|Sunday 6th May Away - Wealdstone Corinthians
A lovely day yesterday ended with N2CC losing by 15 runs. Having
won the toss on an unknown pitch, the skipper decided to put the home
team into bat - also to allow the N2 stragglers to turn up for the
In fact we only ended up with 10 men after one player decided not to
turn up at all even though we had a 12th man waiting in the wings we
couldn't get in touch with Ravi so it made life very difficult fielding
with 10 men in the heat and then having one less batsman.
A great bowling performance from Zafer Abbas (5 overs, 2 maidens, 5
wickets for 5 Runs) and Gopesh Pandey (6.2 overs 2 wickets for 17 runs)
restricted the home team to 96 runs although on this pitch it was
probably equal to 130ish.
However, N2CC had a slow start which put undue pressure on the batsmen
and after some good bowling and some poor shot choices we capitulated
to 35 for 6. Thanks to Gopesh (18) again with the bat and along
with top scorer Paul Anderson (40 not out), we managed to get back into
the game but with these two batsmen the only ones to get into double
figures we were all out for 81... well the 9 wickets anyway!