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Raman smashes fastest 50 in T20 game for IECC


Year 2016 find of the season, Mr. Raman Tanwar continues to Impress with Bat. He set  a new record for fastest 50 (55 Runs of 16 balls)  in T20 match against British Embassy cricket club at YC&AC Ground. It was 5 balls better than previous record of 53 in 21 balls set by Prashant Kale against same opposition last year.

Captain put him at no. 8 position for the day (surprise .. surprise). He joined Suresh in the middle when score was 149/6 in 17th Over.

16 balls scores summary:   . 4 4 4 4 1 2 . 2 6 6 6 4 6 . 6

With this effort, IECC posted challenging score of 210/6 in 20 overs which is  3rd Highest team score put by IECC in T20s.

Certainly, not by any means he is number 8 batsman. For this effort and the entertainment he provided on the day, he was judged “Saachi Partners Man of the Match” 

Considering the good form of all players and good bonding of members,  it looks to be a cracker of the Season.

Check out all records set by IECCians.


[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.


British Embassy CC

Julian Stevensct -- b. Rajneesh0-------1-
Keith Franklinlbw b. Rajneesh1------1-
Zeeshan Naglekarct--. b. Anurag19--21--1-
Luke Eyeslbw, b. Anurag16--2---1-
Shakil Mostaqnot out10--1---11
Millinda Dharmadasabowled b. Anurag0------1-
Shabbir Ahmedlbw, b. Ashok0------1-
Yursy Mohideenct.--,b. Ashok0------1-
Joe Lewisct. -- b. Manu b1------1-
Benjamin Wardb. Kale8--1---1-
D. Wrightlbw. b. Dinesh1------1-
Extras17 (lb 4,w11,nb2)
Total 73        
Joe Lewis102100
Yursy Mohideen202400
Shakil Mostaq102000
Keith Franklin10600
D. Wright0.50410


Prashant B. Kalenot out53-2582-111
Abdul Sattarb. Des12-82---10
Pavethynath Velusamynot out4-11---11
Dinesh Singh Rawat 000000000
Bidyut Sarkar 000000000
Prashant Kumar 000000000
Anurag Singh 000000000
Manu B. 000000000
Rajneesh Shukla 000000000
Suresh G.V 000000000
Ashok Kumar 000000000
Total 75        

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

Issue #19 Rain and YC&AC cause upset in KCL


June 16, 2002                                                                                              Issue #19

Hello and welcome to this edition of the I.E.C.C. Newsletter.

Rain and YC&AC cause upset in KCL

Two months into this premier tournament of Japan and this is how the statistics look like: 8 matches played, 4 rained out, 0 tied and 1 upset. While Division I had five of their matches scheduled in the first two months and Group B of Division II, four, Group A teams had to content with only one match which was rained out.

YC&AC upset the defending champions

The results so far have been more or less in the expected lines with possibly one exception. In what can be termed as an upset, Yokohama County and Athletic Club defeated the defending champions, Tokyo Giants, by 4 wickets. Having batted first, the Giants scored 248, which was studded with 16 sixes, in 36.3 overs with Hamid Saeed(68, 8×6) and Jahangir Babar(54, 3×6) crossing the half century mark. However, the man who prevented a greater damage to the YC&AC was Andy Coles, whose magnificent figures of 6/40 included a hat trick, which possibly could be a KCL first. YC&AC then scored 252/6 in 39.2 overs with Coles scoring 66 while Avinash Jadhav top scored with 98.

Friends set all kinds of KCL records

In another D-I match, the Friends XI sent a depleted Shizuoka Kytes to the cleaners to win the match by a huge margin of 270 runs. In a KCL record, the Friends scored 371 after choosing to bat first. In that process they erased the Indian Engineers, who held the record until then(322/5 off 35 overs) set against the British Embassy, from the KCL history and found a place for themselves. Munir Ahmed helped himself with a KCL highest individual score of 164(18×4, 11×6), eclipsing the previous best of 147*(16×4, 8×6) set by Viswa Ghosh of Indian Engineers against the British Embassy on the same ground last year in a KCL play-off match. Captain Aamir Ali, who along with Munir Ahmed put up a mammoth 159 run partnership for the third wicket, chipped in with a solid 71. In reply, the Kytes could manage only 101 runs, the wrecker-in-chief being Shahad Siddiqui with figures of 5/13. The only saving grace for the Kytes was the tail-enders showing the top order how to bat. At 34/7, the Kytes tail wagged to cross the three figure mark before they folded up for 101. The Kytes, however, are finding solace in the fact that they could manage only 31 runs against the same opposition last year before they were shot out in a KCL match.

