Almond Valley: 2nd June 2010

Match: Almond Valley
Venue: Doocot Park
Date: 2 June 2010
Format: 20 overs per side
Toss: Almond Valley who chose to bat
Result: Almond Valley won by 12 runs

Almond Valley innings

Batsman How Out Bowler Score
J Taylor c . Viswa 32
M Young st Rodgers Southalan 22
J Devine c Rodgers Viswa 9
P Hay not out 9
A Bird not out 12
Extras 18
TOTAL 102 for 3

Bowling: B Smith 3-0-27-0; A MacDonald 4-0-15-0; Viswa 4-0-13-2; Vinesh 4-0-19-0; J Southalan 3-0-18-1; Prakash 2-0-9-0

FoW: 1-62; 2-79; 3-84


Batsman How Out Bowler Score
C Reid lbw Matthew 0
M Haque caught Deshpandar 8
M Jameeluddin caught Deshpandar 0
M Armstrong bowled Matthew 0
Viswa bowled McKenzie 0
Vinesh caught Salins 6
A MacDonald c&b McKenzie 12
B Smith bowled Salins 2
S Rodgers bowled Matthew 36
Prakash caught Matthew 7
J Southalan not out 0
Extras 19
TOTAL 90 all out

Bowling: S Deshpandar 3-0-10-2; S Matthew 3.5-0-17-4; S Salins 4-0-11-2; G McKenzie 4-1-12-2; A Bird 2-0-25-0; D Hamilton 1-0-7-0

FoW: 1-8; 2-11; 3-13; 4-18; 5-30; 6-33; 7-40; 8-44; 9-90; 10-90


Almond Valley ‘pulled one back’ in our best of 7 series with a 12 run win that was more comfortable than the final outcome suggests. A solid batting effort saw them to 102 in their 20 overs, Viswa (with 2) and John Southalan (with 1) taking the only wickets to fall. An increasingly familiar deck of cards metaphor can be used in respect of our top order batting, with 4 wickets down by the end of the 4th over, and 8 down by the 12th. At that point Scott Rodgers hit out in anger, striking 2 sizes in a belligerent 36; Prakash supported him well in easily the biggest partnership of the innings. However, the Valley bowling attack, looking very impressive, saw them home by 12 runs.