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Regents v Bengal Tigers     

Monday 5 July 2010, Victoria Park
Regents won by 2 runs

Regents won the toss and chose to bat first

Regents: 141 for 4 in 16 overs
Farmar 37
Campbell 29
Linay 23
Cox 4-1-16

Bengal Tigers: 139 for 6 in 16 overs
Cook 50*
Cox 30 (or so)
Appleby 4-2-not many

An incredibly open game that came down to the final ball, the first thing that has to be said was the hugely enjoyable spirit it was played in, even with such a tense finish. Regents put themselves into bat, and although fairly slow going to begin with, Farmar (refinding his excellent form after a one game blip) and Campbell got to the halfway mark without losing a wicket and with a reasonably healthy 66 on the board. This allowed first Linay and then Dinesen to have a go, with both batsmen playing a superb cut shot through point in consecutive overs.

The Bengal Tigers response began falteringly, as Appleby induced a rash top edged shot to deep square leg, where Stand-In-Captain Salmon Jr. had bravely put himself. Cox and Cook then laid about the bowling attack, and put the chasing team in a strong position, well ahead of the run rate at the halfway mark with wickets in hand. Farmar came on for some slow bowling, and a few lbw shouts helped keep the tigers caged in a bit. The turning point in the game hinged around the retirement of Cook for his 50, and very soon after Cox was bowled by Salmon Jr.

With new batsmen at the crease in fading light, Regents managed to claw back a chance of winning, and Appleby and Dinesen followed up with 2 more clean bowleds, including the Regents' Trademarked full toss. A chaotic final over included run outs, byes, lots of shouting and a result that left the Tigers short by a mere 2 runs.

Submitted by Jake of Regents

 

 

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