Season 32 Level 3

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Oct 07, 2022 4:12 pm

Week 6

3.1 BTP-s Cobbacombe Cross Crusaders vs Faisal25
This was 3rd vs 1st, so a lot was at stake when BTP won the toss and decided to bat. 4-30 by Qazi Shakir and 3-9 by Jay Burrows reduced their opponents to 155 all out in the 43rd over. No batter really got going and even top scorer Bob Monkhouse (44) only had a strike rate of 53. Faisal were looking good to hold top spot but the well worn pitch proved too much for them as they crumbled to 133 all out. Only Chinthaka Leembruggen (41) managed to pass 20 as Caleb Clinch took 5-20 with his finger spin. BTP remain 3rd but Chester Ducks now replace Faisal at the top.

3.3 Bronsonshire vs Chingford Wanderers
The home side were looking to stay top of the league today and made hard work of it despite posting 256-9. Their top four all made solid scores with Gijs Cohen’s 54 being the pick of them. For Chingford, spinner Ian Biggins had the great figures of 10-0-27-4. In reply both Ken Zamitt and Hashim Zahid passed 50 but they agonisingly fell 6 runs short as Pervaiz Jamil (4-39) took out the top order and Sam Cook (3-41) wrapped up the tail to seal a close win. Chingford slip to 3rd place as Bronsonshire go 5 points clear.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Yorkshire Puddings
This was quite an empathic win by the league leaders as they won the toss, batted and scored 316-7. The top six batters all made solid starts with Basiel Langenhoven (76) and William Stallard (60) the top scorers. For the home side Michael Lightfoot took 3-70 but they just didn’t pick up wickets often enough to slow the run rate. Opener Andrew Stockdale (84) batted for 33 overs, but his colleagues all fell on a regular basis as they closed on 213 all out. Pick of the bowlers here was Qadir Naqvi with 3-45 and fast bowler Steven Francis was clocked at 102.7 mph!

3.4 Red Devils vs Indolent Devils
The away side kept up the pressure on the league leaders with a 3-wicket win. Red Devils struggled to make 197-9 in their 50 overs with only keeper Anthony Crawley (50) scoring more than 26. Left-arm medium pacer Chasilery Veena took 4-32 and the attack did well to restrict the runs on this very fast track. In reply Indolent took 44 overs to knock off the runs but losing 7 wickets hampered their chase for the bonus point. No Indolent batter passed 50 and only one batter on either team had a strike rate over 100 despite the speed of the wicket.

3.4 Muck and Brass vs Kalinga Lancers
Lancers won the toss and elected to bat first on a slow and slightly worn track. Spinner Eddie Edmunds took advantage of this and finished with figures of 4-47 as Lancers were all out for 209. No batter passed 50 with only a couple of lower order players striking at 100+. The reply was better with Reg Matthews (82*) leading the home side to victory inside 40 overs. This moved them from 5th to 3rd thanks to other results.

3.7 Mordialloc vs Pudbon
Pudbon stay top on net run rate after this victory. They inserted their opponents and bowled them out for 212 at the end of the 43rd over. Mahipal Santhanakrishnan top scored with 89 and Lucas Langenhoven took 3-64. Opener Trevor Jeal then scored 114 to see Pudbon home but they just missed out on the bonus point as Mordialloc took them to the 42nd over, mainly thanks to a three-pronged wrist spin approach.

3.7 Basco vs Durham County
Meanwhile, second placed Durham also missed out the bonus point, but then they were chasing 311 for victory. Basco set this total thanks to Jayraj Gundamaraju (88), Stuart Merry (65) and Shoaib Yaqoob (51*). Despite the run-fest Victor Davidson returned the excellent figures of 10-1-47-3. An opening stand of 162 by Pim Burger (90) and Lodewijk Coetzee (80) gave the away side a cracking start especially as it only took 25 overs. An unbeaten 60 by Anesu Mntungwa then saw them home in the 46th over with no bowler able to take enough wickets to stem the tide.

