Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes v MCCB on Sat 30 May 2009 at 13:30
Optimists Cricket Club Lost by 225 runs

Match report Oh dear. Conceding 358 runs is rather a lot. Possibly a record at Walferdange. It is the second most runs I've ever been involved with behind the nightmare of 377 from 35 overs scored by Greece against Luxembourg in Vienna, 2004. In fareness to our team the MCCB team were very strong. Abdul Ala, who hit 186 hit some big sixes that were very timed strokes and it is not often in second XI cricket that you face fast in-swing and genuine, well-aimed bouncers. But boy, does it hurt to see a catch dropped and then see the next two balls you bowl go for six and four. 'Catches win matches' is the old adage and it might have been true for OCC. We contrived to drop Abdul Ala no less than nine times and there were twelve drops in all (only counting those that went to hand). Our bowlers didn't bowl as badly as the figures might suggest, and we didn't bat so badly either. MCCB were a much stronger side, but OCC's desperately poor fielding made sure the result could only go one way, what ever the relative strengths of the sides.
Mike West

MCCB Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
358 (0.0 overs)
Hamid lbw  Merkl 45
Asad ct  Wykes Bld Aanand Pandey 16
Abdul Ala ct  Siddiqui Bld Aanand Pandey 186
Chand ct  Galliver Bld Gianchandani 32
Akram b  Siddiqui 23
Munwar Not Out  9
Falah-udin Not Out  7

Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Adrian Wykes7.003600.005.14
Aanand Pandey8.0061230.507.62
Arvind Pandey3.001700.005.67
Simon Baker7.005700.008.14
Piran Merkl9.0078178.008.67
Mike West3.003500.0011.67
Deepak Gianchandani4.0031131.007.75
Paul Galliver1.001400.0014.00
Ali Ejaz Siddiqui3.0020120.006.67

Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets
Ali Ejaz Siddiqui Caught  21 1
Robert Deed Bowled  5
Piran Merkl Bowled  3
Adrian Wykes Caught  10 1
Deepak Gianchandani Bowled  5
Mike West Caught  12
Simon Baker Caught  6
Aanand Pandey Bowled  11
Arvind Pandey Caught  9
Piers Hampton Not Out  1
Paul Galliver Caught  4 1

MCCB Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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