Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 21 (8-9 Sep 2018) - Last updated 13-Sep-2018 11:50am
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By Rajesh Rathod(CCB);Aashish Janoria(LCC-T);Sanket Sapre(CCCC);Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC);Naveen Kumar(FCCC);Abhijit Das(RCC);Narayan Madabusi(CSCC-Stars);Rakesh Nalla(DDCC)
Sep 10, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 21 (8-9 Sep 2018)
LCC @ CCB: P40 – 11:30am Saturday September 8, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Rajesh Rathod(CCB)
Colorado Crossbats won the toss and elected to bat. CCB started cautiously against a strong LCC bowling attack but kept losing wickets at regular interval and soon lost 5 wickets for just 24 runs on board. This is when experienced campaigner Satyam and young gun Kamal steadied the inning. Satyam played cautiously while Kamal played his natural game scoring quick. Kamal scored 34 of 39. After Kamal’s departure CCB lost two more quick wickets and it looked like the inning would end very quickly. However, young and talented Abhishek played an excellent inning given the situation. Abhishek scored 22. Satyam got out in 37 over not before giving CCB a respectable score of 134 to defend. Satyam top scored with patient 36. Dhiren, Manoj, Bhavya and Bodha took 2 wickets each.
In response, chasing small total, LCC started as usual with Dhiren hitting 6 in second over but got out in same over at long off. Rizwan and Sandip had an excellent partnership. Rizwan scored 26. Bodha came in after Rizwan’s wicket and continued to build partnership with Sandeep. When the game was slipping away, it took a brilliant fielding effort from Venky to get him run out. Bodha scored 19. After Bodha’s wicket, CCB sensed an opening however Manoj and Sandeep kept scoreboard ticking taking LCC very close to target. Manoj and Sandeep fell in quick succession followed by Garnet, Bhavya and Raj. Karthik’s resistance made game close but it wasn’t enough – LCC fell short by 3 runs. Satyam(8-1-15-4) was best bowler from CCB.
Man of the Match: Satyam Singh for his patient batting and match winning bowling performance.
Scorecard: See CCB Vs LCC Scorecard
CS-Stripes @ LCC- T: Twenty20 – 2 PM Sunday September 9, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Aashish Janoria(LCC-T)
LCC-T won the toss and elected to bat first. Nayab Khan and Vijay Limma opened the innings for LCC-T and had a great opening partnership. While Nayab went for the big hits, Vijay kept rotating the strike and kept the pressure off. After Nayab’s dismissal, Mayank played a good inning where he made quick runs by putting the loose balls away while Vijay kept chipping away. After the first 10 overs, LCC-T run rate dropped and they also lost a couple quick wickets. CS-Stripes controlled overs 10-15 in terms of taking constant wickets which ultimately slowed LCC-T down. To end the inning Zohair and AJ had a decent partnership by hitting a couple boundaries and running really well between the wickets and wrapped up the LCC-T inning at 148/7.
Raymond, Varun and Krishna bowled very well by taking consistent wickets while containing the batsmen.
In response, CS-Stripes openers started slow as the LCC-T seamers did a very good job of keeping a consistent line and length. Algarsamy and Selvam had a really good partner following the dismissal of both the openers and kept CS-Stripes within the required run rate. The ran well between the wickets and put the loose balls away for boundaries. After losing the batsmen #4 & 5, Raymond came in and played a very sensible inning. He hit a couple big sixes and got CS-Stripes back in the game. Just when LCC-T thought they had the game wrapped up, Sudheer came in under pressure and almost reversed the table by hitting a quick 35 off 17 deliveries. He hit some excellent shots all over the ground and game almost came down to the wire. He lost his wicket trying to hit a ball over mid-wicked and that pretty much did CS-Stripes in. LCC-T went on to win by 6 runs in a match that was played in great spirit and turned out to be a nail biter!
Very economical spell from Shlok and AJ while Randhika Chandra were responsible for taking most wickets.
