I'll be writing our most recent game up, as Nath Patrick is a tad busy.
The team bus travelled along to the stadium, I looked over one side and saw the CW XI Captain - Blewy, sitting next to him was his mate, Bugssy - Another CW XI player. Their experience alone outclassed the rest of us on the bus put together.
We arrived at the stadium and were sent into bat. It looked a resonable enough pitch to bat on. Bugssy was lined up to open the batting for us, and he joined Darren Foster - The Aussie with a crook temper. Bugssy got off to a flyer, but skyed a ball to mid on and was caught for a quick-fire 29 from 27 balls. Foster was down the other end chipping away still, when he was joined by the CW XI Captain. Blewy came to the crease and between him and Foster, maintained the run rate at a respectable level. Those 2 hammered on untill Foster was given on a dubious decision that most agree was a thick inside edge. Nevertheless DAdJ Mukesh picked up the wicket. This brought the infamous Nikhil Nichani to the crease. He obviously had his mind on the NFL cheerleaders that were appearing on the big screen and was back to the rooms for an early shower, out for a Golden. Clayton Lambert came to the crease to join Blewy fora little while, until he also got casual and swatted a ball straight to long-on out for a superb 88. I Also make mention of Buts's bowling figures for Atlanta. 8 overs 0/57 - Ouch!. 5/290, a very handy total.
In the dressing rooms myself and Nath Patrick were confident of a good result, and I came out with the new ball to ensure our prediction would be right. Nath and myself shared the opening bowling with some success early on, he got first blood, dismissing Atlanta opener Goch for 9. From there the next few collapsed with little fight, I picked up the other opener MS Sanga plum in front for 4, Nath got the next scalp with a brilliant diving catch to his left off his own bowling to have NA Darving out for a mere 4. Then my favourite wicket since moving to NY came, Buts, a fellow CW A player came to the crease, scored a couple of runs, then went for a pull shot to a perfectly places shorter ball, got a bottom edge onto it and a simple catch for Sungdeep Khan, our Keeper. Nath picked up Ravindra after he scored a quickfire 27(23 balls). It was a awsome spell of pace bowling I must say. I Hope Nath learnt as much as i did from the experience. Atlanta finished up all out for 150, Nath picking up 3/34 off 7 overs, and myself picking up 4/30 off 7.1 overs. Man of the Match was given to Blewy after his superb knock. Couldn't of been a better day all round for the CW Boys... My apologies, I forgot our mate C Buts, 0/57 off 8 and 3 with the bat. Not my idea of a day at the office!
Thats it from me, back by popular demand - Nath Patrick.
Last edited by AUST_HiTMaN; 02-08-2004 at 09:01 AM.