Season 32 Level 3

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Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 02, 2022 1:15 pm

As the new season gets under way I have decided to report on the managed teams struggling to get out of level 3 in EurAfrica. This is the current setup:-

3.1 Faisal25, Chester Ducks and BTP-s Cobbacombe Cross Crusaders
3.2 Stumped Barbarians, Greenfielders and Boundary Riders
3.3 Los Galactico, Bronsonshire, Mancunian Candidates and Chingford Wanders
3.4 Muck and Brass, Kalinga Lancers, Indolent Devils, Jatt Empire, Yorkshire Puddings and Red Devils.
3.5 Tamil Stars, Mombasa Massive, Cestrians and Slothville.
3.6 All BOTs
3.7 Warfield, Pudbon CC, Western Wanderers CC, Mordialloc CC, Durham County CC, Antigua Grammar School and Basco.
3.8 Pie n Pint CC and Team of Devil.
3.9 Sawtry and Witches Abroad.

Given that 3.6 is all BOTs that league will be ignored. 3.8 and 3.9 will be a shoot-out between just two teams and I will report on any teams that are likely to go BOT. First round matches are currently under way and so a further report will follow over the weekend.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby mike778 » Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:06 pm

Interesting to see D3 get some attention.

My lads are only just turning 18 so should be at least a season too early for us in terms of going for promotion.
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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 02, 2022 5:19 pm

Week 1

In 3.1 all three teams played against BOTs, so there were no upsets. Top spot went to Faisal25 who won by 10 wickets after knocking off 107 in just 13.1 overs. BTP-s are second with a 171-run win thanks to 76 by Brewster and 7-19 by Du Toit. Chester Ducks had a bit of a wobble as they ran out winners by 7 wickets when chasing 83.

3.2 saw an upset when Boundary Riders beat Greenfielders by 5 wickets. Ratings showed a clear advantage for the hosts,but seamers Soosaipillai and Hasmi took 3 wickets each as they restricted the score to 215. Fifties by Dennis and Peregrine saw Riders home but without the bonus point. Stumped Barbarians bowled their opposition out for 85 and knocked them off for 4 wickets in 23.3 overs. Medium fast bowler Dyson led the way with 4-10 to place them in 2nd behind The Mighty Mighty Ducks who recently went BOT.

3.3 started easily for Bronsonshire and Chingford as they dispatched their BOT opponents by 259 runs and 9 wickets respectively. Best performances were by Cohen (Bronsonshire) 124, Kelly (Bronsonshire) 5-55 and Mullally (Chingford) 5-15. In the other game Mancunian hit 338-7 in their 50 overs thanks to Dindela (96) and Van Vuuremn (92) backed up by Phillips with 79. Watkin of Galactico took 5-78 with his medium pacers. In reply, opener Gillespie hit 111 and last man Barton 49*, but they were all out for 289 in the 45th over. Medium pacer Gulliam took 4-57 but Galactico still managed to gain the bonus point.

With six managed teams in 3.4 this is going to be a tight league. Muck & Brass racked up 399-8 in their BOT game with Edmunds, Snook & Bishop all scoring 50s, before the bowlers wrapped up the opposition for 117. Kalinga scored 357/5 with a century for Prachi, then Jarvis (4-18) and Vorster (3-6) saw them bowl out Krushers for 112. Indolent Devils hit 330-6 thanks to the lower order scoring three fifties, before Clapton took 4-32 to condemn Jatt Empire to a crushing 120 run loss. And finally, Yorkshire Puddings batted first and scored 264/7 with Langenhoven scoring 84 then Red Devils lost regular wickets and fell 69 runs short. Captain Yeo scored 50, but nobody else passed 30, and Francis (YP) bowled a 104.6 mph snorter as he took 3-48.

In 3.5 Tamil Stars lead the way after bowling their BOT out for 67 and chasing it down in only 11.1 overs, whilst Slothville conceded 133/9 against their BOT but managed to chase it in 22 overs thanks to unbeaten 60’s by their openers. In the battle of the managed teams Mombassa Massive set Cestrians 270 to win thanks to 84 by Hadrian (is his nickname The Wall?), but 50s by Wagner and Cockcroft saw the away side home with 4.2 overs to spare.

