Mechelen Eagles CC v Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 03 Jul 2011 at 13:30
Optimists Cricket Club Lost by 120 runs

Match report The day started pretty much ok, with a bit of sunshine and a cloud here and there. The trip to Mechelen was also uneventful, except a small bouchon autour Bruxelles. Oh, and Tony was to be picked up at Bruxelles Midi. By Anand. Luckily they were only 2 overs too late.

We started ok enough, with Suresh opening the bowling. The Mechelse boys had a clear strategy, which was : hammer-time ! The ground is a quirky one, with a bush at about 6 meters from the wicket strip, on both sides ! The Eagles found them with ease, and went ahead with sixes and fours planting the balls in the plants. Amazingly, we were able to retrieve them. All eleven Eagles knew how to hit, but special mention is warranted to Islam-Deen, who made a nice ton. Not to forget, Iqbal took 6 scalps, with fine bowling indeed.

After a fine curry, please use your hands gentleman, we had a chase of 301. Tony held up nicely, refreshingly proper straight batted style. Reaching 41 with ease. Some unfortunate run-outs and the fall of Suresh (after some fluent batting) saw the Optimists chasing what now seemed an impossible total. The tail wagged a bit, adding 83 runs to come to something of a score.

The formality of signing the papers took almost as long as getting a government together for Belgium, and when that was finally done, we set off for Luxembourg.

Mechelen Eagles CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
300 (0.0 overs)
M. Munir ct  Mees bowled Ramachandran 28
Islam-Deen ct  Narayanan bowled Merkl 108
Irfan b  Murad 7
S.Rouf lbw  Murad 0
Yasir Ali ct  Kalagara bowled Merkl 51
Butt Kusn lbw  Murad 28
Ismail Muhammad Retired Not Out  37
Siddiqe Abubaker b  Murad 3
Mian Zaheer Abbas Not Out  16
Tanveer Akbar b  Murad 2
Ashiq Zaman lbw  Murad 3

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Suresh Kalagara7.012200.003.14
Saravanan Narayanan2.001900.009.50
Rathinavel Pandian Ramalingam8.006400.008.00
Madhu Ramachandran7.0084184.0012.00
Mohammed Iqbal Murad8.414868.005.54
Anand Pattabiraman2.002700.0013.50
Piran Merkl5.0031215.506.20

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets
Piran Merkl Caught  0
Madhu Ramachandran Caught  10
Tony Whiteman Run out  41
Jeroen Van der Knoop Run out  0
Suresh Kalagara Bowled  19 1
Joost Mees Caught  6 1
Arvind Pandey Bowled  13
Anand Pattabiraman Caught  12
Saravanan Narayanan Not Out  27 1
Rathinavel Pandian Ramalingam Caught  11
Mohammed Iqbal Murad Caught  20

Mechelen Eagles CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Phil the B.