Match Report: Hercules 1 vs Hengelo 1
30th June 2019: Hengelo 1 won by 4 wickets, by Rhett Bridgens
Hercules 1, 231-4 in 40 overs (Venkatraman 1-20, Bawar 1-33)
Hengelo 1, 232-6 in 38.1 overs (Bridgens 82*, Talele 58*, Venkatraman 38)
The last match of June for the H1 boys saw them come up against league-leaders Hercules. With Hercules’ home ground unavailable, the match was held at Salland CC on a lovely turf wicket on a picturesque day for cricket! The toss was won by Hengelo and captain Sridhar put the Hercules boys into bat, the decision looking like it payed off straight away with both Hercules openers gone without scoring – Jawad Bawar picking up one with a catch of player/coach Bridgens at cover, and Vikas Gadoo picking up where he left off last match with an LBW to take the other wicket. A brisk third wicket partnership between B Appel and Dravitski saw the score race onto 82, before captain Sridhar picked up a crucial wicket at a crucial time, the main contributor Appel well held at cover by Vinny Venkatraman for a 39 that included some hefty blows to the boundary.
The fourth wicket of the innings would fall with the score on 94, Venkatraman finally getting through the defences of Dravitski, who never looked comfortable against Hengelo’s version of Suresh Raina! The game was evenly in the balance at this stage, but momentum would soon and quickly swing towards league-leaders Hercules. First, a massive moment as S Zwinkels was dropped on 0 in the gully, before a brilliant partnership between himself and M Appel seemingly took the game away from Hengelo. Their partnership would last right until the end of the innings, and included some lusty blows, great running, and smart cricket. Credit where credit is due.
S Zwinkels would finish on a superbly played 107 not out, well supported by a solid 43 not out by M Appel, for a mammoth partnership of 137 runs. Hengelo would need to chase down 232 in 40 overs at just under 6 an over, not an easy task!
The chase had a disastrous start for Hengelo, Peter Peperkamp bowled without scoring by that man S Zwinkels again. A brief partnership between Prit Duraisingam and Abhishek Talele would see the score move onto 31, before a well disguised slower ball by S Zwinkels saw Duraisingam play too early, resulting in a simple catch at cover. Duraisingam gone for 11 and unfortunately unable to continue his recent good form with the bat!
Next in was Bridgens, and along with Talele the scoring rate increased slightly, the target coming down steadily too. However, an untimely stomach illness saw Talele having to leave the field retired hurt (still allowed to come back and bat later on in the innings should he be better and required). That brought Vinny Venkatraman to the crease, and not for the first time this season, he and Bridgens managed to build a significant partnership in the middle of the innings. Venkatraman playing the role of aggressor, whilst Bridgens steadily rotated the strike. The score had moved onto 139, and less than 100 for victory, when the balance of the match swung again – Venkatraman disappointingly chipping to mid-on off Dravitski for a well-played 38. Ani Chandrasekaran came and went for 2, bowled by a decent ball that came back off the seam to knock-over his off stump.
This brought Adi Sridhar to the crease, 68 off 10 overs with 5 wickets remaining the equation! Sridhar and Bridgens combined well to rotate the strike well amongst a few fours and a six, with the H1 boys starting to believe they could cause a pretty big upset (standings-wise). Sridhar was then bowled by Dravitski for an important 15 looking to keep the scoring free-flowing.
Akshay Patil was the next man in, and credit must be given to him for running like a headless chicken with Bridgens, to get some vital singles, two’s & three’s (the game in the hands of Hengelo by this stage). Patil’s determination to win the game a real pleasure to see.
However, when Patil was bowled by a pretty decent yorker by S Zwinkels with the score on 208, the H1 boys still required a further 24 runs off 29 balls. That brought Talele out to bat, returning from his illness earlier in the day. Credit to him for making the brave decision to come back out. In the end, a couple of big blows and some excellent and hard running between Talele and Bridgens brought the required equation down to a relatively easy 8 runs off three overs, and when Talele hit a four of the final ball of the 37th over, just 4 was required for victory. Next ball, the start of the 38th over, Bridgens managed to clear the boundary with a pull shot off a short ball to seal a fantastic victory for the H1 boys!
A victory over the long-time leaders of the league something to be really proud of, and a good way to show how if luck and fairness had been on their side this season, things could’ve been a bit different for this H1 side! Well done all!
Match Report: Ghausia 2 vs Hengelo 1
23rd June 2019: Ghausia 2 won by 61 runs, by Rhett Bridgens
Ghausia 2, 223-8 in 40 overs (Gadoo 5-46, Venkatraman 2-24)
Hengelo 1, 162-10 in 36.1 overs (Bridgens 42, Duraisingam 34)
A very short match report purely for the fact that this game of 'cricket' should've been wiped off the face of the earth as it was anything but that. A game played in a disgraceful manner and a completely unacceptable moral standard.
Credit to the H1 boys for as always playing with honesty and integrity, especially in this case where a two-hour drive to play in 37 degree heat could’ve resulted in some losing their patience! Sometimes the two points just aren’t even worth it.
Nevertheless a quick special mention to Vikas Gadoo for an excellent 5fer, Vinny Venkatraman for a solid spell, and Prit Duraisingam for another good contribution of 34 in tough conditions! (Editor: And a special mention to player-coach Bridgens for grittily sticking around and scoring an excellent 42 under unimaginable conditions and disgraceful atmosphere in the middle)
Match Report: Hengelo 1 vs Almere 1
16th June 2019: Hengelo 1 won by 53 runs, by Rhett Bridgens
Hengelo 1, 174-10 in 40 overs (Duraisingam 48, Bridgens 27)
Almere 1, 121-10 in 34 overs (Sridhar 5-20, Biradar 2-28)
The first XI boys found themselves at home for a second consecutive weekend, this time welcoming Almere to Slangenbeek on another sunny Sunday. Having won the toss, Hengelo decided to bat first with the aim of setting a target for Almere on a field that has proven difficult to chase on during the season.
A steady start by openers Prit Duraisingam and Peter Peperkamp saw the score to 30-0 after the first 10, with some attacking cricket by Duraisingam (including a massive six over cow-corner), ably supported by some solid Peperkamp defence & hard running. Peperkamp would unfortunately be the first to fall, bowled by Gondal for 4, the score still on 30. This would bring Abhishek Talele to the crease, and he and Duraisingam began rebuilding the innings with a handy partnership that included good running and a few boundaries – which at Slangenbeek is no mean feat. The score would move into the 70’s before the next wicket fell, that of Duraisingam, caught at point off the leading edge looking to work the ball in to the leg side for a couple to bring up his maiden 50 for the season. Nevertheless, an excellent 48 in tough batting conditions for Hengelo’s keeper-batsman!
The score would creep towards three-figures before the next wicket arrived, Talele out for 19, with an unfortunate inside-edge off the Almere off-spinner Naeem onto the thigh pad which then spooned high enough in the air for the keeper to run and complete the catch. Hengelo now 92-3 and the game back in the balance. A brief partnership of 27 between Vinny Venkatraman and player-coach Rhett Bridgens saw the score move onto a 119 before a mini-collapse ensured, drastically swinging the match in favour of Almere. First, Venkatraman was caught for a brisk 14, before Jawad Bawar, sent up the order as a pinch-hitter to try inject more momentum into the innings, was also caught, unfortunately not troubling the scorers at all. Disaster then struck when confusion between Bridgens and new man Satheesh Muthusamy saw the latter run out for 2, before Bridgens followed soon after giving a return catch to off-spinner Naeem. Hengelo now on an abysmal 129-7, having been 74-1!
Nevertheless, the tail wagged brilliantly and captain Adi Sridhar (18), Akshay Patil (10) & Vikas Gadoo (11) contributed a vital 39 runs to the score, pushing the total to a more than competitive 174 with the last wicket falling on the final ball of the innings.
The Hengelo boys knew that a tight start in the field could produce some early pressure and wickets, which turned out to be exactly the case. Opening bowler Vikas Gadoo struck with the score just on 2, after a wild swing across the line resulted in Almere opener Bajwa losing his off and middle stump. A brilliant run out with great composure and calmness by Venkatraman and keeper Duraisingam, a retired out due to a torn webbing in the hand, as well as a catch at cover by Bridgens off the bowling of Hengelo’s Jimmy Anderson (Kiran Biradar), left the Almere innings in a mess at 16-3 (16-4 when considering the retired-out) , which truthfully they never recovered from.
Another two wickets fell, a catch by our man-mountain Muthusamy, as well as an LBW, both to the bowling of captain Sridhar, before a partnership of some substance began to grow between the Almere number 7 & 8. Some quick singles, slogs finding the gaps, as well as a few decent cricket shots began to frustrate the Hengelo boys, until eventually the partnership of exactly 50, was broken with the score on 103. Bridgens taking a running catch at long-on off the bowling of Sridhar once again. With that, the last few wickets fell for just an additional 18 runs, the tight bowling of the Hengelo boys proving too much pressure for the Almere lower-order. Captain Sridhar with another two wickets to complete a very good 5fer, and Biradar the other bowler to also pick up another wicket.
A solid performance by the first XI boys and a very welcome 2 points!
Match Report: Hengelo 1 vs Quick 1888 Nijmegen 1
9th June 2019: Quick 1888 won by 87 runs, by Rhett Bridgens
Quick 1888 Nijmegen, 162-10 in 36.3 overs (Bridgens 6-15, Kloppenburg 2-29)
Hengelo 1, 75-10 in 20.3 overs (Bridgens 23, Muthusamy 16)
A welcome return home for the H1 boys saw them taking on early-season fellow bottom-dwellers Quick 1888 Nijmegen, who won the toss and decided to bat first on what was a nice sunny morning.
The H1 opening bowling pair of Vikas Gadoo & Vinny Venkatraman started off well, showing much improved discipline and control, which subsequently lead to the first wicket of the innings after an unnecessary push for two gave John Kloppenburg the chance to cause a run-out, which he took brilliantly with a direct-hit from outside the inner-ring. Quick opener Wilson and captain Moorjani rode their luck to build a partnership of big swings, plenty mis-hits, and a bizarre top-edge that the H1 boys failed to communicate about, resulting in it landing in the middle of three of them. By the time the player/coach Bridgens was brought into the attack and managed to bowl Moorjani for 36, Quick had recovered very well with their score on a strong 105-2.
However, after a very angry few words in the huddle (and rightly so) from captain Adi Sridhar regarding the H1 boys staying focused, an excellent fight-back was soon to follow. First, Bridgens followed Kloppenburg’s example and got a direct-hit from mid-on to remove the third Quick batsman of the afternoon, before a very well taken catch by Satheesh Muthusamy off the bowling of Bridgens left Quick on 118-4.
The fall of wickets did not stop there, the fifth of the innings would fall on 125, again off the bowling of Bridgens, this time stand-in keeper Adriaan Poffers taking the catch, before the sixth wicket would fall 18 runs later, Bridgens again producing the edge, with Peter Peperkamp taking another brilliant diving catch at slip – something he is making a habit of this season!
Quick now found themselves on 143-6 having been 105-2, and contrary to the pattern that H1 have set this season of taking far too long to wrap up the innings, the last 4 wickets were snapped up with the addition of just another 19 runs, Bridgens (LBW & caught Poffers) and Kloppenburg (bowled & caught Bridgens) managing another two wickets each. Quick all out for 162, an excellent turnaround from the H1 boys, picking up the last 9 wickets for just 57 runs.
Unfortunately what followed next is a case of ‘the less said about the better’. After just 20.3 overs, H1 were all out for an embarrassing 75. Some incorrect shot selections, bad running, and what can only be described an inability to bat time and take the game deep, resulting in only two H1 batsman reaching double figures. Nothing more to be said on that.
A quick special mention to a couple players:
Adriaan Poffers – who as mentioned above took to standing in for regular keeper Prit Duraisingam who was away in Greece, and took two excellent grabs behind the stumps as well as leaking blood after taking a pretty nasty blow to the face standing up to the stumps off the bowling of Vinny Venkatraman, only to come back on and keep for the remaining overs without complaint!
John Kloppenburg – after struggling in recent weeks with the ball, John took to organising a net session on Thursday with Bridgens to try figure out and correct what had been going wrong, and the hard work and commitment paid off with John bowling a much-improved spell of 2-29 in 6.3 on Sunday.
Match Report: Groen en Wit 2 vs Hengelo 1
3rd June 2019: Groen en Wit 2 won by 55 runs, by Rhett Bridgens
Groen en Wit 2, 241-8 after 40 overs (Biradar 3-21, Sridhar 3-47)
Hengelo 1, 186-10 after 37.2 overs (Sridhar 40, Bridgens/Kloppenburg 27)
Round four of the 2019 season saw H1 head back on the road towards Amsterdam to take on Groen en Wit Cricket Club on what proved to be the warmest day of the summer so far (31 degrees). 1000 things could be said about the events of Sunday, 999 of them most likely not appropriate for this match report.
The toss was won by captain Adi Sridhar and the decision was made to put Groen en Wit in to bat on what wasn’t a very big ground, with an artificial field (and some pretty unique sight-screens). That decision was almost immediately vindicated when our very own Jimmy Anderson (Kiran Biradar) picked up a wicket with only the third ball of the innings, finding the edge straight to first slip where Peter Peperkamp took another solid catch. A couple of overs later, and after numerous plays-and-misses and an edge through the slips for four, Groen en Wit’s remaining opener had his middle stump knocked back by Biradar with a beautiful delivery to leave them on 7-2, and when our mountain of a man Satheesh Muthusamy swallowed a catch in his buckets-for-hands at square leg off the bowling of Jawad Bawar, the score had moved heavily in favour of H1 on 15-3.
A partnership of 66 followed for the fourth wicket, with both batsman looking relatively comfortable until captain Adi Sridhar managed to get the breakthrough with Rhett Bridgens taking the catch at cover after a reckless shot by the Groen en Wit batsman during a period of sustained pressure by the H1 bowlers. Biradar was then brought back into the attack, and picked up his third wicket of the afternoon, clean bowling the Groen en wit number 6, before captain Sridhar claimed his second pole of the day, with the catch being held by Vignesh Rajendran, to leave the score on 103-6.
What followed next is truly hard to put into words. To keep it short and sweet - some of the most bizarre player-umpiring you’ll ever see led to a naturally disheartened & deflated H1 side, and as this all unfolded in the heat of the day, Groen en Wit managed to find their way to 212 before the next wicket was taken, not an LBW as you can guess, but a catch at square-leg by Biradar off the bowling of Sridhar for his third wicket of the day. As the dubious decisions continued throughout the back-end of the innings, Groen en Wit posted an extremely competitive 241-8 after their 40 overs.
Player/coach Rhett Bridgens flabbergasted at what he had just witnessed, and with about 200 more grey hairs than he had at the start of the day, as the players left the field to try recompose during the lunch interval. Some tight bowling by the Groen en Wit opening pair, as well as the early wicket of Peter Peperkamp, caught at mid-on for 10, left H1 under some early pressure and truthfully well behind in the game. Abhishek Talele and Bridgens combined to stroke a few boundaries to push the score up to 48, with several more needed and in good time for H1 to get back into the match – but unfortunately Talele was caught for a brisk 19 at long-on attempting to go for another one.
With Groen en Wit adopting a very defensive field, scoring proved hard to come by, and even though Bridgens managed to strike two boundaries in a row, when he too was caught at long-on the following over attempting to keep the run-rate up, and Athul Sundaresan edged behind for 4, the match was very quickly slipping away from H1 at 67-4, still needing a mammoth 174 to win with the overs remaining running very thin.
What followed next was to be expected, with the defensive field ultimately doing its trick in leading to the steady fall of wickets as the H1 boys tried to find a way back into the match. Captain Sridhar (40) and John Kloppenburg (27) managed to combine for a well-played 56-run partnership for the ninth wicket, but when Sridhar was caught with the score on 183 and Kloppenburg was bowled shortly after, H1 were bowled out for 186, resulting in a pretty hefty defeat in the end.
All things considered, the boys can hold their heads up high, as unfortunately as is the case in life, you cannot control other people’s ideas of what is fair and what is right. Next game will see us back at the Slangenbeek on Sunday the 9th to take on Quick 1888 Nijmegen.