I’d suggest that 3.7 is the toughest league as there is only one BOT team and Warfield had the pleasure of starting against them today. Chasing 135, Warfield knocked off the runs in the 21st over for the loss of 3 wickets. Leader of the pack so far is Western Wanderers who posted 357-6, thanks to 89 by Dixon, and then they skittled Antigua for 133. The other two games were close with both the losing teams picking up the bonus point. Durham scored 207 with 50s for Kinnard and Burger, and they were restricted to only 40.5 thanks to 4-50 by medium pacer Langerhoven. Pudbon lost 5 wickets in the chase and were seen home in the 43rd over with Gwynn being the top scorer with 64. Finally, Mordialloc scored a healthy 289-7 thanks to 88 by Riley, however 50s by Bascos’ middle order of Dharmaratne, Gundamaraju and Merry saw them home in the 45th over.

There’s only two managed side in 3.8 and they both beat BOTs quite comfortably. Pie N Pint were only chasing 43 and did so in 11.2 overs, and Team of Devil chased 78 for the loss of 3 wickets. There were no real outstanding performances here.

Again 3.9 only has two managed teams and they were pitted against each other on the opening day. Sawtry won the toss, chose to bowl and had Witches Abroad all out for 198 in the final over. Amarasuriya was the only batter to register a score when he scored 68* batting at number 8. Medium fast bowler Fitzhugh took 4-32, and 50s by Wichelman and Willias saw Sawtry home in the 34th over to ensure they picked up the bonus point.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Sat Sep 03, 2022 7:44 am

Looking through all the ratings showed that, apart from my game, all the other results went as per the Expert Preview. It means that in order to progress those who lost will need to look at either their tactics or improve the team.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Mon Sep 05, 2022 4:39 pm

So there are five teams that have not seen their managers for at least four weeks. These are:-

Slothville - 7th August (not a member)
Western Wanderers - 2nd August (not a member)
Witches Abroad - 1st August (membership until 27th May 2023)
Antigua Grammar School - 26th July (not a member)
Chingford Wanderers - 13th May (membership expires 30th November 2022)

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby mike778 » Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:21 pm

Be a shame if witches go kaput. If I have right team they were very enthusiastic about stumped.
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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:59 pm

Week 2

Going forward I’ve assumed that all the managed teams will take 5 points from their BOT games, therefore I’ll only report on those matches where points are dropped.

3.3 Los Galactico vs Chingford Wanderers
The home team won the toss and inserted Wanderers on a fast but well-worn track. Darcy Seccombe starred with the ball taking 5-24 in 7.3 overs as they took down the Wanderers for just 141. Only Mark Wilkes (40) showed much fight as he, and numbers 10 and 11, took the score from 67 to 141. In reply Galactico knocked off the runs in 22.4 overs with opener Cliff Tomlin scoring 46*. Galactico move into 3rd whilst Wanderers drop to 5th.

3.4 Muck and Brass vs Indolent Devils
The home side were bowled out for 210 with Daniel Smith and Eddie Edmunds top scoring, with Kevin Parrera taking 3-34. Devils won with 6 wickets in hand but took 44.5 overs to give M&B a point on this slow wicket. Anesu Ntenga (86) and Koji ORourke (70*) top scored as Devils moved off bottom spot into 6th with M&B in 3rd.

3.4 Kalinga Lancers vs Red Devils
Here the home side won the toss, batted first but only managed 155, mainly thanks to 59* by Dmitri Gray. For Devils, Girish Sivaraman took 4-36 and Arrigo Boito 3-11, however Devils handed Lancers a point as they struggled on a slow/worn track to win by 2 wickets in the 42nd over. Paul Skerry took 3-36 as a solid performance by Devils middle order saw them home.

3.5 Cestrians vs Slothville
On a fairly fast track, the away side won the toss, inserted their opponents and were hammered for 396 runs for 7 wickets. The top three all scored fifty with Tom Brunsdon top scoring with 86, plus 84 for Justin Wagner and 62 for Mick Cockcroft. In reply no Slothville batter went on to a score of any significance as Kees Bosman took 4-17 to skittle Slothville for just 73 runs.

