Monday, March 8, 2010


A trip again to Heidelburg, where Marlboro Cricket Club has a particularly bad record.And it seems the bad omen was to continue..

Heidelburg , batting first began well, keeping the scoreboard ticking without losing any wickets. Few dropped catches (we wont mention names) and balls falling in no-man's land didnt help the cause much...89/1 at drinks.

A slowish pitch prompted the introduction of spin, and what a difference it made! Zaheer and Farhad bowled in tandem their full allotment of overs, dried up the runs and turned the match in MCC's favour.Brilliant direct hit by Safwaan as the batsman tried to sneak a single.
Safwaan and Kadwa then wrapped up the tail. Team hat-trick as well,
Saf 2 wickets in 2 balls, followed by Kadwa hitting the timber the very next ball! Heidelburg bowled out for 156.

Safwaan 3/26
Moosa 0/23
Fulat 0/16
Kadwa 2/20
eboo 0/12
Farhad 2/27
Zaheer 1/28

The chase began dismally. Zain fell for 4, Moosa's terrible form (2 runs) we all getting used to!Eboo 5.Up stepped Archie and Naushaad to the crease, with a brilliant match winning partnership. Archie fell on 52, and Naushaad unlucky not to get his half century, 48*
Farhad again, a solid 27*

MCC again victorious by 6 wickets. One fixture to go, the fight for second position against Hilson Park. Lets end the season on a high boys!

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