East London Community won by 100 runs
East London Community won the toss and chose to bat
East London Community: 181 for 5 in 16 overs
Alex Hudson 3-0-33-2
Ed Greening 4-0-45-2
Old Ranwellians: 81 all out in 9.4 overs
Alex Hudson 19
Ed Greening 16
James Eaton 13
Having beaten ELCCC in a friendly earlier in the season, Old Ranwellians
went into the match hopeful of another upset to record their first win of
ELCCC won the toss and elected to bat. Initial tight bowling
from Ford and Eaton quickly gave way to loose deliveries and wides, which
Altaf capitalised on to smash his way to retirement with 52.
Alex Hudson came
into the attack for a rare bowl and rewarded his captain with 2-33 off his 3
overs, but more clean hitting from Shakeel (21) and Mohit (33) at the death
enabled ELCCC to set an imposing target of 181, for the loss of 5 wickets.
Ed Greening claimed 4-0-45-1, and David Field took advantage of a batsman's
mix up to claim a birthday run out.
Old Ranwellians set off excellently, and being 46-1 after 4 overs suggested
they might be able to make a fist of the run chase.
Alex Hudson (19) had
given them their bright start, which Ed Greening (16) continued with a
series of uncharacteristic boundaries.
However, with both falling so cheaply
their starts were reduced to mere cameos, and no other batsman put in any
resistance, the familiar batting collapse set in and Old Ranwellians were
all out for 81.
Superb bowling from Altaf (2-0-9-3) set the collapse in
motion, and Mohit (his 4 balls claiming 2 wickets for just one run) helped
mop up the Old Ranwellians tail.
East London Community are a great team to play against, and always play the
game in the right spirit and humour, and are equally gracious in victory and
defeat. Old Ranwellians wish them luck for the rest of the season and their
quest for the title, of which they are worthy contenders.
Submitted by Ed Greening of Old Ranwellians