srini was the only batsmen to put up a fight, even after being hit in the helmet by a well-directed short ball, he managed to be the lone fighter for C4. Jay relieved Dhiren and got Satya in his first over and Srini soon followed in the 13th over. With LCC needing one more wicket for the win, LCC captain decided to bring Manoj back into the attack to give him an opportunity for his first 5 wicket haul in CCL, and he didn’t disappoint, getting Venu bowled on the second ball of the over. C4 were all out for 38 runs in 14.2 overs.
LCC needed only 3 bowlers to finish the job. Dhiren’s figures were 5-0-9-3, Jay’s figures were 2-0-1-2, and the pick of the bowlers was Manoj Acharya with figures of 4.2-1-18-5. Congrats to Manoj’s first 5 wicket haul in CCL, we wish him many more in the future and Congrats to Dhiren for yet another amazing all-round performance with a Century and 3 wickets to his name.
Man of the Match: Manoj Acharya for his 5 wicket haul and contribution with the bat.
Scorecard: See LCC Vs CCCC Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC Vs CCCC Premier Match video
MCC @ LCC-T: Twenty20 - 8am Sunday July 8, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Nayab Khan(LCC-T)
It was a beautiful Colorado morning. LCC-T won the toss and elected to bat. LCC-T decided to go with a new opening pair and the pair didn’t disappoint. Mayank started aggressively from the beginning and Manish did an excellent job of supporting him rotating the strike. LCC-T lost their 1st wicket at 42 in the 5th over. After another 2 quick wickets Zohair and Manoj stabilized the innings creating a partnership of 109 runs. Each of them scoring their maiden 50 in CCL. For MCC, Varun bowled a phenomenal spell taking 5 wickets including a hat-trick for 25 runs.
In response, MCC struggled losing 4 wickets for 36 runs in 6.4 overs. Then, Amit and Ajit stabilized the MCC innings scoring at almost 10 runs an over when Ajit was caught in deep midwicket by Imran off the bowling of Manoj. Amit continued his innings scoring at will but got out 2 overs later after scoring a fabulous 46 runs. MCC continued the fight and kept LCC-T on their toes till the end. For LCC-T, Shlok bowled well taking 3 wickets for 27. Manoj picked up two crucial wickets putting LCC-T in the driver seat. LCC-T finished the game in the last over winning by 23 runs.
Man of the Match: Manoj Kumar for his superb 51 (41) and ball (4-0-28-2).
LCC-T Vs MCC Scorecard
CCCC-Green @ DDCC : T20 – 8.00 AM Saturday July 7th, 2018 at Corner Stone Park - Reported by Madhav Muniganti(DDCC)
DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first DDCC lost their opener for the very first ball of the innings, Rakesh Nalla came first down and looked good building the innings but lost his wicket eventually playing a cross batted shot of Vishwanath’s bowling. Sateesh Periasamy came at 2nd down and started to build partnership with Kranthi Mummaneni, both scored at a really good pace and lost Kranthi (65 of 40) for a century partnership of 114 along with Sateesh Periasamy (54 of 33), From there the middle order took over the responsibility of power hitting with Venkatesh Sirangu scoring 55 of 22 balls with 5 sixes and Madhav Muniganti scoring 44 of 17 with 3 sixes and both unbeaten, DDCC scored 92 runs in their last 5.2 overs and managed to end their innings at 253/5 in their 20 overs. Though CCCC-Green had a good start with their bowling managing to take 2 wickets in powerplay they lost their grip on opponents for the rest of their bowling innings. CCCC-Green bowling didn’t look quiet affective when DDCC batsmen were batting, Vishwanath Mantha picked 2 wickets with figures 4.0-0-37-2 and Ravi Adusumelli took 3 wickets with figures 4-0-32-3.
Chasing a Target of 253 in 20 overs, CCCC-Green didn’t get a good start from their top order loosing wickets at regular interval with opener Savan Patel losing his wicket for the very first ball of the innings, Vishwanath Mantha looked promising when he was playing some strokes while losing his wicket for Surender D scoring 19 of 10 balls, CCCC-Green never looked like they’re back in the game loosing wickets at regular intervals and eventually ended their innings for 120 runs, Vasudev Gudupalli (45 of 41) and Ravi Adusumelli (27 of 34 balls) both looked to play sensible innings and eventually losing their wickets. Chasing 253 CCCC-Green managed to score 120/6 in 20 overs. DDCC bowling was pretty impressive restricting the opposition to 120 in a T20 game, Surender reddy Dhodla 4-0-37-2 was DDCC’s pick of the bowler picking up 2 wickets with figures 4.0-0-37-2, Naresh B, Madhav M and Umesh S picked up 1 wicket each.
Man of the Match: Kranthi Mummaneni for his brilliant batting effort scoring 65 runs of 40 balls.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
CCB @ ABQCC : P40 – 10.00am Sunday July 8, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Kanagaraj Thimmarayan(CCB)
On a hot sunny day, ABQCC won the toss and elected to bat. Anand and Karan opened the innings for ABQCC and both of them fell cheaply to Naren’s brilliant swing bowling. Then Alish (30 runs) and Piyush (41 runs) steadied the innings with good partnership of 45 runs. Alish got stumped on Kamal’s flighted delivery when they were settling to score big. CCB kept putting pressure on the batsmen with quality bowling and continued to grab wickets at regular intervals, even with number of dropped catches towards end of ABQCC inning. Piyush got out when they were at 118 in 30 overs . Jaimin, Kunal and Nishanth (22 runs) chipped in the end and scored for their team to put a decent total of 144/10 in 39.2 overs.
In response, CCB opened with Harsha and Kanagaraj. Both batsmen fell quickly to the opening fast bowlers. ABQCC seemed to be in control but Prashanth (43 runs) and Satyam (31 runs) built very good partnership of 72 runs by playing sensibly and sending bad deliveries to boundary. After first break, due to high temperature both batsmen began to struggle with cramps, lost concentration and wickets in short span. With loss of quick wickets CCB was looking shaky in middle overs when Jimmi and Hardik took charge of situation, overcame the pressure and in the end completed the chase comfortably with 8 overs to spare. Hardik remained not out scoring 27 runs with 3 boundaries and Jimmi scoring 21 runs. Umpires were on time and they managed the game perfectly.
Man of the Match: Satyam Singh for 3 wickets (8-1-19-2) and important 31 runs.
Scorecard: See ABQCC Vs CCB Scorecard
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