Antwerp Indians CC 2nd XI v Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes on Sat 13 Jun 2009 at 13:00
Optimists Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report OCC 2nd XI stumped by Antwerp Indians

The Optimists 2nd XI came up short against a solid AICC side in a keenly-contested but sportsmanlike game in Antwerp on Saturday. After winning the toss and electing to bat, OCC looked well set at 110-1 off 15 overs, thanks to a fine knock from Roshan (45), for which Piran (23) acted as an excellent foil. Following their dismissals, however, no one made more than 20 against some tight and unpredictable AICC bowling, and the last wicket fell in the 43rd over with the score on 188.

This proved to be an insufficient total on a ground with short boundaries square of the wicket. Despite some accurate and incisive bowling, particularly from Steve, Mohit, Kumar and Piran, fuelled by an excellent curry tea, AICC kept up with the asking rate for the first half of the innings for the loss of just 2 wickets. Then Jeroen struck with his first ball, afterwards collecting another scalp. Unfortunately, this only seemed to serve as a catalyst for AICC to hit out and reach the target for the loss of 5 wickets with several overs to spare.

In all, the OCC performance had been as promising, but as yet incomplete, as the wonderful temple under construction adjacent to the ground. It was, however, a marked improvement on the previous match and, like the temple, the future still has much positive in store for this team and 2nd XI cricket in general.

Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Piran Merkl Caught  23 1
Piers Hampton Bowled  1
Roshan Vishwanath Lbw  45 1 1
Saravanan Narayanan Caught  7
Deepak Gianchandani Run out  5 1
Will Stock Caught  19 1
Jeroen Van der Knoop Bowled  9
Mohit Khurana Bowled  16
Steve Evans Lbw  0
Arvind Pandey Not Out  15
Kumar Motiani Bowled  3 1

Antwerp Indians CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jhaveri Soumil7.0030215.004.29
Shah Niravam8.0037137.004.62
Bhor Shekhar9.0029129.003.22
Shah Chirag7.3040140.005.33
Shah Shreyans1.001600.0016.00
Dhamelia Virendra3.001200.004.00
Darji Sachin8.002237.332.75

Antwerp Indians CC 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
189 (0.0 overs)

Optimists Cricket Club Optimist Foxes Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mohit Khurana9.003900.004.33
Steve Evans6.3022122.003.38
Arvind Pandey5.003200.006.40
Jeroen Van der Knoop4.0039219.509.75
Will Stock3.002200.007.33
Kumar Motiani4.001300.003.25
Piran Merkl3.0016116.005.33