May 12, 2019
||Won by 1 wicket
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(Standing L-R) Ahmed Nisar, Kafh Hasan, Syed Hussian, Gaurav
Steve Hamilton, Vishal Sharma, Sam Clough, John
Shaw; (kneeling L-R) Graham Mcgee, Azaz Khalil, Jack Turner
Played at Holtwhites Hill, Enfield
Report by Steve Hamilton
This was a very exhilarating low-scoring game played on a mild
I won the toss and decided to field as the
wicket looked spicy and my intuition proved right!
Khalil opened the attack and clean bowled Belsham with the fourth
ball of his first over, and it was not long before Syed's pace
bamboozled the other opening batsman with a snick off the outside
edge into the secure gloves of Jack Turner, who once again gave a
masterful display of top-class keeping throughout the match.
Our specialist left-arm unorthodox spinner (Chinaman) Vishal Sharma
bowled a majestic five-over spell for only 19 runs and certainly
deserved a wicket as his wrong'uns deceived the batsman many times.
Sharma was well supported by Ahmed Nisar, improving every
game with a reliable line and length. Nisar soon managed to take the
wicket of Wilkes-Green, skying the ball into the hands of dubutant
Graham McGee who showed great composure and made a difficult catch
Now the wickets started to tumble as (Wily
Young Fox) John Shaw and Gaurav Prabhu both took three wickets each.
Shaw took the wicket of their star batsman and young colt
Garnsworthy, clean bowled for 46, while Prabhu almost achieved a
hat-trick. I got the final wicket and we were set 105 to win.
After a superb tea in the luxurious club house we were all
confident of a easy run chase.
However, wickets started to
fall rapidly and we were looking rocky at 55 for 7. Only Gaurav
Prabhu (47 not out) looked solid. But with his unflappable
temperament and ability to play strokes when needed - and playing
according to the match situation - he showed a fine example of
coolness under pressure!
Ahmed came in and looked composed
and supported Gaurav for a useful partnership of 24 and was
unfortunately caught at long off.
We were now on 83 for 9,
still needing another 22 more runs to win, when John Shaw graced us
with his presence at the crease. Once there he showed all his
experience and character and was soon rotating the strike and
hitting the odd boundary to help us ever closer to the target.
Gaurav finally took us over the winning line by smashing two
fours down the leg side!
A magnificent game full of many
highs and lows and a celebration drink was well deserved after the
game in the club house.
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Holtwhites Trinibis 104-10 (27.2 overs)
b Khalil 0
Turner b Hussian 3
b Shaw 46
I.Wilkes-Green ct Mcgee b Nisar
b Shaw 24
b Prabhu 2
b Prabhu 0
B.Law-Davie ct Turner b
D. Waterson ct Hasan b
b Hamilton 0
M. Davie not out
Extras(w 4, lb 6, nb 2)
Azaz Kahlil 4-0-8-1
Ahmed Nisar 4-1-5-1
John Shaw 5-0-30-3
Steve Hamilton 2.2-0-5-1
Old Fallopians 106-9 (29.4 overs)
Kath Hasan ct ? b
b Davie 8
Gaurav Prabhu not out
Sam Clough ct ? b
Azaz Kahlil ct ?
b Smith 8
Graham Mcgee st keeper b Smith
Ahmed Nisar ct ? b Ben
Syed Hussian ct ? b Jack
Vishal Sharma lbw b Dantee
b Jack 0
John Shaw not out
Extras(w 8, lb 1)
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