Match Report: Hengelo 1 vs Qui Vive 2
26th May 2019: Qui Vive 2 won by 22 runs, by Rhett Bridgens
Qui Vive 2, 161-8 after 40 overs (Patil 3-37, Biradar 2-18)
Hengelo 1, 139-10 after 38.2 overs (Bridgens 45, Sridhar 36)
After a successful weekend for the H1 boys in Amsterdam in round two of the league, Sunday’s fixture was back at the Slangenbeek in Hengelo. With the weather forecast looking decent, and a bit of sun out, captain Adi Sridhar won the toss and decided to put Qui Vive into bat.
The H1 boys started well, bowling tightly and fielding just as well. The breakthrough came on 11 runs when Peter Peperkamp took what is undoubtedly the catch of the season so far, and an effort that may be difficult to beat for the remainder of the season, when he flung himself to the right whilst at first slip to take a vertical two-handed screamer, after overseas player/coach Rhett Bridgens found the edge.
The Qui Vive batsmen managed to see out the two openers first spells, albeit through several plays-and-misses and near chances, to reach a respectable total of 38-1 after 10. The game however swung back in the favour of the H1 boys soon after, with Kiran Biradar producing some superb swing bowling to first castle Qui Vive’s remaining opener, before removing the leg-stump of the next man in not long after, to leave Qui Vive reeling on 41-3 after 13 overs.
A brief resistance was then staged by Qui Vive, with a partnership that lasted 10 overs and 26 runs for the fourth wicket, before our very own Ishant Sharma/Vijay Shankar (whichever you prefer) – Akshay Patil - got the break-through by finding the edge to keeper Prit Duraisingam who took a good catch low down. Patil and John Kloppenburg then combined to pick up a bowled each to put the H1 boys in a very strong position with Qui Vive on 92/6.
As is the case a lot of the time in this unpredictable game that is cricket, the momentum of the game swung back in favour of Qui Vive after what can only be described as a below-par final ten overs in the field by the H1 boys. Dropped catches, misfields, overthrows, and some ill-disciplined bowling as well as a pinch of bad luck resulted in Qui Vive managing to recover to 161 at the end of their 40 overs, a more than competitive total for the slightly unpredictable Slangenbeek pitch and thick outfield.
Nevertheless, the H1 boys were still in high spirits and confident of chasing the total down, even more so after a good lunch and rest. Openers Bridgens and Peperkamp combined for the second time in the day to give the H1 boys a reasonable start at 28-0 after the first 10 overs where the Qui Vive bowlers must be complimented for their tight and disciplined bowling.
The discipline continued into the 17th over where the score had creeped on to 46/0. Although H1 were now behind the required run rate, there was no panic yet as there were still plenty of overs to up the rate. However, things changed quickly when Peperkamp was bowled for 14 in the 18th over, with Abhishek Talele following him back to the changerooms in the same over after unfortunately hitting one straight to the mid-wicket fielder.
Bridgens then hit a six and a four, but new man in Satheesh Muthusamy came and went, to leave H1 on 59-3, Qui Vive now with their noses ahead. Next man in was captain Adi Sridhar, and he and Bridgens combined to trade some big blows each to move H1 back into the match. As was the theme for the majority of the match, Qui Vive managed to get back on top in the match after claiming the wicket of opener Bridgens, who fell for 45 trying to cut a ball of width but only succeeding in under-edging it low to the Qui Vive keeper who managed to hold on in such a big moment of the game.
With Bridgens gone, and the score on 84-4 with 12 overs to spare, it was up to captain Sridhar to try see the team home, whilst hopefully getting some assistance from the H1 lower order. Unfortunately that never materialised, and even though Sridhar managed to strike some decent blows with Ani Chandrasekaran, the writing was on the wall once Chandrasekaran was caught at mid-wicket for 7, keeper Prit Duraisingam was run out for 4, Jawad Bawar & Akshay Patil were both caught for 2, and John Kloppenburg was bowled for 2 as well.
Captain Sridhar was the final wicket, also caught, for a good knock of 36, to leave H1 bowled out for 139 resulting in a 22-run loss. Needless to say the H1 boys were bitterly disappointed as they had been completely on top for the first 30 overs of the match, but their loss of concentration for the final 10 overs is ultimately what cost them in the end. Credit to Qui Vive for always staying in the game somehow even when it looked unlikely, a good game played in a competitive spirit.
H1 are back on the road for round four and will be looking to pick themselves up and right their wrongs from round three.
Match Report: VVV 3 vs Hengelo 1
19th May 2019: Hengelo 1 won by 6 wickets, by Rhett Bridgens
VVV 3, 184-8 after 40 overs (Kloppenburg 3-33, Bawar 2-18)
Hengelo 1, 185-4 after 36 overs (Bridgens 84*, Venkatraman 58*)
H1’s first away game of the season came with the added pressure of trying to rectify the wrongs of the previous week, to which they duly obliged, with a much improved and clinical performance against VVV in Amsterdam (or somewhere near it). After a couple hours of squished legs, the H1 boys arrived at VVV with the weather looking good, as well as all other playing conditions looking like it would lend itself to a good game of cricket.
Captain Adi Sridhar managed to win the toss, and decided on this occasion to bowl first. VVV had a steady start, and managed to push their score to 33 before H1 opening bowler Vikas Gadoo, drafted back into the team for this game, got the breakthrough, trapping Khan in front for 15. Two quick wickets followed to leave VVV struggling on 35/3 all of a sudden, with Jawad Bawar picking up where he had left off in the previous match, claiming a bowled and a catch at square-leg, after Vinny Venkatraman held on for a very good grab.
A brief partnership of 37 from VVV restored some balance to the match situation, but when H1 managed to remove VVV’s remaining opener for 37 himself, John Kloppenburg picked up his first wicket of the day with an LBW plumber-than-plumb, and Vinny Venkatraman picked up an LBW of his own, the writing was on the wall for VVV at 90-6.
Or so you’d have thought! A commendable recovery from VVV saw them put on 73 runs for the 7th wicket, before their tail-enders managed to see them to 184-8 by the end of their 40 overs.
Looking to have a better outing with the bat than the previous weekend, H1’s innings unfortunately didn’t go according to that plan, with Peter Peperkamp, captain Sridhar & Satheesh Muthusamy all falling to leave the score on a worrying 18-3. Next man in, Ani Chandrasekaran, joined Bridgens at the crease, and together they set about trying to calm the waters, which they managed with a solid 56 run partnership which included some smart rotation of the strike and good running.
Ironically, on that note it was in fact a run-out that saw the end of the partnership, but it’s fair to say this was more a case of good fielding (direct hit) and bad luck (a slip) that saw the back of Chandrasekaran for 13. Vinny Venkatraman strode out to join Bridgens with H1 still needing 111 to win and the game firmly in the balance.
That was where the good news ended for VVV, and began for H1 – a 111 run partnership from Bridgens & Venkatraman, which included some big sixes, plenty fours, and even more running, seeing the boys to their first win of the season with a comfortable 4 overs still to spare. A special mention to Venkatraman for what can only be described as a very mature, patient and smart innings of 58* to help see H1 over the line.
A great first win of the season for H1, and hopefully, the first of many in the 2019 season!
Match Report: Hengelo 1 vs Hercules 1
12th May 2019: Hercules 1 won by 5 wickets, by Rhett Bridgens
Hengelo 1, 75-10 after 19.2 overs (Duraisingam 17)
Hercules 1, 76-5 after 33.5 overs (Bawar 3-21)
The old saying 'the only way is up' proved to be all too relevant for what was Hengelo 1’s first game of the 2019 season.
With a few new faces, including player/coach Rhett Bridgens brought in from South Africa for 3 months, the boys were motivated and hungry to start the season off with a win - particularly after all the hard work and dedication they had shown in the two weeks leading up to the first fixture.
It’s safe to say that things unfortunately did not go to plan. After winning the toss, and conferring with some senior players, captain John Kloppenburg elected to get the season underway with a bat. An hour and a half later, and H1 had been rolled for 75. Excellent spells of bowling by Hercules’ two spinners Dravitzki (5-12) & Wickramasinghe (3-6) had torn through the H1 middle and lower order after some early wickets fell to the seamers. The only resistance came from keeper Prit Duraisingam who top scored with 17.
H1 weren’t going to go down without a fight, and opening bowler Jawad Bawar picked up a treble of LBW’s (including 2 in 2 balls) to leave Hercules at 15-3, before Bridgens bowled Hercules’ remaining opener and John Kloppenburg had a wicket of his own, caught at cover, to leave Hercules with half their batsmen in the shed and still needing 20 runs to win, and the H1 boys fully believing & backing themselves to snatch the win from out of nowhere.
That, however, was not the case. With H1 missing some key chances in the field that truly could’ve decided the outcome of the match, Hercules captain Brouwers (4*) & Bhatti (23*) saw their team home with 6.1 overs to spare. A disappointing day for the H1 boys; however, the fight shown in the second innings was commendable, taking Hercules and the match all the way to the 34th over for just 75 runs.
Match Report: Almere Alligators 1 vs Hengelo 1
18 June 2017: Almere Alligators 1 won by 8 wickets, by Chodimella Venkata Pramod
Sunday, 18th of June, 2017 was a perfect day for cricket but not for Hengelo 1 though. Infact this game can be given a caption “How to lose a match or drop a catch-lose a match” from the visitors perspective. Hengelo 1 team travelled to Almere for their match against Almere Alligators 1. The host team won the toss and chose to field. Hengelo 1 unsettled with the opening batsmen pair, sent John this time as a batting partner with regular opener Abhishek. The visitors had a decent start with both openers playing aggressively finding a boundary every over. When the score was on 46 in the 7th over, John was bowled by Harish. Later, E. de Jong joined Abhishek but could not survive long and got caught at mid-off (~long off) when he was at the score of 10. Later, Pramod arrived at the crease and played a few shots. Both the batsmen played well to make a partnership of 55 before Pramod caught by the keeper trying to sweep a slow delivery of Q. Naeem. At this moment, Hengelo 1 team looked comfortable with 128 for 3 after 19 overs. Then comes the famous Hengelo team collapse. The batsmen really did not show any interest to stay in the crease. V. Gadoo, P.R. Duraisingam and the captain A. Sridhar were clean bowled in the span of 3 overs. However, Abhishek played decently finding an occasional boundary until the drinks break at the end of 26 overs. But very next over after drinks, Abhishek could not execute the plan discussed during the break and played a needless shot which exposed his lack of temperament. However, he made 74 showing some signs of form. The tail of Hengelo 1 was finished quickly as the team was all out for 184 in 28 overs which was one of the poorest batting displays of Hengelo that could not play complete innings of 40 overs.
After having lunch, Hengelo 1 started their bowling but for some reason players seemed to have no energy and activeness on the field. E. de Jong dropped a simple catch of Fazal Bajwa in the very first over of the innings started by V. Gadoo. Both the batsman played aggressively almost clearing the fence every over. The team finally found their first wicket in the form of Uashif Mumtaz who was bowled by K. Birader when the team score was on 113 in 17 overs. T. Bajwa replaced Mumtaz and made a decent knock of 43 before being caught by E. de Jong at the boundary in A.Sridhar’s bowling who bowled the subsequent over as the only maiden in the entire innings. Another catching opportunity was created but this time captain A. Sridhar dropped another straight forward catch at long on. However, it was too late for the visitors to try for a win and ended up on the losing side as the hosts chased down the target in 27 overs. However, there were two positive outcomes of the match from Hengelo’s point of view, Abhishek seemed to have found his form and the Akshay did not bowl a single wide in his 2 over spell.
Match Report: VRA 4 vs Hengelo 1
21st May 2017: VRA 4 won by 61 runs, by Akshay Patil
It was perfect cricketing weather in Amsterdam, Warm and Sunny! Hengelo 1 captain A. Sridhar won the toss and decided to put the home team to bat first. For the home team, T. Spits and J. Rajendran opened the innings. But they had to go back to the dressing room soon, as J. Kloppenburg, opening bowler from Hengelo 1 showed his magical bowling skills and claimed their wickets. With 2 wickets down for 39 runs, home team needed a solid partnership to put some runs on the board but they failed to do so, as Hengelo 1 bowler V. Gadoo got the wicket of well-set batsman R.Bhatt (20 runs). When home team was in serious danger S. Sherzad (62 runs) with the support of A. Kumar (18 runs) and A. Pandey (26 runs) got partnerships of 59 runs and 78 runs for 4th and 5th wicket respectively. These big partnerships were well supported by the poor bowling of Hengelo 1 bowler A. Patil [appreciate the modesty - Editor], who played his first game of the season, and bowled too many extra deliveries (6-0-53-0). J. Kloppenburg (7.5-1-21-4) and V. Gadoo (8-1-45-3) bowled on target with good support from A. Chandrasekaran (8-1-31-1) and E. Jong (6-0-28-1). Hengelo 1 missed to grab on to catches and the support from one extra bowler. Hence, ended up with a target of 205 runs to chase down, to win the game.
In the 2nd innings, after lunch Hengelo 1 batsmen were put to test their batting skills. For Hengelo 1, A. Talele and N. Safi opened the innings. Batsmen started really well by scoring at least a boundary every two overs. But A. Talele (18 runs) lost his concentration and got bowled. With 31-1 on board, Hengelo 1 needed a good partnership from the new batsman E. Jong and N Safi, but both batsmen had something else in their mind and both got out scoring 8 and 10 runs respectively. Hengelo 1’s scorecard read 42-3 in 9 overs. Next to bat was the in-form P. Chodimella along with A. Sridhar. But in the 10th over A. Sridhar lost his cool, tried to go big and got out with adding only 1 run to the scoreboard. Next batsman N. Malhotra playing his first game ever for Hengelo 1, played some unfamiliar shots to cricketing world and manged to score 8 runs. But poor call for a quick single cost him his wicket. Hengelo 1 was already 5 wickets down with 59 runs on the board. As Hengelo was struggling to get its 1st decent partnership, P. Chodimella nicked one to the wicket keeper and had to go back scoring just 12 runs. Next batsman in, A. Chandrasekaran tried to go big and got caught out scoring only 8 runs. Hengelo 1’s next batting pair P.R. Duraisingam (19) and J. Kloppenburg (18) put on a partnership worth 38 runs, but it was too late. In the end V. Gadoo and A. Patil played some big shots before V. Gadoo (14) got bowled trying to hit big again. Hengelo 1 were all out for 144 runs with the help of 24 extras [top scorer of the innings - Editor].
It was a good overall performance from the home team in all 3 departments while Hengelo 1 did the exact opposite and ended up as the losing side. From now onwards, Hengelo 1 needs to improve in all departments, avoid bowling extras, get good partnerships and last but not the least hold on to the catches.
Verslag: Een lang seizoen komt ten einde.
11 september 2016: MCC Hengelo wint van Quick Nijmegen met 1 wicket;
18 september 2016: MCC Hengelo wint van Capel CC met 81 runs;
25 september 2016: Hengelo 2 wint van Wanderers met 7 wickets;
2 oktober 2016: MCC Hengelo wint van CICC
door Johan Vriezen
Op 10 april 2016 startten we dit seizoen met een vriendschappelijke wedstrijd tegen Köln CC. Afgelopen zondag 2 oktober speelden we onze laatste wedstrijd van dit seizoen tegen CICC ook uit Keulen. Voor de competitie echt begon, speelden we 4 vriendschappelijke wedstrijden, waarbij de vijfde wedstrijd tegen SGS helaas vanwege de weersomstandigheden vroegtijdig afgelast ( 2 à 3 0C en hagelbuien) moest worden. In september volgden nog een serie vriendschappelijke wedstrijden.
Op 11 september speelden we tegen een redelijk sterk Quick team. Quick begon met batten en kwam in 34,5 overs tot 150 a.o. John 1 v 28 in 6, Anirudh 2 v 34 in 8, Akshay 3 v 18 in 6, Krishna 2 v 24 in 4, Febin 2 v 10 in 31/2, Naser en Ajinkya namen geen wickets. In de 36ste over passeerden we dit totaal voor 9 wickets; Erik 22, Naser 46 en Febin 20 kwamen in de dubbele cijfers, John 9 n.o. en Akshay 4 n.o. tikten het potje binnen.
