The MCC SA 7 kept to winning ways this past weekend against Delfos. The team literally pulled out the heavy roller to sort out the pitch at the Marlboro Cricket Grounds (MCG) which is slowly but surely returning to not only looking but also playing like a decent cricket wicket. Our Chairman Zain also chipped in with some mechanical theories of a dirty filter!
Captain "Napaak" Rashaad lost the toss and MCC SA7 were put in to bat, which turned out to be not so bad after all. A solid foundation of 51 runs of the 1st ten overs by opening pair Hazrat Joe Chotia and the timer Maroef Mamoo set the stage for a decent total. Captain Rashaad was furious with Maroef for the LBW decision against him and the team went through a mini collapse in the middle order. At drinks We were at 95 for 4 and things we looking a bit bleak. The drinks break seemed to refresh the team and Muhajir "Broekies" who was having a bit of a "shitty" experience stepped up with an solid knock of 61 not out including some spectacular boundaries, with the other batsmen chipping in to alot a total of 216 for 9 after 40 overs.
The opposition came out with a game plan of hit big hope for the best and they were well on target achieving a run rate of 5.6 in the 1st ten overs with 2 dropped catches not helping much either. A change in bowling by the captain bringing himself on was the start of Delfos demise. Hazrat Joe complemented the captains bowling from the opposite end and the brother-in-laws of destruction dried up the runs. At drinks Delfos were on 91 for 4. Again a drinks break seemed to do the trick for the MCC and Delfos only managed to score 25 more runs before being bowled out for 116 in the 29th over.
Captain Rashaad ending up with 4 wickets in 8 overs.
An overall convincing victory for the MCC SA7 and the heavy roller was figuratively brought out with a 101 run victory.
Man of the match was awarded to Muhajir "Broekies" Rawat for his awesome batting spell.