Robert Holmes & Company
Thu 04
U16s (yr11)
Lose
League
Dulwich CC - u16
73
239/5
RCC U16s: A midsummer night's dream - sort of!

RCC U16s: A midsummer night's dream - sort of!

By Nik Ilukkumbure
Share via
FacebookTwitter
https://www.roehamptoncricketc

RCC 73 v DCC 239/5


Winning the toss, DCC batted first and with few exceptions (Elliot's wicket maiden caught and bowled and sub 6s from Badger, Will and William) maintained a high run rate, the top 2 bats (66 and 99) scoring 70% of the total and 34 boundaries between them. 

While leaking boundaries through the gaps some sharp fielding took 2 wickets with run outs. The regular ball hunts in the bushes were entertainingly punctuated by the local dog population's antics, seemingly particularly drawn to Ben C 'any spin can happen', and who can perhaps now add 'dog whisperer' to his talents.

A record total reminiscent of our pairs cricket days was always going to be hard to chase however fuelled by crisps the boys set about the endeavour with gumption.

The quality of the Dulwich bowling attack precluded the riskier shots needed to achieve the required run rate and while some resilient and entertaining stands (Badger changing stance Pietersen style several times during the bowler run up) kept the match in a theoretical balance, our final wicket fell in the 14th over following a brilliant Dulwich triple wicket maiden and some well held catches by our very own Badger - making up the DCC numbers in the field, and perhaps giving us a share of their well earnt victory!

Room for improvement? Perhaps in the field but hardly in the entertainment value!

Bowler O R W M ECO 0s WD NB 4s 6s
Alex 1.0 14 0 0 14.0 2 0 1 2 0
Masroor 2.0 27 0 0 13.5 5 2 1 4 0
Badger 3.0 26 0 0 8.7 8 0 0 5 0
Mihir 1.0 16 0 0 16.0 0 1 0 3 0
Sam B 2.0 25 0 0 12.5 2 1 0 5 0
Ben C 1.0 19 0 0 19.0 2 4 0 3 0
Ben R 2.0 30 0 0 15.0 3 0 0 7 0
Elliot 3.0 29 1 1 9.7 6 0 1 4 0
Sam S 1.0 8 0 0 8.0 3 2 1 1 0
William LT 2.0 21 2 0 10.5 3 0 0 3 1
Will B 2.0 18 0 0 9.0 3 0 1 1 0

Batsman R B 0s 4s 6s SR
Will B c X b Gurav C 21 14 5 4 0 150.0
Mihir b Shaan 1 5 3 0 0 20.0
Alex b Gurav C 4 7 6 1 0 57.1
Sam B b Shaan 8 7 5 2 0 114.3
Elliot b Ethan 5 13 11 1 0 38.5
Kyan c Arnav b Jojo Harvey 18 27 20 2 0 66.7
Sam S b Joshua 1 4 3 0 0 25.0
Ben R b Joshua 0 2 2 0 0 0.0
Badger b Joshua 0 2 2 0 0 0.0
William LT c b Ethan 0 2 2 0 0 0.0
Masroor not out 2 1 1 0 0 200.0

Well done boys..we look forward to the next act!

Share via
FacebookTwitter
https://www.roehamptoncricketc

Match details

Match date

Thu 04, Jul 2019

Kickoff

18:00

Meet time

17:30

Competition

Under 16