Op 18 september speelden we een T/20 tegen het Engelse Capel CC. Dit keer begon Hengelo op verzoek van Capel met batten. Daar zouden ze spijt van krijgen. Krishna 14 opende samen met Febin, 100 retired, die zijn eerste century ooit scoorde . Adithya 37, Anirudh 18 n.o. en Johan 7 n.o. kwamen nog aan bat maar op 188 v 2 waren de 20 overs gebowled. Capel kwam in hun 20 overs aan bat niet verder dan 107 v 7, waarbij Deepak zijn eerste wicket in een wedstrijd pakte. Het scoreboek geeft helaas geen goede bowling cijfers weer.
Op 25 september speelde Hengelo 2, misschien wel de laatst in het seizoen gespeelde competitie wedstrijd uit de Nederlandse geschiedenis ooit, tegen Wanderers. Wanderers kwam in 39 overs tot een totaal van 124 a.o. Krishna 3 v 34 in 7, Febin 3 v 2 in 3, Ragunathan 2 v 5 in 5, Roelof 1 v 26 in 4 en John 1 v 12 in 9. Battend sloegen Naser 17, Ragunathan 20, Sander 21 n.o. en Johan 47 n.o. dit totaal in 14 en een halve overs bij elkaar.
2 oktober speelden we ter afsluiting van het seizoen opnieuw tegen een team uit Keulen. Een deel van de spelers van CICC kwam per trein en arriveerden keurig op tijd. De rest van het team kwam een uur na de afgesproken aanvangstijd met hun auto achter op een ADAC afsleep auto. Omdat er slechts een deel van CICC tijdig aanwezig was werd besloten dat zij maar vast moesten beginnen met batten. Slechts 98 runs werden er gescoord in de 35 overs, Rahim 1 v 11 in 7, Akshay 2 v 15 in 7, Ragunathan 4 v 41 in 10, Anirudh 3 v 21 in 8, Krishna 1 v 4 in 3. Dit keer hadden wij slechts 10 overs nodig om het totaal te passeren, dankzij heel goed batten van Naser die met steun van Erik met 69 runs ongeslagen bleef.
Al met al dus een prima september maand met veel goed weer en waarin alle wedstrijden werden door Hengelo gewonnen.
Verslag: Almere Alligators 1 vs. Hengelo 1
12th June 2016: Almere Alligators 1 won by 27 runs, by Abhishek Talele
In their 5th match, Hengelo 1 were playing against Almere alligators on their so-called cricket ground [the author is referring to the size of the Almere ground, much smaller than anything we've ever come across - editor]. After 3 consecutive wins in the Klasse 3C league, MCC Hengelo slipped to a 27-run defeat at Almere.
Almere Alligators won the toss and elected to bat first, opening their batting in aggressive style with Mumtaz and Q. Naeem. Captain Rahim started his bowling spell successfully by providing a much required early breakthrough (14/1) in the form of Q. Naeem. From the other end, Akshay started his bowling spell by gifting extra runs to Almere Alligators in the form of wides. Next, batsman A. Gondal came in and started playing his shots immediately. Mumtaz and Gondal had an important partnership between them until our leading wicket taker Safi bowled Mumtaz and broke their partnership, the score 81/2 after 12 overs. Suddenly, rain interrupted the match and we had to stop the game. We lost almost 90 minutes waiting for the rain to stop and to start the match again. So both captains decided to play a reduced 30-over match to get a result and we restarted the match around 4:30 PM. Keeping the wet and slippery field conditions in mind, captain Rahim started the new spell with spinners Pramod and Anirudh. Before the new batsman J. Bawar and A. Gondal could build a partnership, Abhishek provided the breakthrough by running out J. Bawar. Then, A. Gondal and T. Bajwa made a fast 70-run partnership, with A. Gondal scoring his half century. T. Bajwa and T. Brits made important contributions of 36 and 25 runs not out respectively, but Safi and Febin took immediate wickets with the help of catches taken by Abhishek at point, thus saving some runs for Hengelo. In the end, Almere Alligators managed to score 238 with the help of 34 extras in 30 overs.
Hengelo 1 needed to chase down the target with the required run rate at almost 8 runs per over. Hengelo opened the batting with Abhishek and Anirudh. Almere Alligators attacked with their opening bowling pair B. Bajwa and J. Bawar. Keeping the pressure situation in mind, Abhishek started with a beautiful straight drive and a cover drive in the first over. At the other end, Anirudh was struggling to face the opening bowlers and J. Bawar pinned him right in front of the stumps for an LBW (29/1). Next, Pramod came in and started playing carefully in a supporting role from one end. From the other end, Abhishek played his strokes and added two more boundaries to manage the required run rate. Just as all was going well, Abhishek (19) got a big edge and J. Bilal caught him on the boundary (40/2). Next was Krishna, who was run out and failed to give the required support to the Hengelo team (50/3). Pramod also gave up his wicket foolishly (87/4), contributing 32 runs in total, so the top order collapsed. In the later stages, vice-captain Adithya was playing very well from one end. Moreover, a little support from Febin (16 runs) and Safi kept the team’s hopes alive. Once again, when it looked like everything was going right, B. Bajwa was successful in breaking the partnership between Adithya and Safi at the right moment. Safi scored a much needed 32 runs [including some very big 6s!! - editor] (169/6). Immediately after, Adithya was bowled by Q. Naeem for 44 and this all but ended the team’s hopes (180/7). The tail-enders tried their best with Prithvi and Akshay scoring a few sixes but failed in the end. Hengelo were bowled out for 211 in 30 overs with the help of 29 extras and Almere Alligators managed to win the match by 27 runs.
Overall, Hengelo’s top order collapse, too many extras from the bowlers, a dropped catch and lazy misfields were responsible for this failure. I hope Hengelo fixes their mistakes in the next match. Good luck lads!!!
Verslag: Hercules 2 vs. Hengelo 2
5th June 2016: Hercules 2 won by 5 wickets, by Chodimella Venkata Pramod
Sunday, the 5th of June looked like a perfect sunny day for Hengelo 2 to play their away game against Hercules in Utrecht. Hengelo 2 captain, Raghu won the toss and elected to bat first, hoping the batsmen do well on a nice ground with a fast outfield, even though the wicket was a little slow.
Diederik and Sander opened the batting for Hengelo 2. Both batsmen played sensibly, with Diederik finding the boundary on every possible occasion. Hercules were conceding too many extras in this partnership until Sander was caught behind in the 9th over of the innings when the score was on 55. After the fall of first wicket, Pramod joined Diederik and together, they continued to play until the 20th over, after which Pramod was caught behind. The team score was 92/2 at that moment. Soon after, Hengelo 2 collapsed and the team was all out for 126, showing the inconsistency of the batting line up. The top scorer in the Hengelo 2 innings was Diederik, who was on 42 when given out lbw in the 22nd over.
After a quick lunch, Hercules started their innings and Hengelo 2 opened the bowling with John Kloppenburg. With a small target to defend, Hengelo 2 picked up the first wicket in the very first over when John had the Hercules opener, Tanveer, drag the ball onto his stumps. However, the guests could not grab wickets in quick succession, allowing the hosts to settle down. Although the bowling changes worked for a while - with captain Raghu himself taking two back-to-back wickets and creating some interest in the match - the Hercules team achieved the small target quite comfortably in 38 overs with 5 wickets remaining.
Verslag: HMS 2 vs. Hengelo 1
5th June 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 7 wickets, by Edoardo Mazzi
On a sunny day, Hengelo 1 got their third win in a row to keep alive their aspirations to promote to the second class. The home side of HMS had no chance against Hengelo 1, who won by 7 wickets without much difficulty.
After a pleasant journey by car, thanks to the guys of Hengelo 2, and with nice weather to play cricket, Hengelo’s first XI were ready to take the field. Rahim’s idea at the toss was to bat first and to play all 40 overs available and make a good score on quite a small ground, considering also the last games in which the target to be reached was rather small. Unfortunately the toss was won by the home team and they elected to bat first (a result which pleased Hengelo 1 as they realised that the pitch would be tricky to bat on). For Hengelo, Rahim (2/23 in 8) and Safi (1/21 in 7) opened the bowling. They bowled very well using their stock ball to contain runs and variations to remove the HMS opening batsmen. Rahim bowled the first opponent batsman in the 7th over with 22 runs on the scoreboard for HMS. The rest of the batsmen did not show much resistance during the innings, losing wickets regularly. Febin and Phrithivi replaced the opening bowlers with great spells, finishing with 9 runs in 5 overs and 4 runs in 4 overs and 2 wickets respectively. Only Jawalapersad scored boundaries and was the only batsman with more than 10 runs for HMS, helped by a bit of relaxation of the away team and also by the use of spinners for Hengelo. Anirudh and Edoardo, in fact, in the middle overs of the first innings conceded some runs but took a combined 4 wickets (2 each). The highest scorer for the home side, the Hengelo extras (37), allowed HMS to reach 98 runs all out in 38 overs. A very good first innings for Hengelo with a lot of excellent overs, but with a little too many extras mostly at the end of the innings, otherwise it would have been a perfect innings.
With less than 2.5 runs per over required to win the game, Hengelo opened the batting with the specialist Abhishek and Anirudh, promoted to open the innings considering his ability and the absence of Erik. The beginning was very aggressive with 7 runs in the first over, but unfortunately both the opening batsmen were out after 5 overs for 30 runs. As in the previous matches, Adithya (25) joined Edoardo (41*) at the crease and batted till the 17th over, with 79 runs scored for Hengelo. The mixture of Adithya’s aggression and Edoardo’s patience was too much for HMS, who tried to use very slow bowlers [very, very, very slow bowlers - editor] to mislead Hengelo’s batsmen and defend their score. Krishna helped Edoardo to score the last runs and to allow Hengelo to bring home two more points.
Another convincing victory for Hengelo 1, who can approach the next games with confidence without fear of any opponent. This match was also a special day for Edoardo who finishes his season for Hengelo in advance to return to Italy, surely taking with him great memories and new friends.
Grazie a tutti e a presto! (Thank you and see you soon!)
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Hilversumsche CC 1
29th May 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 6 wickets, by Phrithivi Duraisingam
On 29th May 2016, a cloudy Sunday afternoon, MCC Hengelo's first XI took on Hilversumsche CC at home. The hosts outplayed the visitors in all three departments and claimed a convincing victory by 6 wickets.
Hengelo won the toss and decided to put the opposition in to bat. Rahim began the proceedings from the pavilion end with a maiden over. Akshay started a bit scratchy from the far end and bowled many wides. His spell of four overs cost 10 runs and yielded no wickets. He eventually compensated by bowling some effective dot balls. An amusing fact of Akshay’s spell was 70% of the total runs conceded by him were wides. Hengelo believed they had a good chance, as captain Rahim (1/14 in 6) bowled his counterpart J. Dillam for 9 runs, in the 7th over of the game. Following an economical and quiet start by the opening bowlers, Safi and Prithivi were brought into the attack. Hengelo's sheer brilliance in the field [newly discovered - editor] rattled the opposition's top order. The hosts managed to put the visitors on the defensive as Safi (3/17 in 6) and Prithivi (2/11 in 5) picked 5 wickets in quick succession. A couple of sharp catches at first slip by Rahim and one by Safi off his own bowling stood out of the bunch. Edoardo (2/25 in 8) and Pramod (1/11 in 8) capitalized on the pressure created by the quicks. They bowled sensibly in tandem and made sure the visitors did not get any momentum in the game. The visitors were stumbling after 37 overs with only 93 on the board and just one wicket left. Krishna (1/1) was brought into the attack to wrap up the first innings. He finished the task in 3 deliveries, with the help of Adriaan behind the wickets, who quickly clipped the bails as the batsman stepped out of his crease. The wicketkeeper Adriaan had a stumping and a catch to his credit.
After restricting the visitors to a low and chase-able total of 94, the Hengelo camp was relaxed and confident of sealing the encounter with ease. Hengelo's opening pair was challenged by the aggression of Hilversum's new ball bowlers. The chase grew tense, as both the openers Abhishek (4) and Erik (7) returned back to the dugout with only 15 on board. The visitors thought they had the game under control. However, Edoardo and Adithya kept their calm and stabilized the batting by putting up a partnership worth 52 runs. With the game back in Hengelo's control, Adithya lost focus and threw away his wicket to Hilversum's opening bowler A. Gangadharan (3/29 in 8). The sensible partnership that put the hosts in the driver’s seat was broken. Edoardo looked solid to finish the game, scoring back-to-back boundaries. But with the end in sight, he unfortunately nicked one to the first slip. With Adithya (19) and Edoardo (32) back in the hut, Hengelo needed to score just 17 runs in 27 overs to register their second win of the league. Krishna (13*) and Pramod (5*) did not take long to finish the formalities as the hosts comfortably reached the target with 149 balls to spare.
Overall, an all-round performance by the Hengelo 1 lads led to this victory. Hengelo 1 (2 wins in 3 games) retains its second position in the table, behind SV Kampong 3.
Verslag: Salland 2 vs. Hengelo 2
21st May 2016: Salland 2 won by 79 runs, by Sreejesh
The day was 21st of May and it was yet another good day for cricket. Hengelo 2 had an away match against Salland 2 in Deventer. Conditions were warm and sunny, ensuring that it will be perfect for a good cricket match. It was the 2nd match of the season for Hengelo 2, who were coming out of a fighting defeat in their last match. For Hengelo 2, Edoardo Mazzi, who played the last match, missed out as he rejoined his Hengelo 1 teammates for the league match the next day.
The toss was won by the home side and they asked the visitors to bowl first. Although Hengelo also wanted to bat first, they knew that the home team was not at full capacity and that meant with quick wickets, they could be restricted to a small total. The home team had only 10 players and the extra man was provided by Hengelo as they had a reserve player [namely Mika Dullaart - editor] in the side. The home team opened the innings with Th. Sikkema and P. Peperkamp at the crease. For Hengelo, Sreejesh and Harm were given the responsibility of opening the bowling. The two batsmen played cautiously, but at the same time punished the bad deliveries. The outfield was quick, so once the ball passed the infield, it was almost impossible to pull it back. The first strike for Hengelo came in the 5th over, when Peperkamp edged a ball to Adriaan, who completed the catch cleanly. Next in was Rana, who along with Th. Sikkema, managed to steady the innings for some overs. A bowling change from Hengelo was fruitful as the next wicket came soon after, when Sikkema was bowled by J. Kloppenburg. Then there was a series of quick wickets, thus reducing the home team to 80/5 at the end of 16th over. However, the batsmen following played sensibly, and were able to make short but useful partnerships. At the end, the home team had a score of 182 with all their batsmen back in the pavilion. For Salland, S. Rana was the highest scorer with 48, followed by Sikkema and J Gordinou de Gouberville, with 36 and 27 respectively. M. Dullaart, who was playing for the home team on loan from Hengelo, chipped in with a useful 18. J. Kloppenburg was at the top of the wickets chart for Hengelo 2, with 3 to his name. H. Lameris and A. Sridhar managed 2 wickets, while Sreejesh and Ragu finished with 1 wicket each. The extras were on the higher side for Hengelo 2, which accounted for 37 of the total score.
Chasing a score of 183, Hengelo 2 opened the batting with Diederik and Roelof. For the home team, F. Machiavello and J. Nijbroek opened the bowling attack. In the second over, Hengelo lost their first wicket in the form of Diederik, who was trapped in front of the wicket by Machiavello. From there onwards, the Hengelo batting didn’t really pick up, and wickets were falling at regular intervals. The bowling from the home side was consistent, without giving too many loose balls. Hengelo were unable to build any solid partnership and were soon reduced to 38/5 in 14 overs. Some kind of resistance was offered by J. Vriezen and A. Sridhar, but it was insufficient. By the 32nd over, the away side was all out for 103. Unfortunately for Hengelo 2, the highest scorer was the extras column, at 28. From the batsmen, A. Sridhar and J. Vriezen managed to score 21 and 14 respectively, thus entering two digit score.
Overall a forgettable day for Hengelo 2, especially in the batting area. But it sure was a good learning experience and a chance to get better in the next game.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Quick 1888 2
22nd May 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 8 wickets, by Krishna T.C. Kumar
A team photo before the start of play! Everybody in their brightest whites!
