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Roehampton CC - 2nd XI
Whiteley Village CC, Surrey - 2nd XI
Sat 25 May 13:00 - Surrey County League - 2nd XI Division 1 Start time 13:00

Desch Mode

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Henry's 63 helps the 2s along to another win

On another sunny(ish) morning up on the heath, the Roehampton 2nd XI assembled with the intention of turning last weeks win into the start of a winning streak, against a Whitely Village side who had lost their first 3 games but by all accounts were a better team than results on paper suggested.
RCC won the toss and made the straightforward decision of bowling first and set about their business from ball one. Impressive opening spells from the returning James Boxall (9 overs straight through, although you’d imagine he’d have been very happy had the maximum allowed been 8 overs) and the ever consistent Shahid meant we had Whiteley Village 3 down early on.
Improved ground fielding on the previous week raised the prospect of an improved catching display, that optimism was quickly quashed as the usual mixture of straightforward and less straightforward chances hit the turf. However, another consistent team bowling display ensured that the wickets were shared between all of the bowlers, with Zak and Shahid picking up 2 wickets apiece and James, Babar, Hugh and Yas picking up a wicket each. Whiteley closed on 134-8, largely thanks to 63 from their left handed (Surely batting left handed should not be allowed in 2s cricket!?! Enquiries to the league have been made!) number 6, aided in large part by being dropped on 0 and a couple of times later on. More on that later.
Still, chasing 135, should be a walk in the park… Right?

Josh and Hugh opened up with Hugh quickly departing, apparently with revision to get back to, soon followed by the usual 2s run machine Sacha for an uncharacteristic single figure score. That brought Henry Desch, on league debut, to the crease. Keen to make up for dropping their top scorer on 0, Henry set about knocking off the runs. Receiving some support at the other end from Josh, Mods, Rich and Babar, Henry took the 2s to within 8 runs of victory, passing his own 50 in the process, before missing that dangerous straight ball to leave the 2s 7 down and still with a handful of runs to score. With the 1s back from another victory and watching on from the sidelines, Zak Khan strode to the crease, as ever wanting to prove that at number 9 he was batting far too low (he isn’t) and preceded to ease all the nerves by smashing his 1st and 3rd ball for six to take the 2s over the line.

Man of the match in the bar afterwards went to Henry for his debut 63, however with some quick maths we realised that having dropped their top scorer on 0 who then went on to score his own 63, this resulted in Henry actually coming out of the match with a ‘net zero’ individual score. By that point though, it seemed churlish to rescind his MOM award, instead it was decided that we were better putting our efforts into celebrating back to back 40 point weekends across the 2 teams.

Result – RCC win by 3 wickets
MOM – Henry Desch

Scorecard

Roehampton CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field

Whiteley Village CC, Surrey - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Andrew Ayres
lb. J Boxall
3
 
Ken M Perren
ct. M Moderegger, b. S Mehmood
9
 
Sunny Kamboj
b. S Mehmood
0
 
Chris Harp
b. Z Khan
6
 
Ketan Kothari
ct. H Gerlach, b. B Mahmood
14
 
Robert Weedon
Not Out
63
 
Simon Fairless
ct. S Mehmood, b. Z Khan
0
 
Joseph Horsey
ct. M Moderegger, b. H Gerlach
16
 
Scott Stiff
ct. J Boxall, b. Y Ahmad
0
 
Tony Best
Not Out
10
 
Keith Sarchett
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 1b, 4lb
13
Total
for 8 wickets 45 overs
134

Roehampton CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
James Boxall
9
4
13
1
1.4
Shahid Mehmood
9
2
24
2
2.7
Zak Khan
8
1
18
2
2.3
Babar Mahmood
9
3
30
1
3.3
Hugh Gerlach
5
0
21
1
4.2
Yasir Ahmad
5
1
23
1
4.6

Roehampton CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Josh Willmott
ct. S Fairless, b. J Horsey
17
 
Hugh Gerlach
b. K Sarchett
1
 
Sacha Hatteea
lb. K Sarchett
4
 
Henry Desch
b. R Weedon
63
 
Marc Moderegger
ct. C Harp, b. S Stiff
9
 
Rich Else
b. S Stiff
17
 
Babar Mahmood
lb. S Stiff
11
 
Yasir Ahmad
Not Out
0
 
Zak Khan
Not Out
12
3
2
400.0
Shahid Mehmood
Did Not Bat
 
James Boxall
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
2w, 2b, 1lb
5
Total
for 7 wickets 33.5 overs
139

Whiteley Village CC, Surrey - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Keith Sarchett
7
0
26
2
3.7
Joseph Horsey
7
0
22
1
3.1
Tony Best
7
1
26
0
3.7
Scott Stiff
9
0
39
3
4.3
Chris Harp
3
0
11
0
3.7
Robert Weedon
0.5
0
12
1
 

Team selection

League round up

Other 2nd XI Division 1 results

Shepperton CC - 2nd XI
222/2
221/8
Sheen Park CC - 2nd XI
360/5
181/9
Long Ditton CC - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
1. Horley CC, Surrey 127
2. Shepperton CC 127
3. Sheen Park CC 94
4. London Gymkhana CC 90
5. Roehampton CC 85
6. Long Ditton CC 61
7. Godalming CC 55

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