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COLLEGES SEE OFF CORDOBA BY THREE WICKETS
 
28th April 2010

Southern Spanish Cricket League

Cordoba CC  v  Combined CCC  25 April 2010            Won by   Combined CC by 3  Wickets

Cordoba Cc won the toss and batted.

Cordoba CC 194 All Out ,  6 Points.      Combined CC 195 for 7, 19 Points

 

Combined Colleges opening bowler Brian Barrett took a wicket in the 3rd over and two more in the fifth to get the visitors off to a flying start, leaving Cordoba on 33 for 3.  Cordoba desperately needed someone to steady the ship and up stepped Shoab Hussain who proved the rock on which the home side’s innings was built, departing late on for 80 runs. 

 

The middle part of the innings proved hard work for the Combined Colleges bowlers as Cordoba steadily reached 138 for 5 in the 22nd over then 179 for 6 in the 28th, helped by contributions of 24 from Riaz Ahmed and 18 from Waqas Ammeo.  Only a lightning stumping by Kasun Heruth disturbed their equilibrium.  Four wickets for fourteen runs in four overs late on saw Cordoba finish on 194 all out after 33 overs.

 

During the interval the sky clouded over and the air became very humid - ideal swing bowling conditions.  Thus it was that Combined Colleges opening batsman Brian Barrett departed after five deliveries to a rising, swinging devil of a delivery that he could only steer straight to Shoaib Hussain at gulley. 

 

The Cordoba bowlers were in command and 195 to win looked an impossibly long way off.  Combined Colleges struggled to 56 for 4 after thirteen overs before Azard Thajudeen (56) and Ashan Alwis (49) could bring some stability to the innings.  They stayed together for thirteen overs (more than a third of the allotted 35 overs) taking the score on to 151 in the 26th over. 

 

During this time the sky cleared, the sun beat down mercilessly and the first stirrings of the infamous Cordoba summer heat drained the stamina of the bowlers.  With the end of the big partnership there were nine overs remaining and 44 runs needed and the game could have gone either way but Mark Ward, coming in at number seven, steered the late order to victory with three wickets remaining in a hard fought match which was a credit to both sides.

 

Man of the Match?  No award this time as there were many excellent personal batting and bowling successes contributing to two fine team performances.  Well done both sides.

 

 

Cordoba CC

 

Batting

 

 

 

Bowling

 

 

 

Bowler

 

 

O

W

R

Raza Adil

B

 

Brian Barrett

6

 

 

 

 

Munawar Hussain

B

 

Brian Barrett

11

 

 

 

 

Butt Ijaz Ahmed

B

 

Azard Thajuden

24

 

 

 

 

Hussain Shoaib

Ct

Brian Barrett

Ashan Alwis

80

 

7

1

27

Kashif Mehmood

B

 

Brian Barrett

 

 

2

 

12

Waqas Ammeo

Ct

Kasun Herath

Azard Thajuden

18

 

3

2

13

Farouk Jamil

Ct

Previn Menon

Sameer Bagewdi

5

 

 

 

 

Akhtar Ijaz

Ct

 

Ashan Alwis

14

 

7

1

32

Mustafa

R. O

 

 

16

 

7

2

51

Ghulam Fakhruddin

B

 

Anwar ul Arifeen

1

 

7

1

47

Butt Imran

N.O

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

194

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combined CCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previn Menon

Ct

Butt Imran

Akhtar Ijaz

19

 

 

 

 

Brian Barrett

Ct

Hussain Shoaib

Mustafa

 

 

7

3

32

Irfan

Ct

Butt Riaz Ahmed

Ghulam Fakhruddin

3

 

1

 

5

Nushan Alwis

Ct

Farouk Jamil

Hussain Shoaib

17

 

 

 

 

Azard Thajuden

Ct

Raza Adil

Waqas Ammeo

56

 

6

2

21

Ashan Alwis

B

 

Mustafa

49

 

7

2

36

Mark Ward

N.O

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

Sameer Bagewdi

B

 

Waqas Ammeo

10

 

7

1

60

Kasun Herath

N.O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ritzmi Latheef

D.N.B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anwar ul Arifeen

D.N.B

 

 

 

 

4

1

19

 

 

 

Extras

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195