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Fixture Date: 30/07/2014
Ground: Uxbridge
Start: 11.00 am

Innings of MCCC
M Ishtiaq b Binns 17
K Ali c Iago b Magee 36
O Ali c Binns b Iago 29
M. Cotterell c Binns b Hill 46
J Pemberton b Peatman 92
S Khalid b Peatman 42
L Chisti not out 12
A Shafiq c Peatman b Iago 15
A Jones not out 3
K Diwan did not bat
M Murad did not bat
   
Extras ( ) 27
TOTAL (for 7 wkts) 319
 
RAF Bowling
  O M R W
J Peatman 10 2 62 2
G Binns 10 0 82 1
R Magee 8 0 48 1
J Iago 9 0 38 2
G Hill 7 0 31 1
M Harris 6 0 50 0
 
Fall
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
20 76 96 177 279 288 308
Innings of  RAF
R Diver c Jones b Murad 4
T Adcock b Murad 3
A Fisher C Jones b Murad 1
G Hill LBW Murad 0
A McGeorge b Diwan 16
S Bloor LBW b Murad 0
J Iago LBW b Diwan 6
R Magee c Thornton b Diwan 2
M Harris  B Shafiq 12
G Binns not out 51
J Peatman c Shafiq b Khalid 0
   
Extras ( ) 22
TOTAL 117
 
MCCC Bowling
  O M R W
M Murad 4 1 21 5
O Ali 1 0 6 0
G Thornton 6 3 14 0
K Diwan 7 3 1 3
S Khalid 7 0 43 1
A Shafiq 3 0 19 1
 
Fall
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4 15 21 26 26 49 51 51 116 117

MCCC won by 202 runs

Team Manager: K Lancaster
Umpires: David Gower & R Saunders
Scorers: D Jones & I Walsh

Match Report

On a very warm day at Uxbridge the Conference played the RAF at their lovely  ground. Before the game the captains agreed that each side could play 12 players.

Winning the toss Conference batted first and after losing an early wicket,  brothers Kadeer and Omar Ali looked in no trouble as they advanced the score at five an over. It was a surprise that both lost their wickets before the hundred was reached,  but there followed an excellent forcing stand of 81 by M. Cotterell and John  Pemberton  before  Cotterell  fell for 46. However Pemberton, in belligerent mood, now enjoyed a stand of 102 with Khalid (42) before falling just short of his century at 92, a really fine innings. Some late hitting saw Conference reach a competitive total  of 319 for 7 in their 50 overs.

When the RAF took their turn at the crease the game was turned completely on its head  by the fast bowling of Penkridge’s Murad. He took two wickets in his first over, despite conceding  15 runs,  a wicket in his second over and two more in his third. At 26 for 5 there was little chance of a comeback for the home side and when spinner Diwan joined the attack there was a further clatter of wickets as he took three for 11. Some lusty hitting by Binns (51 not out) brought some respectability to the scoreline but eventually the RAF were dismissed for 117, leaving Conference the winners by 202 runs. Murad’s five wickets cost just 21 runs and was an excellent spell of fast bowling.

The next match for the MCCC will be on Tuesday 12 August at Barnards Green who are celebrating their 80th  Anniversary.