Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 18 (11-12 Aug 2018) - Last updated 15-Aug-2018 10:47pm
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By Satish Kanagala(RCC);Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC);Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A);Prakash Buggareddygari(DDCC);Sameer Chavan(DCC);Shiva Nambuvelu(CCCC-Green);Benjamin George(BCC); Dharam Patel(LCC)
Aug 14, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 18 (11-12 Aug 2018)
ABQCC @ RCC: P40 - 10am Sunday Aug 12, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Satish Kanagala(RCC)
Great weather and perfect conditions for a premium game of cricket at springs. RCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Unfortunately, ABQCC were fielding only with 9 players on the park for entire game and as expected it was long day on the field for ABQCC.
RCC new opening pair Adarsh & Abhijit started of very well with seeing the new ball off and scoring off bad balls. In process RCC lost first of Adarsh (32 runs off 45 balls) in 11th over with 47 runs on board. Vikesh joined Abhijit and couldn’t last long and got caught at point by Kunal. In came Satish at number 4 and had a very good partnership with Abhijit for next 12 over and both were scoring at good run rate keeping wickets in hand. Abhijit eventually got out LBW for 37 off 54 balls with some good in-swinging ball by Karan. Vikas promoted up the order started scoring run a ball and build a good partnership with Satish. In 28th over of the innings Satish mis-timed and got caught by excellent catch by Manoj for well-deserved 46 off 43 balls. In the process Vikas reached highest individual score 33 off 39 balls and got caught by good catch again by Manoj. Ben (27 off 18 balls), Rajdeep (14 off 12 balls), Vikrant (18 off 11 balls & Pranay (16 off 6 balls) played some aggressive shots and helped RCC reach a very good total of 239/8 at the end of 40 overs. Vishesh & Karan were pick of the bowlers for ABQCC with 3 wickets each.
In reply to big target, ABQCC opening pair Anans & Nishant started off cautiously and trying to see off the new ball.
With some excellent swing bowling Pranay got the first wicket of the innings rattling the stumps and saw the back of Nishant. Ronak joined the crease and couldn’t last for long as Abhiram tricked the batsmen into playing wrong shot and good catch by Vikrant. In came Kunal with excellent hundred on previous day. Rajdeep got through Kunal and bowled with some excellent pace and swing bowling. Anand on the other hand was trying to hold his end without giving his wicket. Karan came out to bat with great intent and scored quick fire 29 off 23 balls before holding out for excellent catch on the boundary by Satish. Anand after playing for long period (22 off 76 balls) was eventually beaten by pace bowing by Rajdeep. ABQCC bundled out for 79 runs at the end of 27th over. Rajdeep was the pick of bowlers with 3 wickets. Pranay, Abhiram, Srikanth & Ben each shared one wicket.
Men of the Match: Satish Kanagala for his good batting effort (46 of 43 balls) and Rajdeep Dhaliwal for his excellent bowling (3.5-0-12-3) were awarded shared MoM.
Scorecard: See RCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
CSCC @ CCCC: P40 – 10AM Sunday August 12th, 2018 at Cornerstone Park - Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)
CCCC faced CSCC in a must win game to keep their season alive this past Sunday in Cornerstone park, Denver.
CSCC won the toss and elected to bat, CSCC got off to a cautious start with Cecil bowling well but Cecil got injured after his first over and replaced by Sandeep and the change worked wonders for CCCC. CSCC started losing wickets at regular intervals, thanks for great bowling from Sandeep and Mansoor. Santosh played some wonderful shots to keep the scoreboard ticking for CSCC but eventually perished to Sandeep as well. Mike also bowled well in the middle overs to keep the momentum going for CCCC. CSCC lost all their wickets for 110 runs in 27.1 overs. Santosh was the pick of the batsmen for CSCC with 33(43). Sandeep was the pick of the bowlers for CCCC with figures of 6-1-23-5.
CCCC got off to a quick start in their chase of 111 with Ashish taking the cautious route and Srini taking the aggressive route. CCCC got to 54/0 in 6 overs and looked well on their way to an easy win but Kangesh had other ideas and removed Srini in his first over before taking wickets regularly with some good swing bowling. CCCC's recent batting woes looked to be repeated before Anil finishing off the score with couple of sixes in the end. Srini top scored for CCCC with 46(24) four 4s and four 6s. Kangesh was the pick of the bowlers for CSCC with figures of 8-3-13-5.
Man of the Match: Sandeep Bollampallyfor his figures of 6-1-23-5.