Games that include teams that are either BOT or not seeing their managers will not be reported on. It is assumed that these teams will lose, so they will only be mentioned if an upset takes place.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Oct 14, 2022 3:19 pm

Week 7

3.1 Chester Ducks vs Faisal25
This was 1st vs 2nd but the result saw neither of them on top of the league as BTP jumped past both. Faisal won the toss and decided to bowl first on a tricky paced track. Wickets fell regularly with no batter going on to make that game-changing score, as Ducks were 201 all out at the end on the 48th over. For the visitors Kurt Lamb was the pick of the bowlers as he took 3-37 but then his teammates also struggled to score runs. Mainly thanks to an 88-run stand, Josh Clinch (57) and Zulqamain Abid (43) saw Faisal stumble over the line for the loss of 9 wickets. Pace bowler Ita Khapela took 3-30 to prevent Faisal taking maximum points.

3.3 Chingford Wanderers vs Mancunian Candidates
With leaders Bronsonshire playing a BOT, it was imperative for both teams to win today. Having been put into bat, opener Pikirayi Dindela helped himself to a run-a-ball 140 plus fellow opener Liam Van Vuuren scored 87 as they posted a challenging 327-8. The best bowler by far was Mark Wilkes, who took 3-54, but the rest of the attack struggled to keep the run rate in check. The reply started well as Ashley Bodley (57) and Steve Gleave (44) put on 59 for the 2nd wicket, but once Gleave was out there followed a steady procession. Chingford were eventually all out for 204 thanks to Shah Raza (4-43) and Dinuka Guliam (3-34) and a couple of run outs. It’s now probably already beyond Chingford to challenge for promotion as they find themselves 11 points adrift at the halfway point.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Muck & Brass
The loss today has just about confirmed that Jatt will be staying in level 3 for next season. M&B won the toss, batted first but only posted 189 mainly due to three run outs and 3-49 by Haidar Mustafa. They were indebted to a 110-run partnership 7th wicket by Eric Windass (61) and Mark Bishop (49) but must have been worried at the break. However, Jatt also conspired to have 3 run outs and only Andrew Stockdale (58) made a score as they crumbled once again to 129 all out. Pacer Graham Glover enjoyed the conditions as he returned 3-31 off just under 10 overs.

3.4 Kalinga Lancers vs Yorkshire Puddings
Leaders YP decided to bat first and with opener Basiel Langenhoven scoring 72 they closed on 230 all out. Peter Afrika took 3-31 in vain as his side then struggled to make 153 all out, thanks to Dmitri Gray who scored 79*. Monty Ashforth took 4-32 and Steven Francis once again sent down a 104mph thunderbolt. This result leaves YP top of the table by 4 points from Indolent Devils.

3.7 Warfield vs Pudbon
The home team won the toss, inserted Pudbon and then failed to take a wicket until the 30th over. Openers Trevor Jeal (112) and Tino Gagashe (109) put on 199, and a late 84* by Robert Cassidy saw them close on 379-7. In reply, the Warfield batters struggled to get going and limped to 151 all out in just the 38th over. Best bowlers were Lucas Langenhoven (3-28) and Theodore Plant (3-31), with just Chris McLean (44) making the only score of note. Pudbon remain top on net run rate whilst Warfield should start planning for next season.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Oct 21, 2022 2:51 pm

Week 8

There are still a lot of teams with named managers who are just not putting in an appearance, hence the reason for only seven match reports. There will be a lot of BOT notices going out after the season ends, so I think Division 3 will be a little light on managed vs managed fixtures in Season 33.

3.2 Boundary Riders vs Greenfielders
3rd versus 2nd went the way of the form book as Greenfielders took maximum points to stay just a point adrift of Stumped Barbarians. Riders were asked to bat, but the normally reliable batting line-up failed to fire with only Dennis (63) making any significant contribution. Both Haddock and Jessop took three wickets as Riders slumped to 174 all out. In reply, openers Craig and Sayers registered a hundred stand to put the game beyond their opponents. Sayers finished with 82 as Riders seemed to suffer a backlash from their defeat in the cup last weekend.

3.3 Mancunian Candidates vs Los Galatico
The home side won the toss and elected to bat. Van Vuuren, Dindela, Ratnanather and Phillips all passed fifty as they posted a very challenging 304-8 on a sluggish pitch. Watkin finished with the best figures of 6-61 but the rest of the attack failed to stem the run flow. In reply Galactico slumped to 19-2 before the middle order steadied the ship, but couldn’t match the Candidates as they were dismissed for 225. Compton was the only batter to pass fifty and bowlers Gulliam, Raza and Steyn took three wickets apiece. This defeat leaves both teams two games adrift of leaders Bronsonshire.

