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City Select XI
ABF The Soldiers Charity XI
Edward Haines 28*, Aditya Nayar 26
Batting
S Govender 28, C Ross 26
A Ollerenshaw 3/12, R Banerjee 3/24
Bowling
Simon Jones 1/6, Neil Runkel 1/11
Wed 31 May 14:00 - Friendly Start time 14:00

Match Report - City Invitational Cup 31 May 2017

Simon Jones leads City Select XI (HAC CC) to last ball victory

For the second year running the HAC Cricket Club rebranded itself as the City Select XI under the leadership of 2005 Ashes hero Simon Jones for the City Invitational Cup. We faced up against a powerful ABF The Soldiers’ Charity XI led by Mark Ramprakash, England batting coach with 114 first class hundreds to his name, and 4 players from the Army cricket team for a 20/20 fixture held on a beautiful day in the Artillery Gardens. The toss done, we found ourselves with the task of restricting the opposition first up before the chase.

As Ed Davidson opened up the bowling it quickly became apparent that their innings would be rather 2 paced switching between the Army superstars and mere mortals rotating the strike at the other end. Ross and Govender (28 from 8 and ABF Man of the Match) blasted their way to retirement at 25. Wickets were hard to come by but the bowling unit largely kept things in check with Adi Nayar, Aniket Das, Saurav Sen and Parry all going for less than 7 an over and Liam Casey kept things tidy behind the stumps picking up a catch and a run out. With the first wicket falling at 105, it was then that the stars of the show took over. Predictably, Jones only conceded 6 off his 2 overs picking up the caught behind. Santosh Heranjal particularly impressed his captain with his aggressive fields and ended with 3-0-14-1 and Neil Runkel (3-0-11-1) completed the act silencing a watchful Ramprakash in what was supposed to be the last over thrash. Still the ABF XI posted 135, a par score for those of us without the benefit of IPL bats and shortened boundaries.

The HAC innings took rather a different course. The two Seans (Chief Executive and Parry) were trapped early on by fast bowler Ollerenshaw who finished with 4-0-12-3. Casey and Das made it to double figures, but at 37-4 we were tottering. Ed Haines dug in and punctuated the effort with the occasional boundary, whilst Nayar (26 off 11 balls) timed the ball beautifully over midwicket to relieve the pressure. After their retirements another flurry of wickets set us back to 90-6, as Banerjee (another sometime HAC player) made his way to picking up 3 scalps. Captain Jones came in and addressed the run rate with the long handle – one six sailing over the MT trucks – before missing a straight one. Last man Runkel was out with 16 still required and Haines (28no and Select XI Man of the Match) returned to the fray with some brisk running to keep Sen company just as he was beginning to find his range. 9 still remained to be found as the final over started as the ABF team tightened the screw, but Saurav proved up to the task striking the final ball to the boundary and taking his total to 21no and the team to 139 for 8.

The day was completed with a splendid dinner in the Prince Consort Room replete with auction and raffle, amusing anecdotes from England players and a moving speech from Al Hodgson, amputee skydiver and ABF beneficiary and ambassador.

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Scorecard

ABF The Soldiers Charity XI won the toss and decided to bat.

ABF The Soldiers Charity XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
C Ross
Retired Not Out
26
18
4
0
144.4
R Inman
Retired Not Out
16
24
2
0
66.7
H Joshi
ct. S Jones, b. N Runkel
8
21
0
0
38.1
S Govender
Retired Not Out
28
8
3
2
350.0
T Sturm
ro. L Casey
19
28
1
0
67.9
D Watson
ct. L Casey, b. S Jones
8
12
0
0
66.7
R Banerjee
Not Out
3
7
0
0
42.9
A Ollerenshaw
ct. S Jones, b. S Heranjal
0
1
0
0
0.0
Mark Ramprakash
Not Out
3
2
0
0
150.0
S Oatley
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
D Patel
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
14w, 1b, 5lb, 4nb
24
Total
for 4 wickets overs
135
Fall of wickets:
105 / 1 ( H. Joshi ), 124 / 2 ( D. Watson ), 129 / 3 ( T. Sturm ), 130 / 4 ( A. Ollerenshaw )

City Select XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ed Davidson
2
0
20
0
10.0
3w
Aditya Nayar
2
0
13
0
6.5
4w
Santosh Udayashankar Heranjal
3
0
14
1
4.7
2w
Aniket Das
2
0
12
0
6.0
Saurav Sen
2
0
13
0
6.5
Edward Haines
2
0
27
0
13.5
Sean Parry
2
0
13
0
6.5
Neil Runkel
3
0
11
1
3.7
Simon Jones
2
0
6
1
3.0

City Select XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Liam Casey
b. D Patel
11
11
2
0
100.0
Sean Crane
b. A Ollerenshaw
0
1
0
0
0.0
Sean Parry
ct. H Joshi, b. A Ollerenshaw
4
4
1
0
100.0
Aniket Das
ct. R Inman, b. R Banerjee
11
16
1
0
68.8
Edward Haines
Not Out
28
31
4
0
90.3
Aditya Nayar
Retired Not Out
26
11
2
2
236.4
Santosh Udayashankar Heranjal
b. R Banerjee
0
4
0
0
0.0
Ed Davidson
st. D Watson, b. C Ross
3
3
0
0
100.0
Simon Jones
b. A Ollerenshaw
19
8
3
1
237.5
Saurav Sen
Not Out
21
20
2
0
105.0
Neil Runkel
b. R Banerjee
2
12
0
0
16.7
Extras
9w, 1b, 2lb, 2nb
14
Total
for 8 wickets overs
139
Fall of wickets:
1 / 1 ( S. Crane ), 5 / 2 ( S. Parry ), 21 / 3 ( L. Casey ), 37 / 4 ( A. Das ), 90 / 5 ( S. Heranjal ), 90 / 6 ( E. Davidson ), 115 / 7 ( S. Jones ), 122 / 8 ( N. Runkel )

ABF The Soldiers Charity XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
A Ollerenshaw
4
0
12
3
3.0
1w
D Patel
3
0
25
1
8.3
4w
R Banerjee
4
0
24
3
6.0
S Oatley
1
0
14
0
14.0
1nb, 2w
S Govender
4
0
21
0
5.3
2w
Mark Ramprakash
2
0
22
0
11.0
C Ross
2
0
18
1
9.0

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