Cricket Web 'A' 267 & 404/6d
England 'A' 374 & 156/6
Cricket Web 'A' draw with England 'A'
Man of the match: Marc71178
XI: Broncoman, Eyes Only +, Bugssy, Marc71178, Tamara, Lord of Darkness, Age Master, R_Powell_fan, Mr Ponting, Umpire Money *, David.
An admirable fightback from the batsmen. A wonderful innings of true stature from Age Master in the first - very well played at #7. Marc71178 came out in the second innings and rediscovered his good Season 3 form, leading us to believe that he will move from consistent to excellent this season. Credit also to Broncoman and Tamara as well as vice-captain Eyes. Once again, however, the bowling let us down.
NB:- David's inclusion ahead of Master Blaster was in no way influenced by his sentiments :P, as the games were simmed before.
Australia 'A' 233 & 388
Cricket Web 'B' 368 & 248/8
Cricket Web 'B' draw with Australia 'A'
Man of the match: Ashley Noffke
XI: Samuel Vimes, Paid the Umpire, Gotchya, Gibbs N Smith, Langeveldt *, Sunil Havascar, Imran Khan, Supah Freak, Ryan +, Nibblet, Mr Wright.
What a game! An instant classic! We lost the plot somewhat at the very end when Gibbs N Smith was bowled around his legs, but it was still a very good game allround against a strong Aus A team. Much credit must be given to the new ball pair of Imran Khan and Mr. Wright, especially Khan. Khan played like his more famous counterpart in this game. Special mention to Langeveldt who rediscovered some batting form.
New Zealand 'A' 383 & 305
India A 493 & 196/2
India A won by 8 wickets
Man of the match: Wasim Jaffer
XI: Wasim Jaffer, SS Das *, Gautam Gambhir, Hemang Badani, S Sriram, Vijay Bhardwaj, Parthiv Patel +, Murali Kartik, Amit Bhandari, A Salvi, L Balaji.
XI: Tim McIntosh, Craig Cumming, Jesse Ryder, Peter Fulton *, Rob Nicol, Michael Papps +, Matt Walker, Tama Canning, James Franklin, Michael Mason, Ian Butler.
Jaffer rolls onward....
Veterans XI 529 & 19/1
Zimbabwe 'A' 237 & 309
Veterans XI won by 9 wickets
Man of the match: Aravinda DeSilva
XI: Saeed Anwar, Desmond Haynes, Viv Richards *, Mark Waugh, Aravinda DeSilva, Andy Flower +, Imran Khan, Ian Botham, Wasim Akram, Curtly Ambrose, Courtney Walsh.
XI: Gavin Rennie *, Trevor Gripper, Craig Wishart, Gavin Ewing, Barney Rogers, Craig Evans, Dirk Viljeon, Alester Magregwede, Blessing Mahwire, Pommie Mbangwa.
The old boys overpower Zim A...