3.4 Yorkshire Puddings vs Red Devils
Leaders YP continued on their way to the title with their 8th straight win. Devils made it tough, even though they were only defending 174, as YP won by 3 wickets. Best performances were all by YP players with Liebenberg (68), Langenhoven (58) and Ashforth (3-27) being the pick.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Indolent Devils
Devils kept up their chase for top spot by soundly beating Jatt by 135 runs. After being asked to bat, opener Calder score exactly 100 whilst the rest of the line-up had licence to attack. They finished on 249-9 but this proved to be way beyond the Jatt batters as they folded to 114 all out with only Tudugalage (35) making a fist of it. Jatt’s Walker took 3-51and Oatley of the Devils finished with 3-19.

3.5 Cestrians vs Mombasa Massive
Unbeaten Cestrians won the toss, asked Massive to bat and passed their opponents score of 235 all out thanks to a 31-run 10th wicket partnership. Both Massive openers scored fifties but 4-60 by Holding helped to keep the score below 240. However, Cestrians lost regular wickets and were eventually dragged over the line by Cox (51) and tail-enders Hogg (17*) and Hearne (20*). Despite the best efforts of Ansel (3-44) and Prinsloo (3-47), Massive were unable to snatch that vital final wicket.

3.7 Mordialloc vs Basco
A home win here meant that Mordialloc passed Basco on net run rate to claim 3rd spot. After being asked to bat first they were all out for 259, mainly due to 97 by Snigdha and 62 by Santhanakrishan. Prendergast took 4-52 with his wrist spin, but the batters then collapsed to 158 all out thanks to the opposition’s wrist spinner, Kosun, who finished with 4-31. Gingell scored 46 batting at number seven, but no other batter was able to provide any support.

3.7 Pudbon vs Durham County
Pudbon went to the top of the table following this high scoring affair. After being asked to bat, Durham posted 313-8 with scores of 85 for captain Sokhey and 84 for Burger. In reply Durham struggled to take wickets with opener Gagashe scoring 124 and Gwynn came in at number three and scored 86 with a 130-strike rate. They knocked off the runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the 45th over, and this wasn’t a day that any of the 10 bowlers used will care to remember.
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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby ashok36 » Fri Oct 21, 2022 3:38 pm

CaptainChaos wrote:Week 8

There are still a lot of teams with named managers who are just not putting in an appearance, hence the reason for only seven match reports. There will be a lot of BOT notices going out after the season ends, so I think Division 3 will be a little light on managed vs managed fixtures in Season 33.

3.2 Boundary Riders vs Greenfielders
3rd versus 2nd went the way of the form book as Greenfielders took maximum points to stay just a point adrift of Stumped Barbarians. Riders were asked to bat, but the normally reliable batting line-up failed to fire with only Dennis (63) making any significant contribution. Both Haddock and Jessop took three wickets as Riders slumped to 174 all out. In reply, openers Craig and Sayers registered a hundred stand to put the game beyond their opponents. Sayers finished with 82 as Riders seemed to suffer a backlash from their defeat in the cup last weekend.

3.3 Mancunian Candidates vs Los Galatico
The home side won the toss and elected to bat. Van Vuuren, Dindela, Ratnanather and Phillips all passed fifty as they posted a very challenging 304-8 on a sluggish pitch. Watkin finished with the best figures of 6-61 but the rest of the attack failed to stem the run flow. In reply Galactico slumped to 19-2 before the middle order steadied the ship, but couldn’t match the Candidates as they were dismissed for 225. Compton was the only batter to pass fifty and bowlers Gulliam, Raza and Steyn took three wickets apiece. This defeat leaves both teams two games adrift of leaders Bronsonshire.

3.4 Yorkshire Puddings vs Red Devils
Leaders YP continued on their way to the title with their 8th straight win. Devils made it tough, even though they were only defending 174, as YP won by 3 wickets. Best performances were all by YP players with Liebenberg (68), Langenhoven (58) and Ashforth (3-27) being the pick.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Indolent Devils
Devils kept up their chase for top spot by soundly beating Jatt by 135 runs. After being asked to bat, opener Calder score exactly 100 whilst the rest of the line-up had licence to attack. They finished on 249-9 but this proved to be way beyond the Jatt batters as they folded to 114 all out with only Tudugalage (35) making a fist of it. Jatt’s Walker took 3-51and Oatley of the Devils finished with 3-19.

