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Cambridge University

Fixture Date: 18/06/2014
Ground: Fenner's
Start: 11.00 am

Innings of MCCC
L Chisti c Wylie b Crichard 24
J Pemberton b Bath 34
M Ishtiaq LBW Pollock 80
A Chisti b Wylie 0
S Khalid c Wylie b Bath 0
T Wright run out 4
A Jones b Bath 8
A Shafiq b Pollock 37
M Murad b Pollock 2
T Holley not out 2
G Thornton  not out 2
   
Extras ( ) 15
TOTAL (for 9 wkts) 212
 
Cambridge University Bowling
  O M R W
P Sadler 10 1 57 0
A Pollock 10 0 57 3
R Crichard 10 1 54 1
B Wylie 10 3 27 1
E Bath 10 2 12 3
 
Fall
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
50 72 73 74 82 112 176 205 206
Innings of  Cambridge University
J Abbott LBW Shafiq 71
B Wylie c Holley b A Chisti 40
N Senaratne c Jones b Thornton 1
T Elliot c Khalid b Shafiq 38
A Hearne LBW Khalid 4
T Dowdall not out 12
A Pollock not out 10
S Browne did not bat 0
R Crichard did not bat 0
E Bath did not bat 0
P Sadler did not bat 0
   
Extras ( ) 38
TOTAL (for 5 wkts) 214
 
MCCC Bowling
  O M R W
M Murad 3 0 19 0
G Thornton 9 0 61 1
T Holley 4 1 18 0
A Chisti 6 1 19 1
S Khalid 9 0 38 1
M Ishtiaq 4 0 24 0
A Shafiq 5 0 33 2
 
Fall
1 2 3 4 5
90 100 172 176 194

Cambridge University won by 5 wickets

Team Manager: David Cook
Umpires: Dennis Pyke
Scorers: Paul Holley

Match Report

Following their excellent win at Oxford the previous week, hopes were high for a similar performance against Cambridge.

Batting first on a pitch helpful to the bowlers, a solid opening partnership of 50 by Laeq Chishti (24) and John Pemberton (34), gave Conference a  good start but a clatter of four wickets for just 10 runs saw five down for 82 before Mo Ishtiaq steadied the ship, first with Andy Jones and then with Shafiq (37) but when Ishtiaq fell for a fighting 80, including twelve fours, the innings petered out against excellent bowling by a strong Cambridge attack, finishing with 212 for nine in their 50 overs.

The target of 213 might have been competitive if Conference bowled well. Unfortunately the bowlers found it very difficult to control the ball and gave away an amazing 36 wides – surely a record – and the strong Cambridge batting took full advantage with Abbott (71) and Wylie (40) scoring at will. After these two were dismissed the bowling tightened up and several wickets were taken, but the damage was done and Cambridge ran out worthy winners by 5 wickets with 10 overs to spare. The fielding was not up to our usual standard with a number of chances missed but 18 year old wicket keeper Andy Jones can be exempted from criticism with a fine display behind the stumps.

Not one of Conference’s better days but that is cricket and we look forward to our next match against British Police at Penkridge on the 30th June.