Exiles Cricket Club v Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 13 Jul 2013 at 17:00
Optimists Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report A little euphoric, as the win meant qualification for the quarter finals this year, the skipper strode out casually looking for his first toss to win this year, but unfortunately will have to wait a while longer for success and the Optimists were sent in to field for the second time in the day. The mandatory powerplay this time was more skewed towards the batting party which ended on 46 of 3 of 6. Steady bowling kept on bringing wickets and when the Exiles finally started to hit out, good catches by Aanand Pandey, Taral Desai and Joost Mees kept the run rate down and Exiles ended their innings after 19 overs. Outstanding bowling figures of Phil Burleigh, who showed it is possible to score and play on the same day as he ended with 3-25 off 3, Arjun 1-18-3, Aanand Pandey 1-19-3 and Taral 1-20-3. Exiles all out for 160.

Due to niggles, a long day and the fact that qualification was already accomplished the batting order was shuffled a bit, bar the opening combo of Arjun and Timothy Barker, although unfortunately Timothy could not repeat his feat of earlier in the day and departed early for 2. Arjun and Aanand Pandey rebuild the innings, including a monster 6 of Arjun but both suffered a run out on successive balls, with the Optimists fearing for one of their famous collapses. Desai and Charlie Ramsden followed in quick succession two overs later, bowled by skipper Daud. Anand Pattabiraman and Joost came together to make a new start in the chase and both receive a life of a very generous point fielder, who dropped the simplest of chances. When Anand departed for 8, after a valuable partnership of 51, cool finisher Yassar Ali strode to the crease and put on another 50 with Joost to hit once more the winning runs, this time after 18.2 overs. How often does it happen that one batsman hits the winning runs in both matches? Yassar ending not out with 17 and Joost with an unbeaten 57.

All in all a great, but very long, day where we have kept our unbeaten group record in T20 matches in Belgium. Quarterfinals are on the 17th of August against either RBCC or PCCB.

Exiles Cricket Club Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 20w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
160 (17.0 overs)

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Arjun Nandal3.0018118.006.00
Charlie Ramsden4.0037137.009.25
Aanand Pandey3.0019119.006.33
Arvind Pandey1.002200.0022.00
Yassar Ali0.10600.0036.00
Anand Pattabiraman1.5013113.007.09
Phillip Burleigh3.002538.338.33
Taral Desai1.00500.005.00

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 19w 3b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
Yassar Ali Not Out  17
Phillip Burleigh  
Graham Cope  
Taral Desai Bowled  6 1
Joost Mees Not Out  57 1
Aanand Pandey Run out  28 2
Anand Pattabiraman Run out  8
Arvind Pandey   1
Arjun Nandal Run out  17 1
Timothy Barker Caught  2
Charlie Ramsden Bowled  0

Exiles Cricket Club Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Arranged by BCF
  • Scorer :
    Phil Burleigh