Chinatown won by 5 runs
Chinatown won the toss and chose to bat first
Chinatown: 114 for 7 in 14 overs
Shak 4-0-28-3 Tanj 4-0-36-2
Island Community: 108 for 5 in 16 overs
Remy 4-0-1-25 Faris 4-0-1-30 Wang 4-1-0-23
After losing the toss and being put into field, Island got off to the
perfect start when, off only the second ball of the match, Song was caught
at cover off the bowling of Jason.
Island would continue to apply pressure throughout the Chinatown innings and
wickets fell at regular intervals. However, some high class batting from
Faris (eventually caught off the bowling of Jack for 59 after briefly
retiring on 52) meant that Chinatown had
114 didn't seem like enough, but, Remy got Chinatown off to their own
perfect start when she had Rob LBW off the second ball of Island's innings.
That wicket brought Tanj to the crease and, accompanied by some sensible
batting from Joe (50*), they began to knock off the runs.
Island were cruising, but, in the 9th over, Faris got a vital breakthrough
for Chinatown when he had Tanj caught in the deep for 24. Wang then
continued Chinatown's momentum with a brilliant, maiden, 10th over in which
Connor was run out for a duck and Island were left wobbling slightly on 65-4
With some strong hitting and hard running Shak and Joe managed to steady the
ship though and, with 3 overs remaining, Island required 23 for victory. The
match took a cruel twist for Island though when Joe reached his 50 in the
13th over and had to retire.
This exposed Island's tail and gave Chinatown the opportunity to close in
and apply pressure in the field. Two overs later, Island had lost another
couple of wickets to run outs, but required only 8 from the last.
Sadiq came on to bowl the 16th and, as he had done earlier in the season
against the Dynamite Ducks, produced a classy, controlled, over to hand
Chinatown a seemingly unlikely victory.
Commiserations to Island, but it was a great game and played in the right
Submitted by Joe Fisher of Chinatown