sorry, its been a while...
Game Eight saw us take on Atlanta. To use a quote of Daves, we "cained their f***** a**** till they s****** on their w*****" in the one-dayer against them, but now came the FC tester... Could we repeat our success? Could Dave and I bowl well? Am I asking too many rhetorical questions?
The pitch looked pretty decent for batting, with some assistance for the seamers, but it didnt look to have any turn what-so-ever. We lost the toss (grrr...) and suprisingly were sent in to bat. At 7/195 (Bugssy 31 off 59, Blewy 3 off 4, and Nikhil 24 off 57), we were pretty stuffed. Our experienced batsmen were throwing their wickets away with some ridiculous shots. Even Bugssy`s half-decent 31 was stamped with close misses and 2 dropped chances. But then I grabbed my bat, ran out to the middle and decided Id be a batsman for a day. My 40 off 106 was the second highest score of the team and I was well supported by Moora and Dave.
We finished with a should-of-been dissapointing 263 but we were very pleased with ourselves in the end.
Atlanta proceeded to be trouned for a mere 184 thanks largely to:
Nath Patricks`s 14-3-38-2
and "spinner" Nikhil`s 03-1-05-3
Our turn to bat, and we were sure we could put in a much better effort (except for Nikhil who was swearing he would get out for less than 5...).
We gathered a HUGE 9/427 dec. largely helped by Foster (117 off 194) and Lambert (116 off 252). Darren then argued with us saying that we should scrap the rest of the match and get p***ed in the name of his amazing innings. But we refused to leave just yet... we had a match to play. Ahhh... who am I kidding?? In our extended 50 minute innings break we drunk until we realised how drunk we were in which case we wobbled back to the stadium.
And did I mention Nikhil got out for 1 off 10??
We took the field (minus one DE Foster who was still in drag and singing a song about "The purple, tree-loving racoon"). We were all still a bit 'happy' when we started, but reality quickly set in when a straight drive smacked me in the side of the head! Our attention soon turned to the match and we dismissed the side for a reasonable 349.
O M R W
Dave 24 6 62 3
Nath Patrick 20 7 56 3
M Murali 18 5 75 1
HJH Moora 13 2 44 0
Bugssy 23 4 71 3
N Nichani 7 1 18 0
A very good effort. Dave and Nath secured their spots as opening bowlers with another splendid performance. MOTM went to the resident West Indian for his steady 100 in the second innings. Ever since the team has had its complete set of CW members, it has looked unbeatable. Lets finish it off boys!!!!