The T20 Chawla Report: Elwood beats the Spiders!

November 20, 2012 No Comments

By Bobby Chawla

Elwood’s Twenty20 skipper Sammy Tee again won the toss and quite rightly chose to bat first on a lightning-quick Lords Reserve Oval. Sammy chose to take the first ball after last week’s unfortunate run out. Sammy managed a faint edge off the first ball of the match and the Spiders’ keeper took a blinding catch — luck is not really looking after our dear Mr Tee at the moment.

We then quickly lost Nathan “Tanvir” Harris who was adjudged LBW after missing a full ball.

Kristian “Dompiether” Dompietro and Steve “Misery (for the bowlers)” Kingi got us back on track with some good running between the wickets and both began hitting boundaries regularly.

After 11 overs we were 3 for 50 after losing Kristian. Steve “Jonah” Jones came to the crease and he and Steve Kingi took the game away from Carnegie South who looked to be on top until the 11th over. Jonah enjoyed batting on a ground where you got value for your shots, it allowed him to play straight and to his strengths. Steve Kingi accelerated and scored 55 very quick runs.

After Steve departed, and then Gene Kingi and Steve Murphy fell looking to hit out, Jonah and myself put on 30 runs in the last 3 overs taking Elwood to a par score of 6/137. Jonah finishing on 32 not out and I was run out on the last ball for 19.

In the field we opened up with big Dylan “Sasquatch” Foote and Jackson Bunting who both bowled with lots of discipline, restricting the Carnegie South batsmen.

After 8 overs Carnegie were in trouble at 2 for 40. Skipper Tee threw the ball to Rob “Dutchy” De Haan and he just continued where he left of Saturday taking 4 for 14 for his captain and the beach boys. He was well complemented by Bunting (0/20), Foote (1/22) and Tee (2/17). I managed to chip in for a few too (2/27).

There was a great feeling in the field, with lots of intensity, energy and catching all at a very high standard. Nathan ”Tanvir” Harris taking a blinder in the deep after dislocating his finger in the thirrd over of our fielding innings and Bunting again amongst the run outs with his trademark one-handed pickup and flick.

A big thank you for everyone who came down and supported us once again. The turn-out was fantastic. Thank you to Leigh Josey, Brett Holmes and Adam Green for scoring yet again! You guys were all fantastic support!

It’s now two from two for the Beach Boys, with the last group game next Tuesday against Brighton Union at Hurlingham Oval. Please get down and support us, because if we win we are through to the semi finals!

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