Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) v Zami CC on Sat 19 May 2012 at 13:30
Optimists Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Optimists welcomed the visiting side of Zami CC, former club in Holland of OCC skipper Joost Mees. A 35-over match was agreed on in order to have time for a curry and then a quick trip to a local British bar to watch some minor football game.

Zami CC batted first and began with great intent, but the first wicket fell with only one on the board. The big shots kept coming, but so did the wickets and as a result the ZCC innings never really gained any real momentum. ZCC were eventually all out in the 30th over for a sub-par 129.

In return, the Optimists opened with Arvind Pandey and Jeroen v.d. Knoop who scored respectable 28 and 17 each. Big gun and skipper Joost Mees came in at three only to be bowled first ball, much to the delight of his old team-mates.

Despite this small hiccup, the Optimists rebuilt and with Tim Barker, Aanand Pandey, newcommer Steve Clarke and finally Steve Evans, the target was reached in the 29th over. This was excellent news, as it meant lots of time to tuck into the excellent curry buffet, courtesy of Raju Sati and his New Dehli restaurant.

Zami CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w 3b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
129 (29.1 overs)
J. Veeloo ct  Embleton Bowled S.Evans 0
G. Troostwijk ct  T.Barker Bowled Trivedi 1
D. Krijger st  T.Barker Bowled J.Barker 12
J. Overhoff b  J.Barker 23
Jean Marc ct  T.Barker Bowled Pattabiraman 31
J.W. van Kampen ct  J.Barker Bowled Clarke 11
B. van den Ark ct  J.Barker Bowled Trivedi 25
R. Nandin ct  Embleton Bowled Pattabiraman 5
H. Hull Run out  1
C. van Nispen ct  Embleton Bowled S.Evans 1
D. Nandin Not Out  0

Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Evans5.101929.503.68
Niraj Trivedi4.001226.003.00
James Barker5.0026213.005.20
Aanand Pandey4.012200.005.50
Steven Clarke3.0021121.007.00
Anand Pattabiraman5.01924.501.80
Ben Embleton3.001400.004.67

Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets
Arvind Pandey ct  van Kempen B Hak 28
Jeroen Van der Knoop ct  Troostwijk 17
Joost Mees ct  Troostwijk 0
Timothy Barker ct  Veeloo B Krijger 8 2 1
Aanand Pandey Not Out  24
Steven Clarke b  Nandin 15
Steve Evans Not Out  7
Anand Pattabiraman  
Ben Embleton   3
James Barker   2
Niraj Trivedi  

Zami CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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