Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) v Geneva CC on Sat 02 Jun 2012 at 13:30
Optimists Cricket Club Lost by three wickets

Match report This weekend, the Optimists hosted Geneva CC for the first time.

Niraj Trivedi was stand-in skipper for the Optimists and in a 40-over format batted first. In the face of a strong Geneva bowling attack, the Optimists team scraped to 172 runs, losing their last wicket in the last over. The stand-out performance was a measured 64 not out from Phil Burleigh, who with that becomes the club's leading run-scorer in all forms of cricket so far this season.

172 runs in 40 overs is not a huge total and the Optimists bowlers struggled to contain the Geneva batsmen throughout the second innings, with one exception - Ravi Ramanathan (8-1-21-3). Well bowled Ravi. The rest of the bowlers leaked 21 wides among them and conceded around 5 runs per over, not allowing skipper Trivedi any chance to put Geneva under pressure. Geneva coasted home with four overs and three wickets to spare, a comfortable victory.

Sunday's game was unfortunately rained off, but Geneva turned out to be a good side who we will welcome back in future years.

Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
10w 3b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
Jeroen Van der Knoop Caught  37 76 54 3 68.52 1
Samir Kalra Caught  24 43 38 3 63.16
Phillip Burleigh Not Out  64 114 90 4 71.11
Ali Ejaz Siddiqui Caught  0 3 2 0 2
Aabhas Mandal Caught  0 2 3 0 1
Arjun Nandal Caught  1 6 4 25.00 1
Will Stock Caught  9 7 10 2 90.0
Steven Clarke Bowled  0 2 1 0
Ravichandran Ramanathan Run out  7 13 15 46.67
Niraj Trivedi Caught  12 34 18 2 66.67
Naresh Ojha Caught  3 9 7 42.86

Geneva CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Geneva CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
24w 1b 1lb 
for 7 wickets
176 (35.1 overs)
Lalantha b Trivedi 1
Ansar ct v.d.Knoop Bowled Burleigh 45
Gajan ct Siddiqui Bowled Ramanathan 6
Bobby ct Mandal Bowled Nandal 20
Niel b Siddiqui 23
Dugal ct Siddiqui Bowled Ramanathan 18
Ameer ct Nandal Bowled Ramanathan 2
Ravi Not Out  22
Zarook Not Out  10

Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ravichandran Ramanathan8.012137.002.63
Niraj Trivedi3.0015115.005.00
Ali Ejaz Siddiqui6.1030130.004.86
Arjun Nandal7.0035135.005.00
Phillip Burleigh5.0025125.005.00
Will Stock1.001600.0016.00
Naresh Ojha2.001700.008.50
Aabhas Mandal3.001500.005.00