Cove 2 v Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 12 May 2012 at 13.00
Match was Drawn

Match report So here we are, after a very successful league last year, Stoke Green find themselves in Division 4b where they play Cove 2 as a league opener. It was a long grind for the batsmen and bowlers as The Green walked away with 12 points in a winning draw.

Cove won the toss and decided to bowl first on what looked like a decent wicket. The Greens didn't get off to the best of starts as Vishal Arjan fell for a duck. Nadeem Chowdhry quick opening cameo of 25 gave them some respite but they were struggling at 40-3. However, the middle order came to the rescue as Saud Ahmed and Raja Ifraz provided them with a partnership of 53. Ahmed then fell on a well-made 31 which meant skipper Sukh Dhillon arrived the crease. They both piled on the runs together in a 66-run partnership which took the score upto 165. Dhillon (25) and Ifraz (69) then fell in quick succession which reduced The Greens to 178-7. Irham Mughal and Nav Sahota tried to push the score upto 200 but could only manage 198 in 52 overs.

In reply, openers Irham Mughal and Richard Parker provided the away team with an economical start. Dahron Pitt and Ifraz Raja then came onto bowl taking 4 wickets between them leaving Cove at 96-5. Cove then gave up chasing the score and bowling became difficult as the pitch had nothing more to offer. Tim Gillham then took 2 wickets in an over to give some hope to The Greens but they couldn't take the final 2 wickets. The teams bowling effort was backed by a marathon spell by Parker who only leaked 33 runs in 18 overs without any luck of a wicket.

Stoke Green had played out 100 overs for the first time in 2 seasons which allowed The Greens to take back many positives.

“After a long winter preparing and with a few fresh faces coming in, the team was buzzing and up for the tough season ahead.
The lads showed early signs of nerves in the game when we were put in to bat on a lively wicket, but we grinded down and showed real fight to get a decent score on the board. I was a little disappointed Cove gave up chasing the target so early which made for a frustrating afternoon. However, our bowlers showed great skill and ability to put them under pressure on a wicket that became very easy to bat on later in the day.
Overall lots of positives from the first game and I hope we build on these into the next game.” - skipper Sukh Dhillon.

MoM - Raja Ifraz Khan

Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 8w 2b  
for 9 wickets

(52.0 overs)
Nadeem Chowdhry b Vin De Souza 25 24 24 4 104.17
Vishal Arjan ct C.Taylor Bowled Vin De Souza 0 5 5 0
Tim Gillham b S.Ingham-Smith 8 20 20 1 40.0
Saud Ahmed ct C.Taylor Bowled A.Dilawar 31 54 50 3 62.00
Raja Ifraz Khan ct (?) Bowled c.Taylor 69 127 118 4 1 58.47
Clive Bourne lbw Vin De Souza 4 16 15 26.67
Sukh Dhillon st J.Roylance Bowled C.Taylor 25 52 27 2 92.59
Irham Mughal ct & Bowled C.Taylor 16 21 14 1 114.29 1
Dahron Pitt ct C.Taylor Bowled J.Sharrod 1 3 5 20.0
Nav Sahota Not Out  6 13 12 50.0 1
Richard Parker Not Out  1 4 4 25.00

Cove 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vin De Souza10.0231310.333.10

Cove 2 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 18w 2b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
169 (48.0 overs)
C.Carter ct I.Mughal Bowled D.Pitt 28
S.Dee b I.Mughal 2
C.Howells ct N.Sahota Bowled D.Pitt 19
Vin De Souza b R.Ifraz 32
T.Tomsett lbw S.Ahmed 11
A.Anthony lbw R.Ifraz 0
A.Dilawar lbw T.Gillham 24
J.Rowlance Not Out  21
C.Taylor lbw T.Gillham 0
J.Sharrod Not Out  4

Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Irham Mughal9.0126126.002.89
Richard Parker18.053300.001.83
Dahron Pitt8.0042221.005.25
Raja Ifraz Khan7.0024212.003.43
Saud Ahmed3.0127127.009.00
Tim Gillham2.00723.503.50

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