LFCC: 253 from 35 overs vs London Itinerants: 232 from 35 overs; LFCC won by 21 runs.
by Dhawal Sawant
Winning the toss was the preferred start for our Captain Carl; a bowler heavy side meant we wanted to defend. After a jittery start, that reminded a few of us of the day we managed only a paltry 50+, left us at two down for less than two on the board.
That’s when Troy and Chris decided to have some fun. A watchful Troy and a ruthless Chris added a handful. Chris falling two short of a well deserved 50 and Troy going on to a sublime 73 rescued the team before putting us on course for a competitive total. Ed, our ringer for the day (claims to not have played in 5 years) smoked his first runs through the covers for four and added an entertaining 12. A mini collapse after Troy’s wicket meant Carl, John T and Darrin had to negotiate the trickiest 5 or so overs which they did with aplomb and got us to 253 in 35.
The runs we put on the board were always going to be a steep challenge for the opposition. With Laurie steaming in from one end and Hugh with the ball movement, it was only a matter of time that things started getting even more difficult. Ed pulled off a peach just cms off the ground at second slip off Laurie to get things going for us. Darrin and Carl with their control tightened the screws a little further pushing the required rate to well above 10 per over. A return of Laurie and a two in two with near perfect Yorkers left the result in no doubt.
|Ed Unknown 2019||—||Bowled||Hutchinson||12|
|Carl Death||—||Not Out||Unknown||1|
|David Lewis||—||Not Out||Unknown||0|
|Ed Unknown 2019||1.0||0||12||0||12.00||—||—|