3.5 Cestrians vs Mombasa Massive
Unbeaten Cestrians won the toss, asked Massive to bat and passed their opponents score of 235 all out thanks to a 31-run 10th wicket partnership. Both Massive openers scored fifties but 4-60 by Holding helped to keep the score below 240. However, Cestrians lost regular wickets and were eventually dragged over the line by Cox (51) and tail-enders Hogg (17*) and Hearne (20*). Despite the best efforts of Ansel (3-44) and Prinsloo (3-47), Massive were unable to snatch that vital final wicket.

3.7 Mordialloc vs Basco
A home win here meant that Mordialloc passed Basco on net run rate to claim 3rd spot. After being asked to bat first they were all out for 259, mainly due to 97 by Snigdha and ^2 by Santhanakrishan. Prendergast took 4-52 with his wrist spin, but the batters then collapsed to 158 all out thanks to the opposition’s wrist spinner, Kosun, who finished with 4-31. Gingell scored 46 batting at number seven, but no other batter was able to provide any support.

3.7 Pudbon vs Durham County
Pudbon went to the top of the table following this high scoring affair. After being asked to bat, Durham posted 313-8 with scores of 85 for captain Sokhey and 84 for Burger. In reply Durham struggled to take wickets with opener Gagashe scoring 124 and Gwynn came in at number three and scored 86 with a 130-strike rate. They knocked off the runs for the loss of 4 wickets in the 45th over, and this wasn’t a day that any of the 10 bowlers used will care to remember.


Fantastic reporting. Missed reading it till today. We hope to beat Puddings in the reverse fixture this season, and the other man-managed teams, to get into Division 2 next season. Our target is to get our place back on Div 1.1, within the next three seasons. We slipped to Div 3.4 , and staying there for two seasons now, due to retirement of many star players. I hope the current bunch improves themselves to regain the lost glory, and win the Div 1, by the end of their careers.

Regards,
Ashok - Indolent Devils.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby YVRK » Fri Oct 21, 2022 5:44 pm

Loving these write ups mate :thumbup:
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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Oct 28, 2022 4:08 pm

Week 9

3.4 Red Devils vs Kalinga Lancers
This was a mid-table clash with both teams looking to move away from the relegation zone. Lancers elected to bat but slumped to 137-6 before Gray (63) and Skerry (57) helped them to 228 all out. Opening bowler Boito took 5-48 and will start the next game on a hat-trick. The Devils batters all got starts and they were seen home in the 42nd over thanks to Davis (54) and keeper Crawley (62*). The mainly medium paced attack struggled to take wickets and so Lancers find themselves just 6 points above the drop zone.

3.4 Indolent Devils vs Muck and Brass
M&B decided to bat on a very slow, low track and posted a respectable 253-8. Mathews (84) was the only player to pass 34 as they conspired to run three of their own players out. In reply it looked like Devils were struggling at 46-5 as wrist spinner Wikramanayake took 3 wickets but then an undefeated partnership, between Van De Merwe (103*) and Snelgrove (108*), saw them win with 7.3 overs to spare. However, they really could have done with the bonus point as they are now 5 points behind undefeated leaders Yorkshire Puddings.

3.7 Warfield vs Durham County
Second place Durham kept up the pressure on leaders Pudbon with a large victory against Warfield. After being asked to bat, opener Burger batted until the 39th over scoring 118 in the process. With his opening partner Short (62) they built an excellent team score of 332-9 with only spinner Wilberforce (4-78) really holding them back. In reply Warfield struggled to 164 all out in only 37 overs with only Strahan (54) making a fist of it. All the Durham bowlers contributed with wickets, and the pick of them was Vootla with 3-48.

3.8 Team of Devil vs Pie n Pint
With this 5-point win, ToD have wrapped up the league as all their remaining 5 games are versus BOTs. After being inserted they racked up 293 all out with David, Sullivan and Ramzan all making 50s. Brown and Din both took 3 wickets each, but all the bowlers went for at least 5 runs per over. PnP never got going with the bat either as they were dismissed for 184 in the 47th over. Only all-rounder Din (80) passed 40 because the ToD bowlers were far more economical (all under 5-per-over), and Jamal helped himself to 3-37.

