Fulmer CC v Eastcote CC Saturday 5th team on Sat 24 Aug 2019 at 1 pm
Eastcote CC Lost By 40 runs (with 0 balls left)

Match report We travelled away to the picturesque ground in Fulmer, with coach cum umpire Minesh kindly taking time out for us again and running pre match practise and throwing in hsi words of wisdom before, during and after the game.

Dhanesh Jegatheesan agreed to keep and played the innings of his life to bring up his first Eastcote ton.

This was Saturday Fives Game 3...and last....It saw us head to the picturesque Kind George’s Field (as beautiful as country English grounds can be) to take on Fulmer CC. We again had 8 colts and an even weaker side, with the next line of colts; and only Dhanesh Jegatheesan (who had hardly played earlier in the season) and yours truly and Ravi Kiran (Viney’s dad) having any pretensions to playing at some level. Young quick bowler (who is built like Wes Hall) Charles Garner made his adult Saturday debut alongside our version of Jofra Archer (Netanel Ojo), Veer Shah, Shaurya and Viney. It was baptism by fire as we were put in to field. The ground wasn’t huge, some colts were quite raw and our keeper was makeshift (Dhanesh kindly volunteering to do it for the first time in his life). Vikesh wasn’t his usual self with the new ball but u-13 Veer Shah bowled a superb opening spell of 5-1-26-0, unlucky not to get a couple of wickets. It was great line and length and away swing from this tireless youngster who just keeps coming. Netanel at first change showed his promise with great lift and a nice relaxed action (yours truly dropping a sitter at mid-on to cost him a wicket) and young Charles Garner bowled quick and when he got it straight he struck…twice. Purab Garg filled in with a ball each for two injured bowlers and then bowled one over at the end (his smile larger than life and wider than even the swing he obtained). Offie Shaurya bowled superb off spin in the death (after appearing humbly reluctant): to grab 2 wickets in a great tidy spell of 10 overs and Riyan Lakhani snared 4 wickets in 6 overs (returning to his champion bowling ways) with some attacking flighted leg spin after Viney was up and down for 3.5 overs. 293 all out in 41 overs wasn’t bad in terms of restricting the onslaught at the end. It was a 45 over game. The wicket was good and the side boundaries smallish. However, we had a weakfish line-up and would need to stay in touch at about 6 an over as well as not lose early wickets to have a chance. Purab Garg and yours truly took the score to 40 and then Dhanesh Jegatheesan strode in and played the innings of his life. The ball was soon disappearing over the pavilion and over the church next door, into oblivion. I had told DJ that keeping would mean his eye was “in” so he should either open or come in at three (he opted for a breather so chose to come at 3). I didn’t expect his eye would be that amount of “in”. He was hitting fours at will and when the opposition skipper (forgot all his pre-match talk of being sensible and no need for a ring and fielding restrictions and all that jazz ): unsporting put everyone on the fence, the Dhanesh started hitting huger sixes. Their skipper, bowlers and fielders had despairing looks on their faces, their hangdog expressions saying “What do I do (nothing is near catchable)”. It was one of the truly incredible innings I have seen, full of self-confidence from a batter who has always been looked on as more of a bowling all-rounder; and who had never scored an adult 50 before. The carnage ended when Dhanesh was out on 127, caught on the fence and despite a superb 32 by Viney and a classy old-school 27 by his dad Ravi; we fell 44 short but still had 5 overs to go; so we were well in, in terms of the run rate. Another two overs of Dhanesh at the wicket would have got us to a great win. Another 4 overs of Dhaneshat the wicket, would also have got him to a double century, such was his clean hitting off every ball. Once again I really lauded the spirit of this young side against a regular full blown adult team in “away” conditions. We were chasing near 300, with hardly any batting; and believing we could win. Once one gets that winning mentality, the rest is easy in team sport.

Fulmer CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 29w 6b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
293 (40.0 overs)
Danny J ct  Riyan Lakhani b Charles Garner 40 7
Arun ct  Dhanesh Jegatheesan b Charles Garner 41 8
Anjaan Not Out  81 14
Priyag ct  ? b Riyan Lakhani 83 14 2
Brijesh lbw  Shaurya Patil 0
Aqveer b  Riyan Lakhani 2
P Bradford Not Out  2
Don Rondon ct  ? b Riyan Lakhani 4 1
Jason b  Shaurya Patil 1
Satish lbw  Riyan L:akhani 0

Eastcote CC Saturday 5th team Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vikesh Patel5.003400.006.80
Veer Shah5.012600.005.20
Netanel Lawrence - Ojo5.003700.007.40
Charles Garner4.5038219.007.86
Purab Garg1.20700.005.25
Shaurya Patil10.0068234.006.80
Vinay Rachakonda3.502900.007.57
Riyan Lakhani6.0046411.507.67

Eastcote CC Saturday 5th team Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 6w 1b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
Arvind Joshi ct  & b Brijesh 13 28 2 46.43
Purab Garg run out  (Braddock to D Jackson) 10 31 2 32.26
Dhanesh Jegatheesan b  Jason 127 66 21 4 192.42 1
Ravi Kiran ct  ? b Dan 27 30 5 90.0
Riyan Lakhani ct  ? b Aqueel 12 12 1 100 1
Vikesh Patel b  Aqueel 0 2 0
Vinay Rachakonda ct  ? b Colly 32 15 6 213.33
Veer Shah Not Out  4 5 80.0
Netanel Lawrence - Ojo Run out  0 3 0
Shaurya Patil Not Out  6 4 1 150.0
Charles Garner  

Fulmer CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy