THCC 88 (Extras 32, Ammar 3/20, Hamid 3/22) lost to SG Findorff 2/89 (Ahsan 25*)
This was a very disappointing effort from THCC. To be bowled out for 88 meant the team was never in the game.
Sent into bat after Cam lost the toss, Khalil, Murali and Steve all tried hard to fend off the barrage of (rather short) bowling. Indeed, Khalil and Murali did very well to steady the innings after Marvin and Guru fell early, taking the score to 2/48 before Murali was run-out by an excellent piece of work by the fielder at short leg.
From there, wickets fell quickly, with runs hard to get and batsmen doing their best to defend, perhaps batting too cautiously as the Findorff fielders got closer and closer to the bat.
Needing only 89, the Findorff openers came out swinging. Hamid was brilliantly run-out by Khalil, and Emil held a catch at third man of Israfeel’s bowling to dismiss Shafqat. But Ahsan and Aziz got the runs barely breaking a sweat, as THCC tried seven bowlers in 12.3 overs.
Well done to SG Findorff, who were deserving winners. Many thanks to Moritz for scoring and substitute fielding. And thanks to Kiran and Raj from HICC for umpiring.