“It was indeed nice weather for cricket” if I had to explain the weather in Dutch terms, though it was just cloudy with glimpses of sun and warmth until the toss. This was the second match for both Hengelo and Quick, the latter arriving with 10 players. The teams were equipoised with the same number of traitors on both sides [Prithvi having left Quick for Hengelo and Pramod filling in for Quick; thank you Pramod - editor]. Rahim, at last, broke his toss-losing jinx [in only his second match - editor] and the momentum and positivity began mounting up for team Hengelo right away. Having asked the away team to bat first, the Hengelo captain led the team from the front by providing the first breakthrough of the day; dismissing his opposite number [Salim Mohammad - editor] for a duck. Akshay, bowling from the other end, picked up two wickets in successive overs which left the visitors at 35 for 3 in 8 overs. Quick had their highest partnership for this match for the 4th wicket, which was 37. Theo Straten was looking dangerous until Edoardo pulled off an excellent catch at point to dismiss him. The pacers had done a fine job in eliminating 4 of the top 5 batsmen and it was left to the spinners to deal with the rest, which they did in style. Edoardo and Krishna split the rest of the wickets equally and ended up picking 3 wickets each. Though they were some misfields and dropped catches, it was not too worrying as the visitors were restricted to a total of 118.
With a target of 119 on the board, it was now left to the batsmen to chase it down for Hengelo. The way Abhishek handled the situation, with fierce straight drives and pulls right from the start, it seemed as if the hosts were chasing a target of 300. He was on to the bowlers from the very beginning, which forced the opponent captain to make frequent bowling changes. Erik, at the other end, supported him really well with a couple of boundaries through the extra cover and square leg regions. They had added 73 in 12 overs when Abhishek was bowled in a bizarre way off H. Butt’s delivery. In the same bowler’s next over, Erik was also dismissed in similar fashion. The openers were out on 41 and 26 respectively. With less than 40 runs remaining, Edoardo and Adithya were set for the final part of the run chase. Supported by Adi, Edoardo did a neat job by sealing the first victory for Hengelo this season.
Overall it was a neat effort and Hengelo looked a better team in this match in all departments of the game. Hope the winning streak continues for Hengelo.
Verslag: Kampong 3 vs. Hengelo 1
16th May 2016: Kampong 3 won by 3 wickets, by Akshay Patil
It was a cold and cloudy day with the sun playing hide and seek. In short, not perfect weather for cricket. The toss was won by the home team Kampong and, unsurprisingly in these conditions, they chose to bowl first.
Hengelo 1 opened with their regular openers Abhishek and Erik. They took charge and got the start Hengelo wanted, scoring 36 runs in the first 4 overs. Everything was looking great until Erik was out to Kampong's opening bowler P. Schröder. Anirudh came in at 3 but was soon out to the same bowler after scoring 8 runs, while the total score was 52. At the other end, Abhishek was looking solid but lost his concentration against D. Sharma, which cost him his wicket. He had scored a quick 22 runs which includes five 4’s. The next batsman was Adityha who scored 10 runs and gave away his wicket to D. Sharma. At this point, Hengelo was in trouble despite a score of 65 runs in just 10 overs. The next pair was Krishna and Johan who played good cricket and put together an important partnership of 59 runs. After that, Johan was out for 17 runs. The next batsman was Prithvi who didn’t last long and got out for 4 runs. On other hand, Krishna scored 26 runs which turned out to be the highest score for Hengelo, but he couldn’t convert it to a big score and gave his wicket to Sinha. In the end, Hengelo was bowled out for 161 runs in 31 overs which includes 39 extras.
For Hengelo, Rahim and Akshay opened the bowling. Rahim bowled in the right areas and made the opening batsman struggle with his pace. But at the other end he didn’t get much support from Akshay, who bowled too many wides despite getting the first wicket in 4th over. Due to too many extras, newcomer Safi came on and bowled really well on a good length. This earned him his first wicket of the season. With Safi consistently hitting the right areas, he got his 2nd wicket (P. Schröder) thanks to a good, quick catch by Rahim in the slips. In the middle overs, Anirudh and Erik bowled really tight overs which forced the batsman to take some time to adapt. At this point, the momentum was with Hengelo as Erik got the wicket of D. Sharma, who looked like finishing the game quickly. Kampong had managed to score 113 runs in just 22 overs and due to some hard work by N. Pearce at one end, they were in the game untill he was caught behind for 63 in Akshay's second spell. But by then it was too late for Hengelo. Kampong won an exciting game though Hengelo managed to get 7 wickets in 32 overs. For Hengelo, the pick of the bowlers were Rahim and Safi, (8-36-1 and 8-39-3 respectively), followed by Erik (4-13-1) and Anirudh (6-26-0). Akshay bowled 6-34-2 which includes 11 wides. In total Hengelo gave away 34 extras, as well as dropped catches and misfields; clearly the reason they lost their first match of the season. But after this they should learn from their mistakes, work on their weak areas and bounce back in the upcoming match where they play Quick Nijmegen 2 on 22nd of May 2016.
Verslag: Hengelo 2 vs. Mop 1
16th May 2015: Mop 1 won by 23 runs, by Ian Rodger
On a miserable 16th of May, Hengelo 2 was taking on MOP 1 in a 40-over game.
The decision from the toss was that Hengelo was fielding in the first innings, which promised to be an interesting task on the wet outfield and constantly changing weather. Wind, rain, hail and sunshine were all seen during the game, but now on to the match. MOP’s openers got them off to a good start by scoring 38 runs in 8 overs. Harm got the wicket of one of the MOP openers after a great catch by Ragu. MOP, however, continued to score and added another 30 runs before Diederik claimed the next wicket; bowling the batsman for 36. MOP’s 3rd wicket fell soon after, with Harm and Johan combining to remove him. Next, Diederik bowled MOP’s number 3 batsman for 57. This did not mean that the scoring slowed down at all. MOP’s number 5 batsman hit a hard-hit 104, which he reached with a last ball six! This led to a first innings score of 258 for MOP. Our fielding could use some improvement seeing as 3 catches were dropped during the innings.
After a nice lunch and some improving weather, Hengelo looked to chase down the target with Diederik and Aditya N as openers. They combined for 14 runs in 4 overs before Diederik was run out for 8. This brought Eduardo to the crease at number 3. Aditya N was the next batsman out for 20, with the total score on 60. Johan was our batsman in at number 4. Unfortunately he could only add 5 runs to the total. Eduardo on the other hand just kept on scoring. He was joined by Harm, who batted for a well-made 18. Eduardo had reached 93 by this stage and all of the supporters were hoping he would go on to reach his century. John joined Eduardo in the middle and was still there when Edoardo hit his maiden century for Hengelo. He finished on 114 not out. We ended up scoring 215 runs, so unfortunately we lost the game to MOP. It was, however, an enjoyable game played in the right spirits. Highlights were the centuries for S. Svitzer for MOP and Eduardo for Hengelo. Next week on Saturday, we will be playing Salland 2 in Deventer.
Edoardo is congratulated on his century
by a happy captain (Raghu)
Verslag: Oostklasse Toernooi 2016
12 Juni 2016: MOP wint Oostklasse Toernooi finale, door Johan Vriezen
Afgelopen zondag 12 juni 2016 vond er op de velden van Salland een unieke gebeurtenis plaats. Alle 8 teams uit de Oostklasse hadden zich hier verzameld voor het Oostklasse toernooi. Het is natuurlijk uniek om alle teams uit een competitie op een veld verzameld te hebben, ik weet niet of dit ooit al eens eerder is gebeurd. Afgelopen seizoen werd door een deel van de teams die uitkomen in de Oostklasse al een t/20 toernooi gespeeld. Het lag in de bedoeling dit T/20 toernooi dit jaar uit te breiden zodat alle teams hieraan zouden kunnen deelnemen. Helaas bleek dit door de veldrenovaties bij o.a. Hercules en Quick 1888 niet uitvoerbaar.
Er werd daarom gekozen voor een T/10 toernooi waarbij alle teams op een complex tegen elkaar zouden uitkomen. Dit resulteerde in een geweldige dag waarbij ook het weer nog eens meewerkte. Ondanks de zeer matige voorspellingen bleef het vrijwel de gehele dag droog en konden alle wedstrijden gespeeld worden en werd er lustig op los gescoord. De totalen na 10 overs kwamen regelmatig boven de 90 runs. Om iedereen zo veel mogelijk aan bod te laten komen werden er een aantal speciale regels afgesproken. Na een drietal ronden kon de eindstand worden opgemaakt.
Mop won tijdens de finale tegen Salland de door Hengelo beschikbaar gestelde wisselbeker.
Hercules en Gelre speelden een tie in de wedstrijd om de derde plaats en eindigden als gedeeld derde. Hengelo (5de), Zwolle (6de), Wanderers (7de) en Friesland (8ste) verloren hun eerste wedstrijd en kwamen daardoor in de verliezers poule terecht waardoor de 5de plaats het hoogst haalbare werd.
Tijdens en na het toernooi waren uitsluitend positieve reacties te horen ondanks de soms wel lange wachttijd tussen de wedstrijden. De opmerking “wat nou competitie, laten we dit iedere week doen” geeft ons aan hoe geslaagd dit toernooi was. Salland, bedankt voor de prima ontvangst incl. afsluitende BBQ. Het was werkelijk een topdag.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Kampong 3
19th June 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 3 wickets, by Anirudhan Chandrasekaran
While Hengelo 1 were ready to make a strong comeback after a well-fought loss against Almere Alligators, SV Kampong 3 were confident to claim their second victory against Hengelo 1, and this time on Hengelo’s home ground. With sun peeking through the clouds and both teams geared up to punch in a strong performance, there was nothing that could hold the captains from going ahead with the toss. After winning the toss, Hengelo chose to bowl first, determined to restrict the visitors from putting a big total on the scoreboard.
Opening bowlers Rahim and Akshay were in excellent form and both the opening batsmen, N. Pearce and G. Cramer, struggled to score runs. Akshay got the wicket of N. Pearce in his first over as the batsman clearly knicked to the keeper (D. Tunuguntla), whose quick reaction ensured a stunning catch. After having bowled two consecutive maiden overs, Rahim got his first wicket in his third over when the batsman G. Cramer was struck right in front of the stumps (lbw). The visitors were struggling at 9/2 after both the opening batsmen walked back to the pavilion without scoring any runs. As the next batsmen T. Sharma and A. File tried to slowly build up a partnership, Rahim once again struck the batsman (T. Sharma) in front of the wicket. With the visitors stumbling at 20/3, Safiullah and Febin were brought into the attack by the host captain in a move to shatter the visitor’s top and middle order completely. However, A. File and the new batsman R. Poort looked focused and determined to build up a stable partnership. After taking his time to settle down, A. File quickly switched to attacking mode and hit a stunning straight six and scored a couple of two’s down the leg. But very soon he let the stumps go for a walk as he missed the ball completely while trying to hit another big shot off Phritivi, who claimed his first wicket. After a decent 24 run partnership with G. Hoffmann, R. Poort was caught at midwicket by Phritivi while he tried to flick the ball off the pads in F. Cyriac’s over. A couple of dropped catches by Rahim at mid-off allowed the new batsman D. Sharma, along with G. Hoffmann, to put a solid 24 run partnership. Soon, G. Hoffmann was caught at extra covers by Anirudh as he tried to clear the inner circle in Phritivi’s over. In the next over, D. Sharma was caught and bowled by Anirudh. At this point (86/7), Hengelo had taken complete control over the game, giving no chance for Kampong to recover. In the next overs, Anirudh and Pramod grabbed one wicket each, leaving the visitor at 90/9. After this, Hengelo were looking to restrict Kampong under 100 runs. However, S. Asifzai, the last batsman, destroyed Hengelo’s expectation and hit a quick 21 runs to put a total of 114 runs on the board before being bowled by Rahim.
Having restricted Kampong to just 114 runs, Hengelo had to get 115 runs in 40 overs to record its 4th victory of the season. The opening batsman, Abhishek, displayed a solid performance and added quick runs to the scoreboard in the first few overs, while his partner Pramod played steadily and supported him from the other end. Abhishek knicked a ball to the keeper and did not walk out as the umpire (Rahim) rejected the strong appeal from the players [in fact it was the Kampong players themselves who withdrew their appeal as they knew there was NO edge, something lost on the author who was seated outside the boundary - editor]. The partnership was soon broken when Pramod mis-timed a pull shot and the fielder at square-leg made no mistake in catching the ball. In the next overs, Abhishek was caught at mid-off while trying to score maximum runs from a full-toss delivery, leaving the hosts at 38/2. The two new batsmen at crease, Krishna and Adithya, were playing sensible innings and looked stable enough to reach the target without any help from the middle order. This partnership did not last long though; Krishna hit the ball straight into the hands of the fielder at point, putting Hengelo at 54/3. Adithya, however, continued to display a steady performance with his new partner Prithivi. The pair added 32 runs to the board before Adithya was stumped as he completely missed the ball while trying to clear the boundary. At this point, the hosts were 86/4, requiring less than 30 runs with plenty of overs remaining. Although three more wickets were lost, the target was easily reached as batsmen were adding runs to the scoreboard constantly. This was Hengelo’s 4th win of the season, which took Hengelo 1 to the second spot in the points table. This was also Hengelo’s sportive revenge against Kampong 3 for its defeat at Kampong’s home ground last month. Now that the score is 1-1, both teams look forward to meeting each other in the last and deciding match to be played on 7th August 2016 at Kampong (Utrecht).
Hengelo President's XI vs. SGS CC (Puttkammer - Van Lenep Memorial)
27 Augustus 2016: SGS CC wint met 4 wickets, door Johan Vriezen
Doordat onze voorzitter nog op vakantie in Portugal was, werd de captaincy van onze President’s XI deze 51ste sluitingswedstrijd waargenomen door ondergetekende. Het team werd dit jaar samengesteld uit leden die zich via teamsnap beschikbaar hadden gesteld. Bij een temperatuur van zo’n 30 graden onder een strak blauwe lucht liepen de twee captains naar de pitch om te tossen. Dit keer viel ons toss muntje tot mijn verbazing op de voor ons verkeerde kant maar evenzeer tot mijn verbazing koos Salim er voor om eerst te gaan fielden. Zoals waarschijnlijk bij een ieder wel bekend is wil ik altijd graag eerst batten dus dit was een prettige meevaller.
Roelof (3) en Rahim (vandaag spelend als batsman) openden onze innings. Op 12 runs viel ons eerste wicket waarna Ragu (18) in kwam. Met het totaal op 50 was ik de volgende die in kwam. 10 runs later werd Rahim (24) het eerste slachtoffer van een viertal run-outs die ik dit weekend op mijn geweten heb. Adithya (9) begon vervolgens zeer voortvarend maar onderschatte de vang kwaliteiten van Salim. John (7) scoorde een aantal snelle singels maar stond op een gegeven moment samen met mij in dezelfde crease en dat hoort niet (run out nr. 2). Ian (7) werd gebowld en Sreejesh (0) gevangen op het bowlen van Arthur van Lunzen. Het totaal stond ondertussen op een schamele 111 v 7. na 28 overs. Met Mika (2) werd afgesproken dat hij maar eens moest laten zien dat je niet uit hoeft te gaan. En zo konden er toch 16 runs in 5 overs aan ons totaal worden toegevoegd voor hij een bal speelde die met een boog over zijn hoofd ongelukkig precies in zijn wicket belandde. Ik riep nog koppen maar dat mocht niet baten. Samen met Wim (0) werden er opnieuw 12 runs aan ons totaal toegevoegd voordat Wim bij een poging een tweede run te lopen mijn derde run out slachtoffer werd, het eerste waarover ik mij echt wel een beetje schuldig voel omdat ik nog achteruit moest stappen om niet aan de verkeerde kant van de pitch te belanden. Hoewel Henk (0) als nummer 11 ook geen runs kon scoren leverde ook het laatste wicket 16 runs op dankzij een overtje met 2x6 en 1x4 runs en een singel op de laatste bal van deze over. Helaas viel ons laatste wicket in de 39ste over en bleven er 6 ballen ongebruikt, waardoor ik met 69 runs ongeslagen bleef. Met 18 extra’s kwam ons totaal op 157.