3.7 Western Wanderers vs Basco
After being put into bat Wanderers posted 234 all out thanks to 57 by opener David Doyle and some lower order hitting by Kapila de Soysa (47) and Basil Balfour (37). In reply, the top order for Basco all contributed with 50 for Tammy Neil, 64 for Desmond Stoddard and 65* by Saman Dharmaratne to ensure a 7-wicket victory, but Wanderers took the bonus point.

3.7 Antigua Grammar School vs Mordialloc
The away side elected to bat first and racked up 393-7 thanks to Mahipal Santhanakrishnan (72), Balakk Snigdha (70 and Fred Burne (69). This one-sided affair then got worse for Antigua as they were rolled over for 97 in the 32nd over. Maheswar Josuri helped himself to 4-22 and Balakk Snigdha backed him up with 3-16, as Mordialloc moved to 3rd spot.

3.7 Durham County vs Warfield
After being asked to bat Warfield struggled to 171 all out with only Valerian Wilberforce (52) posting a score of significance. Both Ishayu Sathianarayan and Mitchell Kennedy took 3 wickets each, before Sahan Wijeyeratne (51) led the home side to a 6-wicket victory. Full points mean Durham move into 5th just ahead of today’s opponents.

3.8 Pie n Pint vs Team of Devil
The home side were inserted but despite a fast track could only muster 117 with wrist spinner Akash Swetha taking 5-28. Bartholomew Jones then hit a run-a-ball 44* to ensure that ToD took maximum points and secure top spot.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 16, 2022 3:56 pm

Week 3

3.2 Stumped Barbarians vs Greenfielders
The away side won the toss, inserted their opponents and, despite Jaineel Pramth taking 7-40, conceded 261-9 in the 50 overs. Zvinodaishe Nontanda and Yamin Lodi both scored 58 but it turned out not to be enough as Greenfielders scored 263-4, completing their victory in the 47th over thus giving Barbarians the bonus point. The Barbarians skipper used nine bowlers but none of them could make inroads into the batting line-up for whom Rod Strachan top scored with an unbeaten 75 off 46 balls. He was assisted in the chase by Marius van Heerdens (66) and Usman Nawaz (58*) as both teams were overtaken by my Boundary Riders.

3.3 Mancunian Candidates vs Bronsonshire
Again, the away side won the toss and elected to bowl. MC made 259-8 with opener Liam van Vuuren scoring 102 and pick of the bowlers was Muchafara Ndlovu who took 2-44. In reply Bronsonshire were reduced to 69-4 in the 16th over but rallied thanks to Mahendra Raghuram (70), Christian Sheldon (65) and Pervaiz Jamil (51*) to win by 3 wickets in the 48th over. This put Bronshire top of the league, whilst MS’s bonus point keeps them 3rd.

3.4 Muck & Brass vs Yorkshire Puddings
M&B won the toss, batted and posted 278-8 thanks to fifties for John Sweeting, Reg Matthews and Jim Dempsey, but again the side batting second ran out winners. YP won by 6 wickets in the 42nd over but by not gaining the bonus point they only moved to 2nd on NRR. Harry Hale (73 off 51) and William Stallard (72* off 47) put the bowlers to the sword after some solid groundwork by Vince Leverett and Miles Rogan. The only bowler with figures worth mentioning was YP’s Bruce Baird who took 2-49 off his 10 overs.

3.4 Kalinga Lancers vs Jatt Empire
JE won the toss, bowled and struggled to contain KL as they scored 272-9, with just Gary Sawbridge (66) passing fifty. Andrew Stockdale took 3-50, then opened the batting for JE and scored 73. However, it proved to be the only score of note, as Fayaz Baksh (3-59) and Kees Vorster (3-17) reduced the away side to 162 all out. KL stay in touch with the leaders whilst JE remain in the drop zone.

3.7 Basco vs Warfield
In a bit of a one-sided affair, Warfield inserted their opponents and conceded 325-8. This was a solid performance by the batting side with fifties for Stuart Merry (75) and Jayraj Gundamaraju (64) being the best scores. In reply, only Andy Strachan (67*) made any significant contribution as all the bowlers cashed in to roll Warfield over for 169.

3.7 Western Wanderers vs Durham County
Durahm won the toss, bowled first and wrapped up a fairly comfortable 7 wicket victory to take maximum points. Jaffer Farooq took 4-37 to see WW all out for 184 with no batter passing 30. In reply the top 5 all made solid contributions to see Durham home in the 33rd over.

