By Asif Khan
A beautiful sunny day in Risinghurst and a good day to win the toss and bat first. However, Connor Wakefield lost his 11th toss in a row and Steventon opted to bat first.
Risinghurst took to the field and struck early with an edge to safe hand Faisal Munir of the bowling of Praneel Siliveru and then Asif Khan hitting the brand new Risinghurst CC branded wickets. After this Risinghurst fielding can only be described as the best vaccine on the market, as they could not catch a thing.
David Webb from Steventon had a very close call while on about 30 runs, when he was run out, but the square leg umpire did not give it. But David Webb 9 lives came to an end when James Cole came back into the attack and an edge went straight into the gloves of Faisal Munir and went on the score a great 113.
With Steventon finishing the innings on 243 for 9 and Risinghurst opening bowlers (James Coles and Praneel Siliveru) both taking 3 wickets each. The Risinghurst batsmen had a mammoth task ahead of them.
With Connor Wakefield and Hasan Raza opening the batting and despite the heat from a very sunny day in Risinghurst it was raining boundaries. It wasn’t long till both Connor Wakefield and Hasan Raza were lifting their bats in the air to celebrate their 50’s both hitting the boundary to bring on the milestones.
Steventon then brought on Lokesh Kempaiah who in this 3rd over broke the opening partnership of 167 when he bamboozled Hasan Raza to bowl him out on 57. With Connor Wakefield still making it rain boundaries, he saw his new batting partner, Abhay Singh leave on his 2nd ball to an LBW from Phil Wise.
With Raj Kumar coming to join the in from Connor Wakefield in the middle. One of the Steventon fielders had his Risinghurst vaccine and dropped Connor on 99 and allowing Connor Wakefield a single run and this allowed him to lift his bat up for a 2nd time to bring on his 100.
It was only right that Connor Wakefield got the winning runs with another boundary and Risinghurst scoring 246 for 2.
|June 12, 2021||1:00 pm||Cherwell Cricket League – Division 7C||2021||RCC 2 Won by 8 wickets|
|Christopher Shaw||Caught||Faisal Munir||Praneel Siliveru||1||0||0||0||0|
|Anthony Harris||Bowled||Asif Khan||28||0||0||0||0|
|David Webb||Caught||James Cole||113||0||0||0||0|
|Dave Imrie||Stumped||Faisal Munir||Asif Khan||15||0||0||0||0|
|Lokesh Kempaiah||Bowled||Praneel Siliveru||22||0||0||0||0|
|Syed Yaqoob Ali||Bowled||Praneel Siliveru||11||0||0||0||0|
|Philip Taylor||Run Out||3||0||0||0||0|
|Stuart Fisher||Bowled||James Cole||5||0||0||0||0|
|Simon Morse||Caught||Faisal Munir||1||0||0||0||0|
|Phil Wise||Not Out||4||0||0||0||0|
|Paul Smith||Not Out||9||0||0||0||0|
|Syed Yaqoob Ali||4||0||30||0|
|Connor Wakefield*||Not Out||142||25||1||0||0|
|Hasan Raza||Bowled||Lokesh Kempaiah||57||8||0||0||0|
|Abhay Singh||LBW||Phil Wise||0||0||0||0||0|
|Raj Kumar||Not Out||23||0||0||0||0|
|Faisal Munir+||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||3||1|
|Justin Sammuller||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
|Dominic Gurden||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
|Anand V Somasundaram||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
|James Cole||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
|Asif Khan||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
|Praneel Siliveru||Did Not Bat||0||0||0||0||0|
Did not bat: Faisal Munir+, Justin Sammuller, Dominic Gurden, Anand V Somasundaram, James Cole, Asif Khan, Praneel Siliveru