Na de lunch kwam SGS tijdens hun batting innings eigenlijk nooit echt in de problemen. Hoewel er regelmatig wickets vielen hielden wij SGS voordurend mede door een te groot aantal extra’s (36) aan de goede kant van de scoringrate. Sreejesh (0 v 17 in 8), Ian (1 v 21 in 7) en John (3 v 17 in 8) bowlden uitstekend maar de overige 3 bowlers waren aan de dure kant, hoewel Adithya nog wel een wicket wist te pakken. Er kon slechts 1 vang van ondergetekende worden genoteerd. Alle overige kansen voor zover die er waren gingen verloren. In de 38ste over wist SGS ons totaal voor het verlies van 6 wickets te passeren.
Na de wedstrijd werd Raimond door Amin met een paar flessen wijn bedankt voor alle wedstrijden die hij voor SGS heeft geregeld. Daarna werd de Puttkammer van Lennep memorial uitgereikt aan de winnende captain van SGS, Salim, die vervolgens de WC (Walhof Challange) trofee voor de man of the match overhandigde aan Arthur. Daarna werd een oude traditie in ere hersteld en werden Liedeke en Annie in de bloemen gezet als dank voor het scoren. Ook aan Corrie en Anke werd een bloemetje uitgereikt als dank voor alle hulp tijdens deze wedstrijd en de rest van het seizoen.
Helaas ging het door ons geplande eten daarna volledig de mist in door miscommunicatie met Bombay Spice. Hoewel iedereen hongerig huiswaarts moest keren was het toch een zeer geslaagde dag.
P.S. Sander werd op zondag mijn vierde run out slachtoffer van dit weekend in de door Hengelo 2 gewonnen wedstrijd tegen het met 2 eerste klasse spelers versterkte Salland 3.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Almere Alligators 1
31 July 2016: Hengelo 1 won on run rate, by Chodimella Venkata Pramod
Sunday, the 31st of July, was not a great day for cricket as the weather prediction showed on-and-off rain. However, Hengelo 1 looked confident of winning another tough game. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first and set a decent total of 162. The opener of the visiting team, F. Bajwa hit the very first ball of the innings (bowled by captain Rahim) over long-on for six. However, the Hengelo bowlers kept their cool and grabbed wickets at regular intervals. The pick of the bowlers was Safi, who bowled exceptionally well taking 3 wickets and a maiden over in his 8 over spell whilst giving away only 28 runs. Anirudh, Akshay and the part-time bowler Adithya played their supporting roles as bowlers, picking up 5 wickets between them. Apart from good cricket, the expected rain also played its part, interrupting the game 2 to 3 times. To save time, the Hengelo captain proposed a quick lunch during the break [as another burst of rain was expected shortly after – editor]. Because of the bad weather and in accordance with the KNCB rules, both the captains agreed that the match would be stopped if the allotted time of 7 hours per game had passed.
Hengelo 1 quickly started their innings with their regular opener Abhishek and replacement opener Diederik. Both the openers played sensibly until Diederik was run out because of a lack of communication between the openers. Soon after, Abhishek returned back to the pavilion after the fielder B. Bajwa took a quick reflex catch at short mid-wicket. The other batsmen, Pramod and Adithya handled the visiting team bowlers quite well. However, Pramod left the crease after giving a simple catch to the square leg fielder. Both the batsmen put up a partnership of 45 for the third wicket. The next batsman Anirudh followed Pramod quickly, trying to play an unnecessary pull shot off a quick short pitched delivery from the bowler, A. Gondal. The next batsman was Sander, who played a supporting role from the other end. A lot of arguments and controversial decisions took place during the match [Almere accused the Hengelo umpire of acting improperly when handing back the bowler’s cap; in an already heated match, this was the final straw and would ensure the match would end on a sour note – editor]. As the allotted time had finished, the match was called to a halt and Hengelo 1 won due to their superior run rate at that stage.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. HMS 2
10 July 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 101 runs, by Adithya Sridhar
Unlike a typical Hengelo 1 match report, weather information cannot be provided for this one as the author of the report does not remember (too many beers have been consumed between the game and gathering enough motivation to write this report) what the weather was when the game was played. However, some aspects of the game are vaguely in memory and have been penned down below.
One of the first things in memory is of the away captain complaining that the cricket ground at Hengelo was too big, which was duly ridiculed by the home team. Following this, Rahim won the toss and in a moment of (surprising) clarity decided to bat first instead of mucking around fielding. This led to the weird pair of Safi and Deepak opening the innings, with both of them keen on running each other out. Safi succeeded at his task and Hengelo were 23 for 1. He immediately followed Deepak back to the pavilion after scoring 21. This left Pramod and Adithya to stabilise the innings, which the pair did, although not many runs were added to the total. Once Adithya was out with the score on 75/3, the runs started flowing with some good batting from Pramod (46) and Johan (30). Their partnership of 68 was followed by a partnership of 52 from Kumar (33 from the returning Hengelo hero) and Anirudh (25). These two partnerships led to a grand total of 223 with no less than 45 extras from the opposition.
After a good lunch (especially for Akshay Patil), HMS investigated and approved the match ball from Hengelo, which was apparently too small, too hard and too dark the last time we clashed. Not that it mattered as not much can be said about the HMS batting. It was another exemplary performance from the spinning quartet (Anirduh, Krishna, Pramod and Adithya) who made the pitch sing to their instructions with 8 wickets to their name. Quite early into the innings, HMS were staring down the barrel at 7/56 when their captain gave up hopes of victory and decided to focus on scoring a 50. This, however, was cut short by a magnificent flighted delivery from Adithya which resulted in a quick stumping from Adriaan. HMS fell short of the target by 101 runs which kept Hengelo on top of the table. A special word of mention to Krishna who managed to take 4 catches as well as Akshay who managed to bowl a lot (beyond count) of wides.
Verslag: Zwolle 1 vs Hengelo 2
17 July 2016: Hengelo 2 won by 6 runs, by Mika Dullaart
1st innings: MCC Hengelo 2 scored 146 runs in 40 overs
Before the game, Raghu actually won the toss for once and we got to bat first, which was nice. The opening was good with some good early runs but unfortunately, that ended in the fifth over with the dismissal of Aditya. Soon after, in the next over, came the dismissal of Diederik. Although they went out a bit on the fast side, it didn’t matter much because we had a good follow up with Johan’s 16, which was the 3rd highest score (not counting Mr. Extra of course, which totalled 40 wides). After scoring 16 runs though, Johan got caught. After that an old familiar face came out to bat, Stuart had returned to us for this game and batted very well. He started a bit slow with 8 singles but after that he got a boundary, a double and a single and got caught, landing him 15 runs. Raghu had the idea to try the same as Stuart, to start with all singles. Raghu had 7 singles, after that a boundary followed by 4 singles, a double and another 2 singles and unfortunately got bowled and finished with a score of 21 runs, which was the most runs not counting Mr. Extra of course. After that it took a while before the runs started to come again. Unfortunately, Yawar only got 3 runs (still more than me though) before getting bowled. John got a bit of a better score, though it was not his best batting with 6 runs. Then, Sreejesh totally disagreed with the way we were batting and thought it was needed to get a bit more boundaries and wanted to be the top scorer. With 4 boundaries and 3 singles he was on his way to beat the highest score 21 but he got bowled on 19 runs. Then it was to the last of us to bat the final overs and by that I mean Ian and me. We batted the game out with little runs to our name but we batted with Mr Extra to get 8 more runs in 2 overs. Ian ended with a total of 2 runs not out and I ended with a grand total of zero runs to my name not out.
2nd innings: Zwolle 140 all out
We made it a bit too close for my liking unfortunately. Also thanks to me a little because as a keeper I dropped some catches, although in the end I did catch one. We started off with some good bowling with some early wickets from Sreejesh and Shisode. This led us to believe we could win this game easily, although we were proven wrong when their keeper [H. Jafari – editor] came in and started pushing singles and got their score back up and we were getting a bit scared that we might lose. When we got him out it took us 2 wickets, which were taken by John (who bowled them both with beautiful yorkers), to get back in the game but then a big hitter came in and it got close for us. He managed to get the score very high again and it got very tense and we needed to get him out, which we couldn't do in the end. Luckily they also had other batsman that we could get out and we did with another wicket for John and one from Shisode. The game was finished by a great ball from Diederik that was LBW that had to be given, even though the umpire really, really, really didn't want to give it. Also I have to mention that there was a bit of an argument over the correct rules because the last umpire gave a no-ball for Diederik having his arms folded in the field, which as you all know, I hope, is not a rule!
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs Almere Alligators 1
17 July 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 43 runs, by Akshay Patil
It was perfect cricket weather on Sunday 17th July and the home team captain won the toss and decided to bat first [Due to nobody having the keys to the clubhouse, time was lost and both captains agreed to do away with the toss so that Hengelo could bat first whilst also finishing any preparations – editor]. For the home team, Abhishek and Pramod opened the batting. With the total score on 9 runs, Abhishek was caught off J. Bawar. He had scored just 8 runs. The next batsman was Krishna who was looking solid with singles and doubles between the wickets. But it wasn’t long before Pramod was caught off the bowler A. Bilal. He scored 10 runs. The home team was in trouble, with both opening batsman back in the pavilion with just 29 runs on board. The next batsman was in-form Anirudh, but he failed to open his account and was sent back to pavilion. At this moment, Hengelo were in serious trouble - 3 wickets down for a total of only 32 runs - when batsman number five Tushar came in and took a charge of the game. The 4th wicket partnership was 21 runs when Krishna got run out taking a risky single [Krishna was bowled before the umpire called a no-ball for the bowler’s action. Krishna was already walking off when the celebrating opposition realised and proceeded to run him out. We have a number of differing views. Would anybody like to comment on this form of dismissal? – editor]. He scored 19 runs in his innings. At this time, the home team needed a big partnership to put up a serious score to defend. Perhaps this feeling put a lot of pressure on Febin, the incoming batsman. The opponents, with a serious fast bowling attack, put a lot of pressure on the batsman, making even scoring singles difficult. But a class batting performance from Tushar forced the opponent captain to make bowling changes. Both batsman were looking good with a partnership of 35 runs for the 5th wicket when Febin got out, having scored 7 runs. Next, Sander came in and got out scoring just 1 run. The total score was 91 runs for 6 wickets, with Tushar still at the non-striker end. Safi came in and started to swing the bat, which got him a few boundaries but falling for the slower delivery, he was given LBW to W. Mahboob for 13 runs. Rahim came in and supported Tushar well as he was nearing his milestone but Tushar was bowled just short of his maiden 50, in only his first match this season. He scored 49 runs and was the top scorer for the home side. In total, the team scored 121 runs with 25 extras, which gave a score of 146 runs to defend.
In the 2nd innings, Rahim and Safi opened the bowling attack. They bowled really well in a 12-over spell giving away just 14 runs and 9 runs respectively, with 1 wicket each. But A. Gondal was looking good and Rahim decided to have a bowling change, with Febin and Akshay coming on to bowl. Febin bowled really well without success but Akshay was unfortunate in his 2nd over, with some edges from A. Gondal making his spell super expensive. Therefore, Rahim decided to bring in the spinners, Anirudh and Pramod, at both ends. But Pramod failed to put the batsman under pressure [Pramod had A. Gondal caught behind but the umpire went with the batsman’s word – editor] and Rahim immediately switched to Krishna. The Hengelo spin duo put some serious pressure on the batsman, constantly picking up wickets and giving away few runs. But A. Gondal at the other end kept fighting, although he got a lot of chances like a dropped catch in the slips and a caught behind, which he said came off his pad. He didn’t survive long after that when Anirudh got his wicket. He had scored a fighting 45 runs and at one stage Hengelo looked to be in danger, but with some good efforts in bowling and fielding (including two run outs) Hengelo manged to restrict the opponents to a total of 103 runs which includes only 7 extras. For the home team, the pick of the bowlers were the spin duo Anirudh & Krishna with 8-2-15-3 and 4.3-0-20-3 respectively. Krishna is now in the amongst the highest wicket takers in the league with 14 wickets, just behind his captain Rahim, who has bagged 15 wickets so far. Overall MCC Hengelo improved in fielding and limited the number of extras compared to earlier games. This win allows MCC Hengelo to retain their top position in the table with 16 points. The next game will be a repeat as MCC Hengelo 1 take on revenge seekers Almere Alligators CC 1 at the same ground.
Verslag: Hilversum 1 vs Hengelo 1
3rd July 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 89 runs, by Adriaan Poffers
Before the match:
Regular readers will be aware that our first team makes use of public transport to reach the desired destination for an away game. But in this case it was deemed unnecessary to bring the kit-bag with us. Apparently it was thought that there would not be much batting done anyway! During the train trip we were treated with a view of some heavy showers so everybody was anxious to know if there would be a repeat of last week’s water polo games [namely the very wet game at Quick Nijmegen - editor]. On arrival at the Hilversum ground it was immediately apparent that there were large puddles with water on the playing area. But without further ado it was decided that we would start at 1:30 anyway [pending another inspection by the captains - editor]. So bring your swimsuit on! Luckily for us, the Hilversum captain decided that we could have a bat first!
1st innings: MCC Hengelo 1 all out for 155 after 32.3 overs
Hengelo batting: Anirudhan 45, Safi 16, Krishna and Adithya 15, Deepak 12, Mr. Extra 35
Hilversum bowling: J. Bruins 3/52, S. Dhairyavan 2/19, E. Kummer 2/19 and A. Gangadharan 2/23
Apparently the prospect of fielding in some very wet surroundings was a rather appetizing prospect for our top-order batsmen. After 13 overs, 6 of them had already been dismissed (mostly of their own making) and we were reeling on 56/6. Luckily for us, Anirudhan and Krishna got us back on track with a valuable 74-run partnership. Krishna, playing in perfect Test-Match-mode, and Anirudhan, showing the required aggression, lifted our total to respectable heights. After the dismissal of both of them in a short space of time it was left to Safi to produce a typical whirl-wind display that yielded him 16 valuable runs. Unfortunately he was dismissed with almost 8 overs to go. Excitement and a great catch from the Hilversum fielder Korde got the better of him. So, there was the opportunity for me to block the remaining 8 overs of this game. But Rahim thought that this prospect was not very appetising for the public and he ended the innings prematurely after only 32.3 overs.
2nd innings: Hilversum 1 all out for 66 after 19.1 overs!
Hilversum batting: S. Dhairyavan 18, G. Pluchino 10, Mr. Extra 20
Hengelo bowling: Rahim 3/22, Prithvi 2/12, Safi 2/16, Anirudhan 1/3, Febin 1/9 and 1 run-out
Hengelo fielding: Deepak 1 catch and Adriaan 3 catches + 1 stumping
Hilversum had seen a very good example of how to bat and they decided to follow it perfectly. For the viewers I shall try to describe how a good batting collapse goes:
J. Dillam got a gift from Rahim that he easily deposited to square leg for 4. The next short ball was more difficult to pull but the chatty Hilversum keeper tried it anyway. Deepak T, however, judged the ball very well and took a good catch to send the first Hilversum batsman packing. (6/1)
D. Hent was the next to go. Although Safi was not as consistent as he ought to be, he produced several very good balls. This one clipping the pad before disappearing into the wicket. (12/2)
A. Gangadharan was, to his own amazement, given out caught behind. And even I am now still not quite sure if the ball grazed the bat very thinly or not. But the score was 14/3 anyway and Safi had his second wicket in the books.
