Eagles CC 2nds v Optimists Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sun 21 Jun 2020 at 13:00
Optimists Cricket Club Lost by 86 runs

Match report Belgium Cricket is back in all its wonder!

Love it or hate it, the wonders of Belgian Cricket are back and the Optimists CC 2nd team enjoyed a roller coaster of a day in Mechelen. After nine months since the last BCF game, it is easy to forget the special nature of these trips. Early morning meets at Glacis; Food stops at Wanlin; losing the convoy of cars; eventually finding the ground; seeing the pitch and immediately missing the beauty of PWCG and then there is the cricket. Two back-to-back T20s in mid-summer heat with a mixture of huge sixes, lost balls, hot curry, penalty runs, disputed boundary catches and a nerve-wracking finish. That’s why we love it.

The new captain, Mohit, took the team up there after a scramble of 2 days notice to be ready. He won the toss and then we watched the fireworks start. Raining sixes over all the weird shaped boundaries and soon deep in trouble. Yes, there was a fightback but faced with a target of 227 things could not get worse, could they? 20 minutes later, it was much worse. The top order was back in the hutch with nothing on the scoreboard and everyone thinking if golf is a better pastime. But Mohit could do no wrong and showed the way with a quick fire 56 and debutant Advyth in support to at least proved to the opponents we could play. The first match closed out in the final over with 140 on the board and hence a defeat by 86 runs to wake everyone up.

Eagles CC 2nds Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 10w 4b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
226 (20.0 overs)

Optimists Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Shameek Vats2.002800.0014.00
Pankaj Malav3.004800.0016.00
Mohit Dixit4.0021121.005.25
Raju Ratnakar Akulwar4.0054318.0013.50
Amit Dhingra4.003000.007.50
Marcus Cope1.001700.0017.00
Shiv Karan Gill2.0023123.0011.50

Optimists Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets
Vijaykumar Desai Caught  7 7 7 1 100
Amit Halbhavi Caught  6 15 7 1 85.71
Shiv Karan Gill Caught  8 13 10 80.0
Scott Browne Caught  6 7 6 1 100 1
Advyth Manepalli Caught  31 47 28 3 1 110.71
Marcus Cope Bowled  0 1 1 0
Mohit Dixit Run out  56 35 30 6 4 186.67 2
Pankaj Malav Caught  5 8 10 50.0
Raju Ratnakar Akulwar Stumped  7 9 5 1 140.0
Shameek Vats Not Out  6 6 5 120.0
Amit Dhingra Caught  0 1 1 0
Anshuman Singh  

Eagles CC 2nds Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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