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Island Community v Norfolk & Crown

Tuesday 1 May 2007, Victoria Park

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
John 44
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.

He then 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.


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