Old Actonians v Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven on Sat 19 May 2012 at 1pm
Bessborough Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets (10pts)

Match report Danny Hawes reign as club captain started with a win at Old Actonians on Saturday afternoon. Its amazing to think that it has taken until May 20th for Dan to get his chance to lead the Borough but when he did he certainly made up for the wait leading us to a comprehensive 8 wicket win.

After sending Actonians in on a cloudy and overcast afternoon, our opening bowlers Ian Barrie and Nirav Ghantiwala started brilliantly, beating the bat on numerous occasions and both dismissing an opening batsman each. Our bowlers kept a lot of pressure on Actonians, rarely allowing them to score freely and constantly picking up wickets. Patel was the only Actonians batsman to post a score reaching 57. Old Acts eventually crept to 167 for 9 off 55 overs, Ramesh Gunalan was the pick of our bowlers picking up 3-24, Ian Barrie and Rohan Karkhanis both picked up 2 wickets each.

In our reply, openers Hawes and Gunalan got off to a steady start putting on 35 before Gunalan was bowled by opening bowler Swan. Ian Barrie then joined his captain and the pair put on a match winning partnership of 74 with both players scoring freely and playing some excellent shots all around the ground. Hawes was eventually out for 40 with us needing only 59 and teenage wicket-keeper Will Grogan joined Barrie and the pair saw us home comfortably to an 8 wicket win with IB scoring 80 not out.

Next weekend sees us travel less than a mile down the road to Old Lyonians which sees a first meeting between the clubs in a long time.

Old Actonians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
167 (55.0 overs)
R.Puranik ct  Grayson b Ghanitwala 6
J.Aspden ct  Hawes b Barrie 13
S.Ensom st  Grogan b Vyas 16
J.Patel ct  & bowled Gunalan 57
J.Jayakar ct  Shah b Karkhanis 0
J.Essex ct  Shah b Karkhanis 10
T.Conwell ct  Karkhanis b Gunalan 7
N.Arghandavi ct  Gunalan b Barrie 12
A.Swan Not Out  26
S.Lester b  Gunalan 9
C.Pile Not Out  1

Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ian Barrie12.0050225.004.17
Nirav Ghantiwala8.0120120.002.50
Rohan Karkhanis16.0537218.502.31
Mitesh Vyas9.0228128.003.11
Ramesh Gunalan10.022438.002.40

Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(38.1 overs)
Daniel Hawes ct  Swan b Pile 40 1
Ramesh Gunalan b  Swan 16 2
Ian Barrie Not Out  80
William Grogan Not Out  18 1
Sanil Shah   2
Paul Jarvis  
Carl Grayson   1
Richard Edmands  
Rohan Karkhanis   1
Mitesh Vyas  
Nirav Ghantiwala  

Old Actonians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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