Island Community won by 6 wickets
Island Community lost the toss and were put into field
Bengal Tigers: 85 for 6 in 14 overs
Andy Cox 30
Tim George 17
Kirk Fleming 3-0-15-4
Island Community: 86 for 1 in 9.3 overs
Tanjeem Chowdhury 50* retired
Joe Tousent 18
Tim George 0.3-0-6-1
Bengal Tigers won toss and chose to bat. An opening stand of 37 off the
first 6 overs was a solid start when Miran bowled John Davie for 7, then
Andy Cox and Tim George put on another 32 before top scorer Cox fell caught
behind by young Joe Tousent off Dammika Silva for 30.
That was the 11th over and the run rate barely crept over 6 runs per
over in a game reduced to 14 overs per side. In a remarkable last over, Kirk
Fleming took 4 wickets with his first two and last two balls, finishing with
4 for 15.
But the Tigers total was never enough for a strong Island batting line
up. Tanjeem Chowdhury and wicketkeeper Joe Tousent were quickly ahead of the
Just after Tanjeem retired on 50 not out (off just 24 balls), Joe the
wicketkeeper was ironically stumped for 18 but Island were left requiring
just 4 more to win off 28 balls.
Mo Rahman came in and hit the winning boundary off his first delivery
because he was desperate to get home to see the Champions League final - he
normally plays himself in for 6 overs before hitting any boundaries! - and
thus wrapped up a comfortable win for Island.
The game was played in the usual excellent spirit typical of the
Submitted by Steve Hill of Island Community