Thomson Reuters v Wrong'uns
|Tuesday 16 August 2011, Victoria Park
Thomson Reuters won by 31 runs
Thomson Reuters won the toss and chose to bat first
Thomson Reuters: 137 for 3 in 16 overs
Nikul Patel 52*
James Douse 20
Gautam Jain 18*
Parker 4 - 0 - 25 - 1 Ames 4 - 0 - 36 - 1 Bobby 2 - 0 - 18 - 1
Wrong'uns: 106 for 5 in 16 overs
Sachin Randunne 4-0-20-2 Nikul Patel 3-0-17-1 James Douse 4-0-26-1 Dave
A match put back a week owing to the aftermath of local riots. TR won the
toss and batted. Super opening spell by Parker put TR on the back foot,
claiming the wicket of Kiddle.
Ames at the other end accounted for Daripa as TR were 2 down for 30 in the
5th over. Nikul Patel then started clobbering all the bowling around the
ground in a rousing half century that contained 10 fours.
Wrong'Uns stuck at it and pegged TR down at the other end until James Douse
and Gautam Jain struck some quality shots to get TR to 137-3. Bear was
brought to the ground early in Wrong'Uns reply by (oddly) an errant throw
from Randunne. In his dazed state he was unable to prevent a lovely
inswinging yorker from Patel hitting the leg stump.
Bobby was deceived by Sachin Randunne's swing as well as spin, an inside
edge leaving Wrong'Uns in trouble at 20 for 2. Randunne struck again soon
after, Dave Joshi taking a neat catch to remove Kwong for 4.
James "dobbly" Douse entered the fray and bowled a tidy set of overs,
removing Spike with a straightforward catch to keeper Richard Higginbottom.
All this time, opener Nibble was building momentum, playing some lovely
strokes all around the wicket and demonstrating a gift for timing the ball.
He retired unbeaten on 53 with a beautiful lofted drive that landed just
inches inside the boundary. Parker and Ames hit out in pursuit but the light
was gloomy and the target ominous enabling TR to run out winners by 31 runs.
A good match played in an excellent spirit.