The M & B Sunday X1 were finally off the mark at the fourth
time of asking as they easily beat a weak British Airways side by 9
wickets at Bray. Again a late cry off from the original opposition(the
third time already this season) meant a late arranged fixture via the
Skipper Armstrong was disappointed to lose the toss and after much
deliberation BA eventually decided to bat in the blazing sunshine !
Opening bowler Joesph Blackett delivered a couple of fine overs before
the petrol began to run out as did the radar, albeit he was unlikely
with a few edges and streaky drives going to the third man boundary.
Fellow opening bowler, Arul Appavoo, overcame an horrendous first over
to eventually find his line and length, added to his natural left arm
round angle, Appavvo quickly had an early lbw appeal upheld as soon as
he had his radar locked in. He was eventually rewarded in his final over
with the wicket of opener Mak, bowled top of off stump, for a strange
innings of 8, which lasted 16 overs, to finish with figures of
8/1/24/2. In the meantime no.3 Balwinder played a number of fine cuts
and drives through the off side to give the BA score a resemblance of
respectability, before he went to the well once too often and was bowled
by Armstrong, as he missed a full length delivery and was yorked off
stump. The game saw the return to the bowling crease of the ageless Atif
Amin, who quickly found his away swinger groove and garnered an early
scalp. No. 4 Ramandeep kept BA afloat with his leg side play and
assistance by no. 8 Jay, in a 7th wicket partnership of 47, at least
meant BA had something to bowl at. Not surprising Amin tired in his
closing overs but figures of 8/1/34/2, which was a fine reward for his
As always Armstrong finished off proceedings with his spinners,
Chris Butler and Thomas Noakes. Noakes accounted for top scorer
Ramandeep(50) with a much quick ball, which totally foxed the batsman,
who moved away to the offside to give himself room, but found his
timbers shattered before he could get his bat down. Butler gained two
scalps courtesy of a finely judged catch by Raoul Cheema and
another stumping by Dixon, making it three successive games where Butler
and Dixon had combined for a stumping. Noakes totally killed the
scoring rate by finishing with figures of 4/1/11/2 to leave BA on 158
for 9 after their forty overs, which was well short of the par score,
which was around 200.
BA needed to get off to a quick start and make early in roads into
the M & B batting. Alas opening bowler Andy delivered 7 wides in the
opening over, which together with 3 off the bat meant M &B had 12
off the first over. BA's breakthrough did eventually come in the 7th
over when opener Jamie Odell played too early on a flick to leg and was
caught at square leg, that said the score was on 42 at the time, aided
by 19 extras! The wicket though meant M & B had their two major
batsmen at the wicket, Yusuf Qureshi & Raoul Cheema. Both batsmen
feasted off a plethora of poor balls and merely defended the few good
offerings. Cheema was more technically correct with his drives and pull
shots, one of which cleared the hedge and disappeared into the church
yard, on the admittedly shorter boundary. That said the pull shot should
have brought his undoing, but he was given a second life when the
square leg fielder dropped a reasonably straightforward catch when he
was on 48. Qureshi on the other hand was immensely strong driving off
the back foot and once it looked as though M & B would win easily he
bludgeoned two sixes over long on, each on opposite sides of the
ground. In the end M & B raced home in the 25th over for the loss of
only one wicket, Qureshi and Cheema both finished on 64no, albeit
Cheema had a 7 over start on Qureshi. Cheema posted 10 4's and a six to
Qureshi's 8 4's and 2 6's in an unbroken second wicket partnership of
119, with M & B finishing on 161 for 1."
Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…
Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
About Maidenhead & Bray Cricket Club
The Cricket Club is situated in the beautiful village of Bray, Berkshire, on the banks of the Thames, overlooked by the Church of St Michael. The main ground is widely acknowledged as one of the most picturesque in the country.
Est. in 1798 and a member of the Morrant Thames Valley League, with three senior teams and a thriving colts section both boys and girls
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