Fixture   Patel carries his bat as Grace's come close
Graces v Washington at Greenford  Sun 01-Jul-2012 at 2pm
Lost by 24 runs
 

A superb maiden half century from opener Patel was not enough to see Grace’s home against Washington at Greenford.

Stand-in skipper Hardisty won the toss and elected to bowl on a flat track.  Washington reached three figures for the loss of only one wicket, and with little movement for the bowlers and a short boundary at one end, the visitors looked likely to post a high score. But the dismissal of Turner (42) and Smith (41), the latter to an extraordinary stumping by Hardisty, prompted a collapse. Bielby returned best ever figures of 5-32, but also conceded several sixes over the short straight boundary, as Washington chanced their arm towards the end of the innings.

In reply, Grace’s were unable to offer support to Patel who carried his bat for an unbeaten 65 including 7 fours and 2 sixes. A nagging seam attack and tenacious fielding made life difficult and wickets fell at regular intervals. As the innings went on, Washington’s fielders gradually retreated to the boundary until eventually the entire team (minus bowler and wicket-keeper) were on the rope.

Overall, a decent effort by Grace’s given the strength of the opposition. And many congratulations to Abhi for a great knock!


 
Washington innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Turner b Bielby  42  0  0  5  1  
  Cruickshank b Bhatt  5  0  0  1  0  
  Smith st Hardisty b Modi  41  0  0  4  0  
  Stubb b Bielby  11  0  0  1  0  
  Dougman c Hardisty b Bielby  9  0  0  1  0  
  Ahmed b Mendis  3  0  0  0  0  
  Rehman b Bielby  1  0  0  0  0  
  Malcolm c Bielby b Kazi  1  0  0  0  0  
  Marine b Bielby  21  0  0  2  2  
  Mitchell not out  19  0  0  1  2  
  McDonagh not out  5  0  0  1  0  
 Extras (b 16, lb 2, w 6, nb 0) 24    
 TOTAL (40 Overs) 182    
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-11 [2] , 2-100 [3] , 3-102 [1] , 4-120 [5] , 5-121 [4] , 6-125 [7] , 7-126 [8] , 8-149 [9] , 9-153 [6]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Hemang Bhatt 6 0 19 1  
 Nihara Udapola 6 0 18 0  
 Manish Modi 8 1 21 1  
 Manish Rajh 5 0 25 0  
 Mamun Kazi 6 1 32 1  
 Richard Bielby 6 0 32 5  
 S Mendis 3 1 13 1  
 
 
Graces CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Abhishek Patel not out  65  0  115  7  2  
  Manish Modi b Dugmore  8  0  22  1  0  
  S Mendis lbw b McDonagh  13  0  19  4  0  
  Tom Writer b Dugmore  0  0  7  0  0  
  Leo Skyner run out  0  0  3  0  0  
  Nihara Udapola b Mitchell  0  0  4  0  0  
  Jonathan Hardisty c & b Rehman  13  0  40  1  0  
  Richard Bielby b Mariner  19  0  21  3  0  
  Hemang Bhatt c & b Malcolm  4  0  12  0  0  
  Manish Rajh st b Malcolm  0  0  2  0  0  
  Mamun Kazi not out  1  0  2  0  0  
 Extras (b 10, lb 4, w 14, nb 4) 32    
 TOTAL (40 Overs) 158    
 
 Fall of wickets:  1-17 [Modi] , 2-45 [Mendis] , 3-46 [Writer] , 4-48 [Skyner] , 5-53 [Udapola] , 6-96 [Hardisty] , 7-133 [Bielby] , 8-155 [Bhatt] , 9-155 [Rajh]
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Mitchell 7 1 23 0  
 Dugmore 8 3 28 3  
 McDonagh 8 1 27 1  
 Rehman 8 2 39 1  
 Mariner 8 1 23 1  
 Malcolm 1 0 2 2  
 
 

 

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