Regents won by 12 runs
Regents won the toss and chose to bat first
Regents: 79 for 7 in 15.1 overs
Appleby - 19*
Pollitt - 4-1-11-2 Yorke - 3-0-15-2 Cox - 4-0-19-2
Bengal Tigers: 67 for 7 in 14.2 overs
Hannon - 14
Syed - 12
Walsh - 4-1-17-3 Appleby - 3.2-0-17-3 Salmon - 4-0-14-1
A match for the bowlers, CDM Mortimer won the toss, and put Regents into bat
on an overcast and warm evening. Cox immediately got extravagant movement
through the air, and, after 3 that swung out a foot or more from off, got
the variation straight ball to bounce and take Farmar-Carver's outside edge.
It became fairly clear that pitch 2 was misbehaving, with length balls
rearing up and shorter balls scuttling through, and combined with the
swinging ball, Regents lost wickets at regular intervals. Linay dug in,
deciding that with the ball misbehaving so much, no balls and wides were
inevitable, so we should just stick around and let them tick over.
Coming in at 7, Appleby produced the one Regents innnings of note, starting
off with a crunching cover drive for four off his first ball, and following
up with several more offside boundaries, supported by Donnellan. This final
flurry 'boosted' the tally to 79, which gave Bengal Tigers a little to think
about in such conditions, but very much fancying their chances.
Walsh found his fine form from earlier in the season, pinning Cox for lbw in
his first over, and then forcing two catches in 3 balls to Salmon at point.
Salmon followed up with an inswinging yorker to Davie, and Tigers were in
trouble at 30-4 at the halfway point.
A slightly expensive first over from Appleby got them back in the chase,
although he rallied well to force miscued drive to Farmar-Carver with the
penultimate ball of the over. With Dinesen and Linay bowling tightly from
the North End, Appleby reigned it in, and castled the last two Tigers
batsmen, Syed (who had been striking the ball very cleanly down the ground)
and Hannon (who was looking like carrying his bat).
A thoroughly enjoyable game, played in great sportsmanship as ever from the
Tigers. If that lad Extras keeps his head down, he's got a great career
ahead of him.
Submitted by Jake of Regents