CMCA T20: Elwood defeat Brighton Union

November 27, 2012 1 Comment

It was a must win game for Elwood as a victory against rivals Brighton Union would guarantee them a semi finals in the CMCA’s prestigious Twenty20 competition.

With skipper Sammy Tee in Brazil parana-fishing in the Amazon, the captain duties went to Nathan Harris. Nanger won the toss and duly elected to bat.

As in the previous two T20 games, Elwood lost a wicket in the first over — this time it was Steve “Jonah” Jones who was caught and bowled — a screaming catch — with the fourth ball of the day.

This brought Nanger to the crease to join Adam “Howie” Howard and these two went on to forge a destructive 115 run partnership — Howie finishing on 67 and Nanger 54.

But it wasn’t quite over there as the Kingi Brothers ©™ then did what the Kingi Brothers do — smashing a 35 run partnership, Steve finishing with 28, Gene with 16.

So Elwood finished with 3/180 on the wide expanses of Hurlingham Park — a score that would take quite some beating.

Elwood opened the bowling with Dylan Foote and Jackson Bunting and the Union batsmen showed their intent early as they threw their bats at every delivery in a brave attempt to chase down the score. The loss of their captain and star bat — Darian Kuzma — to an ankle injury proved pivotal as — despite the good start — Elwood’s bowling and fielding pressure began to take its toll.

By the end of the match Bobby Chawla finished with an impressive 3/17 and was supported by all of Elwood’s bowlers who all took a wicket.

Brighton Union found themselves 8/126 at the end of the innings and a third win in the group stage ensured Elwood would be progressing through to the semifinals. The highlight of the fielding innings was Gene Kingi’s one handed catch on the boundary — sweeping around nonchalantly like a right field baseballer. Brilliant stuff.

Well done boys, now it’s Le Page at home next Tuesday in a big semifinal!


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