Northwood v Northwood Town Cricket Club Sunday XI on Sun 19 Jul 2020 at 1:00 pm
Match was Drawn

Match report On what turned out to be a warm and sunny day, the NTCC Sunday Warriors travelled the short distance up the road to our friendly neighbours Northwood CC for the local derby. Having lost the toss Town were asked to bowl first on what looked a dry and flat surface despite some early morning rain. Opening pair Malik and Rudra Shah bowled excellently first up, showing great control and accuracy. It was Malik who made the first breakthrough, bowling the opener with a great display of seam and swing bowling. This however only brought Sargeant (105*) to the crease who along with N.Patel batted very well to give Northwood a solid foundation. Despite this, runs were not flowing quickly. This was due to disciplined bowling, now by farther and son combo Jay and Viral Patel and backed up by some good fielding from everyone. Chances were few and far between though and were tough at best but Viral managed to take a couple of wickets to keep Northwood in check and with tidy bowling from Mobeen especially and Rich and Shaw at the end in the face of batsmen looking to accelerate, the declaration came with a very respectable effort to restrict them to 214 off 46 overs. After the break Town openers Rich and Tushar Shah (66) put on a good partnership for the first wicket with the latter going on to score a very decent knock. Regular wickets did then start to fall with Palan going in the most unfortunate of ways with a tip from the bowlers finger off of a firmly hit drive onto his stumps at the non strikers end having not faced a ball. A partnership was then formed when Viral came to the crease and another when Mobeen joined him, both showing great shot selection and timing to build a respectable score, even if the hope of chasing the win had started to fade. No game would be the same without a late bit of drama, as last wicket pair Malik and J.B. were left to bat out the last couple of overs to ensure a hard earned draw. It was a thoroughly good team effort from all the lads today and if we show the same application every week then we will be a hard team to beat.

Northwood Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4w 11b 8lb 
for 3 wickets
214 (46.0 overs)
Nilesh Patel b  V.Patel 42
Trishul Patel b  Malik 11
Ben Sargeant Retired Not Out  105
Yuv Rao b  V.Patel 10
Keith Watson Not Out  13
Arian Chambhare Not Out  17
Paul Foster  
Arian Rodrigo  
Ashok Rodrigo  
Jashan Birah  
Akshit Rana  

Northwood Town Cricket Club Sunday XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sajid Shafique Malik12.0142142.003.50
Rudra Shah8.013200.004.00
Jay Patel7.002700.003.86
Viral Patel9.0136218.004.00
Mairaj Mobeen6.003100.005.17
James Rich2.001200.006.00
Harry Shaw2.001500.007.50

Northwood Town Cricket Club Sunday XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 6w 11b 5lb 
for 9 wickets

(41.0 overs)
James Rich ct  Patel b Birah 10 1
Tushar Shah b  A.Rodrigo 66 11 1
Harry Shaw b  Birah 0
Harshil Palan Run out  0
Jay Patel b  A.Rodrigo 6
Akshar Patel b  A.Rodrigo 0
Viral Patel b  Rana 36 5
Mairaj Mobeen b  Rana 22
Rudra Shah b  T.Patel 0
Jonathan Bentvelzen Not Out  0
Sajid Shafique Malik Not Out  4 1

Northwood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Arian Chambhare1.20300.002.25
Jashan Birah9.0147223.505.22
Akshit Rana14.4246223.003.14
Ashok Rodrigo6.012137.003.50
Arian Rodrigo4.001100.002.75
Paul Foster2.001600.008.00
Nilesh Patel1.00200.002.00
Ben Sargeant2.00500.002.50
Trishul Patel1.01010.000.00