United Sports v Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI on Sun 29 May 2011 at 13:30
Friends United Cricket Club Lost by 81 runs

Match report Friends United’s battings cost them dear today in MPCL Cup 1st round match against United Sports at Vale Farm ground.

On another cloudy and windy day Friends United loss the toss and United Sports choose to bat first. Friends United started very well as Ramji bowled a hostile spell and took wicket in his first over by bowling through dangerous Sumit. From other end Kiran started well and took 2 quick wickets to keep United Sports scoring in check.

United Sports number 5 batsman Krunal played a brilliant knock as with help of small partnership and bulk of strike he started building up a good total. Friends United kept chipping away on wickets front but Krunal stood still on other end and hit three brilliant sixes.

Krunal was second last wicket to fell but he scored a stroke filled 75 and United Sports well bowled out for 161 in 33 overs. Ramji and Kiran both took 2 wickets each as well as Kushal.

Friends United in reply started well with new opening partnership of Hilpesh and Pocket Dynamo (Nirmal Ramgi) started scoring runs at good pace. They have scored 31 when Hilpesh has rush of blood and tried to hit another 4 and got bowled. Then on it was all downhill Sejil lost his wicket to slow bowler Rishi trying to hit sweep but getting a top edge.

Jigar got a straighter bowl and got LBW to Rishi as well. Kushal and Nirmal tried to build the inning but Kushal got too much bogged down and couldn’t rotate the strike on regular interval and then lost his wicket trying to hit. Captain Piyush didn’t fare well as he tried to play himself in and lost his wicket top edging at point.

Friends United got bowled out on 80 in 27.3 overs and loss the game which was there in the bag at halfway through. No practice for 3 weeks and some unsensible batting and failure to occupy the crease cost them dearly. They should have won this match on a canter but instead they should learn from this and improve their showing in next match.

Man of The Match: Krunal (United Sports) 75 runs

Friends United top performer: Nirmal (32 runs and 2 catches), Ramji and Kiran for 2 wickets each.

Match Report: Piyush

United Sports Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
161 (0.0 overs)
Akram ct  c. Nirmal b. Kiran Dhirajlal 13
Sumit b  b. Ramji Bagoane 0
Ronnie ct  c. Nirmal b. Kushal Patel 16
Jignesh Patel b  b. Kiran Dhirajlal 2
Krunal ct  c. Piyush b. Vivek Rameshchandra 75
Sanjay ct  c. Sejil b. Kushal Patel 3
Rishi b  b. Nikhil Mulgi 0
Shreyaas lbw  b. Sejil Ramaniclal 9
Kartik lbw  b. Hilpeshkumar Pravincumar 9
Imran ct  c. Piyush b. Ramji Bagoane 14
Rajiv Not Out  1

Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ramji Bagoane6.111829.002.92
Kiran Dhirajlal5.0026213.005.20
Kushal Patel4.0024212.006.00
Nikhil Mulgi5.0019119.003.80
Sejil Ramniclal4.0023123.005.75
Hilpesh Pravincumar6.0031131.005.17
Vivek Rameshchandra3.0016116.005.33

Friends United Cricket Club Sunday - 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Nirmal Ramgi ct  b. Imran 32 2
Hilpesh Pravincumar b  b. Sanjay 16
Sejil Ramniclal ct  c. Kartik b. Rishi 5 1
Jigar Vassantlal lbw  b. Rishi 0
Kushal Patel b  b. Rishi 3
Piyush Vanraj ct  b. Rishi 0 2
Jay Hirachand lbw  b. Rishi 1
Kiran Dhirajlal Run out  0
Nikhil Mulgi st  b. Rishi 8
Ramji Bagoane b  b. Imran 2
Vivek Rameshchandra Not Out  0

United Sports Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Mashru & Masrani
  • Scorer :