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Tower Ravens v President's VIII

Thursday 21 April 2005, Victoria Park
Tower Ravens' Michael Biggs writes:

On a bright but breezy April evening the President's XIII won the toss and decided unsurprisingly to bat in a reduced 12 over match.  Whilst failing to capture any wickets the Ravens opening attack of Kirk and debuntant Pierre bowled well and kept the run rate down aided by a slow and heavy outfield.  Batting retirements followed but the run rate remained slow as Michael replaced Kirk but Daryl did his best to move the Presidents score towards the 100 mark with some early season looseners.  All this meant that at the end the President's XIII finished on 82-1.

The Ravens also found batting conditions difficult with only some lusty blows from Kirk keeping the scoreboard moving.  Wickets fell at regular intervals and 35 odd required from the final 4 overs didn't promising in the inpending gloom of Victoria Park.  However the day was saved by man of match Ben who hit a match winning 26 before being bowled (probably due to exhaustion as all the runs were run!) shortly before the end.  Finally in virtue darkness Michael and Darly scampered the winning single off the penultimate ball of the innings to win it for the Ravens (finishing on 83-4).

A good evening for the Ravens was completed when president Bert presented the league trophy to a delighted captain Daryl.

Both teams then retired to the pub to thaw out and reflect on an excellent match played in good spirits throughout. 

Match reduced to 12 overs due to light
Presidents VIII won the toss

PRESIDENTS VIII Innings
Stan             retired                16
Saf              retired                29
Sean       not out                      20
Ben        st. Paul    b. Daryl         13
EXTRAS 5            TOTAL: 82 for 1 (12 overs)
(w 3, b 2)  

TOWER RAVENS Bowling
             Ovs Runs Wkts   
Kirk          3   18    0
Pierre        3   16    0
Michael       3   16    0
Daryl         3   30    1

TOWER RAVENS Innings
Kirk        c.         b. Graham        17
Pierre                 run out           7
Daryl       not out                     19
James                  run out           2
Ben                    b. Saf           26
Michael     not out                      1
Paul        
Afzaul
EXTRAS 11           TOTAL: 83 for 3 (11.5 overs)
(w 6, lb 1, b 4)

PRESIDENT VIII Bowling
             Ovs Runs Wkts   
Graham        3   15    1
Hannan        3   20    0
Ozzie         3   22    0
Sean          2   16    0
Saf           0.5  5    1

 

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