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Wallington Sports Ground was the venue for our annual friendly vs the Albamorphics CC, an experienced team who’ve had the wood over us for the last few seasons. Twas time to set things right, from a KRCSC perspective.
Captain James Keating won the toss & elected to field with 10 men in this 35-overs contest. Everything started brightly for The Road, with the ‘Morphics 0-1 after the first 3-overs of play, with Chris Brown making the breakthrough by getting the opener Barrington caught in the slips. Ali Tyzack, at the other end, kept things tight as well. Good Start.
As the innings went on & bowlers were changed, wickets were harder to come by, but The Road could be very satisfied at the 25-over mark, when the score stood at 90/3. Bowling & fielding was pretty solid up till that point.
Having wickets in hand for the last 10-overs of the Alba innings allowed their set batsmen to have a dart, and with some success too. The bowling was loose & Alba to literally doubled their score. They ended up with a very decent & competitive 181/4 after their alloted 35-overs against our 10 men in the field.
Chris Brown (2/20 off 7-overs, wickets number 50 & 51, no less) & Ali Tyzack (0/23 off 7-overs) were the pick of the bowlers. Special mention has to go to Laxman Pillai, who fielded like demon all innings & easily ended up saving more than a dozen runs with some superb stops on the boundary.
The 50th wicket for the Road was achieved yesterday. And the 51st. A brief feeling of pride, it was nice. #only49togo
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown303) August 7, 2017
After Tea, The Road set about chasing the target of 182. Raju Mazumder & Matt Cocken put on a solid 39 runs for the 1st wicket in 12-overs. Then the classic King’s Road collapse, which has happened way more often than we would like, especially this season.
The solid 39/0 turned into 76/5 and Albamorphics were more than happy with the KRCSC batting implosion. Partnerships were needed, so enter Mo Shaboodien & Sham De Silva put on 34-runs together before Sham decided to run past one from Tim Riley & was Stumped, 110/6.
113/7 & Alba still in the Pound Seats, Browny joined Shaboodien & the two set about dragging the game back. Their 8th wicket partnership of 64 broke the back of the Alba Attack & all but sealed victory for The Road.
Browns great cameo of 35 was just what was needed, & The Road ended up winning the game with 24-balls to spare. Shaboodien finished with 63* when the game was won.
A good win in the end, which was pretty satisfying as Albamorphics are a decent side.
Roll On next week, a delicious Double Header in the Great 10th Year of Orange! Happy days!
The Road win by 2 wickets vs Albamorphics in Wallington. Alba 181-4 off 35 overs, the Road 182-8 off 31 overs.
— King's Road Cricket (@KRCSC) August 6, 2017
Author: Mo Shaboodien