Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) v Crusaders on Mon 29 Jun 2009 at 15:00
Optimists Cricket Club Lost 7 runs

Match report Stopping off in the Grand Duchy on their six week European tour, the Crusaders of Melbourne Australia had little trouble storming the fortress of the Luxembourg team. Boom boom. Batting first in this T20 game, the classy Crusaders batsmen tucked into some wayward opening bowling, with the hundred coming up in around 10 overs. A cloud burst slowed the outfield and retirements changed the tone somewhat. A wicket each was taken by Anand Panday and Christopher Evans but the eventual total of 157 was always going to be challenging.

Crusaders put their part time bowlers on and they had to contend with Tim Andrews who was wielding his willow like a Saracen sword (boom boom). His 42 came up in no time, but his attacking play eventually led to his downfall when he holed out. No other batsman was able to cut lose for long as wickets fell too frequently as the Crusaders kept the O's on a long leash. So although the result appears close, there was only one team in it.

In good touring fashion the oppo hung around for a beer and a chat until their bus took the players and about a dozen supporters back to their base in Antwerp. Next stop England where, amongst others, they will play games against the MCC, the Duke of Norfolk's XI at Arundel in Sussex and Gloucester CCC 2ndXI at Bristol.

Crusaders Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
157 (0.0 overs)

Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Bowling

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Optimists Cricket Club Optimists (Club side) Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets
Deepak Gianchandani  
Roshan Vishwanath  
Tim Andrews  
Christopher Evans  
Steve Evans  
Aanand Pandey  
Will Stock  
Rutvij Thumar  
Robert Williams  
Roger Barker  
Romesh Paul  

Crusaders Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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