High scores and high drama
Sam, Bhuddika, Fahad all shine in the gloom
With Abdul demonstrating his exciting new concept in scoreboard design the team batting first, skippered by Harpreet, ran up a splendid 255-9 off their 40 overs with Sam belting out 80+ taking them to 180-2 in quick time. Apparently this then became 180-5 with U16 Fahad taking a hat trick; one bowled, one LBW and a magnificent catch by Avneet to round it off. New player Pavan racked up 43 interesting runs while someone else scored 47 (Was it Aman? I don't have a record of who). Lower order contributions took the total to 255, a fine effort.
The chase was on and Vishal and Bhuddika set about chasing down the imposing total. Bhuddika rattled up 94 off only 49 balls before falling with the score well ahead of the required run rate. Unfortunately the momentum was lost and they finally closed about 10 runs down but not before some amusing slip sliding from Sani, and almost another hat trick as Sam's hat trick ball was dropped. More entertainment was provided by 4th team skipper David who nearly got his head taken off at slip and later taking one in the nether region while also at slip. Answer - stand further back ! All in all an enjoyable day with the forecast sunshine arriving on schedule at 5:30pm.