2012 StoneCity T20 Match Reports - Week 3 (21-22 July 2012)
Author: Shravan Kommu
Date submitted: Jul 28, 2012
2012 StoneCity T20 Match Reports - Week 3 (21-22 July 2012)
Saturday 7/21/2012 MileHigh Mavericks vs Colorado Amigos at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Ravi Nekkanti(MileHigh Mavericks)
Amigos won the toss and elected to bat. Amigos started the innings with a slow and steady flow. After losing their first wicket in the 3rd over Abhijith and Majji tried to keep up the run rate and contributed a good partnership for Amigos. With a great piece of bowling performance Indranil has dismissed Majji and took couple other key wickets. Mavericks kept the situation under control with a good piece of bowling and Amigos were all out for 91 in 19.1 overs.
With 92 runs target on the board, Mavericks has started the innings and lost two early wickets in 2nd and 3rd overs. Indranil entered the field with a determination of keeping the situation back to normal and kept the score card flowing with runs, a great partnership between Indranil 38(36) and Rahul Malyala 17(22) lead the Mavericks to victory by 5 wickets.
Indranil Checkoti was the Man of the Match with his 38(36) and 3 wickets.
Sunday 7/22/2012 Royal Warriors vs Denver Indians at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Madanraj Jothi(Royal Warriors)
Denver Indians lost their first two wickets in first over, Phani from Royal Warriors took those wickets with his excellent bowling. After losing 2 wickets in first over, Denver Indians batsmen had no other choice other than defending and scoring runs slowly. However they were losing wickets very often and managed to get 62/10 in 17.5 overs.
Royal Warriors started aggressively, however they lost their first wicket in first over, Ravi and Tarak played intelligently and aggressively. Kedar and Prasad from Denver Indians bowled very nicely and put lot of pressure on Royal Warriors they took 7 wickets in their 6 overs spell.
Finally Royal Warriors won the match with 1 wicket and 6.3 overs.
Man of the Match: Phani Krishna Uppala for this excellent bowling spell of 15/4 in 4 overs.
Sunday 7/22/2012 Syntel XI vs Denver Chargers at Cornerstone Park, Littleton - Reported by Benjamin George(Syntel XI)
Match was delayed 15 minutes due to the wet ground conditions at the bowler’s run up. Captains and umpires decided to start the match from the other end. Kaushal started the proceedings and got a wicket in the first over itself. Sudeep got another wicket in the third over and Denver Indians looked faltering after losing three wickets cheaply. Narendra Chaudhary also pitched in with a spell of consistent bowling and was rewarded with 4 wickets.Yugesh kept the scoreboard ticking with some lofty shots and made 30 runs in 27 balls. Narender P, Yogesh, Priyank and Kaushal held on to their catches and helped getting wickets at regular intervals. Denver Indians lost their last wicket in the 19th over with 77 runs on the board.
Syntel XI started cautiously but maintained a healthy run rate from the beginning. Yogesh was the first to fall, soon followed by Jagdeesh. Narender P kept the score board ticking with quick running between the wickets and couple of boundaries to score 27 runs. Kaushal supported him throughout and made sure that Syntel reaches close to its target. Sudeep finished the innings with a six in the 17th over.
Man of the Match: Narendra Chaudhary for his tight spell of 4 wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs.
Sunday 7/22/2012 Spartans vs Warriors at Memorial Park, Colorado Springs - Reported by Sunny Kola(Spartans)
Warriors won the toss and opted to bowl first.Spartans started their first match of the season against Crazy Cricketers with miserable batting getting all out for 65 on a wet ground due to overnight rain.
Sent in to bat first, this was the opportunity to prove their batting line up. The start was shaky again losing Sridhar in 1st over without any runs on board and lost 2nd wicket in 3rd over with 9runs on board. Guru and Mohan gave a very good partnership which steadied the game followed by Keshav and Sunny who took the score to 90’s with wonderful running between the wickets frustrating the opponents. Trying to put as many runs on the board during last 5 overs Spartans lost quick wickets, however Uday’s quick runs with a wonderful six from Nagendra allowed Spartans to post a good defendable target of 107.On a 90F hot day with just 1 four and 1 six in the innings of 107 runs, the remaining 97 runs were scored in cheeky singles, 2’s and couple wonderful 3’s by Spartans.
