Friendly Match vs London Itinerants CC, June 2, 2019, London Fields

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.

London Fields Batting
Name Scoring How Out Bowler Runs
Ben Sanders LBW Hutchinson 0
Vidal Bharath Caught Hutchinson 0
Chris Rice Caught Hutchinson 48
Troy Utz Bowled Wilson 73
Dhawal Sawant Caught Wilson 40
Laurie Sayer Caught Jefferies 2
Ed Unknown 2019 Bowled Hutchinson 12
Hugh McNaughton Bowled Hutchinson 8
Jon Turnbull Caught Jefferies 1
Carl Death Not Out Unknown 1
David Lewis Not Out Unknown 0
Extras None Extras 69
London Fields Bowling
Name O M R W Eco Avg S.R
Laurie Sayer 7.0 0 32 4 4.57 8.0 10.50
Hugh McNaughton 6.0 0 39 1 6.50 39.0 36.00
Ben Sanders 5.0 0 25 0 5.00
Darrin Lewis 5.0 0 29 0 5.80
Carl Death 5.0 0 35 1 7.00 35.0 30.00
Dhawal Sawant 4.0 0 24 1 6.00 24.0 24.00
Jon Turnbull 2.0 0 23 0 11.50
Ed Unknown 2019 1.0 0 12 0 12.00