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East 8 v Mad Morrocas

Monday 9 July 2012, Victoria Park
East 8 won by 4 runs

East 8 won the toss and chose to bat first

East 8: 110 for 5 in 14 overs
Kash 21 Ali 30 not out
Suf 16
Billy 3-0-11-1 Mungo 2-0-10-1 James 1-0-8-1 Tom 4-0-21-1 Charlie 4-0-25-1

Mad Morrocas: 106 for 4 in 14 overs
Dom 22
Rob 25
Sam 19
Kash 3-0-13-0 Nas 4-1-19-2 Ali 4-0-27-1 Abby 3-0-17-1

On another wet evening both East 8 and Mad Moroccas arrived with determination to have a good game of cricket. The captains decided to flip the coin in the rain and agreed to play a reduced 14 over game to get a result. East 8 won the toss and decided to bat first.

Both teams prepared and as soon as there was an opening in the weather both teams began the game. Mad Moroccas struck early with Mungo bowling to Babs who gave a catch on the off side.

Mad Moroccas gave a lot of wide balls to the next pair due to the left and right batting combination of Kash and Abby. An unexpected on line deliver surprised Abby when he was bowled and had to walk back.

Kash kept his composure and batted well with Irfan joining him briefly. Kash finally walked back at 21 runs. Ali and Suf batted very well and put together a fantastic well needed partnership where Suf supported Ali by hitting 16 runs and Ali remained unbeaten on 30 runs.

East 8 finished their innings setting a target of 111 for the Mad Moroccas.

Kash and Nas opened bowling and kept it tight but the openers slowly but surely scored decent runs to keep the pressure on. Jim was sent back by Ali s fantastic caught and bowled. Dom put together a very good innings but Nas joined Ali in the caught and bowled trend.

Mad Moroccas kept a steady run rate on target to be victorious. Some economical overs from Ali and Abby put further pressure on and further wickets fell. It came to the last over when Mad Moroccas required 13 runs.

Abby kept it very tight and even bowled a fantastic Yorker that rattled Sam s stumps back and forth. Mad Moroccas finished their innings 5 runs short of victory.

An excellent game played in good spirits and it was a fun yet a close and exciting finish. A much needed victory for East 8 CC and we bag the 2 points.

Good luck to Mad Moroccas with their last league game. Well done East 8 CC on the money boys!

Submitted by Abby Molvi of East 8


 

 

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