Washington Cricket Club


Warriors v Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB on Sat 02 Jun 2012 at 10:00 AM
Washington Cricket Club Won By 7 wickets

Match report Washington bounce back with a Clinical display over Warriors

On a beautiful Saturday perfect for a game of cricket, Washington CC (140/3)defeated Warriors CC (134/9) by 7 wickets in an all round dominating performance.

Owing to Friday night’s persistent rain the weather being in the low 70s, Palash won the toss and with the breeze and some dampness in the outfield, decided to field first. Sharath and Murali opened the bowling for WCC. Warriors’ opener was hell bent on going for leather from ball one and due to some average bowling by Sharath, resulted in a few streaky runs and a boundary or two in the first few overs. From the other end, Murali bowled a disciplined line and length giving away nothing. The dependable Sameer replaced Sharath in the 5th over and immediately struck twice in the same over dismissing Anshul(15) without anybody’s help and Sushant (0), thanks to a good , eventually one handed catch by Palash.

Meanwhile Murali refused to err in line or length and had their left handed opener Jishnu(6) caught by Raj at slightly deep extra cover by smartly moving the fielder exactly where the catch eventually went to. Top cricketing move. Viren, Warriors’ captain, played well for them though he was lucky on a couple of occasions including a stumping decision off Taran. Nevertheless, he was their only batsman on the day who looked like posting a score. Taran undid him with a brilliant delivery that pitched on a good length and zipped into the middle stump as Viren(23) was late in bringing his bat down. A crucial wicket for us courtesy Taran.

Viral, who was brought on from the other end, bowled his usual bag of tricks mixing it up very well to dismiss two batsmen LBW off consecutive deliveries. On a hattrick. Almost a hattrick. But wasn’t to be. He was also involved in effecting a run out due to a swift pick up and accurate throw by Palash. Warriors were 7/80 odd. Viral struck a third time in a sort of a hilarious dismissal. The umpire turned down an LBW appeal saying the batsman hit it, in which case he was out as Ravi had caught the ball on the full. Out he was and as the bemused batsman walked off, at 30 overs, Warriors were 91/8. If we were hoping for a sub-three digit target, it was thwarted by their tail (Debashish - 30 and Balaji - 16) who played sensibly and straight, completing their 40 over quota ending at 134/9.

Not a big target. But we had been shaky with our batting in the previous games.

It was important we started well and played freely and that’s what we did. This time Tarun and Sameer opened the batting for us. They kept the strike rotating, stroking the ball in the gaps and running quick singles. Also collecting extras with the Right-Left combination. More of the same please. We were looking to go with all wickets in hand at the first break, but that wasn’t to be as Tarun mis-pulled one that was in his zone to midwicket where he was caught on the circle for 3.

Raj went first drop and took a few balls to find his feet. Sameer meanwhile was merrily picking off singles at will and hooked a boundary as well. Once Raj was set, he played some delightful shots all round the park. A cut along the ground, a Tendulkaresque guide off a bouncer over the slips, drives through covers- it was all there and a treat to watch for his fellow team mates. His and Sameer’s partnership broke the chase’s back, with Raj playing the dominant hand on the day. Spinners were brought into the attack and Sameer (16) who was looking good for more, fell LBW to end a good partnership. Sharath went in next and played himself in while Raj slowed only fractionally with the spinners on. Sharath (35 n.o.) , keeping in tune with the team’s strategy of playing positively, moved it along with a six and couple of fours to take the target to 20, along with Raj. Raj eventually mistimed a lofted drive off Viren and was caught at point for an attractive 46. Kalyan walked in next and probably being in a hurry to get to a party, smashed the by-now-deflated Warriors attack out of the game. He bludgeoned two fours and ended the game by belting a full toss into the trees way beyond the midwicket boundary. Washington 140/3 in 25.5 overs. A comfortable, clinical victory.

Kudos to the bowlers for setting up the game for us and to the batsmen for achieving the target without worries.

Well bled WCC!

Next game : vs Crescent at Mark Twain.

Warriors Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
17w 1b  
for 9 wickets
134 (40.0 overs)
Jishnu ct  Raj (B) Murali 6
Anshul ct  (B) Sameer 15
Sushant ct  Palash (B) Sameer 0
Viren b  Taran 23
Venkat run out  Palash 9
Jagannath lbw  Viral 4
Debashish b  Sharath 30
Jitin lbw  Viral 0
Saurabh ct  Ravi (B) Viral 9
Balaji Not Out  16
Yashwant Not Out  5

Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sharath Parvathavani5.0030130.006.00
Murali Sripadam8.0215115.001.88
Sameer Apte8.0224212.003.00
Joseph Ayrookaran7.003600.005.14
Viral Patel8.031234.001.50
Taran Dhupar4.0018118.004.50

Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
15w 2b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
Tarun Chopra ct  Jitin (B) Yashwant 3
Sameer Apte lbw  Jishnu 16 1
Raj Srinivasan ct  Viren 46 1
Sharath Parvathavani Not Out  35
Kalyan Musani Not Out  21
Viral Patel  
Ravi Vellore   1
Taran Dhupar  
Palash Sarkar   1 1
Murali Sripadam  
Joseph Ayrookaran  

Warriors Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy