Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 19 (18-19 Aug 2018) - Last updated 28-Aug-2018 5:22pm
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By Varun Rajmohan(MCC);Benjamin George(BCC);Vikesh Parmar(RCC);Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC);Naresh Ballampalli(DDCC);Hamayun Zaheer(CSCC);Dharam Patel(LCC)
Aug 21, 2018
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remier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 19 (18-19 Aug 2018)
MCC @ CSCC-Stripes: T20 – 2:30PM Saturday Aug 19, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs – Reported by Varun Rajmohan(MCC)
With MCC needing a win very much the game started with CSCC-Stripes winning the toss and elected to bat. It was a good start by the MCC opening bowlers with Siva Teja claiming the top three wickets. After which MCC continued to pick wickets at regular intervals helped by a couple of run outs as well. From the CSCC–Stripes side, Alagar and Raymond put up some resistance with a very clinical 25 and 21 respectively. In the end, CSCC-Stripes scored 79 at the loss of 10 wickets in 16.4 overs.
The second innings started with Sathish and Amit providing a steady start to the MCC innings. When Amit fell for 16 and with MCC standing at 36-1, Shrikant walked in to finish the game with Sathish both scoring 25 and 33 not out respectively.
Man of the Match: Siva Teja Ramini for his bowling figures of 3-0-8-3.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stripes Vs MCC Scorecard
BCC @ C4 Green: T20 – 8am Saturday Aug 18, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Benjamin George(BCC)
Game was delayed by an hour and a half due to running sprinklers on the ground and the game was reduced to 15 overs. BCC won the toss and elected to bowl. Ben took 2 wickets in the first over itself giving BCC a good start, however C4 middle order consolidated and didn’t allow anymore collapse. Ali and Vamshi played anchor innings and ensured C4 reaches a respectable total of 105 in 15 overs. Satya and Dikshith bowled excellent line and length to restrict the batsmen.
BCC openers Jacky and Gowtham gave a brisk start to BCC before perishing and brought Keyur to the crease. While wickets kept falling at regular intervals Keyur ensured that he played sensible innings and brought the game home with an over to spare.
Man of the Match: Keyur Amin for his anchor innings and remaining not out.
Scorecard: See BCC Vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
FCCC @ RCC: P40 – 10AM Sunday Aug 19, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Vikesh Parmar(RCC)
RCC hosted FCCC on a beautiful Sunday morning. FCC won the toss & elected to bat first. RCC, with their recent victories, high on confidence started their bowling attack with Pranay and Abhiram. Both bowled with good line and length troubling FCC openers. FCC top order collapsed against some good bowling of Abhiram and Rajdeep, with their top 4 batsman only adding 6 runs to the score board. FCC middle order played sensibly with good contribution by Naveen (21), Omer (28) and Darshan (34). But FCC was never able to get going against a very good medium pace bowling and got all out for 118 in just 33.2 overs. Rajdeep bowled specially well giving just 11 runs of his 6.2 overs and picking up 3 wickets.
In response, RCC made quick work of chasing 118. Vikesh and Abhijit opened for RCC and played positively with get going. Both remained unbeaten crediting RCC with a 10 wicket victory over FCCC in 18.1 overs.
Man of the Match: Vikesh Parmar for his amazing inning of 79 in 62 balls.
Scorecard:[link= https://cricclubs.com/ColoradoCricket/viewScorecard.do?matchId=1520&clubId=5135] FCCC Vs RCC Scorecard[/link]
DCC @ CCCC: P40 – 1130AM Saturday August 18th, 2018 at Lower Garden Acres at Longmont- Reported by Srinivasan Sundararajan(CCCC)
CCCC faced DCC in a must win game to keep their season alive this past Saturday in Longmont.
CCCC won the toss and elected to bat. CCCC did not get off to a good start as they lost an early wicket in the third over before Sandeep and Ashish consolidated. Sandeep played a steady innings but wickets kept falling on the other end before debutant Madhav joined Sandeep in the middle. Both built a wonderful partnership to set CCCC up for a good first innings total. Sandeep perished in the 32nd over and missed out on a well deserved century by 9 runs. Madhav and Cecil scored quick runs in the end to help CCCC reach 253 runs in their 40 overs. Sandeep and Madhav were the pick of the batsmen for CCCC scoring 91(72) and 57(62) respectively. Harpreet was the pick of the bowlers for DCC with figures of 8-1-36-3.
DCC chasing a big total went after the bowling from the get go but kept losing wickets every over in the powerplay. Srini and Sandeep bowled well for CCCC to restrict DCC to 79 all out in 14.5 overs. Sameer was the only DCC batsmen to show any resistance scoring 32(16). Srini and Sandeep were the pick of the bowlers for CCCC with figures of 6-0-34-5 and 7-0-38-4 respectively.
Man of the Match:Sandeep Bollampally for his all round performance scoring 91(72) that included three-4s and seven-6s with the bat and 7-0-38-4 with the ball.