3.7 Pudbon vs Antigua Grammar School
Yet another one-sided affair as Antigua were inserted and bowled out for just 93. Lucas Langenhoven took 5-23, then the top 3 for Pudbon knocked off the runs in just 13 overs.

That means that in all but one of these seven games, the team batting second won. In the game that didn’t go the same way as the rest, Basco were rated 12,000 points more than their opponents, therefore it is safe to assume that if Warfield had batted, they would still have been heavily beaten. Read into that what you wish.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:18 pm

Week 4

In division 3.2, three managed teams have joined called Guyana FC, Leeds CG and Manchester CG. Division 3.1 had two new starters in Zimbabweclub and Keptown. It remains to be seen if the new managers participate or have just popped in to see what the game is all about. To date none of the managers have been seen since the teams were formed.

3.1 Chester Ducks vs BTP-s Cobbacombe Cross Crusaders
BTP won the toss, batted first and made 244-9 on a sluggish pitch. Philip Keating (52), Bob Monkhouse (53) and Robert Thompson (70) led the way with Jagjeet Sahat taking 3-46, with three other wickets being run outs. In reply Chester won with 5 overs and 3 wickets to spare thanks to Jagjeet Sahar (57) and Shamiso Mbulaze (66). The two teams are tied in second place separated by NRR and are 5 points behind leaders Faisal25.

3.1 Zimbabweclub vs Keptown
These two faced off in their first appearance with new managers, the home side won the toss, inserted the bottom side and routed them for just 87. Star bowler was Tinaye Mgcaleka with 5-7 and no batter passed 22. In reply Zimbabweclub lost 4 wickets but were home by the 21st over. Chris Taggart took 3-15 with his wrist spin.

3.2 Boundary Riders vs Stumped Barbarians
We lost the toss and were inserted. Despite being the highest rated side, we were reduced to 51-7 (all the batters normally average 25+), and thanks to 45 by Nuwan Soosaipillai we were eventually all out for 142. Barbarians then knocked off the runs in the 25th over for 1 wicket and even that was a run out. You can tell by the report that I’m not happy with the ME as other results saw us go from 1st to 4th.

3.2 Leeds GC vs Guyana FC
This was another new team vs new team match. Leeds won the toss, asked Guyana to bat and bowled them out for just 96. Saleh Alam took 3-9 and was supported by Sebastian Strong with 3-10. The runs were knocked off in the 29th over but Leeds lost 7 wickets in the process. Not a great day for batters.

3.3 Bronsonshire vs Los Galactico
In a rare result Bronsonshire were asked to bat and won by 12 runs. They were all out for 213, with Joseph Brown scoring 58, and all the bowlers chipped in with a couple of wickets. Steve Hurtley then scored 69, but 5-44 by Pervaiz Jamil was enough for Bronsonshire to go to the top of the table.

3.4 Red Devils vs Muck and Brass
M&B won the toss and batted on a fast but worn track. Thanks to Eamonn Alderman (3-32) and Girish Sivaraman (3-60) they were all out for 196 in the 44th over. The top nine batters all made double figures but none of them carried on to get that defining innings. However, they bowled tightly to secure the bonus point as Dylan Batty (70*) saw the home side to victory.

3.4 Indolent Devils vs Kalinga Lancers
The home side chose to bat first and made 287-7 thanks to Koji ORourke (82) and Douglas Snelgrove (53). Fayaz Baksh took 3-49, but then he watched his colleagues crumble to 146 all out with Eric Clapton taking 3-22.

3.5 Cestrians vs Tamil Stars
Table topping Cestrians were asked to bat first and struggled to 229 all out thanks to 4-51 by Aakash Parthak. Opener Tom Brunsden top scored with 73 but no other batter passed 21, so at the hallway mark Tamil were the happier side. However, Kees Bosman (4-43) and Shanaka Amarasuriya (3-17) turned the match in their favour and Tamil were eventually all out for 140. This was despite a run a ball 75 by Chasilery Jaffrey but he didn’t get any support from the other 10 guys.

3.7 Antigua Grammar School vs Warfield
With their manager missing in action since July it wasn’t a surprise that basement team Antigua were walloped by 162 runs. Warfield’s Dan Hanley scored 103 and was ably supported by 52 Extras! Antigua were then all out for 104 with Daniel Bashford taking 6-26.

