Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 22 (15-16 Sep 2018) - Last updated 20-Sep-2018 6:01pm
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By Sameer Chavan(DCC);Manohar Karthik(FRCC-B);Madhav Muniganti(DDCC);Dharma Apparasu(LCC-T);Dharam Patel(LCC-Lions);Shiva Nambuvelu(CCCC-Green);Rakesh Dash(CCB);Santanu Ghosh(FCCC)
Sep 18, 2018
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Premier/Twenty20 Match Reports - Week 22 (15-16 Sep 2018)
DCC @ CSCC-Stripes: T20 game – 10am Sunday September 16, 2018 at Memorial Park Criterium Cricket Ground, Colorado Springs - Reported by Sameer Chavan(DCC)
It was an important game for both the guests DCC and the home team CSCC-Stripes. The game began at 10am.
CSCC-Stripes won the toss and elected to bat.
CSCC-Stripes batsmen had a steady start with Gaurav Kashav and Ramakrishna Bhatula scoring 23 and 18 runs respectively but DCC bowlers bowled economically and picked up wickets on regular intervals. Raymond Mascarenhas, Vamsi Kanumuri and Steve Presdee also contributed some quick runs towards the end of their innings. DCC bowler Manjinder Singh picked up 2 wickets and along-with other DCC bowlers were able to restrict CSCC-Stripes for 127 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. The target for DCC was 128 runs in 20 overs.
In response, DCC Openers Sameer Chavan and Harish Namburi got off to a good start but after that It was just a one-man show by Sameer Chavan who batted brilliantly and got to 85 runs unbeaten of just 50 balls. Sameer Chavan and Chandran Thangaraj had a good partnership and secured the win for DCC in the 15th over. Gaurav Kashav and Sudheer Pasham from CSCC-Stripes got 1 wicket each.
In the end, DCC won the match comfortably by 8 wickets.
Man of the Match: Sameer Chavan for his brilliant batting performance scoring 85 runs unbeaten in just 50 balls with 2 6’s and 8 4’s.
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stripes Vs DCC Scorecard
RCC @ FRCC-B: T20 - 8am Saturday Sept 15, 2018 at Lower Garden acres, Longmont - Reported by Manohar Karthik(FRCC-B)
It was a good day for cricket, both RCC and FRCC-B were determined for a win.
FRCC-B won the toss and elected to bowl. RCC started off with Vikesh and Vikrant who were playing well and hitting boundaries. FRCC-B fielders didn’t help the bowlers as they dropped Vikesh. Vikesh went to make 66 with 7 huge sixes. Kalyan got the first breakthrough by removing Vikrant. Rajesh then bowled well to remove dangerous Elango and well settled Vikesh. Pranay’s and Srikanth’s contribution at the end took RCC to 159 in 20 overs. Rajesh and Shivraj were the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets each.
In response, FRCC-B started off with Vivek and Kalyan. Both played really well and gave FRCC-B a good start. They were hitting the cricket ball out of the park and also taking singles at the right time. Elango got RCC the first breakthrough by removing Vivek. Rajesh then joined Kalyan which looked like FRCC-B best batting day. Vikas then got both Kalyan and Sudarshan. Rajesh and Manohar finished off the innings for FRCC-B.
Man of the Match: RajeshKumar Jha for his superb effort with both bat (44) and ball (2 wickets)
Scorecard: See FRCC-B Vs RCC Scorecard
DCC @ DDCC : T20 – 03:00 PM Sunday September 16th, 2018 at Memorial Park Rose Bowl, Colorado Springs - Reported by Madhav Muniganti(DDCC)
This Sunday, DDCC hosted DCC for a T20 game, DDCC won the toss and elected to bat first, DCC’s second for the day, shoulders were a bit down in DCC’s camp and the scorching heat was not helping the cause either. Kranthi and Naresh walked out to bat, but Naresh(11 of 13b) and Kranthi did not last long as they got caught trying to hit a big one from Harpreet and Pranveer Singh. Venkatesh Sirangu and SatheeshKumar Periasamy came into crease but eventually lost their wickets to Sahil scoring 7 and 3 respectively. DDCC got a bad start losing their top 4 batsmen in the Powerplay and looked like they were not even gonna play their full quota of 20 overs. Madhav was next to come in but was running out of partners from the other end as Surender Reddy Dhodla and Rakesh Nalla lost their wickets while trying to build partnerships with Madhav on the other end. Madhav(55* of 42b) stayed till the end and kept going hitting some lusty blows with the support of Badri Krishnan (11 of 16b) and took the team to a decent total of 124/7 in 20 overs. Harish Namburi was outstanding from DCC and finished with figures of 4-1-9-2 supported by Sahil Chaudhry picking up 2 wickets for 23 runs in his 4 overs.
