Stoke Newington v Bengal Tigers
|Monday 8 August 2011, Victoria Park
Stoke Newington won by 8 runs
Stoke Newington lost the toss and were put into bat
Stoke Newington: 127 for 3 in 16 overs
Ali 51 retired
Mc Donald 3 for 23
Bengal Tigers: 119 for 6 in 16 overs
Stoke Newington lost the toss and were put into bat Scott and Ali starting
well, picking up singles and moving the score along nicely.
Neither really looked in any trouble until Mc Donald came on from the
cricket nets end. Almost immediatly he caused trouble, having a caught
behind turned down in his first over before getting Scott caught in his
second for 40.
In came Andre who started in his usual blistering way with a huge 6 followed
by a 2, but was caught off a top edge third ball. In came Sarafat who was
caught off his second ball and suddenly Stokey were looking fragile.
At this point Ali started hitting out and was well supported by Arif who was
joined by Furcan after Ali's retirement. The Tigers were probably pleased
with a target of 128 after the big opening stand. Joge and Mc Donald started
steadily getting to the early forties after 5 overs, when Mc Donald went,
bowled by Scott for 13.
Cook came in and hit a quickfire 13 (3 fours) before he was bowled by Ali.
However by now the run rate was climbing and some desperate running mean
that Joge (49) and Davie (0) were run out. Needing 29 off the last 3 overs
it was looking interesting.
The police helicopters circled, the dark drew in and in the next over
seventeen year old Furquan gave away only a single. In the next York hit a
couple of fours and scurried a few singles to leave 14 from the last over.
Simon bowled a dot, followed by bowling Shald's off stump. Next was a
single, then another, and another before York hit a 4 from the last ball. It
didn't matter as Stoke Newington knew they'd won the match and the league.
Submitted by simon hore of Stoke Newington