Month: August 2016

[JC] Big win keeps hope alive to enter South Kanto T20 Cricket Finals

It was a must win game with big margin for IECC to have a hope to enter into the finals of the South Kanto division of Japan Cup T20 Cricket.  IECC have achieved it with great team effort.

Match report by Manu B.  Date 21 Aug 2016

  The men who represented IECC on the given day were Abdul Sattar, Anurag Singh, Ashok Kumar, Bidyut, Dinesh Singh, Manu B, Pavethy, Prashant Kumar, Prashant Kale, Rajneesh and Suresh. We had a young supporter Aditya (5year old) to support his father Prashant Kale and Team. Bidyut was called up few hours before the game in place of Prakash and he promptly arrived at YCAC ground. This shows our team strength and interest to play for IECC. Regular Captain Vinay could not join in as he was busy checking balance sheets.

     On a hot sunny, humid day at YC&AC, Captain Anurag Singh had a big responsibility in hand. British Embassy team reinforced their lineup by picking players from wombats and other clubs. On paper, it looked a very strong team when compared to previous games. It looked like a competitive game on the hand for IECC.

     British Embassy Captain Keith Franklin won the toss and elected to Bat first.  We would have loved to bat first as well but now task was restrict them to the lowest score possible.  Rajneesh opened the bowling attack from Bay end. On 3rd ball of the 1st over, batsman produced an edge and alert Pavethy grabbed a blinder at 2nd slip. He took one handed catch diving forward. This set the tone for match for IECC. On last ball of same over Rajneesh got Keith Franklin LBW.

The IECC veteran Ashok Kumar wanted to lead bowling attack and opened the bowling from YCAC end but his pitch map was all over the place (Nikko Hangover may be!!) . This was well cashed in by Naglekar (19) & Eyes(16) who tried to build a partnership. This made Anurag to introduce himself into the attack and succeeded to produce false pull shot by Naglekar which landed in safe hands of Manu B at Mid-on. Bowling partnership of Dinesh and Anurag gave away only 17 runs in 8 overs and took 4 wkts. Later on Ashok Kumar found his line and length and took 2 consecutive wickets of Ahmed (0) LBW & Mohideen (0)  well caught at mid-off by Anurag Singh. Anurag finished his splendid spell with another match winning figures of 4(o)-1(m)-7(r)-3(w)

Manu B and Prashant Kale got one over each and both grabbed a wkt. Lewis(1) played a good  square cut but straight in hands of Rajneesh Shukla of bowling of  Manu and Ward(8) clean bowled by Prashant. Finally Dinesh got the last man trapped in plumb in front of wicket.

The stupendous bowling and fielding effort made sure that BECC were restricted to 73 runs in 16.2 overs.

Target for IECC was 73 runs in 20 overs.

To increase the run rate, we needed explosive start to take opportunity of Power play and finish the game in 6-7 overs. Prashant Kale and Abdul Sattar opened the Batting with an intent. Cover drive boundary by Prashant of first ball of the match of the bowling of Joe started the proceeding and by the end of first over score was 21/0.

For Next 4 overs, it was real carnage as ball went flying to all parts of the ground. Fielders were running only to fetch them back.  At 4.3 over of inning, Prashant Kale scored his first half century in T20 in this season (8×4, 2×6) in 21 balls. Abdul gave good support to the Prashant at the other end by rotating the strike and hitting few 2 copybook pull shot boundaries. Pavethy & Dinesh were eagerly waiting to finish the game.. Pavethy got the chance when Abdul (12) got clean bowled by D Wright going for ambitious big shot & Pavethy finished it with a boundary.

Final score: 75/1 in 5.3 overs.

1st Inning summary : Z.Naglekar 19, L. Eyes 16 ,  Anurag  7/3,  Dinesh 9/1

 2nd Inning Summary: Prashant 53* , Abdul 12 , D Wright 4/1 ,.

This was a tremendous batting display. This must be a kind of record of fastest runs chase by a team in Japan Cup. This was again good example of IECC team value which makes us strong team. Good team work, tight fielding, good bowling partnership and well execution of plans. With this win IECC remain in contention for the Finals. Last League match of Indian tigers against YC&AC on 28 August is a high pressure game. A win to tigers ensure they are 2nd in division and earing the place in final.

However win by YC&AC or a tie game will certainly ensure IECC place in finals against AQCC.

We have exciting weekend match ahead for South Kanto Cricket Division.

MATCH SCORESHEET

British Embassy CC

Batting Match Runs HS B 4s 6s 100 50 Inn NO
Julian Stevens0ct -- b. Rajneesh 0-------1-
Keith Franklin0lbw b. Rajneesh 1------1-
Zeeshan Naglekar0ct--. b. Anurag19--21--1-
Luke Eyes0lbw, b. Anurag16--2---1-
Shakil Mostaq0not out10--1---11
Millinda Dharmadasa0bowled b. Anurag0------1-
Shabbir Ahmed0lbw, b. Ashok0------1-
Yursy Mohideen0ct.--,b. Ashok0------1-
Joe Lewis0ct. -- b. Manu b1------1-
Benjamin Ward0b. Kale8--1---1-
D. Wright0lbw. b. Dinesh1------1-
Extras17 (lb 4,w11,nb2)
Total  73        
Bowling Match O M R W bbf
Joe Lewis0102100
Yursy Mohideen0202400
Shakil Mostaq0102000
Keith Franklin010600
D. Wright00.50410

IECC

Batting Match Runs HS B 4s 6s 100 50 Inn NO
Prashant B. Kale0not out53-2582-111
Abdul Sattar0b. Des12-82---10
Pavethynath Velusamy0not out4-11---11
Dinesh Singh Rawat0 000000000
Bidyut Sarkar0 000000000
Prashant Kumar0 000000000
Anurag Singh0 000000000
Manu B.0 000000000
Rajneesh Shukla0 000000000
Suresh G.V0 000000000
Ashok Kumar0 000000000
Extras6
Total  75        

Did not bat: Dinesh Singh Rawat, Bidyut Sarkar, Prashant Kumar, Anurag Singh, Manu B., Rajneesh Shukla, Suresh G.V, Ashok Kumar

Bowling Match O M R W bbf
Ashok Kumar0402220
Rajneesh Shukla0302220
Dinesh Singh Rawat03.20910
Anurag Singh041730
Manu B.010710
Prashant B. Kale010210

 

 

 

IECCians enjoy first get together at Nikko

IECCians had fun time in 2 day camp organised at Nikko on Aug 6,7. This trip became  an instant success when you instantly blend in quite and peaceful environment of Nikko and perfect weekend spot like Woods man Village. Sightseeing, barbecue, fun games at nearby river, walk in mountains were the activities where we mainly spent our time.  Barbecue & breakfast arrangement by PK is praiseworthy mention.. 

Special report coming soon.. 

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