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs CSCC Scorecard
CCB @ FRCC-A: Twenty20 – 9am Sunday August 12, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC-A)
It was a delayed start to the game since the sprinklers had gone off yet again in the morning of the game. So the ground was wet with puddles near the keeping area, the bowling run ups and the sides of the pitch. After draining the water out and laying down a lot of saw dust, the toss finally happened with CCB winning the toss and not hesitating to bat first. Prashant and Satyam walked in to bat with Subhashish and Murali opening the bowling. The FRCC-A bowlers started off well but gave away a couple of loose deliveries every over which the CCB batsmen capitalized on to give the team a brisk start. Chaitanya came in first change and continued the trend of good bowling with a couple of loose balls which were punished. But when Rohit came in second change, he bowled beautifully to uproot Prashant’s wickets with his score at 25(23). Manjeet walked in next. There was stoppage in play as a patch on the pitch had come off and needed to be attended to. Manjeet did not look very comfortable playing and missing quite a few deliveries. He did mishit a ball off Rohit Saini’s second over to Murali at deep mid wicket which he dropped. Manjeet then hit a couple of sixes as he opened up his arms. But what followed can only be deemed as a dream spell of bowling by Chaitanya as he first castled Manjeet with a fast full delivery for 20(12) before he picked up his first hat trick in his next over removing Kamal Ponday 4(7) with a beautiful delivery that darted in at pace, Preetam Naik 0(1) trapped in front off his first ball and Rajesh Rathod 0(1) with a searing inswing Yorker which crashed into Rajesh’s leg pole before anybody could spot the ball. The hat trick ball was the ball of the day which reduced CCB from 72-2 to 72-5. Although Satyam put up a valiant fight, he too was dismissed by Rohit off a slower delivery caught by Sanket Sharma at long on for 38(30).
Chaitanya completed his 5 wicket haul as Rohit took a blinder as he grabbed a running single handed catch to remove Harsha shree for 5(3). Sanket followed it up with a brilling catch of his own diving forward to grab Harikrishnadhar 3(7) at long on off Rohit’s bowling. Rakesh Dash 27(22) and Kanag 16(14) put up a good lower order stand to take the CCB total to a respectable 150 off their 20 overs. Chaitanya was the pick of the bowlers picking up 5 wickets, while Rohit ended up with figures of 4-0-19-3 and Subhashish Dash picking up 2 wickets.
In response Sumeet walked out to the middle as usual with a new partner in Abhinav Kidambi. Abhinav gave good support as Sumeet went about demolishing the CCB bowling attack hitting them to all parts of the ground. The highlight of the power play overs was Sumeet’s twin sixes off Preetam Naik over as he hit inswining deliveries over cover, with one of them sailing all the way into the creek. Sumeet’s fireworks ensured FRCC-A ended the powerplay overs at 62-0 with Sumeet scoring 50 of those in just 22 balls. Soon after Abhinav 10(17) holed out to a good catch by Preetam Naik at long off, off Satyam’s bowling. Rohit came in to support a rampaging Sumeet as he kept on tonking the ball to all parts of the ground. One particular shot he hit off Satyam over mid wicket sailed over the creek onto the other banking of grass. A few of the sixes were humongous.
But when the score was 83-1, Kamal was introduced into the attack and he almost got the danger man as Sumeet skied one to deep wicket which Harsha Shree dropped. What followed that seemed to suggest Harsha Shree might have dropped the game. That was the only chance Sumeet gave as he tonked Kamal for 2 more sixes in the same over. Continuing in the same vein of aggressive hitting, Sumeet brought up his first century of the season off just 43 balls hitting a mammoth 12 sixes along the way. Rohit and Sumeet took FRCC-A to within six runs of victory as Rohit perished trying to finish off with a six for 9(20). But Sumeet ensured the game ended in style as he hit a six off Kanag to finish off the innings at 126(50) not out with 2 fours and a monumental 16 sixes. FRCC-A chased down the score in 14.4 overs. Sumeet’s innings was one for the ages as he left every witnessing spectator captivated and in awe of his special ability.
Man of the Match:Sumeet Khule and Chaitanya Vemula for their scintillating batting performance of 126(50) not out and 5 wicket haul including a hat trick respectively taking FRCC-A over the line in the chase.
Scorecard: See CCB vs FRCC-A Scorecard
YCC vs DDCC: T20- 3:45 pm Saturday Aug 11th 2018 at Lower Garden Acer Ground- Reported by Prakash Buggareddygari(DDCC)
Saturday YCC hosted DDCC for a T20 game. DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first. Madhav Muniganti and Suri Lakkadi walked out to bat, but couldn’t last long Madhav Muniganti (4) was caught out early by Abhijith. Venkatesh came in next to join Suri Lakkadi. Suri Lakkadi (5) was caught at slip by Thushara, Satheesh Periasamy came in next to join Venkatesh Sirangu. Venkatesh Sirangu smashed a brilliant 210 from 73 balls with 6’s (25) and 4’s (5) to register the highest score in the CCL history of T20 cricket.
