Season 22

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Re: Season 22

Postby Lunarlord34 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:38 pm

Scraped together an XI after my unfortunate idiocy at not setting cup orders meant we lost Shorten, Satin and Parish for this huge game against Lauderdale at home. It also meant I had to field a 5 man seam attack on a graveyard more meant for spinners :|
We had to get funky at selection, slapping a team together only five minutes out from the deadline lol. Van Rooyen was making his competitive debut for the club and Galu made his div 1 debut, the former having an outstanding debut while the latter was barely needed as he batted 9, didn't bowl (like a true club player) and watched on as the boys chased down Lauderdale's subpar 140 (then again, we were thrashed last time so all is even on that front) in 14 overs. Donda, Chaudry and Dizzy were fantastic up front. Keeping runs down all the while reducing them to 4-49 within the first 7 overs. Then it was the Van Rooyen show as he tore apart their middle and lower order to finish with 4-23, easily the pick. Though Dizzy's 1-25 and Donda's 3-32 were nothing to sneeze at.

In the chase, we lost makeshift opener Van Rooyen early in the chase but Face and Ferguson teamed up before the former was bowled short of his half century, Ascott apparently having a plane to catch as he came out guns blazing before falling for a rapid 17 before Ferguson and Bowden wrapped up the chase easily enough, Ferguson finishing 49* as we won by 7 wickets. Important five points and NRR boost in the bag will be handy seeing as we sit 5th, 4 points ahead of 6th placed GVE and 1 point adrift of 4th place FI. In touching distance of a top 2 spot as well, though just finishing top 5 after our terrible start would be more than enough....

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Re: Season 22

Postby liquefry » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:02 pm

Reds shooting up the table is nerve wracking for everyone but you lunar :P

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Re: Season 22

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:50 am

It was a great game for Charlie Boreham yesterday against FI. He firstly smashed a couple of sixes at the end of the innings (18 not out from 7 balls). Then he produced a super miserly 2/5 from 4 overs with the new ball! We won by 71 runs. :)

We now have an 11 point lead at the top of the table. Only 8 points separate 2nd and 7th places. All teams have plenty to play for so it should be an interesting final 5 rounds.
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Re: Season 22

Postby liquefry » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:41 am

Yikes at that game. Watched our innings with horror! Congrats Tonks.

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Re: Season 22

Postby Lunarlord34 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:33 am

Well, it seems like we've saved our best efforts far too late as Tonks has effectively wrapped up the title. Only Fartland can catch him....if he loses all the games left by the BP and loses something akin to -2 in NRR across those three matches.

However, got a nice christmas present yesterday as we thrashed RT by 119 runs. Batting first, we made a whopping 6-235, that being after we were 3-62 after 7.4. So we scored 3-173 in the last 12.2 overs as Ascott and Bowden thrashed the balls to all parts of the stadium; and possibly even out of it. Ascott seemed especially hell bent on punishing the bowlers, scoring a jaw dropping 90 off just 37, while Bowden overcome a slow start to really start hitting his straps to score a more sedative in comparison 66 off 32, with Face also chipping in with 32 at the top and Ellery finishing well in the final over to finish 12*.

In response....it was a massacre. RT never once looked like chasing the target as Dizzy striked early before Shorten got 2 in the 7th over, including one off his first ball, to break their back as he striked in his second over as well! Bell and Chaudry then got into the thick of things to take the next three before Shorten got a 4th in 3 overs to suddenly be staring down a 5fer. It didn't eventuate unfortunately, finishing with 4-36 off 4, however Parish and Chaudry cleaned up the tail easily enough to bowl them out for 116 just shy of the 17 over mark.

Leaves us in third place with 3 games to go, a point behind Fartland but we have everyone bar Tonks covered for NRR now so that's worth a possible extra game come late in the piece when it comes to final standings. More important, puts a huge gap between us and the other teams beneath us as we have some breathing space in the 7 points between us and 6th placed Lauderdale. The fact we have a +0.38 NRR over everyone bar Tonks is also huge, especially seeing as it stands at +1.41 over 4th placed RT!

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Re: Season 22

Postby Lunarlord34 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:44 am

Typical effort here by the boys, after making our highest score of the season we've suddenly all become Chris Martin and we're going to be bundled out for under 120 easily here. Just give GVE the 5 points now and let's not waste our time.