H. Goosen got a ball that moved ever so slightly away from him but he was playing the wrong line anyway. And that resulted in clattering stumps, much to Rahim’s delight. (24/4)
J. Bruins was the most sought-after wicket of the 2nd innings. Rahim produced an excellent yorker that just slipped under the bat and that was the end of that. (25/5)
G. Pluchino offered some much needed resistance but he dismissed himself by playing the ball firmly into his own wicket. Just rewards for some steady bowling from Febin! (49/6)
P. Abhishek was very unfortunate that his colleague decided to ignore his call of “NO”. But with both batsmen stranded at the same end, Febin tried his best to make the run-out as difficult as possible. He was fully stretched on the ground and could barely reach the stumps but just about broke them before one of the batsman was in sight again. (58/7)
J. Sridhar was batting nicely out of his ground to the quicker men. He obviously thought that there was no risk attached to this. But after missing a nice Prithivi delivery, the batsman decided there was still no reason to retreat. A nice underarm throw demolished the stumps and the batsman had, to his own surprise, make way for a new MCC Hengelo victim. (58/8)
G. Korde nicked a regular Prithvi delivery nicely at knee height in to my awaiting gloves. I had only to move a little to my right to take a very comfortable and special catch. This was my 100th catch in league matches for MCC Hengelo. [congratulations on achieving this milestone Adriaan, may you have many more - editor] (60/9)
S. Dhairyavan had so far given us the most resistance, but with the score on 66 he got a thick edge off the bowling of Anirudhan to give me my 3rd catch of the game. (66 all out)
Verslag: Hengelo 2 vs. Hercules 2
26 June 2016: Hengelo 2 won by 30 runs, by Aditya Narayanan
Catches win matches; an adage we taught the Hercules team on the 26th of June. The match started with Raghu’s usual loss of the toss, but as a first, Hengelo was put in to bat. Diederik and I opened and put up a quick 32 runs, thanks mainly to his attacking batting. However we were dismissed soon after; Diederik cutting into point’s hands and me with my infamous slog sweep. Johan who came in next was in the mood for some cricket coaching… catching practice in particular. The Hercules team badly needed it, dropping Johan not twice, not thrice, not even four but five times. All these mistakes helped Johan score 32 runs after which he was finally caught. Shyam and Raghu also provided decent support, scoring 13 and 14 respectively. Despite being out, I was able to make another contribution to the first innings by giving Christian LBW for a ball that would have bounced over the stumps. 125 was on the board, a respectful total considering the length of the grass and Raghu’s full use of the rope when laying the boundary.
The second innings started badly for Hercules with Sreejesh and John taking 4 quick wickets. With just 31 runs on the board it looked like a collapse was on the cards. However their star batsman, who also plays first class, M. Zwinkels was still at the crease. A mistimed shot off Diederik’s bowling and a brilliant catch by me (that resulted in bleeding fingers) saw him return for just a single run. It looked like the beers would be opened in 15 minutes. J. Durrani and M. Naqvi, however, did not like that idea and started forming a partnership. A missed stumping by Johan and 30 runs later the situation started to get worrying for Hengelo; two set batsmen and only 40 runs to go. John got a breakthrough, however, and Hercules were quickly bowled out for 94.
Verslag: Quick 1888 2 vs. Hengelo 1
26th June 2016: Hengelo 1 won by 6 wickets, by Deepak Tunuguntla
Abhishek Talele’s magnificent display of strokeplay helped Hengelo 1 record their second 6-wicket win over Quick 1888 2 in Nijmegen.
The opener batted with confidence, as he hammered his highest individual score (92) this season. Despite the wet outfield, due to spells of rain throughout the day, Abhishek’s strokeplay outshone the odds. Falling 8 runs short of his first century, Abhishek helped Hengelo 1 chase down the target of 169 in just 23.4 overs! Earlier Quick Nijmegen were bowled out for 168 in 39.2 overs.
Abhishek was finally caught in the deep by S. Ahmed off the bowling of S. Mohammad, with Hengelo 1 needing 20 runs for victory. Although, Abhishek was the star of the day, he was well supported by Aditya who scored a brisk 32. Needing just 4.2 runs per over, midway in their chase, Hengelo 1 lost three wickets in quick succession, thereby putting pressure on the middle order. However, Abhishek and Aditya put on a 78-run fourth wicket partnership to keep the Nijmegen bowlers at bay for quite a while. Abhishek departed after his lightning fast 92, but Aditya and Deepak T. remained unbeaten to take Hengelo 1 across the line with 16.2 overs to spare.
Earlier, despite several breaks due to intermittent rain, the Quick 1888 2 batting came good with a good partnership between their top order batsmen A. Butt and S. Mohammad. However, the bowlers from Hengelo restricted Quick to a meagre total of 168 runs, which included 42 extras (32 wides and 8 no-balls) and a handful of chances put down.
Despite the lack of discipline from Hengelo 1 in the field, with Abhishek in a punishing mood, the visitors (Hengelo 1) coasted to an easy victory over Quick 1888 2. Thus putting Hengelo 1 at the top of their group.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Köln CC
10th April 2016: Köln CC won by 58 runs, by Adithya Sridhar
The first game of the 2016 season started off with Hengelo 1 winning the toss. The Hengelo captain for the game, Rahim Azhar, chose to field first taking into account the slightly wet outfield. This turned out to be a sensible decision as the visitors started off their batting slowly. The first wicket went to Rahim in the 7th over, with just 26 runs on the board for the visitors. Hengelo piled on the pressure through some economical bowling which led to Febin dismissing the second opener in the 13th over. With a score of 48/2 after 14 overs, the home team was in a strong position. However, as the sun began shining and the ball started slowing down on the new matting, the 3rd wicket partnership of 96 stabilised the batting for Köln CC. Sumeet, batting at no. 3 for the away team, played a wonderful knock for a hundred (113 to be precise). This was followed by a quick fire 34 (off 22 balls) from Nilay. Sloppy fielding and poor bowling (after 20 overs) saw the team from Köln post a total of 261/5 after 40 overs. Febin, particularly in his first spell (4 overs, 7-1) and debutant Edoardo were the pick of the bowlers for Hengelo 1.
The home team started their chase with Abhishek and Erik facing good out swingers from Irfan and Sumeet. The first wicket of Hengelo 1 fell in the 6th over for a score of 28 and the second wicket fell at 69 in the 17th over, with Erik being dismissed for 30 runs. At the half way point, Hengelo 1 were in a similar position to the visitors (100 for 2). With a T20-like siutaution on their hands, the 3rd wicket partnership of Adithya and Pramod stabilised the innings and sped up the scoring. They managed to score 67 in 10 overs when Adithya was caught at point for 62 (off 64 balls). With a score of 150/2 around the 30 over mark and pressure to score quick runs, the result was a typical Hengelo collapse with the home team being bowled out for 203 in the 40th over. Sumeet continued his excellent performance from earlier in the day and picked up 3 wickets and, along with Anirudh, was the pick of the bowlers for Köln CC. Special word of thanks goes to Aditya N and Anirudh for being sportive and helping out the visitors who were two men short. Despite the loss for Hengelo 1, both the home and the visiting players enjoyed a good game of cricket with sunny weather and plenty of positives for the upcoming season.
Verslag: Wanderers vs. Hengelo 2
10 May 2015, Hengelo 2 won by 131 runs, by Febin Cyriac
Hengelo 2 played against Wanderers on 10th May, 2015 at Gelre cricket ground. Hengelo 2 won the toss and elected to bat first under overcast conditions. Even though the conditions were in favour of seamers, the match turned out to be a one-sided encounter, as none of the Wanderers bowlers rose to the occasion.
Hengelo 2 opened the innings with D. Neeb and I. Rodger. Even though Hengelo started off their innings in style, they lost I. Rodger cheaply for 10 runs. He lost his wicket to an incoming delivery from D. Nadeem in the 11th over when the score was 50. D. Neeb kept the innings together and made a fluent 102 (retired hurt) in the able company of J. Vriezen, who made 46. For the next 15 overs, it was a display of superlative stroke play and power hitting by both the batsmen at the crease. After the departure of J. Vriezen, Hengelo lost 3 wickets in quick succession. Hengelo lost C. Neeb (2), F. Cyriac (4) and A. Poffers (2) cheaply in the span of 20 deliveries to disciplined bowling in the middle overs. Later, the innings was steadied by A. Sridhar (19) and V. Kumar. V. Kumar batted with ease and made an electrifying 45 not out with 4 massive sixes at a strike rate of almost 150. By the end of the 40th over, Hengelo 2 managed to score a mammoth total of 271 for the loss of six wickets with Sreejesh (4 not out) and V. Kumar at the crease. For Wanderers, M. Meinema took 3 wickets for 68 runs from eight overs. D. Nadeem and E. van der Boogaart shared four wickets between them.
In reply to Hengelo 2, Wanderers started their innings in shock mode. They lost both their openers (Nadeem (3) and Adhin (2)) cheaply inside five overs to some disciplined bowling by Sreejesh, who ended up with figures of 8 for 2 from three overs. M. Schenk and E. van der Boogaart steadied the innings, rotating the strike and sending the loose deliveries to the boundary. However, the partnership was cut short by J. Vriezen who sent M. Schenk back to the pavilion for 16 when the team score was 41. At the 25 over mark, Wanderers seemed to be cruising along, having reached 117 for the loss of three wickets. But then they lost Boogaart (74) to a catch at point by A. Sridhar off a wide delivery from Febin. This left the match wide open. Later I. Roger (34-2) and Vignesh (7-1) held their nerves and sent the rest of Wanderers batsman back to the pavilion cheaply. Overall, the fielding was mediocre. At least a couple of catches were dropped due to poor fielding from Hengelo. In spite of this, the bowlers did a great job, bundling Wanderers out for 140 runs and helping their team to win by 130 runs.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Hercules 2
17 mei 2015: Hengelo 1 wint met 6 wickets in 24 overs, door Pim Jager
Zondag 17 mei was het zover, niet alleen de tweede wedstrijd van Hengelo 1 van dit weekend, maar ook mijn eerste wedstrijd voor het kampioensteam. Na een start vorig jaar bij Hengelo 2 mocht ik dit jaar eindelijk meespelen met de grote jongens ;)
Na de gebruikelijke opstartproblemen van MCC (spelers te laat, veld niet klaar, captain niet omgekleed, etc.) kon de wedstrijd om 12:10 dan eindelijk van start gaan. Hengelo opende als Fielders en Hercules mocht haar leuk beproeven als battende partij. Al gauw bleek dat Hercules niet te bescheiden geopend had en haar twee beste batsman als eerste naar voren had geschoven. Hoewel Erik (0-51) en Rahim (0-24) als bowlers de schade zeer beperkt hielden was het uiteindelijk John die de eerste van de twee openers knap wist te bowlen in over 24. Pas in over 30 (en inmiddels 117 runs verder) wist John ook de andere openingsbatsman naar de kleedkamer te sturen. De nieuwe batsman bleven gelukkig een stuk minder lang aan en in over 31, 33, en 36 vielen de volgende wickets, allemaal door knap bowl, dan wel vangwerk van John en Yamar.
Score na de eerste innings: 158 runs, heel wat in te halen voor Hengelo 1 dus. Een extra gevaarlijke score, omdat deze boven de voor Hengelo 1 tot nu to zo magische 150 punten-grens ligt. Zou dit dan de eerste wedstrijd van het seizoen zijn waar we die halen?
Na een korte, maar heerlijke, voedzame en versterkende lunch (bedankt weer!), was het tijd voor Hengelo 1 om aan slag te gaan als battende partij. Erik en Abishek openden en hadden zich duidelijk laten inspireren door het openingspartnership van Hercules. Het duurde uiteindelijk tot over 12 voor Abishek (33 runs) ruimte mocht maken voor Akshay. Ook in dit partnership voelde Erik zich duidelijk thuis, en de doubles, triples en fours bleven ons (soms letterlijk) om de oren vliegen.
Toen met een score van 155 op het bord in de 21ste over bij Erik het besef doordrong dat hij met z’n 89 runs net geen century meer kon scoren besloot hij over te gaan tot een heroïsche alles of niks-actie. De rest van Hengelo 1, die inmiddels de borrel buiten al klaar hadden gezet, keken vol spanning naar deze wellicht wel laatste bal van de wedstrijd. Helaas voor Erik werd het uiteindelijk niks in schoot de bal genadeloos onder z’n bat door, vol tegen zijn wicket. Zo had Yawar zich ook niet helemaal voor niks ge-pad-up. Een paar ballen later (en geen runs) laat ook Akshay zich voor hetzelfde gat vangen en wordt hij caught out. We hebben de borrel maar weer terug gezet in de koelkast.
Dit gaf wel de kans aan Vikas om zich te bewijzen. Na een paar ballen knap staande te zijn gebleven en een paar wides geïncasseerd te hebben was de score tie en stond (door een over bowled) Yawar aan het live wicket. Vastberaden om niet te winnen op een wide-bal rende hij vervolgens links en rechts over de pitch om elke bal te pakken, een tactiek die wonder boven wonder niet bestraft werd met een wicket. De volgende over (24) was het dan toch Vikas die de allesverlossende slag toebracht en de laatste, bijzonder rustig gelopen, single pakte.
Hengelo 1 won de wedstrijd in 24 overs met 6 wickets en wist hiermee (eindelijk) de magische 150 punten grens te doorbreken. Een stijgende lijn die het team alleen maar nog ongekend hogere hoogtes kan voeren.
Verslag: Hengelo vs. SGS (2015)
26 april 2015: Hengelo wint met 1 wicket in 38 overs, door Roelof Kruijshoop
De eerste wedstrijd van het cricketseizoen 2015. Het was vrij koud en we hadden een beetje regen. SGS werd ontvangen met koffie, thee en iets lekkers.
SGS mocht met batten beginnen en verloor snel twee wickets, maar daarna hield SGS goed stand. Hans Noorhoff sloeg in zijn eigen stijl veel ballen hard naar de legside. Hij kwam tot 29 runs (5x4) en steunde Salim Abdul Mohammad goed. Salim kwam moeizaam op gang maar met 8x4 bereikte hij toch 44 goede runs. Theo Straten begon voorzichtig maar scoorde 33 runs (3x4 + 1x6) en Anjana Kadirapulige liet 27 runs (2x4 + 1x6) noteren.
Een locale voetbalderby bij onze voetbal-buren werd met veel te veel vuurwerk opgeluisterd en wij mochten in de rook spelen. Ook ging het vuurwerkspektakel wel heel erg lang door. Dat was niet leuk voor ons. Na een goed verzorgde lunch ging Hengelo voortvarend van start. Diederik Neeb ging met 79 run out (9x4), Johan Vriezen 20 en Erik de Jonge 19 not out. Het eind werd nog spannend en op 181 v.8 had SGS nog kans om te winnen maar na twee gemiste kansen werd in de 38e over de winning hit gescoord.
Na afloop was het een gezellige derde inning en werden er plannen gemaakt voor de 50e (!) slotwedstrijd op 29 augustus.
Verslag: Hengelo vs. SGS
6 augustus 2014: Hengelo wint met 5 wickets in 31 overs, door Roelof Kruijshoop
Drie maal is scheepsrecht. Bij twee eerdere bezoeken konden wij niet eens beginnen of verregende de wedstrijd. De weersvoorspelling gaf aan dat er 's middags regen zou vallen, dus was dat gedeelte spannend. De ontvangst bij HENGELO was zoals gewoonlijk heel hartelijk.
SGS mocht beginnen met batten. Amin Kasam en Gerard de Leede openden de innings prima. Eerst voorzichtig inspelen op het bowlen van Roelof Kruijshoop en Harm Laméris, waarbij de scoringrate laag bleef. Na 7 overs stonden pas 17 runs op het bord. Hierna werd de scoringrate opgevoerd en pas op 88 runs in de 21e over werd Gerard de Leede (6x4) gevangen door Cyriac. Amin (4x4) werd in de 24e over gebowld door Cyriac, vrij snel gevolgd door Aad de Neef. Salim Mohammad speelde een uitstekende innings en ging pas als 5e uit op 189 totaal. Hij was topscorer met 46 runs. Met Raimond v.d. Berg (23 runs) als partner werd in hoog tempo gescoord tot Johan Vriezen ging bowlen. Johan verschalkte Raimond die gemakkelijk werd uitgevangen en daarna Salim gewoon gebowled. Hierna waren er nog 5 overs te gaan, waarin de score werd opgevoerd van 166 tot 197 v. 5. Johan Vriezen was de efficiëntste bowler van HENGELO en ook Sridhar was snel en goed. HENGELO heeft goede contacten opgebouwd met Apollo Vredestein in Enschede en met de studenten van de Universiteit Twente, waardoor een paar sterkere spelers in Hengelo zijn gaan spelen.