He was dropped by YCC player’s couple of times after playing loose shots early on in his innings, but that did not deter the confidence of Venkatesh. He went from strength to strength and took just 73 balls to get 210." No part of the ground he had not exploited. No bowler who escaped his brutality. The YCC were clueless against a dominant Ventkatesh Sirangu who took the entire control of the DDCC innings. Satheesh Periasamy (39) supported Venkatesh in the middle order and stood there like a pillar for him and watched his monstrous batting and they built a memorable partnership.
Venkatesh innings was just "unbelievable". At last Venkatesh was caught out by Abhijith of final delivery of 20th over.
The final score set by DDCC players was 274/3 in 20 overs.
Thushara (4-0-26-0) and Sachin (4-0-39-3) were decent with ball and finished with pretty decent figures.
In response, YCC openers couldn't stand still against DDCC bowling spell, Sachin and Shankar walked out to bat but Sachin (0) caught out for nothing by CVS Subramanyam. Than Abhijith comes in to join Shankar but Abhijith (1) was bowled by Umesh Sinde the very next over. Thushara (7) comes and joins Shankar(6) where both were trying to playing cautiously but got out cheaply. Then comes Sandeep (50) and Naval(12) played a sensible batting and built a decent partnership. But Naval got run out between the wickets and rest who were joining Sandeep couldn't support him, even Sandeep gave away his wicket to Naresh Ballampalli and the rest couldn’t stand against the DDCC bowling unit.
The final score set by YCC players was 104/9 in 20 overs.
From DDCC bowling unit Kangesh Paramasivam was outstanding and finished with figures of (3-1-4-2).
Man of the Match: Venkatesh Sirangu for his Outstanding batting performance of 210 of 73 balls.
Scorecard: See DDCC vs YCC T20 Scorecard
DCC @ ABQCC: Premier game – 8am Saturday August 11, 2018 at Memorial Park Cricket Ground, Colorado Springs - Reported by Sameer Chavan(DCC)
It was an important game for both the guests DCC and the home team ABQCC. The game began at 8:30am due to dewy conditions.
DCC won the toss and elected to bat.
After a rocky start DCC batsmen were able to build their innings with Umang Bhatt and Santosh KrishnaKumar batting very sensibly scoring 34 runs and 25 runs respectively to create a platform for remaining DCC batsmen. The remaining DCC batsmen were able to take advantage of the good start and further went on to pile on some quick runs with Harpreet Singh and Sameer Chavan scoring 25 and 36 runs respectively. After Harpreet and Sameer’s wicket Om Giridhar continued scoring for DCC and got himself a quick and calculated half century with 50 runs of just 32 balls. The remaining DCC batsmen Roshan Patel, Jaswinder Singh and Sanket Wagh were also able to contribute some quick runs and created a massive total of 265 runs for DCC. Notable performance from ABQCC bowlers came from Kunal Patel and Manoj kumar who tried their best to restrict DCC from scoring and got 2 wickets each. The target for ABQCC was 266 runs in 40 overs.
In response, ABQCC openers Kunal Patel and Anand Ganti got off to a steady start with Anand scoring 13 runs but after his wicket It was just a one-man show by Kunal Patel who batted brilliantly and got to his century scoring 116 runs of just 76 balls. Other ABQCC batsmen kept losing wickets thanks to smart bowling by Santosh and Harpreet. All the DCC bowlers chipped in taking wickets at regular intervals and were able to restrict ABQCC for 174 runs.
In the end, DCC won the match comfortably by 91 runs.
Man of the Match: Kunal Patel for his brilliant batting performance scoring 116 runs in just 76 balls with 5 6’s and 9 4’s and picking up 2 wickets with the ball.
Scorecard: See ABQCC Vs DCC Scorecard
CCCC Green @ MHCC: T20 - 8am Saturday Aug 11, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Shiva Nambuvelu(CCCC-Green)
C4 Green won the toss and elected to bat. Vishwanath and Mehul started the innings slow and steady and made the platform strong as a opening partners with 60+ runs partnership .Sai Balan took Vishwanath’s wicket in 9th over . Shiva & Rahul got out LBW soon after that in 10h over. Mehul played a sensible captains innings by scoring 31 runs and got out at 17th over. Followed by Venu & Sriram were on the pitch and they were able to complete the innings and build a decent finish to reach 120 runs for a loss of 8 wickets .