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs DCC Scorecard
LCC Tigers @ DDCC: Twenty20 – 3:30 pm Sunday, August19, 2018 at Green Valley Ranch, Denver - Reported by Naresh Ballampalli(DDCC)
Saturday DDCC hosted LCC-Tigers for a T20 game. LCC-Tigers won the toss and elected to bat first. Nayab Khan and Mayank Mittal walked out to bat, but Nayab Khan (1) did not last long and got caught behind the wickets by Srujan Kurumella. Ramesh came in next to join Mayank, in the 4th over Mayank was caught at long-on by Venkatesh Siranguand then the very next ball Ramesh (2) was bowled out by pace blower Umesh Sinde. Nagaraju Tekumatla(0) came in to join Manish(4) but both of them didn't last long as both of them got out in a same over by Naresh Ballampalli.
The DDCC bolwers destroyed the top order batsmen of LCC-Tigers, than came in Imran Choudhry(28) and Manoj Kumar Prakasam(25). They played cautiously and they built a very good partnership of 53 runs, but the partnership was broken by Kangesh Paramasivam who took the wicket of Imran Choudhry(28) caught behind the wickets by Srujan. Eventually the lower order batsmen didn’t support Manoj much. Ahamed Maraicar(0) got out to Venkatesh Sirangu's leg spin bowling. Zohair Ahmed(6) got run out by Naresh. Then Shlok Rathi(1) and Dharmender Apparasu Rao (1) both of them got bowled by Umesh sinde. Manoj (25*), from other end played cautiously and took the team to a decent total of 101/10.
Umesh Sinde was outstanding and finished with figures of 4-0-23-4, Naresh and Kangesh finished with 2 wickets each and Venkatesh finished with 1 wicket.
In response, DDCC started off well scoring 44 off the first 5 overs with Naresh Ballampalli and Karanthi Mummaneni at the crease. Imran Choudhry got Naresh's(15) wicket and then Kranthi lost his wicket in the same over of Imran, caught behind the wickets by Zohair. DDCC experimented with their batting lineup and Prakash Buggareddygari joined Rakesh at the crease. Parkash(10) played a couple of good shots and he lost his wicket the very next over by Imran. Next Venkatesh Sigaruand and Rakesh built up a very good partnership of 25 runs. Though DDCC lost their wickets from one end but from other end the runs were coming. Even though the game was slipping away from LLC-Tigers, the partnership was broken again by Imran who took the Mighty Venakatesh's(22) wicket. Then Srujan(10) joined Rakesh(11) and they made sure their team crossed the line and finished the game in 13.3 overs.
DDCC won the match by 6 wickets in hand. For LCC-Tigers, Imran Choudhry was the most outstanding bowler and finished with figures of 4-0-21-4.
Man of the Match: Umesh Sinde for his outstanding blowing performance of 4-0-23-4.
Scorecard:See DDCC vs LCC-Tigers Scorecard
CCB @ CSCC: Premier - 10 AM Saturday Aug 17th 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs – Reported by Hamayun Zaheer(CSCC)
On Sat Aug 18th, CSCC hosted CCB for an all-important premier game. It was a must win game for CSCC to keep their hopes alive for making the playoffs in the premier format. CCB won the toss and elected to bat first. Bhaskar and Prasanth opened the batting for CCB and started cautiously facing some good deliveries from CSCC new ball pair of Prassana and Kangesh. Bhaskar dug deep and made a patient 15 from 45 balls. CSCC bowlers were on target for the most part, as nothing easy was given to the batsman. The most notable partnership from CCB happened between Satyam and Kamal, who played well putting away the bad balls.
Kangesh turned the game around in the 22nd and 24th over with a hatrick that accounted for Satyam, Kamal, and Chirag’s wicket.
From 3/84, CCB were bowled out for 104 in the 36th over. For CCB, Manjeet scored 18, Kamal 27, and Satyam 10. For CSCC, Kangesh was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets. Prassana bowled an excellent economic spell of 2/12 off his 8 overs. Hamayun and Kervyn chipped in with 2 wickets, and Santosh with 1 wicket.
Chasing 104 to win, CSCC opened batting with Santosh and Kervyn. CCB got an early wicket when Manjeet ran through the defenses of Santosh and bowled him in the 3rd over. Vikas joined Kervyn and started playing cautiously. Kervyn on the other hand showed great technique and started scoring boundaries. Both of them took the score to 66, when Kervyn was stumped brilliantly by Manjeet off Satyam’s bowling. Kervyn scored 39 off 46 with 3 boundaries. At this point CCB came back in to the game brilliantly picking up regular wickets courtesy of Satyam. Satyam bowled an excellent spell giving away only 14 runs for 4 wickets in 8 overs. Kamal Ponday on the other hand bowled an amazing spell of 8 overs, giving away only 9 runs and took 1 wicket. In the end Sunil and Kangesh took CSCC home in the 37th over. Kangesh was unbeaten on 8 off 15 and Sunil unbeaten on 8 off 33 and scored the winning run. In the process, CSCC picked up and important victory and handed CCB their first loss of the season.
Man of the Match: Kervyn Dimney for scoring 39 off 43 balls and 2 wickets.