De lunch was gezellig en goed en iedereen kon weer uitgerust beginnen aan de tweede innings. HENGELO opende met Henk Kloppenburg en Cyriac. Kloppenburg scoorde langzaam, maar ondersteunde goed. Op een stand van 34 werd Henk gevangen in de 8e over. Hierna kwam Erik de Jonge in. De score ging snel omhoog en na 23 overs ging Erik de Jonge retired na een prima century (2x6 en 12x4). Er waren overs met 14 runs en zelfs met 21 runs tegen. In de 27e over vielen 2 wickets, maar met Johan Vriezen (2x4) en Sahir (1x6) aan bat werd de overwinning van HENGELO in 31 overs snel een feit. In de laatste vijf overs waren er al kleine regendruppeltjes, maar de regen zette niet door. Dus is deze keer de wedstrijd gewoon helemaal uit gespeeld!
Hartelijk bedankt Lideke Ohm en Annie van Lunszen voor het scoren en het was erg leuk om ook Joke, Marjan, Anke en Corry bij de club te zien. Dank voor de assistentie bij de lunch! Ook dank aan Georg Rijken voor het umpiren de gehele dag! De After Cricket was erg gezellig met chips, bitterballen, kipnuggets enzovoort.
Batten SGS: 197 v. 5 in 40 overs. S. Mohammad 46, G. de Leede 44, A. Kasam 35, R.E. v.d. Berg v. Saparoea 23, A. van Lunszen 11 n.o., S. Binns 6 n.o., A. de Neef 5, Extra's 27
Fielden HENGELO: J. Vriezen 7-0-39-2, A. Sridar 8-0-44-2, F. Cyriac 8-0-22-1, H. Laméris 9-0-42-0, R.E. Kruijshoop 5-0-23-0, T. de Jonge 3-0-23-0. Vangen van Cyriac.
Batten HENGELO: 198 v.6 in 31 overs. E.J. de Jonge 100 ret.out, F. Cyriac 30, A. Shridar 30, J.H.K. Vriezen 11 n.o., Sahir 7 not out, R.E. Kruijshoop 6, H. Kloppenburg 1, H. Laméris 0. Extra's 13.
Fielden SGS: S. Mohammad 8-0-36-1, R.E. v.d. Berg v. Saparoea 4-0-25-1, S. Binns 4-0-41-1, M. de Rooij 6-0-21-1, A. Kasam 5-1-37-0, A. van Lunszen 2.2-0-15-0, F. Ayoube 1-0-21-0. Vangen van S. Mohammad en D. Coster.
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Verslag: MOP vs. Hengelo 1
14 mei 2015: Hengelo 1 wint met 5 wickets in 39 overs, door Roelof Kruijshoop
Op de training woensdag werd de 11e man geregeld, want er waren maar 10 inschrijvingen voor deze verre wedstrijd. Wij vertrokken met 3 auto’s redelijk op tijd en het verkeer was druk maar zonder files. Bij aankomst mooi weer en een gastvrije ontvangst in de kantine boven de hockeyclub MOP. De mannen van MOP waren nog erg druk bezig om het veld gereed te krijgen. Drie voetbaldoelen stonden met metalen buizen verankerd in het veld midden in de aanloop van de bowlers. Helaas nog steeds de slechte mat op een cricketpitch met hoge grasranden langs de kant. De witte creaselijnen waren deels verdwenen of lagen los op de pitch en op die plaats was een diepe sleuf, die zorgde voor een paar hoog opkomende ballen. Helaas ook geen screens, maar daar hadden wij niet echt last van.
Hengelo begon met fielden. MOP opende met topscorer N. Rana die regelmatig scoorde met harde slagen: 8 boundaries en 1 zes! Hij werd in de 24e over gevangen toen MOP al 106 runs had gemaakt. Het was een zeer sportieve wedstrijd en dat leverde ons maar liefst 4 LBW’s op. Akshay Patil en Rahim Azhar bowlden de snelste ballen, maar hadden niet het meeste succes, maar die hadden ook de beste tegenstanders tegenover zich. Het was dus erg nuttig. John Kloppenburg nam 3 wickets en bowlde zuinig. 2 clean bowled en 1 caught&bowled; well done John! Bij het batten had John op ook nog eens 31 not out en voor uw verslaggever was hij the man of the match! Uiteindelijk bleef MOP steken op 153 runs in de 39e over. Omdat Stuart deze week niet aanwezig kan zijn mocht Roelof Kruijshoop laten zien of hij het wicketkeepen nog niet was verleerd. Het ging uitstekend: 0 byes (en 1 niet gegeven caught behind op het bowlen van Rahim).
Hierna was het weer ver teruglopen naar het clubhuis, waar MOP een keurige lunch had verzorgd, die vergelijkbaar was met de lunches die wij meestal in Hengelo hebben.
Hierna liet captain Erik de Jonge Abhishek Talele en Tushar Sakpal openen en dat was een prima keuze. MOP was erg enthousiast aan het spelen, maar hun bowlers Hem Shrestha en Nouman Rana werden veel weggeslagen, zodat er na 5 overs 23 runs op het bord stonden. Sakpal steunde Abishek goed maar ging bowled in de 11e over. Helaas sneuvelden Erik de Jonge, Maddaan en Pramod Chodimella veel te snel, maar toen kwam John Kloppenburg in die in een rustig tempo samen met Aditya Narayanan de score keurig liet oplopen tot 154 runs in de één na laatste over. De eerste winst voor HENGELO 1 dit seizoen en er komen er meer aan!
Verslag: Hengelo 2 vs. Zwolle
14 May 2015, Hengelo 2 won by 53 runs, by Ian Rodger
On a lovely 14th of May, Hengelo 2 took on Zwolle in a home game. After losing the toss, Hengelo was inserted to bat and set off to this task with Febin and Diederik as openers. They made a solid opening of 63 before Diederik was out caught for 26. Sreejesh came in at number 3 but unfortunately did not contribute to the score. Johan came in at number 4 and scored 18 before getting out caught. Kumar was in next but unfortunately couldn’t replicate his hitting form of the
last game as he was out for 16, with the score on 162 after 32 overs. In search of some quick runs, Ian was run out for a duck soon after. Febin, who had seen most of his partners leave during the game kept scoring and got out next for a very well made 71. Harm and Yawar were tasked with upping the scoring rate at the end of the innings. Yawar hit some great shots, with a straight 6 as an absolute highlight. Unfortunately only Christiaan gave Yawar any support, scoring 7 runs. The innings ended with Hengelo 2 on a total of 203.
After a nice lunch it was Hengelo's turn to bowl. Hengelo started off very nicely in the second innings, Sreejesh bowled very economicaly in his 8 overs, going for only 15 without any reward. Harm had a better start with the ball, having the opposing opening batsman stumped by Adriaan for 4. Harm picked up another wicket in his spell to have both opening batsmen as his scalps. After this Diederik was given the ball and took 4 wickets for 28 of his 8 overs. Kumar picked up 1 wicket and Yawar got 2 wickets, with Mika cleaning up the last wicket (bowled). Zwolle were all out for 150 with extras contributing for more than a third of the runs. This is one major point to improve for Hengelo 2 in the coming matches.
Hengelo 2 won the match by 53 runs
Verslag: Hengelo 2 vs. Hengelo 1
14 June 2015: Hengelo 1 won by 5 wickets, by Shital Gupta
Hengelo 2 won the toss and decided to bat first, which suited Hengelo 1 who wanted to bowl first. D. Neeb and S.K. Gupta opened the batting for Hengelo 2. For Hengelo 1, A. Patil opened the bowling with H. Lameris at the other end. Lameris was successful in taking wickets of both the openers in successive overs.
Captain of Hengelo 2, A. Sridhar, formed a much needed partnership with F. Cyriac where A. Sridhar made 33 and F. Cyriac, who was also the highest scorer for Hengelo 2, made 65. With much needed fight Hengelo 2 managed to score a defendable target of 186 runs in 40 overs (Total 145 Extras 41).
A.S. Talele and H. Lameris opened the batting for Hengelo 1. Hengelo 2 started nicely and took the first 3 wickets very quickly. But A. Talele and J. Kloppenberg built the required partnership for Hengelo 1. With a fair bit of luck, Talele scored a formidable 75 runs and was the highest scorer for Hengelo 1. Talele was dropped twice on 37 which was the turning point of the match. But rest of his inning was solid and displayed his class; playing very nice cricket shots all around the park.
R. Azhar and E. De Jonge each scored 28 runs and helped Hengelo 1 reach the target comfortably in 35.4 overs.
Verslag: Eerste editie T/20 Oostklasse
5 juli 2015: Hengelo wint eerste editie T/20 Oostklasse, door Johan Vriezen
Salland en Hengelo gingen van start op het eerste veld van Hercules. Gelijktijdig bonden Hercules en Gelre de strijd aan op het tweede veld. Hengelo begon na gewonnen toss met batten. Binnen 2 overs hadden echter al 3 man (Abishek, Addithya S. en Febin) hun wicket ingeleverd (14 voor 3). Johan (22) en Additya N (61) zorgden voor het nodige herstel. Het vierde wicket viel in de 12e over op een totaal van 90. Yawar (16) ging verder met een ontketende Additya. Nadat deze heren waren gesneuveld waren er nog wat kleine bijdragen van John (6), Rahim (2 n.o.) en Ragu (5 n.o.) waardoor ons totaal na 20 overs op een respectabele 149 v 7 uitkwam. De innings van Salland werd gedragen door Theo Sikkema (46), die goed werd gesteund door de Salland jeugd. Hoewel ze redelijk in de buurt bleven van de benodigde run rate bleven ze constant wat in scorings tempo achter lopen. Salland moest de laatst 6/7 overs zo’n 10 runs per over scoren en dat bleek te veel op het goede bowlen en fielden van Hengelo. Abishek (2 v 28 in 4) was aan onze kant het meest succesvol. Daarnaast waren er wickets voor John en Akshay en een run out dankzij Johan. De volgende wedstrijd zouden wij nu weer op het hoofdveld spelen tegen de winnaar van de wedstrijd op het tweede veld. Wij waren nog net op tijd om de laatste 2 overs [van deze wedstrijd] te kunnen zien. Gelre wist hierin de benodigde runs om het totaal van Hercules (116) te passeren niet te maken en strandde op 108.
Na een prima lunch en een weersomslag (10 graden kouder dan de ochtendwedstrijd en een sterke koude wind) wonnen wij opnieuw de toss en begonnen wij opnieuw met batten. Onze innings verliep min of meer hetzelfde als in de eerste wedstrijd. Opnieuw 3 snelle wickets (dit keer Ragu, Ian en Abishek) waarna Akshay (15) en Rahim (29) de schade wisten te repareren. Daarna wisten Febin (28) en John (8) het totaal verder op te voeren. De laatste 6 overs ging het deze keer erg hard dankzij Johan (35 n.o.) en Addithya S. (15 n.o.) waardoor we uitkwamen op een totaal van 157 v 7. Hercules kwam in hun innings, in het inmiddels weer terug gekeerde zonnetje, nooit in de buurt van de benodigde run rate en liep vanaf het begin achter de feite aan. De wickets werden dit keer verdeeld door John (2 v 16 in 3) en Rahim (2 v 12 in 3) terwijl Ian en Additya N. allebei in hun enige over een wicket te pakten. Rahim pakte een vang op zijn eigen bowlen en Johan pakte een vang en een stumping achter het wicket. Hercules kwam in 20 overs uiteindelijk niet verder dan 87 v 7 waarmee de toernooiwinst voor Hengelo een feit was.
Op het tweede veld won in een spannende pot Salland van Gelre. Hierna konden we nog genieten van de BBQ en werd het erg gezellig op het terras van Hercules. Al met al een zeer geslaagde dag om zo met 4 teams uit de oostklasse op het zelfde veld te spelen. Deze opzet is zeker voor herhaling vatbaar en dat gaan we ook doen op 30 augustus op de velden van Salland.
Voor nu wil ik Hercules bedanken voor de geweldige ontvangst en organisatie van deze dag.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. Salland 2
6 June 2015: Hengelo 1 won by 7 wickets, by Akshay Patil
In this home match for Hengelo 1, Salland won the toss and decided to bat first. Salland lost their first wicket pretty early in the game, credit goes to R. Azhar. Then, they had a good partnership between T. Sikkema & G. van der Molen. This duo added 42 runs to the board before losing G. van der Molen, when the total score was 44. He scored 13 runs and gave good support to the opener T. Sikkema. But J. Kloppenburg left him clueless and got his wicket. Salland CC 2 was looking for a big partnership but unfortunately didn’t get one. A. Talele got J.J. Verhoeven for just 7 runs. On the other hand T. Sikkema stood firm while his partners kept giving away their wickets. Next to depart quickly was batsman T. Machiavello after scoring just 5 runs, his wicket taken by C.V. Pramod. Then came batsman number 6, S.W. Lubbers, with Salland CC 2 needing a big partnership as the score was 84-5! Captain T. Sikkema and S.W. Lubbers took Salland from 84 to 123 at which point T. Sikkema lost his cool and was out to C.V. Pramod. After the captain's crucial knock of 46 runs, the next batsman to come in was F. Machiavello. He helped to build a good score for Salland until S.W. Lubbers had to retire. He was unbeaten and showed his class by scoring a good 42 runs. Salland CC 2 finsihed with 178 runs in their 40 overs with the highest scorer being T. Sikkema (46 runs). For Hengelo 1, the overall bowling performance was good. R. Azhar got 1 wicket and finished his spell of 8 over with just 39 runs. H. Lameris bowled 4 overs giving away 22 runs and no wicket. J. Kloppenburg took 2 wickets in his 8 over spell, giving away 37 runs. The most economical bowler was A. Talele who bowled 4 overs for only 8 runs and taking 1 wicket. C.V. Pramod got 2 important wickets in his 8 over spell (including a maiden over) and gave away only 21 runs. A. Patil and A. Sridhar didn’t get any wicket and they ended up with 6 for 24 run and 2 for 15 respectively.
For Hengelo 1 the target was 179 in 40 overs. A. Talele and R.E. Kruijshoop opened the batting attack. They had a pretty steady start. At a score of 21, R.E. Kruijshoop was bowled by a stunning delivery from M. van Zijl. He had scored just 5 runs. C.V. Pramod came in at number 3. Hengelo 1 had a pretty good and much needed partnership of 123 runs; where Pramod scored 31 runs and got out to R. Abdul. The next batsman was F. Cyriac who didn’t get time to adjust to the situation and departed cheaply for a score of 1, his wicket taken by J.J. Verhoeven. However, it was too late for Salland CC 2 to do much because the Hengelo opening batsman A. Talele got to his century and from there, finished the match easily. Hengelo 1 won the match by 7 wickets.
Some notes from the game by the author:
- A. Talele, in his innings of 106 not out, showed some great shots and technique. He left the Salland bowlers amazed.
- Overall, Hengelo 1 showed a perfect performance in all 3 departments; Salland CC 2 lacked a strong bowling performance but their promising youngsters will no doubt improve.
Verslag: Gelre vs. Hengelo 1
10 May 2015, Gelre won by 30 runs, by Aditya Narayanan
Sunday, the 10th of May looked like a perfect day for Hengelo 1 to continue their winning streak as league champions. The Hengelo players were itching for a nice long match and "Buienradar" indicated that they would get one. After winning the toss, Hengelo elected to field first, hoping the ground drying throughout the day would lead to a faster outfield.
In the very first over, Rahim bowled the opener for a duck. Pramod, not to be outdone, did the same to the other Gelre opener in the second over. The headache this caused Gelre was nothing in comparison to what happened two overs later…a hat-trick by Pramod. It was almost a double hat-trick (meaning four wickets in four balls). A. Karipullige played a reckless pull, which fell just short of the author at midwicket. The very next ball produced yet another wicket, leaving Gelre flailing at 20 for 6. Within the next few overs, Pramod and Abhishek picked up a wicket each. At 30 for 9, it looked like the match would be over within an hour. However with cricket being as unpredictable as it is, the ninth and tenth wickets fell only after 77 and 49 runs respectively were added to the total. Extremely effective batting by A. Karipullige with Dravidesque blocking by the tail-enders pushed the Gelre total to 156.