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Re: Season 22

Postby Lunarlord34 » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:21 am

Well bowlers did their best, got us the losing BP defending shit all. So thats a positive

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Re: Season 22

Postby Diameter » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 am

http://www.stumpedgame.com/Scorecard.php?Match=1145706

The last time Elemental Beasts and Stueys Team faced off, the latter one by 1 run in a 439-runs-scored affair. This time, it took place at the Elemental Ground, which looked a decent deck, with 32 moisture and 2 wear, the 98 speed was the only things some would see a decent thing for some bowlers.

Before this game, Madhur Ghosh's season stats for T20 were 337 runs, 148 Strike Rate, averaging 33.7 with 103* as his high score. Sajith Batcho's pre-game stats were 384 runs, 155 Strike Rate, averaging 42.6 with 106 as his high score. With those 2 in amazing form at the top, the Beasts looked good to go.

Ghosh started positively, with 2 4's in the first over, and after 4 overs, he was on 30* from 16 with 7 boundaries. Turner fell as opener but that brought in Batcho. The 2 scored heavily, with Ghosh reaching 55* from 28 balls, and Batcho reaching 53* off 22. Ghosh eventually fell LBW to Ormond, who finished 4-0-45-1, for 68 off just 37. That ended a 45-ball 96 run partnership. Milford walked in and hit 2 boundaries but fell for just 14, bringing out Zuyderhoff, who also only managed 15. Batcho was then run out for a 33-ball 78, and Murad Naeem nicked behind. Sampath Koops hit 2 consecutive sixes, only to fall the next ball. 8 off the final over meant they finished on 220/7, after the allotted 20 overs.

Stueys Team had a huge chase above them, and intent was shown as they took Milford for 16 in his first over, although Humphrey fell for 7 in the same over. Milford would pick up Humphrey with his 9th ball too. After 5 overs, they saw themselves at 51/2, a bit of a shaky start. Then Tom Skinner came to bowl, and Peter Fooks, who was a run-a-ball 7*, took him to the cleaners. 6, 4, 4, 6, 4 followed as he accelerated to 31* off just 12. However, Abu Imran would pick up him and John Husband in the very next over. Skinner would then have Stuart Husband caught behind, but was also attacked hard by Mitchell Alexander, meaning after 2 overs, he had conceded 42. Stueys Team were subsequently on 100/5 after 8, and fine with the RRR, but not with the wickets. Sampath Koops came onto bowl for the first time in the 9th over, and took 2/2, showing his class immediately. Quiet overs followed until Alexander put his foot down and reached 51* off just 22, still fighting resiliently. However, the equation became 72 off 30 balls by then, and Koops then had him caught out in his final over, finishing with an unreal 3-18 after 4. Skinner would claim another to improve his figures, and Abu Imran took the final wicket to bowl out the visitors for 162, giving the Beasts a 58 run win.

Now the season stats are:
Ghosh: 405 runs @ 36.82, 153 SR
Batcho: 462 runs @ 46.2, 164 SR
Milford: 237 runs @ 33.9, 137 SR // 16 W @ 17.08, 7.8 Economy
Koops: 138 runs @ 23, 150 SR // 16 W @ 17.38, 6.47 Economy
Pearce: 19 W @ 15.58, 7.4 Economy
Imran: 25 W @ 10.64, 6 Economy

Good stuff from the lads
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Re: Season 22

Postby Lunarlord34 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:09 pm

Well, title was Tonks ages ago so who cares about that spot atm. The rest of the ladder is where the only tension is at...with 2nd last Lauderdale on 5 wins, and 2nd placed Fartland on 6 wins. Granted, 8 points and a lot of NRR seperates them, but with 2 games to go no one bar Tonks is safe yet....
After we lose this week to Tonks by probably 200 runs, or 10 wickets take your pick, we'll probably have to win the last game against FI to guarantee our own survival...

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Re: Season 22

Postby MOD-tonk6464 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:41 am

I'm happy to have sewn up another Div.1 title. :)

The Reds could easily beat me this Wednesday. We'll see what happens. ;)

There's plenty to play for most of the teams in the final two rounds. Good luck everyone.
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