Old hands to fore as Sunday X1 gain first win of season
Old hands to fore as Sunday X1 gain first win of season
MBCC Sunday XI v Regals 24th April 2016
Posted by: Mat Armstrong
M & B won their first game of the season courtesy of a 74 run victory over new opponents, Regals on a bitterly cold Sunday. Upon losing the toss M & B were asked to bat, skipper Armstrong would have bowled if he had the opportunity due to the weak batting order. M& B opened their Sunday campaign with regular opener Brian Dixon and Thomas Noakes, making his first Sunday appearance since 2014. Dixon was hampered as he broke his bat in the indoor netsand consequently had to use GT's bat. This didn't seem to hamper Dixon as he smashed the fifth ball he faced for 6 over mid on, to the bemusement of the opening bowler. Dixon was to continue in this aggressive mood throughout his cameo innings. Noakes on the other hand
struggled, albeit Indy bowled a taxing around the wicket line to the
left hander which caused considerable uncertainty. Noakes was also
hampered by a loose box, which seems to be a longstanding problem! Dixon
carried on his merry way, being very fluent on the drive and again
smashed Dharam for 6 into the net over mid on to bring up the M & B
50 in the 8th over. Alas another pitched up ball next ball accounted for
Dixon as he drove over the full ball, appearing to york himself.
Another start for Dixon but no big daddy return, nonetheless a pleasing
34 laid the foundations for M & B. Yusuf Qureshi walked to the
crease to face his first ball sine his big hundred on 13th September!
Surprisingly Qureshi generally found the middle of the bat and batted
surprisingly responsibly as he began to pierce the field with his
pleasing drives. Noakes on the other hand plodded along scratching runs
where he could, occasionally finding the middle of the bat to good
effect - one pleasing lofted drive back over the bowler's head for 4
being notable. Noakes added 63 for the second wicket before he perished
stumped for 38 in 19 overs. Hopefully he should benefit from the
innings. His dismissal led to the arrival at the wicket of the Sunday
big gun, Gunbarul. As always he started slowly, reaching for those
pushed drives before branching out to the more lofted drive and pulls to
leg. Gunbarul in tandem with Qureshi moved the total to 200 with a
partnership of 87 in 11 overs. Qureshi was finally dismissed for a well
compiled 57, which included 5 4's and a 6. Gunbarul went on his merry
way in the end smashing 7 4's and 3 6's in his 76, he also carried on
with his Sunday luck from last season being dropped about 3 or 4 times,
once in consecutive balls by the same deep fielder. It was mainly
Gunbarul's aggression in the final 10 overs which kept the scoreboard
ticking, although Callum Phillips struck some well timed leg side
boundaries in his 14. The Regals pulled it back in the final ten overs
with spinner Raman and medium pacer bowling well to finish with 4 and 2
wickets respectively. The Regals would have been disappointed with their
fielding though as countless catches were put down, and a score nearer
200 would have been achieved instead of M & B's final total of 252
in 40 overs.
Regals set about their target with gusto as they posted 25 in the first free overs,
courtesy of some fine shots aided by some wayward bowling. Despite
generally bowling too short tin man, Atif Amin, castled opener Vinod, as
he played across the line and then unbelievably in the next over,
Alexander le Clerq took a slip catch off one of the rare good balls
delivered by Callum Phillips. A well pitched up away swinger which Le
Clerq caught Aussie style in front of his face, to everyone's disbelief!
Phillips will no doubt be back in the groove shortly once he has a few
more overs under his belt. He was replaced at the Road End by skipper
Matt Armstrong. He to was a bit short and wide in his first over as he
was driven and cut through the off side for 11 in his first over, albeit
there after he slowed down the run rate. Amin got the dangerous Raman
lbw for 20 in the final over of his spell to finish with figures of 2
-20 in 5 overs. Armstrong got the crucial wicket of opposing skipper
Mohawk for 30 in the next over, as he got a leading edge as he tried to
turn a delivery to leg and Armstrong made good ground to take a good
catch at full stretch. Armstrong's and Le Clerq's catches brought an end
to M & B's catching and fielding as the rest of the show was
particularly poor. Admittedly it was cold, overcast and with the
occasional drizzle but the fielding was atrocious. Hopefully no colts
were watching the fielding performance of Head of Colts Thomas
Allen! Although only 4 wickets were down and 68 runs were on the board
after only 11 overs, skipper Armstrong felt M & B had the game under
control. So it proved as senior Sunday spinner Chris, racoon, Butler
followed on from Armstrong's spell of 7 overs 1 for 28, with another
controlled spell of bowling, to match his previous day's efforts. Seeing
the shoddy fielding on show Butler took fielder assistance out of the
equation by castling two and gaining two lbw verdicts as he just missed
out on a Sunday five for. Despite the efforts of lower order batter
Indy, who finished on 45 no, M& B rapped up proceedings in the 32nd
over as Qureshi castled the number 11. Just a s well as if the match
went to 40 overs it would have been well after 8pm ! Butler finished
with the excellent figures of 6 overs 4 for 16.
M & B ended their Sunday season with a win to bring the curtain down…
Mat Armstrong - Sep 27, 2017
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