Hasselt Cricket Club v Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 22 May 2016 at 13:30
Optimists Cricket Club Lost By 12 runs

Match report Tony Whiteman led a new-look 1st XI in the journey up to Hasselt last Sunday for a BCF T20 double header in warm but wet conditions. Four debutants joined the ranks and were to be welcomed at the ground with rain, chaos and no changing facilities which was perhaps an appropriate introduction. The game before us was just ending in heated discussion on the detailed subject of slow over rate penalties creating a change to the onfield match result (long story). Ignoring this, the Optimists prepared to take on the Division 1 side Crescent CC with well, optimism. Choosing to field, things started well with the the opposition soon in trouble and then struggling to penetrate the well-placed field. At 60 for 3 off 10 overs, things looked good and a sharp caught and bowled from Luka Dacic in his first over at this level was the highlight. But for the opposition, Ashiq began to show his class and ended the innings on 71 not out taking Crescent to 138 for 7 off the curtailed 19 overs. Of real note, especially in the wet, was the Optimists ability to keep extras low and only 8 were given which would prove crucial. In reply, there was an early wobble and with the score at 24 for 3 off 4, there were some nerves. However the class of Saransh Kulshrestha (40 not out) and skipper Tony Whiteman (34) began to shine through and soon the tide had turned. But the true excitement arrived when Mohit Dixit took the crease and plundered 29 off 13 balls to take us close to target. Vikram Vijh sealed the win with 5 balls to go and an excellent 3 wicket win was recorded.

Hasselt Cricket Club Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6nb 11w 1b  
for 9 wickets
134 (20.0 overs)

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vikram Vijh4.002839.337.00
Mohit Dixit4.002500.006.25
Murali Ravichandran2.0019119.009.50
Rakesh Sharma2.00000.000.00
Saransh Kulshrestha4.001635.334.00
Tony Whiteman1.001400.0014.00
Shiva Arunachalam3.001900.006.33

Optimists Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 18w 1b  
for 9 wickets
Tony Whiteman Bowled  27
Murali Ravichandran Caught  0
Luka Galliver-Dacic Caught  7
Saransh Kulshrestha Caught  6
Mohit Dixit Caught  8
Shiva Arunachalam Caught  6
Vikram Vijh Caught  6
Ananth Srisailapathy Run out  10
Nasir Zubairi Run out  9
Sankalp Sharma Not Out  6
Rakesh Sharma Not Out  13

Hasselt Cricket Club Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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