Not many games this week as there are a still a lot of missing managers.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Nov 04, 2022 4:16 pm

Week 10

3.2 Greenfielders vs Stumped Barbarians
Second place Greenfielders won the toss and asked league leaders Barbarians to bat first on a very fast track. Despite opener Bezuidenhout scoring 59, the rest of the batters failed to cope with the bounce as Stirling took 5-33 and Pramath sent down a 102mph delivery whilst taking 2-40. This left Greenfielders just 191 to win, and they did this with just the loss of 4 wickets with 11.3 overs to spare. Nawaz (56) and Jenkins (68*) shared an 85-run 3rd wicket stand to ensure top spot with just 4 games remaining. Given they have only unmanaged teams to play, it seems certain one of our DEVs will be playing in level 2 next season.

3.3 Bronsonshire vs Mancunian Candidates
After nine straight wins, Bronsonshire were bought down to earth with a bump this week. Candidates won the toss, batted and ran up 300-6, mainly thanks to 135 by Ratnanather and 74 by opener Van Vuuren. Only Roscoe, with 4-42, kept the runs in check and Jamil took a bit of a beating as he conceded 83 off his 10 overs. Two early wickets set Bronsonshire back a bit, and despite fifties for Bristow and Cross, they fell well short with their total of 226 in 41.5 overs. These two are separated by 2 points with both having a bit of a buffer back to 3rd placed Chingford Wanderers.

3.4 Muck and Brass vs Yorkshire Puddings
Leaders YP continued their winning streak as they made it 10 out 10, although M&B pushed them close. Batting first YP made 287-8 with Stallard scoring 111 off 84 with the best bowler being Richardson who took 3-47. The M&B batters mainly started well but they needed more than just Mathews (62) and Donovan (55) as they fell 26 runs short. Speedster Francis took 3-56, averaged 90mph and was clocked at 104.3mph too. However, the best figures were achieved by Baird with 3-39 off his 8.2 overs.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Kalinga Lancers
This was a battle to avoid the drop with the home team needing maximum points to catch Lancers. In the hope of achieving this they inserted their opponents and should have had them out for around 160 but the last two wickets put on 49 to boost their score to 198. Jatt chased the runs down thanks to Groenewald (71) and Stockdale (53), but it took them 47 overs so leaves them 3 points adrift.

We are still missing a lot of managers and there’s quite a few teams that have been formed but the manager has never logged in since that day. On the plus side both DEVs will now be promoted so perhaps they may show more interest when they’re in level 2!

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:21 am

Week 11

3.1 BTP-s Cobbacombe Cross Crusaders vs Chester Ducks
Ducks scraped home by 1 wicket in this 2nd vs 3rd clash and sets up an intriguing last game of the season between them and leaders Faisal25. The home side won the toss, batted first and ran up 265-6 thanks to fifties by Keating, Monkhouse and Thompson. The best bowling performance was by fast-medium pacer Mthalane who took 3-44 off his 10 overs. In reply Ducks were 45-4 but recovered thanks to Wessel, Qadri and Hylton. Upton (3-46) and Clinch (3-44) did their best to claim victory, but the tail wagged to take the score from 161-5 to victory with 3.3 overs to spare.

3.2 Stumped Barbarians vs Boundary Riders
My boys were asked to bat first and started well with Dennis (57) and Thompson (73) putting on a century stand before Boardman (3-9) set us back. However, the tail managed to lift the score from 230-7 to 268-8 at the close. Barbarian’s batters all got starts but only Scheepers (56) made a decent contribution as they fell 26 runs short. Opening bowler Vishamber took 4-51 and two run outs helped move us back into 2nd place but 7 points behind Greenfielders.

3.3 Los Galactico vs Bronsonshire
After losing last week Bronsonshire got back to winning ways but are now only a point in front of Mancunian Candidates. They inserted Galactico and bowled them out for just 190 in the 36th over. All the bowlers took wickets and Gillespie (68) was the only batter to stand up and be counted. After a couple of early wickets fell to Rickman, the game was turned around by a 126-run partnership by Bristow (77) and Cross (57). They eventually claimed victory for the loss of 6 wickets but not until the 46th over, so Galactico claimed the bonus point.

3.4 Muck and Brass vs Red Devils
This mid-table clash saw M&B take full points to move them above the Devils into 3rd place. M&B decided to bat first and were looking at a modest score until Donovan (80*) and Bishop (82) had a 115-run 7th wicket partnership that boosted them to 314-7 at close. Devils played four spinners but only Sivaraman (3-69) took any wickets and the same story happened to M&B’s three spinners who bowled 24 overs and only took 3-120. However, Devils batters imploded with four run outs as they fell 78 runs short.

