Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - (19-20 Aug 2017) - Last updated 23-Aug-2017 10:07am
Author: Kervyn Dimney (CSCC); Dharam Patel(LCC); Vikas RS(DCC)
Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
This week, in the Premier format, UNM gave a walk over to CCCC and CCB.
FCCC at CSCC - Premier Game - 20-Aug-2017 at Memorial Park -Reported by: Kervyn Dimney(CSCC)
With the Memorial Park ground grass cut low and great sunshine, it was a perfect day for cricket.
FCCC won the toss and elected to bat. The opening pair of Darshan and Omar Rafiq were tied down for the first 4 overs due to some very good bowling from CSCC's opening pair of Prasanna and Hamayun. Prasanna's probing and varying deliveries got the better of Darshan in the middle of the fifth over when he was trapped LBW, bringing the breakthrough for CSCC with the scoreboard reading 15/1. Faiq struggled to play Prasanna and was soon bowled leaving FCCC at 22/2 at the end of 7 overs.
Avinash and Abhay were introduced in the bowling attack, and Omer and Santanu started to stitch a small partnership with the score reading 41/2 at the end of 10 overs.
With 299 wickets in his CCL career, Narayan picked up his 300th wicket when he trapped Santanu LBW and his team mates burst into celebrations. 300 !!! 300 !!!. In that over's last ball, Narayan got Omer Rafiq caught by Avinash and went past 300. FCCC were 51/4 in 12 overs. Dipal didn't last long either when Narayan got him to chip one onto the stumps in his next over. FCCC were 56/5 in 14 overs.
Seeing the mess they were in, Naveen KP and Rajesh Idate put their heads down and started playing smart to stop the fall of wickets for another 14 overs and 49 runs. Prasanna was brought back and he got Rajesh Idate to knick one to the keeper Fahad Afeef, and a few overs later Mohanprabhu got a good throw in to get Tejas Tank run out. 127/for 7 in 32 overs. At this stage, Kervyn, Abhay and Avinash were wicketless and Naveen was keeping the FCCC scoreboard ticking trying to score at least 5-to-6 runs per over, so as to put up a fighting total, with the 37th over being an expensive one for CSCC with 16 runs coming off it with a four and two sixes, seeing FCCC comfortably at 165/7 at 37 overs.
Again, Prasanna was brought back into the attack and his varying-pace delivery got Naveen KP (75 off 109 balls 4x4 3x6) to edge one high to the 30yard fly-slip fielder Narayan Madabusi. In that same over, he got Naman to edge one to the keeper Fahad who took a great low-forward one-handed catch, bringing up Prasanna's maiden fiver in CCL's Premier format with analysis of 7-0-28-5. Hamayun got Bhoopalan caught by Avinash and FCCC's innings ended at 39.3 overs with 176 on the board.
With Kervyn running off to pick up lunch and FCCC chomping at the bit to get the game started, CSCC opened the innings with Narayan Madabusi and Sandeep Dubbakka. That partnership lasted for 1.1 overs when Sandeep Dubbaka was LBW to Dipal. CSCC were 2 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. Kervyn joined Narayan and they played out the first session with some quick running between wickets and playing it safe. CSCC were 44/1 at 14 overs. The first 14 runs that Kervyn scored, put him past the 6500 runs mark.
With the introduction of the spinner Bhoopalan, things slowed down a bit for CSCC. Narayan forced a shot but drove hard back to the bowler who held on to the catch bringing Jayanth to the crease. Omer's 3rd over proved costly to FCCC as Kervyn took on the bowler and scored 19 runs of that over which included 2 sixes and a four, seeing CSCC at 66/2 in 17 overs.
Not wanting to hurry up the chase, Kervyn and Jayanth decided to stay there and keep the runs trickling, which they were successful at for the next session, keeping the run rate at 4 to 5 per over. Kervyn brought up his 50 in the 23rd over. Over# 27 was another productive over for CSCC as Kervyn was able to score 14 runs which included a 6 and a four, and saw CSCC pass the 100 mark. With just another 77 to get, Kervyn and Jayanth pressed on with the singles and converted a lot of them into doubles and saw CSCC at 152/2 at then end of 35 overs. The last ball of the 37th over saw Jayanth(34) run out and a wonderful 114 run partnership had come to an end with CSCC at 161/3.
Hamayun was sent in to finish it up with a couple of big hits rather than push it to the last over, and he didn't disappoint. He watched a couple of balls and CSCC got 5 off that Rajesh Idate over. With 11 to get in 12 balls, Hamayun got 2, a wide, followed with a huge 6 over mid-wicket and followed it up with a 2 to complete the proceedings in the 39th over itself. Kervyn played an anchoring role for his team remaining unbeaten at 92*.
While the CSCC team accomplished several League and Team level milestones through this game, the win was the sweetest.
Men of the Match: Prasanna Damodaran (7-0-28-5) and Kervyn Dimney (92* off 111b 4x4 3x6) for their match winning performances with the ball and bat respectively.