Man of the Match: Vijay Lima for his steadfast batting.
Scorecard: See LCC-T Vs ABCC Scorecard
ABQCC @ CCCC: P40 – 8:00AM Sunday September 9th, 2018 at Longmont- Reported by Sanket Sapre(CCCC)
CCCC faced ABQCC on Sunday in a must win game to have any hope of qualifying for playoffs.
ABQCC won the toss and elected to bowl. CCCC did not get off to a good start as they lost some early wickets before Srinivasan and Cecil consolidated with a 100 odd run partnership for the 5th wicket. Cecil started slowly but accelerated once Srinivasan joined and both scored half centuries. CCCC lost quick wickets later on but Venugopal scored a quick 25 to put the total score at 222. Ronak picked up 3 wickets and Nishant bagged 2 with every other ABQCC bowler picking atleast 1 wicket.
ABQCC chasing a big total started off quickly. Things slowed down once Mayur was out for 23. Ronak came at the crease and played patiently for his 24. A few wickets fell in between to good bowling by Venugopal and Mike. Once Nishant joined in the middle, he hit some good shots to quickly get to 32. Some more wickets fell and given that ABQCC were playing with only 9 players, the innings got over at the loss of 8 wickets. Mike and Venugopal were the pick of the bowlers picking 4 and 2 wickets respectively. Rahul and Thushara picked one wicket each.
Man of the Match: Cecil Sunder for scoring 84 runs in 76 balls.
Scorecard: See CCCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
Match Video: See CCCC Vs ABQCC Match Video
FRCC @ DCC: Premier – 10am Sunday September 9, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Shrishailesh Chari(FRCC)
The game started on time with DCC winning the toss and electing to bat first. Rohit Saini and Subhashish Dash started off for FRCC with Santosh and Manjinder opening for DCC. Subhashish despite not starting very well removed Manjinder in his second over as he top edged a flick to Shrishailesh at square leg for 7(7). Rohit Saini at the other end was at his usual best bowling tight lines and beating the bat numerous times. Jaswinder Singh came in next and started off cautiously. As the pressure built, Santosh had a lapse of concentration as he ran himself out off a direct hit by Shrishailesh for 7(24). This brought Pranveer Singh to the crease. He tried to go for his shots but was removed by Shrishailesh as he dragged a ball onto his stumps in an attempt to release the pressure for 4(14).
With DCC reeling at 30-3, captain Harpreet Singh came to the crease. Shivraj was bowling very well as he kept on beating the bat repeatedly outside the off stump. But Harpreet and Jaswinder kept taking singles and tried to play through the tough phase. In the process they did put away the bad balls as Harpreet hit a six off a beamer by Shivraj. But it did not last long as Harpreet holed out to Sanket Sharma at long on, off Smitesh’s spin bowling for 13(24). This brought Sameer Chavan to the crease. Sameer kept hitting the ball in the air, but managed to land the shots in the gaps to ensure the scoreboard kept ticking. Jaswinder was having a very lucky day as he was dropped by Shivraj at short mid wicket once and by keeper Manohar K twice on successive balls off Rajeshkumar Jha’s bowling as Jaswinder’s concentration started to dwindle. In the last over before the second break, Jaswinder’s luck ran out as he ran himself out trying to sneak a quick single. Shivraj was the fielder who contributed to the run out dismissing Jaswinder for a sell made 31(69).
Om Giridhar came to the crease as he tried to score some quick runs. But the returning rejuvenated Subhashish ended both Sameer 16(23) and Om’s 10(23) stay at the crease as Manohar took a very good reflex catch diving to his right to dismiss Om as Sanket was trapped in front to a fast delivery while he played across the line. The last 3 wickets we removed for single digit scores as Subhashish removed Sanket Wagh caught by Sanket Sharma for 5(13) as Sanket Sharma removed Roshan Patel with a wonderful direct hit from mid on for 7(14) and Rajeshkumar Jha removing the last batsman Harish for 2(10) caught by Rohit Saini to end DCC’s innings at 134 all out off 37.4 overs.
