Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven v Old Actonians on Sat 29 Jun 2013 at 1pm
Bessborough Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets (10pts)

Match report On Saturday the First Eleven won a massive 10 points with victory over Old Actonians at Headstone Manor. Captain Danny Hawes won the toss and asked Actonians to bat first in excellent conditions on a fantastic batting pitch.

Our bowlers started reasonably but every bad ball seemed to be put away by the Actonians batsman and a score of 300+ looked likely. However even though a flood of wickets failed to arrive, we managed to keep some sort of control to the run rate as Actonians declared on 257-3 off 50 overs.

Even though the target we were chasing seemed to be 50 runs short, the early loss of captain Danny Hawes put the first eleven under considerable pressure. Teenage batting sensation Tharshan Kanagaraj and Alex Haniff took up the mantle and after a shaky start they put together a magnificent 124 run partnership which got us back into the game. Kanagaraj (pictured below) scored his first League 50 for the first eleven as he scored 81 off only 105 balls in an innings that included 13 boundaries.

However when Kanagaraj was dismissed, we needed another 106 from 20 overs and needed another partnership. Talha Junaid joined Haniff who had just passed 50 started to build another big partnership. Junaid started to unleash some brutal strokes as he struck 45 off 35 balls and included two massive sixes as he took us to the brink of victory.

With Junaid dismissed, wicket-keeper Will Grogan joined Haniff at the crease as the pair put on a final 42 runs to lead the first eleven to a brilliant 7-wicket win with Haniff finishing 85 not out and Grogan on 20. The win leaves our first eleven in fourth place only 10 points behind leaders M.T.S.S.C.

Old Actonians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
257 (50.0 overs)
Hrishikesh Puranik ct  Ghantiwala b Haniff 62
Scott Ensom ct  Chavda b Ghantiwala 132
Jack Aspden b  Karkhanis 21
Cameron French Not Out  35
Jinesh Patel Not Out  2
Rituraj Puranik  
Craig Nel  
Alex Browne  
Prasad Wickramasinghe  
Zan Johar  
Sandip Patel  

Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nirav Ghantiwala9.0142142.004.67
Jay Chavda4.002000.005.00
Neal Patel7.004200.006.00
Rohan Karkhanis16.0173173.004.56
Talha Junaid2.002300.0011.50
Alexander Haniff12.0152152.004.33

Bessborough Cricket Club 1st Eleven Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 2b 7lb 
for 3 wickets

(52.3 overs)
Daniel Hawes ct  Aspen b Wickramasinghe 16 29 33 3 48.48
Tharshan Kanagaraj b  Ensom 81 113 105 13 77.14
Alexander Haniff Not Out  85 89 101 8 84.16
Talha Junaid ct  French b Puranik 45 39 35 3 2 128.57
William Grogan Not Out  20 26 21 2 95.24
James Wheeler  
Nirav Ghantiwala   1
Rajan Modha  
Neal Patel  
Rohan Karkhanis  
Jay Chavda   1

Old Actonians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Scott Ensom12.0152152.004.33
Zan Johar9.304000.004.21
Prasad Wickramasinghe7.0132132.004.57
Sandip Patel5.012600.005.20
Craig Nel3.002400.008.00
Jinesh Patel3.002100.007.00
Hrishikesh Puranik12.0055155.004.58
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