See CSCC Vs FCCC Premier Scorecard
ABQCC @ LCC: Premier, August 20, 2017 - Reported by Dharam Patel (LCC-Lions)
LCC hosted ABQCC on a hot humid day at Cornerstone. ABQCC had lost the previous day and were prepared to turn things around. ABQCC won the toss elected to bat first. Anand Ganti and Kunal Patel opened the innings. Ganti was playing with more caution while Kunal was trying to get a firm start. The first breakthrough for LCC came in the 6th over with first change bowler getting Anand (4) caught behind. The next over Kunal hit a rocket straight but was snagged by the bowler, Dhruv. Kunal made a quick 26 off 23 balls. LCC were looking good but the next partnership was broken 7 overs later. Shridhar scored 22 off 25 and Subramanian scored 5 off 35.
The next partnership between Mayur and Nishant was critical for ABQCC. They put up 62 runs together and took ABQCC past 100. Mayur played a good knock of 24. Karan (19) joined Nishant and helped ABQCC go past 150. LCC were able to pick up some cheap wickets in the death and ABQCC were all out for 185 in 38.3 overs.
Nishant played a great innings scoring 57 off 60 balls with 6x4s and 2x6s. The pick of the bowlers was Bodhayan Charaborty with figures of 8-2-19-4. Raj picked up 2 wickets in his 7.3 overs and Dhruv, Bhavya, and Ahamed picked up 1 each. LCC were pretty disciplined in their bowling giving up only 8 extras, but gave away too many easy boundary balls.
LCC opened with Nayab and Dharam. Dharam departed early in the 3rd over caught at the boundary for just 10. Nayab soon followed 2 overs later but scored 32 off 21 balls with 4x4s and 1x6, and gave LCC a decent start. LCC were 47-2 when Sakthi joined Sandeep. The 2 of them would go on to build a very good partnership of 60 runs and bring LCC past 100. Sandeep was looking good but fell to Karan caught behind for only 24 runs.
Bodha came out to the middle and with his form at the moment went on the attack. Scoring a blistering 34 off 27 balls with 1x4 and 3x6s. He helped LCC get to 164 and with Sakthi nearing his first CCL 50; he decided to give him that chance and unfortunately played one into the hands of long off. LCC only needed 22 more runs to win but not without some last minute excitement. Ahamed (2) was out early and Garnet joined Sakthi. Garnet blasted a couple 4s and a 6 and the target was getting closer faster than Sakthi was getting to his 50.
Sakthi decided to finish the match and get to his 50 but unfortunately it wasn’t the case. He tried to lift the ball over covers but just didn’t have enough and found the hands of the fielder. Sakthi made a very good 47 runs off 70 balls without scoring a single boundary. Very hard in this league to get runs without the long ball but Sakthi played very well. At this point LCC needed only 1 run to win, but ABQCC still had some left in the tank and Nishant got Amar trapped in front 1st ball. The match ended with a wide being bowled and LCC crossing over with some late drama.
The pick of the bowlers were Nishant, Aneesh, and Karan for picking up 2 wickets each. Kunal also picked up 1 wicket in the cause. Sakthi batted very well for his 47 and seeing LCC to the finish line.
Bodhayan also crosses the 4,000 runs mark in CCL, Congrats Bodha!
Man of the Match: Bodhayan Chakraborty for his 4-wicket haul and a blistering 34 off 27.
See LCC Vs ABQCC Scorecard
See LCC Vs ABQCC match video
ABQCC @ DCC: Premier game, Aug 19, 2017 - Reported by Vikas RS (DCC)
It was a beautiful sunny day at Cornerstone Park – ideal for a game of cricket. DCC won the toss and elected to field.
DCC’s opening bowlers Sanket Wagh and Yash Naik had an amazing start. While Yash kept it tight at one end, Sanket displayed disciplined pace bowling at the other end picking up 2 wickets in his opening spell. ABQCC’s top order batsmen had a rough day with the top 6 batsmen contributing only 26 runs. Just as it appeared that DCC would wrap up the ABQCC innings under 50 runs, one of ABQCC's most dangerous had not yet stepped on the field. Kunal Patel came in to bat at no. 7 and scored 47 runs off 33 with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes. Aneesh Pillai gave Kunal some support ensuring ABQCC crossed the 100 mark setting a total of 116 runs.
With 117 runs to win the game, DCC’s batsmen did not look in any serious trouble. Chandran Thangaraj was patient and ensured DCC did not lose wickets at both ends. He scored a composed 37 runs. The top 4 batsmen finished the game for DCC at a brisk run rate of 5.2 for the loss of 2 wickets in 22.5 overs.
Man of the Match: Sanket Wagh, who picked up 4 wickets with an economy of 2.4 with analysis of 7.5-1-18-4.
See ABQCC Vs DCC Scorecard
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