M & B made it two Sunday wins for the season with a convincing
166 run win over Ruislip Victoria, albeit in which proved to be the most
boring game of the Sunday campaign so far. After being asked to bat by
the opposition M & B made Ruislip pay for their decision. Openers
Raoul Cheema and William Cunliffe made hay whilst the sun didn't shine
on an overcast day at Bray. Both openers took advantage of the many
loose offerings served up by the Ruislip bowlers, which was topped up by
a generous supply of extras, for good measure. Cunliffe was quick to
get into his stride playing a number of well timed drives as well as
prompting the normally slow Cheema through for a number of quick
singles. It was good to see Cunliffe make a score and hopefully this
will boost his confidence albeit he is unlikely to face many weaker
attacks this season. As normal Cheema made a slow start but eventually
caught his partner up with copious boundaries courtesy of his drives,
pulls and cuts. He should have been dismissed on 78 but the fielder
spilled a regulation catch. In the end Cunliffe was first to perish for
78, which included 10 4's, not before the first wicket partnership had
posted 202 in 29 overs though.
Unluckily for Ruislip Cunliffe's departure only bought to the
wicket, 1st team captain, Brett van Niekirk, playing his first Sunday
game for a couple of years. Van Niekirk actually increased the scoring
tempo, in particular when Ruislip brought back opening bowler McIntyre
for a second spell, whether he had stiffened up or not, he couldn't seem
to either pitch the ball, or when he did on a good length. Van Niekirk
pounced to the tune of 28 dispatching the over for 28, 464464, which
included a six over long on which came back off the river net and hit
the fielder on the head and a flicked six over the clubhouse boundary,
which miraculously missed all the people landed and bounced through the
open bar sliding doors, ending up at the foot of the bar. In the end
Van Niekirk departed for47 in 7 overs which included 5 4's and 2 6's.
As always Cheema marched remorselessly on to his second Sunday
hundred of the season. It was to everyone's surprise that he didn't
carry his bat as he was out caught in the slips for 115 in the 38th
over, after striking 17 4's and a six. The innings brought his Sunday
tally to 318 in five knocks at an average of a 106. It was pleasing to
see Cheema actually scoring some runs in the league the previous day for
the first X1. It was strange to see Ruislip bringing on their best
bowler near the end, with Krunic bowling three over for 6 runs and 2
wickets in an M & B total of 287 for 3 in 40 overs.
Although skipper Armstrong thought he had enough already his
opening bowlers Ambar Moorthy and Arul Appavoo were quick to press home
the advantage. Moorthy bowled a full away swinging line, which accounted
for the Ruislip opener early on, caught behind by Dixon whilst
attempting to drive through the off side. Appavoo castled the other
opener with his nagging left arm round angle, jagging back at the right
hander. Change bowlers Amit Giri and Atif Amin continued to keep a
strangle hold on the Ruislip batsmen, although their endeavours went
unrewarded, courtesy of their butter fingered colleagues. Cunliffe and
Van Niekirk spilled catches in the slips off Giri, Van Niekirk's being a
regulation catch into the bread basket, which was particularly galling
based upon the fact that he had claimed to have taken a screamer in the
slips the day before. Dixon was the guilty party in Amin's case. At the
half way stage the contest was as good as over, even though Ruislip
were only two wickets down, the introduction of the spinners brought
immediate results though. Having been starved of scoring opportunities
by the seamers the Ruislip batsmen looked to go after the spinners but
with disastrous results. Senior Sunday spinner Chris Butler snared two
victims in his first over and three in all in his five over spell of 3
for 17. Fellow spinner Thomas Noakes captured two scalps as he got
appreciable spin and bounce off the wicket. His five over spell went for
only 6 runs. Armstrong had the luxury of bringing on alleged leg
spinner Cheema for his assorted bag of filth. In the end Pike and
Panchoo hung around to post 40 for the 8th wicket and use up time, as
Ruislip Victoria ended up at 121 for 8 off their 40 overs.
Spring is approaching us and the promise of summer…
Tameena Hussain - Mar 01, 2020
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