For MCC, C4 Green bowlers were able to suppress the openers with their impeccable line length by dismissing the openers in the early stage of the innings. Rajesh & Shiva took 3 wickets each followed by Venu & Manta 2 wickets each and kept the scoreboard in control. . Shrikanth played well scoring 21 runs but was bowled by Vishwanath with a brilliant delivery. After that wickets fell and Varun played a sensible captains Innings by scoring 35 not out till end of their innings. They were able to score 111 in 20 overs all out and gave C4 Green their 1st match victory in the 2nd round of the T20 league.
Man of the Match: Vishwanath Mantha for his well-deserved contribution on Batting & Bowling performance.
Scorecard: See CCCC-Green Vs MHCC Scorecard
ABQ @ BCC: T20 – 3pm Saturday Aug 11, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Benjamin George(BCC)
BCC won the toss and elected to bat. ABQ bowlers Karan and Manoj kept a tight line and length and took wickets at regular intervals. Hardik played the anchor role and saved a collapse while ensuring BCC reaches 110 in allotted 20 overs.
ABQ started aggressively on the chase and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Karan(48) being the highest scorer ensured before departing that the game goes down to wire in last over when 4 runs were needed. Om kept his cool while bowling the last over and the match ended in a draw.
Man of the Match: Satya Das For his economical bowling and crucial wickets.
Scorecard: See ABQCC Vs BCC Scorecard
FCCC @ LCC: Premier40, August 11, 2018 - Reported by Dharam Patel (LCC)
Two old time clubs, LCC and FCCC, faced off in a Premier match this past Saturday. The weather was hot and dry and both teams were eager to get a win under their belt. FCCC Captain, Darshan, Won the toss and elected to bat first.
FCCC opened with Sagar Chandra and the experienced Omer Rafiq. LCC has witnessed some incredible hitting from Omer in the past and knew that getting him early will ease the target they need to chase in the second half. But the FCCC batsmen were patient, maybe too patient at times, and it was very unusual to see Omer playing the waiting game. Credit does need to be given to the LCC bowlers too, they were bowling very tight and the fielding kept things even tighter early on. As LCC were hoping, they got Omer out early with only 2 to his name from 15 balls. That brought out the Fort Collins Captain, Darshan, he along with Sagar also continued the trend of playing with caution. LCC bowlers weren’t giving too much room but weren’t getting the wickets they were seeking. It took LCC’s 5th change option to finally break the partnership. Just as the drinks ended and FCCC around the corner of a 50 run partnership, Karthik was introduced and got the breakthrough LCC was looking for by getting Sagar (16) caught and bowled. Naveen KP joined the Fort Collins Captain and in Karthik’s second over, gave 2 exact replica chances to the same fielder, which were not taken. LCC has seen this before and had to pay dearly when they dropped some 15 odd catches a year ago and Omer capitalized with a 97. This time they were hoping for some relief. Karthik’s 3rd over brought just that when what looked like the exact same chance, but this time their was a different fielder and batsman. Darshan was caught by Raj for 29 from 51 balls. The score read 65/2 in 22.2 overs and FCCC still were looking good with wickets in hand, but the caution trend continued. Naveen soon departed for only 20 and Rajesh, Santanu, and Gopal created a mini collapse in the middle overs, only adding 12 runs to the total. But the batting of Amit (25) and Venkatesh (13) took the FCCC total above 100 and FCCC in their 40 overs finished with 141 for 8.
FCCC batsmen hardly gave any chances and LCC had a tough day in the field dropping almost 8 definite catches, but the bowlers did well by restricting the Fort Collins batsmen to only 141. Jay, Dhiren, Manoj, and Bhavya got 1 wicket each and Karthik and Shlok picked up 2 each. Shlok being the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-1-6-2.
LCC opened with Dhiren and Karthik and the pair must have taken a page out of the Fort Collins playbook because they too were very patient and cautious. Karthik (10) departed first with only 19 on the board in 5.1 overs. Sakthi (22) joined Dhiren and gave a great supporting hand and just 9 runs short of a 100 run partnership. LCC were in the driver’s seat, Dhiren reached his 50 in the 16th over with a massive six off Darshan and LCC comfortably reached the target in 25 overs with 2 wickets lost. Sandeep chipped in with 10 runs in the end but Dhiren stole the show after the first drinks break. Dhiren scored 89 not out off 72 balls with 6x4s and 7x6s.
FCCC bowlers didn’t have much room to deal with and started off very well, but in the end didn’t have enough runs to defend. Omer and Naveen were the only ones to pick up a wicket each with Omer being the most economical bowler.
Man of the Match: Dhiren Patel for picking up a big wicket and scoring 89 off 72 runs.[/b]
Scorecard: See LCC Vs FCCC Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC Vs FCCC match video
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