Eastcote CC Other Matches v Roma CC on Wed 07 Aug 2019 at 1pm
Eastcote CC Lost By 4 wickets (with 3 balls to spare)

Match report The week after saw the Middle Easterners (with a German link) replaced by the Italians. We were hospitable with great teas again. So when Roma CC (who had a Sri Lankan origin skipper) decided they wanted to curtail the planned 40-over game to a T20: we agreed. The reason they gave was that they expected rain later in the day and did not want to imbibe it. However, rumor has it that they wanted more time to imbibe the other kind of rain (which is of amber hue). We asked them if they had tossed in the bus but they didn’t quite get that. So we obliged them by batting first. Krish Patel replaced the Fuller at the top of the order but Tom Hudson left for14 and the exciting Rohan Hirani made only 7 (47/2) at one-drop. This was going to be no Roman Holiday, we figured. Jay Madan came in at four and batted as only he can; straight bat and well-judged leaves. The leaf from his book was not taken by Krish Patel, who started parking the Italian adults all over the green. 7 fours were slammed as he raced to 51 before holing out to a fly slip (wow the Italians were tactical too). Krish was on fire. His first wicket stand with Tom Hudson yielded 35 (and Krish got 21 of those making Tom look like Geoffrey Boycott in comparison). Krish left at 82 (3 down after 12 overs). Shalin came in at 5 and doubled his score from last mid-week. His 12 took us to 101/4 (17th over) and then we decided to do something about it. The genuine all-rounder Sam Harvey was promoted above his namesake George and hammered an incredible 38 off just 15 balls (2 1 4 4 dot 4 4 dot 1 4 2 4 6 dot 2). The likely 120 turned into a near 150 as we ended up with 148/4 off our 20 overs. Jay Madan came back in after compiling a belligerent 23 not out. Eastcote started strong and kept the Italians down to 65/3 off 12 then 78/3 off 14 but some sloppy fielding and too full bowling in the death overs by yours truly, Vikesh Patel and Shashank Kurra allowed the hard hitting Roma middle order to claw the game back and win with 3 balls to spare (151/3) with a six. It was a thrilling finale which could have gone either way and gave the midweek member spectators cheer for their contribution to the bar cause. It also gave Roma the incentive to further boost our bar takings (as the hosts let the jugs flow). The night edged in and the shadowed lengthened as their manager cum skipper’s dad read aloud from a book he ought to have written about the recent origins of cricket in Italy and his role in it. It was a tedious and lengthy affair which went on as the twilight turned to no light and I was glad of the Guinness which helped ease the pain of both the last over loss and the prosaic prose. All in good fun though. When with Romans, do as you would in Rome.

Eastcote CC Other Matches Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 4 wickets
Tom Hudson Caught  14 1
Krish Patel Caught  51 7
Rohan Hirani Bowled  7 1
Jay Madan Not Out  23 2
Shalin Thanki Caught  12
Sam Harvey Not Out  38 6 1
Saavan Shah  
Shashank Kurra  
George Harvey  
Vikesh Patel  
Arvind Joshi  

Roma CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Morettini M4.002800.007.00
Zarian Ijaz4.004700.0011.75
Kevan Kekulawala4.002939.677.25
Swap Milder3.0014114.004.67

Roma CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
9w 4b  
for 6 wickets
151 (19.3 overs)
Morettini M b Sam Harvey 13
Kevan Kukulawala b Arvind Joshi 26
Swap Milder ct ? b George Harvey 14
Zarian Ijaz ct ? b George Harvey 0
N Behzadnia run out ? 10
Romeez Not Out  54
Jayarajah L ct ? b Arvind Joshi 1
Derik Not Out  8

Eastcote CC Other Matches Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Harvey4.0017117.004.25
Shashank Kurra3.303100.008.86
Saavan Shah4.002800.007.00
George Harvey4.001829.004.50
Vikesh Patel2.002400.0012.00
Arvind Joshi2.0032216.0016.00

  • Umpire :
    Mr John Clouting
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