Chasing 124 in 20 overs which looked like an easy task, DCC started off well though losing their opener Venkatesh Prasad early in the third over DCC managed to play aggressively and scoring runs at regular interval building a good partnership scoring 47/1 at the end of 8th over. DDCC introduced spin in the attack and succeeded with Surender Reddy Dhodla picking 2 wickets and importantly Manjinder Singh 33 of 22b who looked dangerous scoring runs aggressively. With the attack of spin DCC lost their wickets at regular intervals, only Sameer Chavan 11 of 12b and Umang Bhatt 11 of 12b managed to make double digit scores and ended up scoring 114/8 in their quota of 20 Overs.
DDCC’s spin attack took the game away from DCC, Surederreddy Dhodla was the pick of the bowler with 4.0-0-19-3 and equally supported from his spin partners Venkatesh Sirangu 4.0-0-20-2, Naresh Ballampalli 4.0-0-17-0 and their fast bowler Swaroop Redddy Patlolla 3.0-0-15-2.
Man of the Match: Madhav Muniganti for his brilliant batting effort scoring 55* runs of 42 balls.
Scorecard: See DDCC Vs DCC Scorecard
LCC- T @ CCCC-Green: Twenty20 – 4 PM Sunday September 9, 2018 at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Dharma Apparasu(LCC-T)
Game was reduce to 16 overs for delayed start. Earlier game ended at 3.50 PM.
LCC-T won the toss and elected to bat first. Mayank Mittal and Vijay Limma opened the innings for LCC-T and had a great start, Mayank (19 of 9) scoring most of the runs, Dharma joined Vijay in the middle and run rate slow down with CCCC-Green bowling tight line, Vijay got runout trying to improve the run rate. Dharma also got out same reason after 8 overs when the score was 44/2, Phani joined Aashish in the center to build partnership both scoring pretty fast. AJ scoring 44 of 38 and Phani 31 of 22 .
LCC-T set up a very defendable total 112 in 16 overs.
Vamshi and Shiva were the pick of the bowler taking 1 wicket each.
In response, CCCC-Green openers started slow, as the LCC-T seamers did a very good job of keeping a consistent line and length. Rahul scored 45 of 31 balls to keep CCCC-Green hopes alive. Even losing wickets at regular intervals, they kept the run scoring going. After Rahul got run-out and at the end of 14th over they need 21 of 12 balls. Shlok and Ahamed bowled consistent line and Ahamed bowled few yorkers and they were only able to score 106. LCC-T went on to win by 6 runs in a match that was played in great spirit.
Very economical spell from Shlok and other bowlers did well.
Man of the Match: Aashish Janoria for his batting (44 of 38 balls with 2 fours and sixes).
Scorecard: See LCC-T Vs CCCC-Green Scorecard
LCC @ CCB: T20, September 15, 2018 10am @ Memorial Park Criterium Ground, Colorado Springs - Reported by Dharam Patel(LCC-Lions)
The final League matches were here, the time for teams to make their last push into the playoffs. The mad Saturday was probably the most watched day of the season, with endless possibilities of teams reaching the top 4.
On a very warm September morning, Memorial Park hosted a match between CCB and LCC-Lions. The Lions had secured a playoff spot and were trying to secure the number 1 seed with a win. On the other hand, The Crossbats would need to a win, to have any hopes of making it through to the 2018 T20 playoffs. The Criterium Ground would be the perfect pitch to see two evenly matched teams facing off with a thriller on the cards. CCB Captain, Manjeet Inamdar, won the toss and decided to bat first.
