Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI v Phoenix C.C. on Sat 19 Jul 2008 at 1.00pm
Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club Won by 1 wkt

Match report Y.M.C.A. 1st XI v Phoenix 1st XI
WhitneyMoore League - Section B
Saturday 19th July
at Claremont Road

The home side made three changes from their defeat to Pembroke. Alan Lewis replaced Gus Dunlop (holidays), Chris Minch came in at the top of the order and the welcome return of Paul Beacroft to the team.
There were several changes to the Phoenix line up for this latest away match. Phoenix won the toss and chose to bat first.

Flanagan made a slightly improved 13 before he fell to E Ahmed and Plunkett-Cole acquitted himself adequately on what the score book provisionally indicated was his first team debut. He survived an eyeball to eyeball confrontation with the home wicket keeper after one prolonged but unsuccessful appeal. Edwards had to bear a lot of responsibility for keeping the scoreboard going as Plunkett-Cole was followed by short innings from Ancher, Dickeson and Kelly and the big Barbadian’s partnership with Graham Flanagan saw him pass 50 before he was run out. Masud Ahmed batted sensibly at No. 8 with 31 from 40 balls and De Jongh and Cavanagh both made 6 with the big Scot striking what was for him a rare boundary. Wardell was undefeated on 14 but the final total of 186 was disappointing.

The home side’s chase got off to a bad start when Cavanagh removed McCoy and Minch. Ancher got rid of Alan Lewis. Wilson-Moore and Dunk added 30 but were dismissed by consecutive deliveries from Conor Kelly and Captain Flanagan. Thus former Phoenix stalwarts Beacroft and Nandi found themselves together at the crease with the score on 54 for 5. This pair who had taken 1 wicket each in the Phoenix innings stuck to their task in determined fashion and brought the home side back into the game with a stand of 81 in 78 minutes. Beacroft struck one six and five fours in his innings of 38 but when he was out YMCA still needed 52 to win. Nandi and Ahmed pushed the score along nicely and when Edwards removed Ahmed YMCA were still favourites to get the remaining runs. However, the dismissal of Nandi and Armstrong by Captain Flanagan gave Phoenix a chance and the tension mounted as Edwards prepared to bowl the last over. The home side secured victory when Harte hit two boundaries from the first two deliveries.
And 'Captain Armstrong' could relax. 20 points in the bag. Done and dusted.

Next Week: A visit to Cabra and 'Belvo'!!

Phoenix C.C. Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
186 (0.0 overs)
R.Flanagan Caught  13
M.Plunkett-Cole Caught  16
K.Edwards Run out  51
G.Ancher Lbw  3
C.Dickeson Lbw  11
C.Kelly Lbw  8
G.Flanagan Bowled  5
M.Masood-Ahmed Stumped  31
E.DeJongh Caught  6
J.Wardell Not Out  14
C.Cavanagh Stumped  6

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul K. Beacroft10.0331131.003.10
Ehtesham Ahmed8.0138219.004.75
Rob M. Nandi6.0035135.005.83
Warwick V. Armstrong10.0132310.673.20
Jonathan C.W. Harte10.023300.003.30
Ben R. Dunk4.211427.003.23

Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
D. Alan Lewis Caught  14
Graeme A. McCoy Bowled  3 1 2
Chris Minch Caught  0
Ben R. Dunk Caught  17 1
Simon B. Wilson-Moore Bowled  9
Rob M. Nandi Lbw  45 1
Paul K. Beacroft Bowled  38
Ehtesham Ahmed Caught  24 1
Jonathan C.W. Harte Not Out  12
Warwick V. Armstrong Caught  0
Umar Jehangir Not Out  0

Phoenix C.C. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    R.Molins & U.Desai
  • Scorer :
    Mr.Walter Hosford