3.4 Kalinga Lancers vs Indolent Devils
2nd place Devils were asked to bowl and obliged by restricting Lancers to 214 all out. Their score was mainly thanks to Lane (67) and Gray (82) as all the other batters struggled to score. Both Snelgrove and Veena took three wickets and then Ntenga (108*) and Wilder (80*) saw Devils home in 35.5 overs for the loss of just one wicket. Devils stay 4 points behind leaders Yorkshire Puddings.

3.5 Mombasa Massive vs Theydon Bois
Massive strengthened their second place with a thumping win over new team Theydon Bois but their manager has not logged in this month (so far). After being asked to bat Massive racked up 396-6 mainly thanks to Hadrian (106) and Varey (98). The bowling unit then all took wickets as they skittled Bois for just 134 to grab all 5 points.

3.5 Tamil Stars vs Cestrians
Leaders Cestrians dropped a point after restricting Tamil to 244 because they took 42.5 overs to knock off the runs. Stars were asked to bat and reached their 244 thanks to Uday (60) and Ashraf (54) with fast medium pace bowler Chahall taking 5-39. Amil took two early wickets, but Cestrians middle order steadied the ship before crossing the line with 7 wickets down.

3.7 Pudbon vs Basco
Leaders Pudbon lost their second match this season which allowed their opponents and Mordialloc to make it a three-way fight to the end. After being inserted Pudbon were all out for 243 with keeper Cassidy stranded on 98*. Wrist spinner Prendergast took 4-55 and then Basco’s batters knocked off the runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the 41st over. Merry (89) was the top scorers with solid contributions by the rest of the middle order.

3.7 Mordialloc vs Durham County
This win by Mordialloc probably puts paid to Durham’s challenge and keeps themselves firmly in the hunt for promotion. They were asked to bat but despite 64 by Santhanakishnan and 66* by Carrick they struggled to 213 all out. Marchant then scored 81 for Durham but he was the only batter to pass 22 as they were all out for 154 thanks to five (yes five!) run outs. Manager Tuffers will have to give his boys some serious between wicket training this week.

3.7 Warfield vs Antigua Grammar School
No surprise here that Antigua were slaughtered as they are still missing their manager. Having been asked to bat, Warfield smashed 383-5 thanks to fifties by Wilberforce, Hanley and McLean. In the second innings Kingston helped himself to 4-9 as Antigua were rolled over for 103.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:58 pm

Week 12

3.4 Red Devils vs Jatt Empire
With the Devils manager missing in action for a month this was a chance for Jatt to lift themselves out of the relegation zone and they must have been confident after restricting the Devils to 195-8. This score was built around captain Yeo who scored 79 with all the bowlers taking regular wickets on a fast but well-worn wicket. However, after the Jatt openers put on 45, the Devils bowlers, led by Boito (3-41) took 10-101 to win by 49 runs.

3.4 Indolent Devils vs Yorkshire Puddings
Undefeated Puddings won the toss and batted first against second place Indolent. However, they really struggled on a dead pitch and were all out for 209 just before the end of their allotted overs. Stallard top scored with 51* as Oatley took 4-29 with his wrist spinners. Indolent then raced to their target in only 37.4 overs for the loss of only 3 wickets. Keeper Ramanuja top scored with 84 and ORourke finished off the job with 81*. This puts them top of the league by just one point with two games remaining.

3.5 Mombasa Massive vs Tamil Stars
Massive kept up their slim hopes of the league title with an easy 73 run victory. They set their opponents 291 to win thanks to a 151 partnership between East (82) and Draper (81) plus opener Saravanamuttu scored a half century. Opening bowler Praveenkumar took 5-44 but received little support from the other four. In reply Jaffrey scored 100 off 85 balls but all the other batters struggled to put in a decent score as they fell for 217.

3.7 Western Wanderers vs Pudbon
Pudbon maintained their one-point lead by reducing to Wanderers to 175 all out then knocking off the runs in the 32nd over for the loss of 3 wickets. Plant and North took 4 and 3 wickets respectively and Gagashe saw them home with 79 to his name.

3.7 Warfield vs Mordialloc
Mordialloc kept up the pressure on Pudbon and improved their NRR with a 153-run victory. Fifties by Santhanakrishnan, Snigdha and Riley pushed their score to 317 for 9, then Burne took 4-36 as Warfield were skittled for 164 in the 40th over.

