Hayes CC v Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI on Sun 13 Jun 2010 at 2:00 PM
Friends United Cricket Club Won by 3 wickets

Match report It was a fine day at Hayes CC home cricket ground, Friends United CC was in high spirit after their smashing victory from the last match against Old Merchant Taylor CC. But at the same time the older members of the group were a bit scared about Hayes CC as they were already playing in the 2nd division.

After wining the toss, Hayes CC decided to bat first. Good call by them as it was ideal opportunity to get a great score in the cloudy to-be weather in the afternoon. The fast bowlers Nikhil, Vivek and Sejal bowled beautifully but the score by the Hayes CC climbed due to the poor fielding and some exciting and brave shots by their top three batsmen. Fans of the Friends United were disappointed but they were soon cheering their team as first Hilpesh and then captain Piyush took some quick wickets to stem the flow of the runs and add to that run out by Anil was great and very entertaining to watch. Hayes CC managed to make a very respectable 239 runs in 40 overs.

Where the Friends United CC lacked in fielding had to be made up in their batting. Captain Piyush opened with Hilpesh to climb the huge mountain, which was tough but not impossible. Piyush was under pressure and he showed this as he got bowled out in the second over. The rest of the batting was good but they all were there to hit and get out. I think their aim was to make quick runs or get out. The partnership between Hilpesh and Jitesh started to turn the match in favour of Friends United but wicket of Hilpesh gave initiative once again to Hayes CC. Hilpesh was doing brilliantly throughout the whole innings and with help from Anil and Nikhil managed to score a century which included a huge six over long off. The chase was very close and 3 runs needed from 3 balls when Nikhil hit a gorgeous straight drive to seal the victory. On the last few overs the crowd was really excited and standing up as the game became really interesting.

Friends United CC won the game by three wickets and proved that where they failed in fielding they managed to show it in their batting. Hilpesh was man of the match as he managed to score 114 runs not out and standing strong in through the entire game of 40 overs.

The team was excited and ran in the pitch to congratulate the Man of The Match Hilpesh and also Nikhil was giving him support when wickets were falling at other end. Hayes CC were bit disappointed as they played a good game of cricket and it was a close call.

Absolutely fun match as the weather which did look like a bit cloudy managed to stay clear and also some of the great shots by the Friends United CC.

Reporter: Nitin Suriacant
Editor: Piyush Vanraj

Hayes CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
239 (0.0 overs)
Ryan Morgan b  Cej Ramniclal 34
Aeron Branch ct  Piyush Vanraj 76
Sean Morgan b  Hilpesh Pravincumar 60
Liam Gilham ct  Hilpesh Pravincumar 0
Jason Tompson ct  Piyush Vanraj 0
Kevin Davis b  Hilpesh Pravincumar 2
Andrew Hodson run out  (Anil) 21
Carl Frost Not Out  15
Glen Morgan Not Out  8
Sean Sumner  
John Mahoney  

Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nikhil Mulgi8.002600.003.25
Vivek Rameshchandra5.003000.006.00
Sejil Ramniclal7.0049149.007.00
Anil Carsandas5.003500.007.00
Hilpesh Pravincumar8.0143314.335.37
Jay Hirachand3.002500.008.33
Piyush Vanraj4.0121210.505.25

Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Piyush Vanraj b  Sean Morgan 0 2
Hilpesh Pravincumar Not Out  114
Sejil Ramniclal b  Sean Morgan 9
Atul Homeschandra b  Glen Morgan 14
Jitesh Thanawalla ct  Glen Morgan 32
Jay Hirachand b  Ryan Morgan 7
Anil Carsandas ct  Aeron Branch 15 1
Vivek Rameshchandra b  Aeron Branch 0 1
Nikhil Mulgi Not Out  23
Ashish Agarwal  
Ashish Dhangi  

Hayes CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Mahoney8.003800.004.75
Sean Morgan8.0034217.004.25
Glen Morgan8.0143221.505.37
Ryan Morgan7.0051151.007.29
Kevin Davis4.003500.008.75
Aeron Branch4.301929.504.22

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Vinil Dodia