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Bengal Tigers v Homerton

Tuesday 2 July 2013, Victoria Park

Bengal Tigers won by 27 runs

Bengal Tigers won the toss and chose to bat first

Bengal Tigers: 117 for 6 in 16 overs
R.Hannon 31
Abhijit 29
Extras 22
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
John 17
Riz 16
Alex 15
Extras 14
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 turned down.

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



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