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.