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.