CCB Captain, Manjeet, along with Preetham, opened the innings for CCB. Facing a formidable bowling unit in LCC, they knew that they would need to give their team a great start if they wanted to pull off a large margin victory. The openers did just that, with both batsmen smashing the LCC opening bowlers all around the ground. Captain Manjeet led from the front and started a brutal attack which, Preetham followed and contributed himself with massive pulls and drives down the ground. Preetham blasted a huge six to bring up CCB’s 50 in just 3.5 overs. It took them 24 balls to score 56 runs and not once did they provide a chance. They were hitting the ball pure and with ease to all parts of the ground. At this stage the ball had taken such a beating that it looked like a dog chewed on it. Lions Captain, Dharam, had to make changes and although a slight dip in the run rate followed, it wasn’t getting the breakthrough needed to really put the brakes on the aggressive batsmen. Both openers scored 50 runs each, but in the 10th over Bhavya Khilnani provided LCC the much-needed breakthrough by removing Preetham Naik, just after he scored a very quick 27 ball 50. His 56 included 6x4s and 4 massive sixers. Bhavya returned in the 12th over to bowl his 2nd over and grabbed another big wicket. Manjeet hit a four to reach his 50 on the first ball of the over and on the third was caught trying to continue the onslaught. His 52 off 33 balls consisted of 4x4s and 3x6s. At this point, CCB had 114 runs on the board with both openers back in the pavilion. This gave The Lions an opportunity to finally breathe and regroup. CCB then lost 3 quick wickets in 3 consecutive overs and soon after Satyam (30 from 21 balls, 2x4s and 1x6) also departed trying to get quick runs. CCB reached their 150 in 16 overs and finished the innings with 175 for the loss of 7 wickets.
LCC bowlers did well after the opening stand and pulled the reins back after an onslaught that could’ve seen CCB with a total well above 180 and possibly 200. Bhavya was the pick of the bowlers, although he went for some big runs, it was him that provided the much needed breakthrough in getting Manjeet and Preetham out. Sandeep picked up 2 wickets and Dhiren also chipped in with a wicket of his own.
LCC opened with Dhiren and Dharam, both knowing a good start could make the chase much easier for the middle order. The LCC openers started in similar fashion as their CCB counterparts, they dispatched some big sixes and early boundaries, which helped ease some pressure and kept the run-rate in check. Both scored very quick runs and CCB were now looking for a wicket. The LCC Captain departed first after scoring a quick 31 off 21 balls, which included 4x4s and 2x6s. Dhiren was next to go on the first ball of the 10th over scoring a quick 34 off 24 balls, smashing 2 fours and 2 sixers. LCC were still looking good having 79 on the board and 2 wickets down. Needing another 97 runs off 65 balls, Bodhayan Chakraborty joined Rezwan but only managed to face 5 deliveries before being stumped off a very clever delivery bowled by Kamal Ponday. LCC were now needing some big runs and quick. Jay Pathak joined Rezwan and the two started to build a partnership and needed to do it quick. Unfortunately, Rezwan could only add 28 off 24 balls but was enough to give LCC a chance to finish strong. 5 overs were left to go, LCC needed another 49 runs and Manoj joined Jay in the middle. CCB’s biggest mistake from this match was the fact they didn’t take the chances that were given to them. About 4 crucial drops that could’ve changed the match in their favor. Jay and Manoj slowly chipped away at the target and took calculated risks to get them closer to the target. The turning point was in the 18th over when Jay started the over with a six and followed it up with a four and at the end of the over LCC needed 14 runs off 12 balls. A few loose deliveries and a couple boundaries from both batsmen, saw LCC needing only 3 runs off the last over. In the end a close thriller of a match, and was great to see for the last match of the regular season. Jay Pathak finished with 48* runs off 31 with 2x4s and 3x6s and Manoj stayed not out on 16 off 11 balls. Fun fact that Jay scored 1 extra run than what he gave up during his bowling!
Kamal Ponday was the pick of the CCB bowlers picking up 2 wickets in his 4 overs and Bhaskar and Harsha picked up a wicket each.
