Bengal Tigers won by 27 runs
Bengal Tigers won the toss and chose to bat first
Bengal Tigers: 117 for 6 in 16 overs
Alex 4-0-13-2 John S.G. 2-0-10-1 Luke 2-0-15-1
Homerton: 90 for 6 in 15.2 overs
M.Pollitt 4-0-17-2 Bhushan 4-1-11-1
The Tigers won the toss and elected to bat on a (yet another) overcast and
windy evening. Some tight opening bowling from Homerton led to an early
wicket and a low scoring start.
But the arrival of Abhijit brought about a change in scoring pace. A couple
of no balls combined with decent hitting meant we saw the rare (rarity 1 of
3) sight of a 5 and a 7 being hit off the same over.
There was also good batting from Rob who held the innings together when the
middle order wobbled. An unspectacular end to the innings saw the score
reach a defendable 117.
Gaurav took the new ball, but all eyes were on Nic who made his Tigers
keeping debut (reminder - we need some inners so that our next keeper
doesn't end up with very red and bruised hands).
"If only I'd taken this up 25 years ago" was Nic's opening remark. The
Homerton batting started off solidly but some straight bowling from Gaurav
and Mike kept the scoring in check and eventually led to some wickets.
However the game was still relatively evenly placed when another rarity
(rarity 2 of 3), a straight drive being deflected by the bowler, Mike, onto
the stumps saw the non striker being run-out.
Enter, Homerton's guest batsman, Riz who looked much better than anything on
offer from both sides. The ball started to whiz to the boundary, but when
the Tigers spread the field, the offer of a free single was repeatedly
A big hit ended up being nicely caught on the long off boundary and Bhushan
had himself a wicket maiden (rarity 3 of 3). The final two batsmen batted
admirably but the bowling remained tight and Homerton came up 27 runs short.
Special mention to Nic who did a fine job behind the stumps given the late
start to his career.
Thanks to Homerton for a game played in good spirits.
Submitted by M.Pollitt of Bengal Tigers