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Cup Final: Chinatown v Island Community

Wednesday 28 August 2013, Victoria Park
Chinatown won by 5 runs

Chinatown won the toss and chose to bat first

Chinatown: 114 for 7 in 14 overs
Faris 59
Wang 13
Shak 4-0-28-3 Tanj 4-0-36-2

Island Community: 108 for 5 in 16 overs
Joe 50*
Shak 28
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 from 10.

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 spirit!

Submitted by Joe Fisher of Chinatown



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