Man of the Match: Jay Pathak was MoM for his 48 not out off 31 balls and made sure to get LCC across the line before the playoffs.
Scorecard: See LCC-L Vs CCB Scorecard
Match Video: See LCC-L Vs CCB T20
CCCC Green @ YCC: T20 – 11:30 am Saturday Sep 15, 2018 at Lower Acres, Longmont - Reported by Shiva Nambuvelu(CCCC-Green)
CCCC-Green won the toss and elected to bat. Sriram Ravulapati started the innings slow and steady and set the platform strong as an opening partner with 38 runs in 40 balls. While he held one end, continuous fall of wickets on the other put the brakes on CCCC-Green through some awesome bowling from Thushara Siriwardanage who brillianty took 5 wickets. Tail enders Vamsi & Venu took the score to 127 with a good partnership of 60 runs.
From YCC, Sachin and Mudabbur opened the innings, but CCCC-Green bowler Rajesh was able to suppress the openers with his impeccable line length and then by dismissing them in the early stage of the innings. Rajesh, Rahul & Vamshi took 2 wickets each. Anirudhha (21) & Naval (26) played well and tried their best to reach the target. YCC were able to score 123 in 20 overs for 7 wickets and lost the match by 4 runs.
Man of the Match: Vamsikrishnaraju Nadimapalli for his well-deserved contribution on both Batting (35 of 27 with 3 sixes) & Bowling (4-0-32-2) performance.
Scorecard: See CCCC-Green Vs YCC Scorecard
CSCC @ CCB: T20 Round 2 – 11.30 PM Saturday Sept 15, 2018 at Memorial Park Criterium Cricket Ground, Colorado Springs - Reported by Rakesh Dash(CCB)
CSCC’s most important game of the season—with their play-off hopes on the line—a win here could have guaranteed a place in play-off else they would have to wait for other results to go in their favor.
CSCC won the toss and elected to bat first as they looked to take advantage of tired CCB from earlier high intensity game against LCC. Kervyn and Santosh opened the innings for CSCC and they had a watchful start. Manjeet kept rotating the bowlers keeping CSCC score in check. Santosh hit couple of sixes before getting run out. Kervyn was next to go trying to up the run rate but was out very first ball after the break. Sandeep and Vikas then built a god partnership and took the score over 100, when Sandeep was beaten by a slower one from Ramakanth and got castled. Middle and lower order didn’t contribute much. Vikas played well for his 36. Bowlers kept it tight and everybody chipped in with a wicket with Manjeet taking 2.CSCC scored 135 in allotted 20 overs.
In response, CCB had bad start as Preetham holed out on very first bowl trying to hit out of the park off Prasanna.Manjeet was in belligerent mood but nicked behind after scoring 17(8) with 2 sixes. Satyam & Prashant then played sensibly and took the score to 55 when Prashant got out for 18. Kamal next joined Satyam in middle. An unfortunate mix-up saw Satyam getting run-out for 23. Rajesh came in next and built solid partnership with Kamal to see it through in 19 overs. Kamal and Rajesh were unbeaten on 42(36) and 30(26) respectively. Humayun was CSCC’s most economical bowler (4-0-18-1)
Man of the Match: Kamal Ponday for his superb knock of 42 off 36 balls and bowling figure of 4-0-16-1
Scorecard: See CSCC-Stars Vs CCB Scorecard
FCCC @ RCC: T20 – 2:30PM Saturday September 15, 2018 at Lincoln Middle School ground, Fort Collins - Reported by Santanu Ghosh(FCCC)
After winning the toss FCCC decided to bat first. FCCC didn’t get the start they wanted. FCCC opener Omer got out early - a tired shot, after playing a long morning match - looked like age is slowly catching up with the fitness of this gem of FCCC. Santanu got a golden duck – second in last 4 matches. On other hand, Darshan after missing out the morning match was batting to make that up. It is always a joy to watch Darshan bat. When his bat started showing promise of big runs, he was judged LBW after scoring 30 Runs of just 16 balls. Well after that, It was only Naveen(22 runs of 24 Balls) and Faiq(14 Runs of 13 balls) in FCCC's long batting line-up who made it to double-digit figure. FCCC innings got wrapped up only for 111, thanks to good bowling from Vikrant (4 Overs 19 runs 2 wickets), Srikanth (3 Overs 20 runs 3 wickets), Vikas (3 Overs 19 runs 3 wickets). Kaushik and Rajdeep were other successful bowlers from RCC.
