Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Operation Masala Desert

The SA 7 team made the long journey to Lenz (The Masala Desert) this past weekend to take on log leaders Azad Swaraj Sporting.

The game got of to a lively start with lots of variation in the wicket and some GREAT bowling from the opening bowlers.Azad Swaraj were restricted to 29 runs for 4 wickets in the 1st twenty overs, however some sloppy fielding and dropped catches after the drinks interval allowed our host to post a total of 133.

Opening batsmen Baker and Farhaan set about the task of building a foundation for victory with other batsment chipping in.

We reached 59 for 4 at the drinks break. With a further 79 to get Captain Safu stepped up to the crease and shared a match winning partnership with Sunir, with other batmens chipping in as well.

The SA 7 team won the game by 3 wickets at the end and Sunir Goven & Captain Safu shared the men of the match award for their combined efforts with both bat and ball

Yours behind the Wicket


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


MCC SA6 continued on their excellent run with a 9 run victory over Bedfordview, and in so doing moved to joint top spot on the table.

Batting first once more MCC scored 232, Vawda top scoring with 52. Nasief held the innings together towards the end with a well batted 36*

Bedfordview were always behind the 8-ball, and with the time factor coming into play MCC introduced spin to rush through few overs. This gave Bedfordview a glimpse, but a brilliant all round performance and great team spirit pulled through for MCC at the end.

Vawda claimed the Man of the Match award for his all round effort, 52* with the bat, 2wickets with the ball, and i hope not for running Eboo out too!!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

MCC SA6 clobber Zulfikaars in Lenz

MCC SA6 continues on their winning ways with a 150 run victory against Zulfikaars.

Aadil Seedat after being bowled on the toe, returned with a score of 36* and 4 wickets to claim the man of the match award.

MCC 240/6 in 40 overs

Zulfikaars 90 all out in 24 overs

A testing fixture awaits vs Bedfordview at Marlboro Complex this weekend...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breaking news

At an extraordinary meeting of MCC it has unanimously been decided that Avi is a p@&s.



MCC SA6 returned after a washout to winning ways with a convincing 140 run victory vs Delfos at the Cecil Payne Stadium.

Batting first MCC mustered 245, with Eboo and Shaheen Vawda recording half centuries.

Thereafter excellent bowling all round dismissed the hosts for 116.

Chief destroyer was Nasir with 5/14, and in doing so capturing the man of the match award.

Next up, a drive to Lenasia against Zulfikaars.


Match Analysis….

The SA8 Team played their home game against Markspark on this past Saturday.

Markspark decided to bat first, with the team being bowled out of 84 runs in 28 Overs. Key Bowling figures:-

Mambo 4-20-1

Patel 4-13-1

Nathie 8-26-2

Kadwa 8-9-3

Ali 4-14-2

With a target of 85 runs, the team started off on a positive note scoring 8 runs after the first over and then suffered a mini collapse. Ali and Hasan went in, steadied the ship and took the team past the finishing line resulting in a comfortable win. Key Bowling figures

Zameer 8

Mambo 0

Aslam Rajah 7

Zax 11

Ali 32*

Hasan 12*


SA8 team suffers embrassing defeat at the hands of Heidelberg.

On 27th Oct, the SA8 team played there home game against Heidelberg. The team manage to restrict the opposition to 103 all out, with some good bowling but poor fielding. In response the team was astonishing bowled out for 21 runs, resulting in a 82 defeat to the opposition.

At the end team deliberated and took the defeat in their stride.

We Thought the storm had passed !!!

As the clouds lifted over Joburg and the sun shone down on Saturday, the SA7 team where ready to take the field again.

The wicket at the Marlboro Cricket Grounds (MCG) was green like a mamba and it looked like we were in for a good day of cricket.

Captain Safu lost the toss and the SA7 team were put in to bat. After a Lively start from Jaydeep with Avi on the other end rotating the strike, it looked like we might go on to set a formidable total to defend, however it was not to be and the remaining batsmen made heavy weather of the bowling.

Being set a minimal total to defend, the bowlers set about the task of trying to unsettle the opposition. Some consistent and accurate bowling gave the team some hope but the score set was not very defendable.

Some serious discussions took place after the game and all players agreed that we need to step on the gas and get back to winning ways.

Yours behind the Stumps,