Warriors started off with a good partnership between Viswa and TK, however Sridhar got an early breakthrough along with Keshav. Amit bowled exceptionally well including a maiden over adding pressure at one end. Manohar and Suresh put on a good partnership until both of them were picked by Sandeep in a single over.
Kishore and Nagendra wrapped up the tail enders quickly taking 2 wickets each to restrict warriors for 77 all out in 19 overs.Spartans Won by 31runs with an over to spare.
Keshav was awarded Man of Match for scoring 18runs, picking up 2 wickets with a wonderful catch.
Saturday 7/21/2012 Anchors vs Sidney Smashers at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Adithya Borra(Anchors)
Anchors pulled off a comprehensive win against a competitive Sidney Cricket Club in their third match of the season. It was an all-round performance, led by an 41-run partnership for the third wicket between Raj Veeramani and Ravi Dixit which set them to a competitive 103 before a combined bowling effort sealed the game.
A score of 103 is normally considered slightly above par in these conditions, but Anchors made it a winning total by creating opportunities by sound ground fielding, effecting a total of four run-outs and not giving Sidney Cricket Club any leeway. Anchors recorded their third consecutive win in as many games and now hold the top spot.
Sidney Cricket Club (Cabelas) won the toss and chose to bowl. Anchors lost their big hitter from the previous match in the first over who tried to clear the boundary but could only find the fielder at long-on. Anchors made the right move by promoting the experienced Raj up the order to No.3. However, their most dependable batsman Das was dismissed in the third over in the form of Hit-Wicket. Next came the consistent Dixit, who combined well with Raj to boost the scoring. Raj scored 23 and Dixit scored 20. Some power hitting in the end from Rajiv, Vivek and Adithya lifted the score to a competitive 103. Avinash was the most successive bowler for Cabelas picking up four wickets.
Chasing a score of 103, Cabelas were never comfortable right from the beginning. Anchors took wickets at regular intervals and maintained the pressure. Das and Vimal bowled an excellent spell in the first ten overs followed by Bharath missed the opportunity of taking the first Hat-Trick of the season. Vimal was completely economical with figures of 4-1-6-2. In the end, Anchors won by a margin of 35 runs. Krishna was the top scorer from Cabelas with 26 runs.
Raj Veeramani who scored 23 runs with a wicket and a brilliant catch was announced the man of the match
Sunday 7/22/2012 Buffs vs Challengers at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Kaushik Kanetkar(Buffs)
Buffs won the toss and elected to bat. They lost 2 wickets in the first 3 overs and were 10/2. Then some good aggressive batting by Nisarg followed by a few hits by Mohan in the end ensured Buffs to reach 93 in 20 overs.
The Challlengers started off well and were 39/1 in 7 overs. But a collective good bowling effort by Buffs restricted Challengers to 70 all out in 17 overs.
Nisarg was the MoM for his 35 runs and 1 wicket.
Sunday 7/22/2012 Titans vs Panthers at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Sudheer Tummala(Titans)
Titans won the match by 32 runs
MoM: Soori from Titans
Sunday 7/22/2012 WyoCC vs Jaguars at Lower Garden Acres, Longmont - Reported by Amit Thakar(WyoCC)
Match was delayed due to wet ground and reduced to 18 overs. WYOCC won the toss and decided to bowl first. For Jaguars Rushabh and Manas started the innings positively and were 20 for no loss after 4 overs. Rushabh got run out in 5th over and Jaguars lost two more wickets to be 3 wickets down with 26 runs on board after 8 overs. WYOCC bowlers bowled really well to put break on Jaguars run rate after that aggressive start. After the loss of 3 wickets Anand and Imran combined well to stabilize the Jaguars innings and scored 21 runs in next 4 overs. Nishant got rid of dangerous Imran in 12th over and that start the down slide for Jaguars. Thereafter Jaguars lost wickets regularly and were all out scoring 71 runs. For WYOCC Nishant and Saikat to took wickets each.
Chasing the target WYOCC lost their openers before the end of 3rd over and with 13 runs on board. Thereafter, Thushara (26) and Sandeep (28*) came together and had a sensible partnership to take WYOCC home in 14.1 overs. WYOCC won the match by 7 wickets. For Jaguars Kuldeep and Manas took one wicket each.
Sandeep was the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 28 and 1 wicket.
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