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Weekly League roundup by George Watson

Week Nine - 24 June 2018 (download report as a PDF here)

A week of big scores

Division 1

Rose & Crown kicked off the week with a dominant win over Regents in a match lasting just over an hour. Opting to bat first, Regents were bowled out for 40, with the defending champions chasing it down in just
2.1 overs without losing a wicket.

Tuesday saw London Fields enjoy a comfortable win over Best Nationals in a high scoring match on pitch 1. The Fields, opting to bat first looked strong throughout and hit a commanding 177-3 off their 16 overs with skipper Will Issac (55) and Tom Hughes (50) top scoring. Despite some great hitting from Tirth Poddar (47 including 3 sixes) and 42 from Pratik Dewani, Best Nationals fell short on 144-4 missing out by 33 runs.

Unbeaten Millwall and Stokey Scoundrels enjoyed a high scoring game on Wednesday. Millwall, batting first struck a dominant 189-1, with Farhan Rahman (50) and Arif Ahmed (50) looking in great form. Stokey, made a great start chasing and despite some fierce batting from openers Sarafat Ali (38) and Ramiz (Rambo) Khan (35) they lost key wickets at key times, falling 29 runs short on 160-5.

Sky once again looked in sizzling form on Thursday against Old Fallopians 1st VIII. Noz Hussein (52) and Aleem Hussein (53) smashed some huge boundaries as they finished on daunting 182-2. OF 1st VIII fell short despite great batting from Sheraz Shahid (32) and Qureshi (29) as they finished on 147-6 in their 16 overs.

Divison 2

Camel Lights saw off Homerton on Tuesday, as they chased down Homerton’s 124 in 13.2 overs. A great opening partnership between Lawrence de Glossop (39) and Kimball Lucas (28) set Homerton up for a strong score, alongside some last gasp runs from Andrew Hoffman helping Homerton to a competitive final total.

Brendan Cleever (50) and Graeme Carlisle (32) led the Camels to a comfortable win with just the one wicket falling chasing down their target in 132.2 overs.

Wednesday saw the Australian Expats earn a comfortable victory over L&Q Living. In form Trent Bryne (53), Ed James (36) and some late blows from Michael McGahan helped Expats to 162-2. Despite a spirited 39 from Sunny Sanger and 33 from James Beeston, L&Q finished 39 runs short on 123-5.

Masiha continued their good run as they enjoyed a 26-run win over Broadway in a high scoring game on pitch 1. Following his 78 last week Sheldon Greenland continued his super form, with 53 alongside and Stu Miller (50) helping Masiha to a daunting 187-1. Despite a gutsy 53 from Friday O’Flaherty, Broadway finished 27 runs short on 160-3.

Pitch 3 saw a Victoria Park classic produced between Crossrail and Mad Marrocas. MM finished on a competitive 158-3 James Harper (53) and Eddie Pike (36) top scoring.

Despite losing an early wicket, Crossail kept in the hunt thanks to some big hitting from Mo Iqbal (40) and Firoz Hussain (39). Needing four off the last ball, Khalid Dutt smacked the final delivery fox six, winning the match amid jubilant Crossrail celebrations.

Thursday saw Victoria Lounge stun Sports Interactive with one of the biggest ever wins in the league. Opting to bat first, The Lounge struck an incredible 234-1 off 16 overs, with huge hitting from Tom Stevens (52), Stefan Phillipson (53) and Gary Flanaghan (52). Sports Interactive fell well short of their target as they were bowled out on 33, Alex Pitt top scoring.

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Crossrail  (after beating Mad Marrocas Broadway Market) - Week 09     Photo: George Watson 




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