Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI v Leuven Cricket Club on Sun 09 Jun 2013 at 14:00
Optimists Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report Optimists 1st XI started its T20 campaign officially on Sunday after the first match against MCCB was cancelled earlier in the season. Opponents were Leuven CC, playing one division below the 1st XI in the regular Belgian League. With overcast conditions, Optimists were sent in to field first after skipper Joost Mees continued his poor tossing form in the Belgian competition, we got off to a flying start with Iqqi claiming wickets in his first two overs and Arjun bowling through a fine spell of 3 for 15 off 4, with good catches taken by Taral and Joost. Wickets fell steadily after the early inroads and consistent sharp fielding and proper bowling resulted in Leuven being all out on the last ball of their innings for a total of 81. Even a rain break or KumarĀ“s personal watering break could not take the focus away from us finishing the innings. Iqqi ended with 3 for 11 of 4, where Taral and Nealers took a wicket both, whilst giving away only four runs per over or less.

Debutant Yassar and Tony opened the innings, but Tony chopped one on to his stumps in the second over after which Joost, Nealers and Taral displayed some nice shots around the ground to keep the scoreboard ticking. Timmy Andrews finished the match off with a slap over mid-wicket off the most gentle of slower ball bouncers, which was a fitting end to the match. Batting scores to mention: Taral 22 off 15, Nealers 21 off 20, Joost 18 off 15.

Leuven Cricket Club Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 2b  
for 10 wickets
81 (20.0 overs)
Kamran Mirza Bowled  5
Imran Mirza Lbw  0
Ali Hassan  
Baljinder Singh  
Zeeshan Arshad  
Athreya Rajaraman  
Nikhil Sindwani  
Sajjid Muhammad  
Rahim Shahzazai  
Ramandeep Singhbehir  
Anmor Singh Not Out  2

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Arjun Nandal4.001535.003.75
Mohammed Iqbal Murad4.001133.672.75
Aanand Pandey3.0019119.006.33
Taral Desai4.0013113.003.25
Wayne Codd2.00900.004.50
Richard Neale3.0012112.004.00

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets
Yassar Ali Bowled  4 12 33.33
Tony Whiteman Bowled  5 6 1 83.33
Joost Mees Caught  18 15 2 120.0 2
Richard Neale Bowled  21 20 2 105.00
Taral Desai Not Out  22 15 3 146.67 2
Tim Andrews Not Out  6 6 1 100
Arjun Nandal  
Kunal Jain  
Wayne Codd  
Mohammed Iqbal Murad  
Aanand Pandey  

Leuven Cricket Club Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kamran Mirza1.001200.0012.00
Baljinder Singh3.0030130.0010.00
Athreya Rajaraman4.001929.504.75
Nikhil Sindwani4.0023123.005.75

  • Umpire :
    provided by the BCF
  • Scorer :
    Mick Swithinbank