Subhashish was the pick of FRCC’s bowlers finishing with figures of 8-0-29-4. Rohit bowled beautifully to end with figures of 8-1-16-0 and was unfortunate to fo wicketless as Sumeet dropped a relatively easy catch at mid on. Shrishailesh, Smitesh and Rajeshkumar took 1 each. FRCC gave away 31 extras in the game which was the joint top scorer of the DCC innings.
In response, FRCC did not start very well as they lost captain Sumeet Khule for 8(13) as he edged an away swinger from Harpreet to be caught by keeper Roshan. This brought Manohar to the crease as he joined Vivek Madhavan in an enterprising 37 run partnership where Vivek hit some lusty blows off the pacers, especially Pranveer Singh as he put away the short pitched deliveries with ease. Vivek made the most of a dropped catch early in his innings in the slips by Manjinder as he scored a wonderful 34(41). Manohar looked steady at the other end but fell as he uppishly drove Satya to short cover for 7(14).
Next in Rajeshkumar Jha was dismissed to a blunder by the leg umpire. Rajeshkumar on strike hit a shot to gully where he was dropped. Vivek Madhavan ran for the striker’s end in an attempt to steal a single, but Rajeshkumar stood his ground as there wasn’t one. The slip fielder Pranveer hit the striker’s stumps with a direct hit. As per the cricket rules no one is out as the striker had stood his ground, but the leg umpire immediately raised his finger to adjudge Vivek out as he did not understand the rules properly. Once the wickets were dislodged, Rajesh ran to the other end and reached safely. But amid protests by DCC that, had the umpire not adjudged the runner out, they would have hit the non-striker’s stumps, Rajeshkumar was given run out for 1(6) in what was a perfect example of incorrect decision making by an ill informed leg umpire. Vivek followed soon after in a similar fashion to Manohar Karthik off Satya’s bowling.
With FRCC at 52-4, Rohit Saini and Subhashish Dash joined forces and kept the scoreboard ticking. Rohit started off slowly and cautiously but unwinded once he got settled. Subhashish was much more aggressive as he hit some delightful shots all around the wicket. Just when the two seemed to take the game completely away from DCC, Subhashish fell as he uppishly cut a short ball by Jaswinder to get caught at point by Om for a well made 23(22). Rohit at the other end cut loose and hit a couple of huge hits before trying one too many as he holed out straight down the wicket off Sanket Wagh’s bowling to be caught by Harpreet for 23(53). Next in Sanket Sharma got the best possible first 2 deliveries as Manjinder gave his juicy full tosses which Sanket duly put away to bring FRCC much closer to victory.
Smitesh could not give him company for long as he top edged a flick off Sanket Wagh for 4(8). Just when the game could have gotten nervy, Afshin came in and played positively as he hit some lusty blows and picked good singles in between to take FRCC to victory along with Sanket, both remaining unbeaten at 12(7) and 13(22) respectively. FRCC chased down the total in 30.4 overs. For DCC, Satya Das was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 5-2-13-2. Sanket Wagh picked up 2 wickets while Jaswinder and Hrapreet took 1 wicket each.
Man of the Match: Subhashish Dash for his beautiful all round effort of 4 wickets and 23 enterprising runs taking FRCC to victory.
Scorecard: See FRCC vs DCC Scorecard
ABQCC @ FCCC: Premier – 10am Saturday Sep 8th 2018 at Lincoln Middle School, Fort Collins - Reported by Naveen Kumar(FCCC)
ABQCC won the toss and elected to bat. Naman from FCCC bowled really well to start with and got both the ABQCC openers out cheaply. Ronak and Nishant had a nice partnership between them with 19 and 26 runs respectively but once they got out the rest of the ABQCC batting fell apart for a low score of 80 in 23.2 overs. ABQCC played with just 9 people. Along with Naman, Naveen and Ravi Sharma got 2 wickets as well for FCCC. Darshan and Gopal shared 1 wicket each.
