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Cup: Tower Cavaliers v Wrong'uns

Monday 23 July 2012, Victoria Park

Tower Cavaliers won by 34 runs

Tower Cavaliers won the toss and chose to bat first

Tower Cavaliers: 118 for 4 in 16 overs
Alkesh the LORD Solanki 45 not out
Graville the ROCKER 24 not out
Rob Waugh EFFORT 17
Phil THE POWER Price 6

Wrong'uns: 84 for 7 in 13.1 overs
Simon DARK KNIGHT Maroof Ahmed of HR Operations 2-20
Philmore ONE BALL Walker 1-0
Andrew DEADLY Dickson 1-21

After finishing runners up in Division 3, the Tower Cavaliers feel a sense of unfinished business this season - with the cup being the business that needs to be finished in 2012! So to the 1st round which paired Division 2's Wrong'uns with the Council's very own Cavaliers...

Captain Andrew DEADLY Dickson won the toss, on the most pleasant evening this season, and decided to bat. Openers Rob Waugh EFFORT & Phil THE POWER Price got their team off to a solid start before the 1st wicket fell in the 5th over with the score on 33.

Losing the POWER caused the Cavaliers to lose their charge. Rob Waugh EFFORT, Andrew DEADLY Dickson & Philmore ONE BALL Walker all perished. When Alkesh the LORD Solanki & Graville the ROCKER were paired up the score was 38-4 after 6 overs.

When the innings closed after 16 overs the score had scaled the Kilimanjaro - 118 runs. Alkesh the LORD Solanki & Graville the ROCKER both not out, 45 and 24 respectively. What a performance! The heat was at its greatest but it seemed the heat was on the Wrong'uns after the Lord & the Rocker set them to task.

Alkesh the LORD Solanki hit a huge 6 (over long-on to the longest part of Victoria Park's pitch 3). For those who have played on pitch 3 will know how vast that boundary is. Alkesh the LORD Solanki's 45 not out was a typical classy knock from the Cavaliers living legend! In the hutch, waiting to bat still, where the DARK KNIGHT Maroof Ahmed of HR Operations & Stephen NAME THAT TUNE Poppe.

They were not needed on this occasion - which is good news for the opposition. Why, you may ask? The afore mentioned Mssrs Poppe & Ahmed are noted exceptionally talented BIG HITTERS - who knows what the score would have ended up at!

The 5th wicket partnership of 80 runs was a pleasure to witness from the covers boundary where I was located. So the chase was on for Wrong'uns....A chase that proved unsustainable. Andrew DEADLY Dickson & the ubiquitous Alkesh the LORD Solanki bowled through their 4 overs each with the Wrong'uns struggling to accelerate to meet the run rate.

The score on the board was 41-1 after 8 overs leaving 78 runs to win off 8 overs. Very much acheivable with the opening bat Simon looking well set and with plenty of wickets in hand. However the Wrong'uns could not foresee the crime fighting prowess of HR operations Dark Knight' Mr Maroof Ahmed Esq.

Simon perished via the Dark Knight's Good vs Evil bowling and that, in theory, ended their run chase. Ironically, it only took Philmore ONE BALL Walker one ball(!) to clean up the innings, 84 all out. Credence must be claimed and cedit given to the quality fielding feats of Stephen NAME THAT TUNE Poppe - he was like great wall of china AND hadrians wall - just no way through him. SUPERLATIVE dare I suggest.

2nd round beckons for the Cavaliers and at this rate will be tough to beat. Well done to the Cavaliers and bravo to Skipper Andrew DEADLY Dickson who once again has looked after Capatain Stevie McQUEEN Williams' ship with a victorious aplomb,. Mike THE BIG UNIT Murat. 1st IX Coach (Senior & Ladies) & Team Manager. NB.. (I resigned as Fitness Coach last week).

Submitted by Mike Murat of Tower Cavaliers



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