Island Community won by 19 runs
Island won toss and elected to bat.
Match reduced to 14 overs per innings.
Island 136 for 2 off 14 overs.
Tanjeem Chowdhury 35
Mo Rahman 34
Alamin Haque 24* not out
Delrick Adikari 24* not out
Nayan 4 - 0 - 25 - 2
Norfolk & Chance 117 for 5 of 14 overs
Nayan 50* not out
Tanjeem Chowdhury 4 - 0 - 27 - 2
Sam Dowsett 4 - 0 - 35 - 2
Match Report by Island's Steve Hill...
After last week's abandoned
match due to bad light when Island were in a winning position, captain
Tanjeem Chowdhury won the toss, elected to bat first, and agreed a reduced
14 over format with N&C's captian to prevent a repeat performance.
shared in an opening stand of 63 off 7 overs before being bowled for 35 off
24 balls by Nayan whilst trying to push the run rate up. Alamin Haque joined
local teacher Mo Rahman at the crease to take the score past 100 for the
second wicket, with Mo falling for 34, and a late cameo from stand-in
wicketkeeper Delrick Adikari (24 runs from 9 deliveries) took Island's total
to a very respectable 136 for 2 off 14 overs.
But apart from Nayan's tight bowling, the innings was headlined by a
series of dropped catches from N&C, with Alamin alone being dropped 4 times
in his 24 not out.
The Norfolk & Chance innings started with another dropped catch, opener Paul
put down after driving low to Tanjeem at mid-off, but a good throw from
Alamin square on to the wicket saw Paul run out for a duck off the last ball
of the first over. The innings of the match belonged to John, who hit 44 off
just 22 balls including 9 fours, ably supported by Nayan who went on to
round off a good all round individual performance with 50 not out.
At the 7 over half-way stage, N&C were right on the run rate with only 1
wicket down, but Tanjeem's off breaks and occasional doofra's (or so he
claims!) saw two stumpings in two balls, quickly followed up by 15 year old
Sam Dowsett clean bowling the next two batsmen with his medium swing
bowling, reducing N&C from 72 for 1 to 84 for 5 less than 3 overs later.
The run chase at over 12 runs per over proved too much for N&C's lower
order batsmen, and tight bowling from Island's youngsters secured a
comfortable 29 runs victory as N&C finished on 117 for 5 with the light
fading across Victoria Park.
So N&C remain winless and Island CCC secure their first competitive victory
of the year as they look to qualify for the league's first division of Super
Sixes for the first time this season.