In response, FCCC started badly with the wicket of Gopal in the very first over, Santanu the other opener did not score much either and got out in the 3rd over. Darshan joined the crease with Naveen and had a very good partnership with Darshan scoring some big hits for an attractive 26 runs. Karan got Darshan out caught behind in his first over which led to Nikhil being sent out to bat. Naveen and Nikhil ensured there was no hick ups in the FCCC batting anymore and finished up the game with another good partnership with scores of 22 and 20 respectively. FCCC reached the target of 81 runs in 11.2 overs. For ABQCC, Nishant was the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets.
Man of the Match: Naveen Kumar for his all-round performance scoring 22 runs and taking 2 wickets.
Scorecard: See ABQCC Vs FCCC Scorecard
CCB@ RCC: T20 - 8am Saturday Sep 08, 2018 at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Abhijit Das(RCC)
The match had undergone multiple schedule changes and got scheduled to start at 8 AM at Old Colorado Springs ground. This was a pivotal game for both the teams for the playoffs qualification. With ground a bit wet with dew and the weather a tad cloudy, the game started with RCC winning the toss and electing to bat first. RCC tested a new opening combination with Vikesh & Vikrant for this game. The pair started very well with Vikesh clearing the boundaries at will within the power play especially in the second over of the game scoring 19 runs to give a very good start as RCC was 35/0 at the end of 3rd over. Unfortunately, Vikesh was dismissed by very good running catch by Manjeet for 25 off 14 balls. Satish joined the crease and along with Vikrant kept the partnership going until Vikrant was out for 19 off 16 balls. By end of 10th over RCC was in good position scoring 81/2 with good partnership between Satish & Sreeni and both constantly rotating the strike as well as picking the odd boundary every over. By End of 13th over Sreeni was out trying to accelerate the score. On the other end Satish played some amazing shots to all parts of the ground and reached to his maiden half century 51 off 39 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixers. RCC kept losing wickets at regular intervals but a wagging tail rotated around with Rajdeep (15 off 13 balls) kept the momentum till the end with RCC reaching a respectable total of 160/9.
CCB in response had a shaky start with Prashanth getting out in the 2nd ball of the innings by great running catch from Srikanth. Manjeet joined Satyam and was clearing boundaries to keep up with required run rate. Satyam got out in the 5th over and RCC started tightening its noose. Srikanth restricted the score with some excellent medium pace bowling with movement and pace variation. Loosing Manjeet by an excellent catch from Satish at the boundary jolted CCB innings and they kept losing wickets and the end of 10th over the score was 64/5. As game was more looking in favor of RCC, both Kamal and Rajesh had other plans. With required run rate getting out of reach, Kamal (37 off 29 balls) and Rajesh (26 off 19 balls) played with great intent but CCB eventually lost their wickets to excellent bowling/catching by RCC. Kamal's ramp up shot for a 6 against a fast yorker from Rajdeep was a key highlight of his innings. Kanag (26 off 19 balls) played a good hand but couldn’t get CCB over the line. Rajdeep and Vikas were pick of the bowlers from RCC with 3 wickets each. Srikanth was excellent with his bowling picking 2 wickets giving away modest of 20 runs in 4 overs. At the end RCC won by 9 runs and kept its winning streak going into the 2nd round.
Man of the Match: Satish Kanagala for his all round performance, scoring 51 off 39 balls, 1 wicket and 2 excellent match-winning catches.
Scorecard: See RCC Vs CCB Scorecard
CSCC-Stars @ CCCC-Gold: T20 – 2pm Saturday Sept 08, 2018 at Longmont - Reported by Narayan Madabusi(CSCC-Stars)
CSCC-Stars and CCCC-Gold locked horns on a beautiful day. Both teams needed this win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The field was really wet (seems like sprinklers were on that morning) along with grass being thick. A par total was hard to judge. Stars won the toss and elected to bat.
