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Tower Cavaliers v Mad Morrocas

Tuesday 23 August 2011, Victoria Park
Tower Cavaliers won by 4 wickets

Tower Cavaliers lost the toss and were put into field

Mad Morrocas: 100 for 7 in 15 overs
Dom & Brendan 16
Steve Williams 2-13 Ross Arnold 2-14 Cain Duncan 2-25
Alkesh Solanki 1-11

Tower Cavaliers: 102 for 3 in 13.2 overs
Cain Duncan 41
Ross Arnold 22 not out
Steve Williams 16
Mike 2-26

Donnington MONSTERS OF ROCK/DOWNLOAD comes to Vikki Park for the VPCCL 2011’s final game of the season. UHH? What? Okay, if you were a heavy metal band’s lyricist then two things from last night’s game would come to the fore as inspiration.

NOVEMBER RAIN (albeit AUGUST) and as Iron Maiden would suggest, FEAR OF THE DARK ..We had it all! The Mad Morrocas skipper won the toss and elected that his team bat first. 102 all out!

Dom & Brendan scoring 16 runs apiece, Rob got 11 & Jimi and Charley chipping in with 10. In amongst the run fest, Mungo was a tad unlucky to be given out leg before ..with the Cavaliers skipper, the ubiquitous blond Bullit Steve Williams winning the appeal.

Steve ended up with figures of 2-13 of 4 overs. Vice captain, Cain KING Duncan bowled without luck but the rain gods did allow him to finish off 4 overs with figures of 2-25.

The Cavaliers left-handed combo of Sheriff Ross(co) Arnold and Phil the POWER Price bowled with guile and determination and were rewarded with figures of 2-14 and 0-12.

Lord Lucan Solanki bowled loosely enough to take 1-11 off 2 overs. His lone wicketing furrow was thanks to the drizzly handiwork of Ken Marshall (LAW) as he stumped Dom. In the field Rob (no relation to Steve) Waugh and the (Thatch) Maroof Ahmed, aka the DArK KniGhT, were exemplary, skidding, sliding and throwing. Bravo!

When the Mad Ms went out to field the midges also came out to irritate the Cavaliers, but they taste good (allegedly). Jimi & Mike bowled their 4 overs straight with Mike taking 2 wickets for 26 runs. Steve chipped in with 16 runs but the KING, CAIN DUNCAN, who seemed to be doing a fine impression of Charles Bronson in Death Wish, was the key to the run chase, 41 runs until he was clean bowled by the ice block, Charley.

So it was left to the Cavaliers left-handed combo of Sheriff Ross(co) Arnold and Phil the POWER Price to finish the run chase, with 22 not out and 2 not out respectively. It was dark by this time ..and time waits for no man. Especially not for the Cavaliers jester, Phil - he had a train to catch to ..SOUTHAMPTON.

A nice journey home with a victory in his back pocket. To end, the rioters had their fun in the sun a couple of weeks back, HOWEVER. the Mad Ms and the Cavaliers were given the opportunity to play the VPCCL’s first ever day/night game of cricket. WE MADE HISTORY. So long till 2012 (dependent on the OLYMPICS ruling for the usage of the park).

Submitted by Alkesh Solanki of Tower Cavaliers


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