Bengal Tigers v Old Ranwellians
|Monday 28 May 2012, Victoria Park
Bengal Tigers won by 27 runs
Bengal Tigers won the toss and chose to bat first
Bengal Tigers: 152 for 3 in 16 overs
Ford. 4-0-32-2 Greening 4-0-36-1
Old Ranwellians: 125 for 2 in 16 overs
A good all-round performance with bat and ball saw another win for the
Tigers. Bengal Tigers won the toss and with runs in the air (and the
outfield a few inches shorter than last week) chose to bat on a sweltering
After the initial embarrassment of stumps-gate the game got underway with
the ball showing some early hints of swing. The Tigers started steadily,
with the assistance of a fair few wides, until an extraordinary around the
wicket delivery by Ford (well bowled) took out Hannon's off stump.
The Tigers pushed on with some steady batting by Shiva and George. However
when Shiva holed out to long on, Cook came to the crease and upped the
tempo. With a hat-tip to the iPad cricket app, nxCricket (thanks Old
Ranwellians) we saw some excellent strike rates (SR) with Cook and George at
186 and 182 respectively, and a solid SR of 145 from Gaurav.
Having the technology at hand, Old Ranwellians knew the Manhattan and 'worm'
required. Eaton (bad luck on the injury - a runner was required) and Hudson
started off solidly and at the half way stage were matching the Tigers'
However, some great bowling by George and Gaurav kept the batting side in
check and the run rate required kept on climbing. With 40 needed off the
final over, Cook was given the ball and saw the game out.
There was good keeping from Jon who took a nice caught behind, conceded only
1 bye, and was very close with a couple of stumpings. The final stat
analysis showed that despite a superior scoring shot percentage by Old
Ranwellians of 71% vs. 60%, it was the Tigers' superior boundary hitting
that won the day with 18 fours vs. 3.
Thanks to Old Ranwellians for a game played in good spirits. Cheers Benny
for scoring, umpiring, and the beers, and well done on the new addition.
Submitted by Michael Pollitt of Bengal Tigers