RCC opener Vikesh started the chase with a huge six over cover point. The opening partnership of Vikesh(20 runs of 19 balls) and Vikrant(13 runs of 19 balls) was cruising RCC toward the target. But Dipal drew the first blood of RCC innings when his swinger got the leg stump of Vikesh. The same kind of delivery got the same kind of result when Dipal got through the defenses of Srikanth. When Dipal was swinging the ball, his longtime bowling partner Rajesh came to the party and got his 200th wicket in CCL - this time Abhijit was caught in deep cover by Naveen. One would really doubt the age of Rajesh when he bowls in rhythm. This was one of those days and RCC batsmen were at the receiving end of Rajesh’s fiery spell. He eventually got his 1st 5 wickets (surprisingly it had to wait long) haul in CCL. Eventually, FCCC bowlers defended the mistake of its batsmen and won the match for the team.
Man of the Match: Rajesh Idate for his 5 wicket haul.
Scorecard: See FCCC Vs RCC Scorecard
Match Video: See Part 1 - FCCC Batting and Part 2 - RCC Batting
FCCC @ FRCC-A: T20 – 10AM Saturday September 15, 2018 at Lincoln Middle School ground, Fort Collins - Reported by Santanu Ghosh(FCCC)
After winning the toss FCCC decided to bat first. Just into the 2nd over of the FCCC innings, a slower ball form Subhashish Dash got in form FCCC opener Darshan out. Faiq, who was playing after a long break also got out cheaply to Chaitanya. Thereafter, Naveen and Omer tried to stable the FCCC innings. But FRCC-A’s quickie Chaitanya got a dramatic LBW (decision from umpire took so long to come, from outside spectator got confused if it is Naveen who was given out for obstructing the field while running or not) against Omer, who did hit the last ball from the bowler for a monstrous six over the cover. After this, FCCC middle order batsman Naveen 21(24 Balls), Santanu 22(22 Balls), Sagar 20(24 Balls), Gopal 12(11 Balls) contributed evenly to get to a total of 145 with the help of Dipal’s cameo of 24 runs from 13 balls. The bowling from Smitesh (4 Overs 2 wickets for only 15 runs) should get a special mention because this spell did hold back the FCCC’s dream of a big total. All the FRCC-A bowlers, Chaitanya(2 wkts), Subhashish(1 wkt), Murali (1 wkt), Rohit (2 wkts) got success in terms of getting FCCC batsman out.
While chasing, FRCC-A lost their two dependable batsmen Sumeet who got out to Naveen and Sanket got out to Naman in first two overs of their innings. After that with the help of Rohit’s sensible batting and Subhashish's aggression, who was hitting the ball cleanly all over the park, FRCC-A converted their shaky start to a flier. FRCC reached their team 50 in just 5 overs. But then came the fall. Amit struck with the ball when Dipal took a blinder to get Subhashish out. After that Rohit(22 Run of 26 balls) tried to steady the FRCC innings. But the cunning bowling spell from Darshan (4 over 12 runs for 2 wickets) did make the job of FRCC-A batsman a real tough task. Darshan got good support from Rajesh (3 Overs 2 Wickets for 20 Runs) , Naveen (4 Overs 1 wicket 18 runs), Dipal (4 Overs 2 wickets for 22 Runs), and Amit (2 Overs 1 Wicket for 15 Run). In the end, FRCC-A fell short by 18 runs than the ask.
Man of the Match: Dipal Patel for his all-round performance quick 24 runs from bat, 2 wickets with the ball and 2 important catches of Sumeet and Subhashish.
Scorecard: See FCCC Vs FRCC-A Scorecard
Match Video: See Part 1 - FCCC Batting and Part 2 - FRCC-A Batting
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