3.7 Durham County vs Mordialloc
This was a low scoring match with no batter making much impression. Sudir Vootla took 4-22 as Mordialloc were all out for 114 but they then caused Durham a few problems as they took 44.3 overs to score the runs. Mordialloc took 8 wickets with Balakk Snigdha taking 3-16 plus there were two run outs as a bit of panic set in.

3.7 Pudbon vs Basco
Whoever won this game would lead the table tonight, and it was Basco, batting first, that took the honours. Tammy Neil, Desmon Stoddard and Stuart Merry all made fifties at the top of the order and some solid scores lower down helped them to 281-8. After losing early wickets, Robert Cassidy (93) and Ayaz Bangash (53) were looking like they’d see Pudbon over the line, but once Bangash went they lost regular wickets to fall 49 runs short.

3.9 Witches Abroad vs Walderslade Wanderers
Wanders manager has not been seen since the team were formed two weeks ago so it was no surprise that this was a bit one-sided. Witches elected to bat and made 280-8 thanks to Graham Lyons with 114*. Rehman Musa then took 4-27 and Jeremy Miller 3-16 as Wanderers were bundled out for 83 in the 27th over.

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Re: Season 32 Level 3

Postby CaptainChaos » Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:24 pm

Week 5

None of the new teams mentioned last week are being managed, therefore I’m going to treat them as a BOT so they will only be mentioned if there’s an upset. There are only six matches where both teams are managed this week and the reports are as follows.

3.4 Yorkshire Puddings vs Indolent Devils
In this top of the table clash, the Devils won the toss and batted first. Kevin Parrera top scored with 78 and was backed up by Koji ORourke (65) and Douglas Snelgrove (42). With 3 runouts they struggled to 251-8, with most of the top 6 failing to get going after a bright start. In reply Puddings took 46.4 overs to win by just 3 wickets to take top spot. Fifties for Basiel Langenhoven, William Stallard and Monty Ashforth saw a more solid batting performance than their opponents, and with 2 more runouts this really wasn’t a day for bowlers taking wickets.

3.4 Jatt Empire vs Red Devils
Relegation candidates Jatt won the toss and decided to field first. At the halfway point they had the Devils 161 all out in 41.2 overs with 4 batters run out, and they must have fancied their chances. However, Arrigo Boito (2-19), Girish Sivaraman (3-22) and Farid Ali (2-10) saw Devils home by 32 runs, so Jatt had to settle for just the bonus point.

3.5 Tamil Stars vs Mombasa Massive
The home side won the toss, fielded first and bowled Massive out for 171 in the 43rd over. Captain John East top scored with 70 and Chintoo Praveenkumar took 4-18 with his medium pacers. Massive manager RoyC obviously had some words at the break because Michael Ansel, Jeren Rayleigh and Ben Oakley took 3 wickets each to dismiss Tamil for 161. All-rounder Praveenkumar scored 51, but no other batter passed 22 so they had to settle for just the bonus point.

3.7 Mordialloc vs Warfield
The home side won the toss, batted and thrashed 371-6 off their 50 overs. Top scorers were Kevin Carrick (90), Tyson Seymour (72) and Edward Riley (66*) with all the bowlers going for more than 7 runs per over. In a one-sided match, Warfield then collapsed to 117 all out with Maheswar Kosuri taking 4-16 with his wrist spin as Warfield remain in the relegation zone.

3.7 Antigua Grammar School vs Durham County
There’s still no sign of Antigua’s manager so this turned into another one-sided affair. Durham inserted their opponents, and Victor Davidson (4-21) led the attack as they dismissed their opponents for 97. Durham then knocked off the runs in just 16 overs for the loss of 2 wickets, leaving Antigua firmly rooted to the bottom of the table.

3.7 Western Wanderers vs Pudbon
In this mid-table clash Wanderers won the toss and batted but struggled to get going as the innings closed on 174 all out. Matthew Dixon made 52 and Trev Alberne 45 in an 87-run 2nd wicket partnership but nobody else hung around. Pick of the bowlers was Theodore Plant with 3-42, then Glynn Gwynn (76) and Trevor Jeal (50) ensured victory in 26 overs for the loss of 4 wickets.


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