Meanwhile, the Shizuoka Kytes leads the points tally in D-I with 7 points off 3 matches while Friends are closely behind with 6 off 2 matches. In D-II, Fuji Far East leads the pack with 9 points off 3 matches.

Latest match results and points tally are available here.

The unconfirmed KCL records so far are:

Highest team total371, Friends XI against Shizuoka Kytes
Highest individual score164, Munir Ahmed of Friends XI
Highest margin of victory270 runs, Friends defeated Shizuoka Kytes
Maximum number of 6s in an inningsMunir Ahmed of Friends(11)
Highest 3rd wicket partnership159 runs between with Munir Ahmed and Aamir Ali (Friends) against Shizuoka Kytes in 2002
Highest 5th wicket partnership158 between Viswa Ghosh and Dinesh Tashildar (Indian Engineers) against the British Embassy in 2001
Maximum number of runs from least number of balls
or the fastest 50
Dinesh Tashildar of Indian Engineers(79 off 29 balls) vs. British Embassy in 2001
Best bowling7/18 by Avinash Jadhav of YC&AC against the Indian Engineers in 2000
Most expensive bowling6-0-105-1 by Denis Perry of the British Embassy vs. the Indian Engineers in 2001
Fastest 50 by a team50 off 4 overs by Indian Engineers vs. Adore in 2001 on a Flicx pitch at Fujinomiya
Maximum number of 6s by any team16 each by Indian Engineers(vs. British Embassy) and Tokyo Giants(vs. YC&AC)
First hat trickAndy Coles(6/40) of YC&AC against Tokyo Giants in 2002

Read the interesting reports of these matches in which the above records were set:

Friends XI vs. Shizuoka Kytes (2002)
Indian Engineers vs. British Embassy (2001)
Indian Engineers vs. Adore (2001):

Japan Gold Cup

This 6 team tournament being held the Edogawa Cricket Ground saw two of its matches washed out in its first month. In the other matches, Edogawa Falcons defeated the Pakistan Eaglets and Gunma defeated the Indian Engineers. The Engineers had batted first and scored 199, thanks to a late order hitting by Dinesh Singh and Ashok Kumar. But the Gunma overcame the score in the 36th over for the loss of 8 wickets. Read report here.

Other Results

Friendly matches

> Nova defeatd Osaka Bulldogs. Osaka Bulldogs 151, Nova 152/5
> Kobe RAC defeatd Osaka Bulldogs. Osaka Bulldogs 147/9, Kobe RAC 150/5.
> Shizuoka Kytes defeated Adore. Kytes 124(Shimizu 4/20, T. Ito 3/17), Adore 97 (M. Sharpe 7/23, M. Wilson 3/15)
> Gunma defeated Indian Engineers. Gunma 232, Indian Engineers 125.
> Indian Engineers defeated YC&AC. Indian Engineers 187, YC&AC 156.
> Nova defeated Osaka Bulldogs again. Osaka Bulldogs 153, Nova 154/4.


1. Who was the first New Zealand batsman to score a century in each innings of a Test?
2. Which of these great bowlers was chiefly responsible for India being 0/4 at Leeds in 1952?
Frank Tyson
Alec Bedser
Fred Trueman
3. Who was South Africa’s captain when they thrashed Australia 4-0 in the 1969/70 Test series in South Africa?

Answers at the end of this Newsletter !!

Also playing in Japan, a little bit of cricket

The Indian scribes covering the Football World Cup in Japan were surprised to find that cricket also was being played here. Read the article on Indian Express, India’s largest circulated English language daily.


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Answers to the above quiz

1. Who was the first New Zealand batsman to score a century in each innings of a Test?
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2. Which of these great bowlers was chiefly responsible for India being 0/4 at Leeds in 1952?
Fred Trueman
3. Who was South Africa’s captain when they thrashed Australia 4-0 in the 1969/70 Test series in South Africa?
Ali Bacher

That’s all in this edition!