CCCC bowlers bowled good line and length and with infield/outfield being really thick hardly any runs were coming off the ground shots. Santosh and Kervyn gave a decent opening partnership under these circumstances. Santosh perished while trying to accelerate. Bhupi took a good low running catch to dismiss him. Kervyn(40) on the other end was patient and picked the right balls to clear the boundary. Stars lost Sandeep quickly. At about 10 overs Stars were around 50 runs. Quick wickets after the break did not help the cause. CCCC had the upper hand. In came Hamayun and he was at his attacking best. He did not spare any bowler. He even converted good balls and cleared boundary with ease. His innings changed the momentum. He was out on the last ball of Stars innings with a well-deserved 50. Stars ended up with 144.
CCCC knew that they have to clear boundaries to score these runs and came out aggressively, but Prasanna drew first blood by removing Bhupi in his first over. Vaidy was being aggressive and fought with a well-made 24. Hamayun on the other end was troubling batsman was chipping in with wickets. CCCC middle order collapsed due to some tight bowling by Hamayun (4 wkts) and Narayan (3 wkts). Praveen and Mike Riley put up a stand to keep CCCC in the hunt but with pressure rising they go out trying to score runs quickly. In the end, CCCC was bowled out for 96.
Man of the Match: Hamayun Zaheer for his superb effort with both bat (54 off 27 balls with 5 sixes) and ball (4-0-12-4).
Scorecard: See CSCC Stars Vs CCCC Scorecard
DDCC vs MHCC : Twenty20 – 3:40 pm Sunday September 09, 2018 at Green Valley Ranch Cricket Ground – Reported by Rakesh Nalla(DDCC)
Denver Dynamites won the toss and elected to bat first in the afternoon match at Green Valley Ranch Cricket Ground. Star openers Naresh and confident Kranthi opened the innings for DDCC. After tentative start Naresh poked a ball outside off stump and was caught behind by Kumaresan P. Kumaresan continued his good bowling spell with the wicket of SateeshKumar trapped in-front of the wicket at the end of fourth over. Then came Badri Krishnan making his debut in batting with DDCC. This classy left hander started his innings with caution along with Karnthi. DDCC were 32/2 at the end of 8th over. The came rain of boundaries from both the batsmen. Badri with his classy flicks on legside and Kranthi continuing his flamboyant batting cleared the ropes with ease. They continued to blast MHCC till the end of 15th over. Badri reached his maiden fifty in 37 balls and Kranti followed him in the next over in just 41 balls. Both batsmen added an outstanding 112 runs before Badri 52(39) retired at the end of 16th over. The climate was hot and humid for both the teams. Madhav joined the party and made an immediate impact with Kranthi 65(47) who added 2 more sixes before he retired at the end of 18th over. Rakesh joined to assist Madhav to speed-up the scoring. Madhav was unstoppable scoring at his will. He missed his 50 inthe final ball of the innings. At the end of 20 overs DDCC put up a monster 183 runs. Kumaresan(4-0-32-2) was only bowler to be in the wickets column.
Mile High in reply started their innings steadily. Shrikanth and Arun added 27 runs in 4 overs without losing a wicket. Then came Umesh with his fast swinging yorker to get rid of Arun who was playing well on 14. After first wicket, DDCC didn’t let MHCC to take a breather. Wickets fell in every over with Madhav securing 4 of them in just 2 overs. Captain Naresh handed to ball to Rakesh at the end of 9th over and MHCC were 35/7. To his surprise Rakesh ended the match in a span of 4 balls finishing off the tail. MHCC were wrapped for 39 which included 6 bowled. Arun was the highest scorer with 14 followed by 10 extras.
Man of the Match: Madhav Muniganti for his outstanding all-round performance of 45(17) with the bat and 2-0-2-4 with the ball
Scorecard: See DDCC vs MHCC Scorecard
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