Scorecard: See CCB Vs CSCC Scorecard
FRCC @ LCC: Premier, August 18, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Dharam Patel(LCC)
A much-anticipated match of the season with two of CCL’s powerhouse teams squaring off at Cornerstone Park. A match that would either see LCC continue their streak or FRCC getting revenge from their T20 loss earlier in the season. FRCC captain Sumeet Khule won the toss and elected to Bowl first.
Dhiren and Rezwan Shuvo opened for LCC. FRCC got a very lucky break early on when Dhiren tried to flick a leg-side ball down to fine leg only to play it directly to the one fielder sitting behind square-leg. Dash struck immediately after too getting Sakthi trapped in front for a duck. Dharam joined Rezwan and the goal was to play out the dangerous FRCC bowlers and take it into the drinks break without any further damage. They did just that and without losing any more wickets they took it into the first drinks break with a run rate lower than what they were hoping. After the drinks FRCC bowlers struck again with fire. Dharam was caught at slips and then 4 balls later Chari got a huge wicket in getting Bodhayan bowled for a duck. LCC were not looking so good with only 41 runs on the board and already 4 wickets down, but there was one man who came to bat for LCC. Rezwan Shuvo, much like his profession, taught us all how to bat under pressure. The professor learned from each ball and adapted to the situations very well. He defended and left the good balls and with absolute authority punished the bad balls. He was rotating strike with ease and seemed to be the only LCC batsman to look under control of every shot he made. Not a single chance was given from his end. The FRCC bowlers toiled to get his wicket but Rezwan had an answer for every ball bowled. Jay and Rezwan rebuilt the LCC innings with an 85 run partnership with the highlight coming in the 21st over when Rezwan pounded a huge six over midwicket to bring up his 2nd 50 this season. Jay’s (27) departure at the end of the 28th over saw LCC with 126 on the board with half of the side gone. LCC really needed to finish strong if they wanted to have a defendable target but the cricketing gods decided to have us all wait a bit for what was about to come. The much-needed rain, for the state not for cricket, decided to hold up proceedings after 30 overs being bowled.
After a 45-minute delay, play continued with the Professor getting a quick nap in and on 87 but Sandeep didn’t last very long after the delay. Rezwan continued to his lesson and shortly after in the 34th over, like he did with his 50th run, hit a massive six to bring up his maiden Century in Colorado Cricket. A true grind throughout the day with a reward sweeter than a teacher’s apple. Unfortunately, the lesson ended shortly after when he decided to up the ante and let loose, but his innings helped LCC get to 150. Rezwan ended up with 104 runs from 110 balls with 8x4s and 4x6s. A great innings from him and we wish him many more in his cricketing future! After the lone star performance, Manoj added another 25 runs off his bat and LCC managed to get 186, being all out in 39.5 overs.
FRCC bowlers and fielders did very well keeping the LCC batsmen quiet throughout the day. Subhashish Dash was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets with figures of 8-1-26-3. Rajesh Jha picked up 2 wickets for his 6 overs and Murali, Shivraj, and Chari all chipped in with a wicket each.
In reply, both teams knew that if Khule got going then the chase would be on and within reach for the FRCC batsmen. FRCC opened with their captain Sumeet and Manohar against a formidable LCC bowling attack. The first 3 overs breezed by without much excitement, but in the 4th over Manoj Acharya decided to slow things down, literally. Knowing that Sumeet was using his pace to his advantage he decided to bowl a slow ball which surprised Sumeet and was too late to react and chipped it gently straight back to the bowler. Manohar, Rajesh, Rahul, and Sanket didn’t trouble the scorers too much adding only 19 runs combined. Rohit and Dash tried to get FRCC back into the match with a 42 run partnership, but after Rohit (20) fell to a really good catch by Jay, FRCC’s tail was exposed. Dash continued to get his money’s worth and hit a few big shots over covers and through square leg but the total was getting further away as wickets were falling at the other end. Dash ended his innings 7 runs short of a 50, 43 runs from 57 balls, which included 2x4s and 1 booming six. The tail only managed 8 runs and in the 36th over, FRCC were all out for 118.
LCC bowlers had a tight leash and really worked hard to keep the pressure on the FRCC batsmen. Manoj Acharya and Raj Chitikila were the pick of the LCC bowlers with figures of 7.5-0-41-4 and 6-0-19-3 respectively and Dhiren, Jay, and Bhavya chipped in with a wicket each.
Along with a master class innings from Rezwan, Raj Chitikila reached a milestone no LCC bowler has reached until now. He picked up his 199th, 200th, and 201st career CCL wickets. The first LCC player to reach 200 wickets and also bumped him up 1 spot to #6 in the CCL all-time wicket takers list. Congratulations to Raj for reaching this milestone, hope for many more wickets in the future!! Congratulations to Rezwan Shuvo for getting his Maiden CCL Century!!
Also LCC would like to Congratulate Sumeet Khule for reaching 2,501 career CCL runs at an incredible Average of 53.21!!
Man of the Match: Rezwan Shuvo for his lone star batting performance and Maiden CCL Century, scoring 104 from 110 balls, with 8x4s and 4x6s.
Scorecard: See LCC Vs FRCC Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC Vs FRCC match video
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