Old Fallopians won by 94 runs
Old Fallopians won the toss and chose to bat first
Old Fallopians: 153 for 4 in 16 overs
Sam Shahid 53*
Mark Scoltock 23
Will Hopson-Hill 21
Bam Appleby 2-0-14-2 Jake Salmon 4-0-36-1 Rob Donnellan 4-0-46-1
Regents: 59 for 7 in 11.5 overs
Will Hopson-Hill 1.5-2-4-2 Peter Loving 2-0-9-2 Charlie Malston 2-2-0-1 Sam
Berkson 2-0-12-1 Tim Castle 2-0-16-1
This was the Old Fallopians' biggest league victory since they beat
Masiha by 96 runs in June 2006 (see report
The result in this early season mini-league decider (and Masiha's defeat to London
Tigers on the neighbouring pitch) means the Fallopians move above Masiha on net
run rate and play in Division Two for the main season.
It will be the first time the Old Fallopians have played outside the
league's lowest division - and is all the more impressive as this year there
will be four divisions.
One of the strongest teams the Fallopians have fielded for many years barely
missed a beat, winning the toss, batting first and powering to 153 for 4
from 16 overs, with captain Sam Shahid unbeaten on 53.
Regents were skittled all out for 59 in 11.5 overs, after an unprecedented
series of catches - six in all, and only one catching chance missed
(denying Tim Castle a wicket in the second ball of the innings).
Will Hopson-Hill took three catches in succession, all at point, as well as
gaining two wickets of his own. Sam Berkson, Mark Scoltock (keeper) and
Anthony James also took
Special mention for debutant Charlie Malston, who bowled two spotless overs
without conceding a run and demolishing the wicket to take a wicket second
ball. All that after an elegant 15 earned with precise and straight-batted
shots - one so straight it almost decapitated the umpire.
Also reaching double figures were Mark Scoltock (23) and Hopson-Hill (21)
The other wicket takers were Peter Loving (2 wickets), Berkson (1) and
Game played in good spirits by both sides on a sunny evening.
Submitted by Tim Castle of Old Fallopians