156 seemed like a chase-able total, but the infamous Hengelo batting collapse [Hengelo 1 to be precise - editor] reared its ugly head once again. The home team collapsed with just 126 runs on the board, 30 runs short of the target. The only contribution of note was John Kloppenburg’s 24 not out.
Hengelo vs SGS CC
29 augustus 2015, SGS wint met 1 run de 50e editie van de slotwedstrijd Hengelo-SGS, door Roelof Kruijsoop
Batten SGS (175 a.o. in 39.3 overs): M. Moorjani 52, H. Gerson 16, A. Kasam 17, T. Straten 24, S.A. Mohammad 17 (no) en 24 extra's.
Fielden HENGELO: J. Vriezen 3-45 in 8, R. Puttkammer 2-29 in 6, R.E. Kruijshoop 1-12 in 6, A. Poffers 1-17 in 5, J. Kloppenburg 1-26 in 7.3 en A. Sridhar 1-45 in 6. Keeper S.W. Quickfall 1 vang en 1 stumping, R. Puttkammer en A. van Lunszen (gast) elk 1 vang.
Batten HENGELO (174 a.o.): R. Puttkammer 10, S. Quickfall 29, A. Sridhar 19, J. Vriezen 18, J. Kloppenburg 19, D. Neeb 45 no. Extra's 25.
Fielden SGS: A. Kasam 3-35 in 8, R. van den Berg van Saparoea 2-30 in 6, W. Prescod 1-38 in 7,
en M. Moorjani 1-19 in 8. Vangen : A. Kasam 3 en elk 1 van M. de Rooij en M. Moorjani.
Wat een dag! Fantastisch weer - een organisatie in Hengelo die klonk als een klok, een geweldige ambiance, lieftallige jongedames die ons verzorgden en een fantastische lunch op tafel toverden, een heuse ijsboer die i.p.v. water met zijn kar het veld op kwam en ons heerlijk ijs aanbood, een gezellige derde innings met veel speeches en prijsuitreikingen en daarna , als slot, nog een voortreffelijke BBQ. Bij aankomst begon het feest eigenlijk al: heerlijke koffie met krentenwegge en soesjes stonden voor ons klaar terwijl een aantal leden van Hengelo een tent aan het opzetten waren want in de schaduw wilden wij op deze warme dag wel zitten.
Zo zou ik haast vergeten dat er ook nog cricket gespeeld werd: de liefst 50e editie van de slotwedstrijd. Deze wedstrijd was decennia lang traditioneel de sluitingswedstrijd van het cricketseizoen, totdat er ook wedstrijden in september werden georganiseerd.
SGS was op een stand van 8 runs al beide openers kwijt. Daarna nam Namish Moorjani het heft in handen en scoorde een geweldige 52 (2x4 en 2x6). Steun kreeg hij van Hans Gerson 16 en Amin Kasam 17. Theo Straten 24 en Salim Mohammad 17 not out brachten 175 runs op het bord waarbij ook 24 extra's meetelden. Jammer dat bij een misverstand bij het fielden Adriaan Poffers en Diederik Neeb op elkaar knalden en Diederik met een gescheurde lip lang aan de kant moest blijven. Gelukkig kon hij later nog wel batten.... En hoe !
Hierna een geweldige lunch met broodjes kroket, diverse salades, fruit, noem maar op. Vervolgens ging Hengelo batten. De eerste vijf batsmen kwamen allen in de boeken met dubbele cijfers waarna een kleine collaps kwam. Diederik Neeb wilde ondanks zijn blessure toch batten en kwam op 113/7 in. Met listig spelen en aan het levende wicket blijven voerde hij de score gestaag op. Op 130 en 168 verloor hij partners. In de laatste twee overs gaf hij de keeper een vangkans, die gemist werd, en er volgden nog twee run-out mogelijkheden maar de bal werd bij de stumps fout behandeld en ook die kansen werden door ons niet benut. Op de laatste bal van de dag moest er een vier geslagen worden om te winnen. Het werd een tweetje en SGS won met 1 run. Diederik bleef met een fraaie 45 not out.
Hierna werden de traditionele prijzen uitgereikt. De "Puttkammer-van Lennep Memorial", in 1995 door Pieter van Vliet ter beschikking gesteld ter gelegenheid van het 30-jarig bestaan van HENGELO, werd door HENGELO Vice Voorzitter Johan Vriezen (Diederik Neeb had het speechen aan hem overgedragen wegens zijn gescheurde lip) uitgereikt aan SGS-captain Raimond v.d. Berg v. Saparoea. Ook de "Gouden Kruik" met Schiedams vocht, mocht worden uitgeschonken door het winnende SGS. De traditie van de "Gouden Kruik" gaat terug tot 28 augustus 1965. Deze kruik wordt uitgereikt door de captain van het verliezende elftal aan de captain van het elftal dat heeft gewonnen. Vervolgens wordt de inhoud broederlijk gedeeld door alle spelers.
SGS captain Raimond v.d. Berg v. Saparoea had een dankwoord voor de organisatie, prachtige zonnebloemen voor de lieftallige dames die de lunch zo voortreffelijk hadden verzorgd en bood HENGELO een fotocollage aan met treffende beelden van een voorgaande HENGELO-SGS dag.
Na de speech van Raimond bleef er voor onze voorzitter weinig over om te zeggen. Wel dat wij graag de IJssel over komen om in het oosten van het land te spelen bij onze vrienden van Salland, Gelre en natuurlijk HENGELO waar wij ieder jaar liefst drie wedstrijden spelen en waar ook de Senioren Onderlinge graag komt met hun Toer door het Oosten.
Tenslotte reikte Roelof Kruijshoop het "Ben Walhof Man of the Match Bat" uit aan Manish Moorjani. Hij was met zijn 52 runs topscorer van de dag en had ook voortreffelijk gebowld.
Adriaan Poffers en Roelof Kruijshoop hadden een echte "Hengelo-quiz" gemaakt. Deze werd door diverse aanwezigen ingevuld, maar het is niet verbazend dat een oud HENGELO'er de meeste antwoorden goed had. Cees van Lennep en Dineke kregen hiervoor een fles wijn. Ook Antoinette Gilding mocht een fles in ontvangst nemen.
Daarna werd van een geweldige BBQ genoten, vloeide het bier rijkelijk, ging de Gouden Kruik open, werd het Schiedams vocht genuttigd en werden de wijnflessen ontkurkt. Er was een tijd van komen - dat was om 9.15 uur van huis gaan - en een tijd van gaan en dat betekende om 22.30 uur aankomst thuis. Een lange heerlijke dag waaraan wij met genoegen zullen terugdenken. De foto's spreken voor zich !
Link naar alle foto’s op de SGS website:
Foto's HENGELO-SGS op 29 augustus 2015 foto’s Henriëtte van Blaaderen
Foto's HENGELO-SGS op 29 augustus 2015 foto's Roelof Kruijshoop (incl. de prijsuitreiking)
Foto's HENGELO-SGS op 29 augustus 2015 foto's Duco Ohm
Link naar de groepsfoto
Verslag: Hengelo 2 vs. Salland 2
Hengelo 2 won by 6 wickets, by Sreejesh
It was Sunday 13th of July and it was time for yet another exciting match for Hengelo 2. In this home game, they were playing against Salland CC from Deventer. Though the conditions were cloudy at the beginning, it got better as the day progressed. Also low humidity levels meant that the day was perfect for a cricket match. For Hengelo 2, Ragu and Adrian who missed the last match were back on the side.
The visitors won the toss and without any hesitation decided to bat. Even though the toss was lost, Hengelo 2 was not disappointed as the plan was to bowl if they win the toss. So it was a win-win situation for both teams. For Salland, Theo Sikkema and Esders opened the batting and Sreejesh and Ragu opened the bowling attack. The first strike came for Hengelo 2 in the form of a run-out where the batsmen tried for a risky double. A quick work from Ragu and Adriaan made sure Esders is back in the pavilion into the 3rd ball of the innings. From there a fairly inexperienced Salland struggled to build up any partnership, loosing wickets at regular intervals. An early resistance by Sikkema and then a brave fight back from Lubbers and Van Zijl ensured Salland to reach a score of 92, when they run out of batsmen. For Hengelo 2, Johan was at the top of the wickets column with 3 wickets. Ragu and Febin chipped in with 2 wickets each and Yawar ended up having 1 wicket. The extras from Hengelo 2 were still on the high side at 24, of which 23 were wides.
Chasing 93 to win, Hengelo 2 opened the innings with Adrian and Sreejesh. After a decent start, the visitors got the first wicket when the score was 26 in the form of Adrian. Soon thereafter, Sreejesh also departed without adding to the total. Quick loss of another two wickets put Hengelo in a spot of bother, with 30 on the board, still requiring 63 to win. Then a steady partnership between Yawar (31) and Johan (30) brought the home side back to the game. The two played patiently, without taking too many risks. This ensured an easy victory for the home side, with 6 wickets remaining and 15 overs to spare. For Salland, of the 4 wickets fallen, Lubbers claimed 3 and van Zijl took the other wicket. Overall a good all-round performance by Hengelo 2, with positives in all sides of the game.
The Visitors were only 10 players and extra support on the field was provided by the home side.
Fiigures of all the league matches can be seen under Uitslagen (results)
De cijfers van de competitiewedstrijden zijn te vinden onder Uitslagen (results)
Hengelo Super Kings
94/8 after 25 overs - 123/9 after 25 overs
20 over match, 10-a-side: 103/7 (John 37*, Febin 28*, Harm 4 for 0 off 2) - 104/6 (Giri 22*, Febin 2 for 20 off 4, Adithya 2 for 20 off 4)
Stuart's England XI
16 over match, 9-a-side: 123/7 (John 47, Harm 26 ret., Febin 2 for 13 off 3, Jonathan Saha 2 for 20 off 2) - 108 all out (Andy Lee 40, John 3 for 12 off 2, Giri 2 for 18 off 3)
198/6 after 31 overs - 197/5 after 40 overs. (Erik 100 ret., Adithya 30 and 2 or 44 off 8, Febin 30 and 1 for 22 off 8, Johan 11* and 2 for 39 off 7.
Verslag: Hengelo 1 vs. SON 1
Hengelo 1 won the match by 107 runs, by Yawar Abbas
On the sunny Sunday of 1st June 2014 Hengelo 1 played their second match of the season against SON 1 at the Sportpark Son en Breugel. MCC Hengelo won the toss and decided to bat first. With confidence in their bowling attack, the intention of Hengelo1 was to put a big total and defend it by a prominent margin.
Tom and Ragunathan opened the batting for Hengelo 1. SON 1 cannoned their best bowling attack with fast bowler Gill and medium pacer Pervez. In the first over of Gill, Tom got bowled on a short ball. Sahir came one down and brought enormous energy to the score board. He scored couple of boundaries and did not allow other team to concentrate and consolidate. On the other hand Ragunathan provided a solid stand with a couple of singles and doubles. Together they had a 100 runs partnership. Sahir scored 87 run and got caught behind on Gill bowling. Then Stuart came in and played a solid knock of 34 runs. After the fall of Ragunathan, Fabin came in and accelerated the scoreboard along with Stuart. With the fall of Fabin and Stuart, SON made a comeback and did not allow the middle order of Hengelo to settle down. The lower middle order of Hengelo 1: John, Rahim, Erik, Yawar, Harm and Adithya contributed 35 runs in total. There were a couple of dropped catches in the field.
The total score of Hengelo 1 was 221 with 29 extras at the lost of all wickets in 39.1 overs. From SON CC Gill was the highest wicket taker with 5 wickets for 31 Then SON came out to bat, they required 222 to win in 40 overs with a run rate of 5.55. Hengelo opened their bowling attack with a combination of their super fast bowler Rahim and top spinner Harm. Rahim and Harm produced some nice deliveries and contained the openers of SON CC. The run rate of SON CC, after 6 overs, was below 3 run per over. First wicket fell prey to an acrobatic run out by Tom (thrower) and Sahir (wicket keeper). Then John came into bowling attack and produced some unplayable deliveries. He got a 5 wicket haul with an economy of 3.25. John also had one hattrick chance. Harm got one wicket (lbw) with a remarkable economy of 1.6.Yawar got 2 wickets with an economy of 5.14. On the other hand the top order and the middle order batsmen of SON did not show much resistance. Though Gill provided some good slogs but was not able to give a sustainable partnership. The last wicket stand of SON between Banton and Weteringh showed a good resistance with a stand of 40 runs. To wrap up the game, fast bowler Febin came to the bowling attack and took the last wicket to give a thrashing victory to Hengelo. Hengelo 1 won by 106 run in 30 overs.
Throughout the match the umpiring from both sides were up to mark as there were no complaints.
Verslag: Hengelo vs. SGS (Puttkammer - Van Lennep Memorial)
21 september 2014, Hengelo wint met 2 wickets, verslag van SGS, door "toeschouwer"
Het is een lange rit naar Hengelo maar altijd de moeite waard want qua ontvangst en gezelligheid kennen onze vrienden in het oosten van het land er wel wat van. Een SGS team met een harde kern uit Nijmegen genoot van de krenten wegge en de koffie, won de toss en verkoos te gaan batten.
Saleem, anders goed voor veel runs ging caught and bowled (1) en ook Amin Kasam (10) was geen lang leven beschoren. Gelukkig wisten Steven Lubbers (36 3x4 1x6) en Sonny Jogia (43 allemaal eentjes en tweetjes) de score van 18/2 naar 116 te tillen. Walter Prescod (11) en vooral Theo Straten (34 no 2x4) plus de wides van Hengelo (27) brachten ons totaal toch op 171 toen wij van een goed verzorgde lunch konden genieten. Erik de Jonge nam 3 wickets voor 42 runs in 8 overs.
Met een steeds donker wordende lucht begon SGS te fielden en deed dat 25 overs voortreffelijk – 66/3 op het bord en er leek geen vuiltje aan de zwarte lucht. Maar het pakte anders uit: H. Lameris 31, J. Kloppenburg 43 en Johan Vriezen 33 brachten de 164/8 in 39 overs in de boeken en op het bord. SGS bakte er niets meer van: bowlers bowlden korte ballen, vangen werden gemist, ingooien was ook niet best en misfielden kostte ook een paar boundaries.
Langs de lijn kwamen de supporters in de juiste stemming en dan de laatste over…… een 1, een puntje, een 2, een 2 die door een overthrow een 4 werd, een puntje (tie) en dan een voor de voeten van de batsman neergelegde bal waarop niemand reageerde en de laatste run gelopen werd: 172. Diederik Neeb en Ragu hadden het hoofd koel gehouden.
Walter Prescod 3-20 in 8, W. Moriani (kandidaat lid) 1-38 in 8, Saleem Mohammad 1-17 in 8 en Amin Kasam 1-22 in 8. Wouter Herklots pakte een bijzonder fraaie vang (met één oog want bij het batten belandde een bal op zijn linkeroog dat na de wedstrijd dicht trok en blauw werd). Dirk Coster – keeper – ook 1 vang. Al met al teleurstelling bij de SGS-ers die na 66 runs na 25 overs meenden de overwinning al te kunnen ruiken. Dank overigens nog aan Arthur van Lunszen, die 40 overs umpirede, en zijn Anny die met Lideke de boeken verzorgden.
De nazit was - als altijd - gezellig; het Grolsch bier vloeide rijkelijk, de traditionele prijzen t.w. het schild bleef in Hengelo en op het bat voor de man of the match komt de naam van Steven Lubbers te staan. De borrel uit de bijzondere kruik smaakte goed en het opschrift liet ons weten dat wij volgend jaar – dus in 2015 – voor de 50e keer het seizoen in Hengelo gaan afsluiten... Dat gaat een echte happening worden verzekerde Diederik mij. Er kan al worden ingeschreven bij onze Raimond, onze nieuwe wedstrijdsecretaris. Maar er zal streng geselecteerd worden!
Na een heerlijke BBQ werd de thuisreis aanvaard en om 23.00 reed ik de oprit op. Dat was een dagje Hengelo – volgend jaar graag weer. Diederik en de anderen die ons zo goed verzorgden: hartelijk dank!