Washington Cricket Club


Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB v Strikers on Sun 29 Apr 2018 at 19:00
Washington Cricket Club Won won by 43 Runs

Match report The only night game of the season for WCC (against US Strikers at Veterans ground) started off with us winning the toss and deciding to bat. This being a better outfield and high scoring pitch, the idea was to put a huge total and bring the opponent under pressure. Thoufiq and Sam straight away put the other team on back foot with a brisk start, putting up a 50 run partnership in less than 5 overs. The extras helped as well. There were some clever shots and a huge six from Thoufiq. They got out within an over, and Shaswat departing soon after. This brought Ankur and Harsh in the middle who had a partnership of roughly 70 runs in 5 overs with Ankur scoring more than 50 of those runs. Ankur’s inning was a pure carnage, beating the bowlers to pulp. They tried everything (short balls, bouncers, beamers, off side, leg side), and result being, Ankur hitting them for boundaries all over the park. Bowlers lost their line and length and ended up bowling more wides. He scored 60 runs off 27 balls before getting run out to a good throw from the deep while stealing the second run. Karan came in next to have an unbeaten partnership of 50 runs with Harsh, to get to a massive total of 209. Their spinners did well under the lights to slow us down towards the end.

Strikers had a decent start, with 88 runs opening partnership in 11 overs (Thanks to multiple dropped catches), but were never able to keep up with the required run rate. Viral broke the opening partnership by crashing Muneeb’s stumps who was getting dangerous. Sonu was being very stingy, not giving any runs (just 7 runs in 3 overs). None of the other bowlers were able to cause any trouble for the batsmen until Venkat was brought to the attack. As a wicketkeeper it was my pleasure to witness his artsy bowling with perfect flight and other variations. He was unlucky to have some dropped catches and misfields. He finished with 5 wickets, including one on his last ball. Want to be modest, but can’t. There were 2 impressive stumpings by me on Venkat’s bowling and a stunning catch on the last ball of the 20th over (karan) to seal the deal. Overall a very convincing victory with a couple of stellar performances and good team support around those performances, except the fielding, which was mainly due to very cold weather and awkward visibility under the lights.


Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 33w 1b  
for 4 wickets
Thoufiq Kaleemullah Lbw  27 17 2 1 158.82
Sameer Apte Caught  25 21 3 119.05
Ankur Saini Run out  60 27 8 2 222.22
Shaswat Sekhar Caught  3 8 37.50
Harsh Pareek Not Out  32 34 1 94.12
Karan Saini Not Out  24 17 1 1 141.18
Viral Patel  
Pratik Goradia  
Sonu Singh  
Venkat Vasabhaktula  
Sreekanth Nair  

Strikers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Talal I2.003000.0015.00
Bipin S1.001200.0012.00
Kashif H3.0023123.007.67
Hasaan A4.0038219.009.50
Shazeb C1.002000.0020.00
Animesh G1.002100.0021.00
Sajid A4.403500.007.50
Bilal W4.402900.006.21

Strikers Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 4w  
for 7 wickets
166 (2.0 overs)
Muneeb B b Viral Patel 57
Sajid A Retired Out  28
Animesh G ct Harsh B. Karan 36
Shazeb C st Harsh B. Venkat 11
Kashif H ct Venkat B. Venkat 1
Talal I b Venkat 14
Bilal W st Harsh B. Venkat 0
Saud M Not Out  1
Dhruvang K ct Ankur B. Venkat 13
Bipin S  
Hasaan A  

Washington Cricket Club WCC-WMCB Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sonu Singh3.00700.002.33
Sreekanth Nair3.002700.009.00
Sameer Apte2.001600.008.00
Karan Saini3.0029129.009.67
Viral Patel3.0028128.009.33
Ankur Saini2.002900.0014.50
Venkat Vasabhaktula4.003056.007.50