Pudbon and Mordialloc play each other next week and that fixture should decide the league title.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:45 pm

Week 13

3.1 Faisal25 vs BTP-s Cobbacombe Cross Crusaders
The home side, and league leaders, won the toss and asked the opponents to bat first. BTP batted solidly with Monkhouse top scoring with 98 and they finished on 267-8. Narayanaswamy was the pick of the bowlers as he finished with figures of 3-57. Faisal set about chasing the runs down knowing that a loss would open the door for Chester Ducks. Opener Nzama scored 103 and was ably supported by numbers 2, 3 and 4, but it took an undefeated run-a-ball 30 by Alford to cross the line. They did so in the 48th over with 8 wickets down and so only claimed 4 points. With Chester Ducks picking up maximum points, this leaves the teams tied on points and they play each other for the title next week.

3.2 No games to report on so congratulations to Greenfielders who sealed the title and will finish 7 points clear of my team. We may have to see more of DEV-Rob next season with his team now in level 2.

3.3 Chingford Wanderers vs Bronsonshire
After being inserted, Chingford limped to 116 all out in the 38th over. Only Zahid (53*) made any significant contribution as Wanigasekera and Jamil both helped themselves to 3 wickets. Bronsonshire made short work of the chase as they finished it in 26 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Hill (51*) and Alford (47*) shared a 90-run partnership which has sealed the title for them as they are playing a BOT next week and so should win the league by a solitary point from Mancunian Candidates.

3.4 Yorkshire Puddings vs Jatt Empire
Puddings won the toss, batted first and struggled to post 185 all out in the 43rd over. This score was mainly due Stallard (57) and Rogan (46), whilst Mustafa finished with 3-20 off his 6 overs. As usual though, Jatt struggled with the bat and never really recovered from being 13-3 thanks to pacer Ashforth. They were all out for 126 in the 39th over with no batter passing 31 and Stewart took 3-24 with his spinners.

3.4 Indolent Devils vs Red Devils
With Puddings taking maximum points it was imperative that league leaders Indolent Devils matched them. Their opponents opted to bat first and posted 252-7 off their allotted overs. Both Crawley and Davis passed 50 but they probably felt they were 20 runs short at the break. It proved to be correct as Indolent Devils chased the runs down thanks to 113* by opener Ntenga and 55 by Arnell. However, they took 47.2 overs whilst losing 7 wickets in the process and therefore failed to gain the bonus point. This leaves them and Yorkshire Puddings tied on points and separated by a NRR of 0.25. Therefore, it will come down who can post the best scores next week. With Indolent Devils playing a BOT they must be favourites but who knows….

3.4 Kalinga Lancers vs Muck and Brass
M&B sealed 3rd spot with this victory. They bowled Lancers out for 185 with Richardson and Donovan taking 3 wickets each and Clarence (46) top scored for Lancers. The runs were knocked off in the 30th over for the loss of 3 wickets, with the bulk of the runs being scored by Smith (91).

3.5 Again no matches to report but the league title was sealed thanks to Cestrians victory. As second place Mombassa Massive and Cestrians both have BOTs next week the gap at the top should be 6 points.

3.6 This is the all-BOT league, and the title will have to be decided next week as there are 4 teams who could win it.

3.7 Durham County vs Basco
Second place Basco kept up the pursuit of leaders Pudbon with a 5-wicket win. Despite a 76 by Coetzee, Durham were all out for 194 and never really threatened to derail a really solid batting performance by Basco.

3.7 Pudbon vs Mordialloc
Pudbon also won by 5 wickets but failed to gain the bonus point. Their opponents elected to bat first and scored 289-8 thanks to fifties by Seymour, Santhanakrishnan and Riley. Pace bowler Devlin took 4-60 to help rein in the run rate as Mordialloc were 114-0 after 17 overs. The chase needed to be done by the 40th over and Gagashe (96) and Gwynn (112) gave it a go, but they could only make it by the 44th over. This leaves them 2 points clear at the top, so Basco have to hope that Pudbon slip up against Warfield next week.

3.8 Team of Devil wrapped up the league last week and will finish 10 points clear of DEV-Andy’s Pie n Pint.

3.9 Sawtry wrapped up the league with a huge score of 454-6 against a BOT and none of the other 2 managed sides have seen their managers for some time so it was a bit of damp squib in terms of competition.


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