|Judd St. Tigers CC vs N2CC Sun 4th June 2018
N2CC failed to find any sort of cutting edge away to Judd Street Tigers
on Sunday... three big innings from the hosts' top order created the
platform to post 226 from their 40 overs.
Having lost the toss, N2 did have a good start with the ball when Zafer Abbas bowled one of the openers.
Skipper Shai Bhatt, nursing a hamstring injury, was only forced to play
after some 'no shows'. In spells from both ends he was again the pick
of the bowlers with two for 28. Other bowlers proved expensive,
although Abdul Firfire did grab two for 24 late on.
It was always going to be a big ask for N2 to get close to the target.
Dave Parker's uncharacteristic poor start to the season, continued on
Sunday with the opener bowled for eight. Dee Hingorani, elevated to his
more natural opening slot, got his head down, producing a dogged
display. Always looking for the quick single, he had made 35 when he
In total, six N2 batsman were bowled on a good pitch, with even bounce... something individuals will need to look at.
Josh 'the mensch' Newman, playing what will likely be his only game of
the season, provided some late entertainment and restored a modicum of
pride to N2. In typical style he bludgeoned his way to 37.
Clutching at straws, N2 had two objectives as their reply came to its
conclusion. Get over 150 and not lose a tenth wicket. Unfortunately
Bhatt was caught off the last ball... the total on 149.
As the numbers below show, we are giving away far too many runs as
bowlers with 3 or 4 bad balls an over making life difficult for our
batsmen so every bowler needs to tighten up their line and length and
try to aim for an average of 3 or 4 runs per over. Make the
batsmen WORK for their runs.
Also, we’re giving away our wicket far too cheaply – play for the team and value your time at the crease.
Man of the match: Josh Newham showing how to hit the ball and taking a catch at wicket keeper.
- 8 overs –
1 maiden - 28 runs - 2 wickets
Total 226 for 7 in 40 overs
- Bowled 8
D. Hingorani - Bowled 35
- Bowled 8
- Bowled 6
- Bowled 6
- Caught 4
- Stumped 4
- Bowled 37
- Run Out 6
- Not Out 12
- Caught 0
Total 149 for 10 in 40 overs