Romany Cricket Club

Romany CC vs Leeds Super Kings CC – Match Report

Match Summary:Romany WIN

Romany CC 183-7

Leeds Super Kings CC 68ao

Match Report:

We were very grateful to Alistair Maiden for arranging this short notice replacement game, on a lovely day. The Indian side Leeds Super Kings were our opponents. For a lot of the early part of our innings they had 9 players- we lent them 2 fielders – eventually a 10th player for them arrived. They wanted a 25-overs a side game with everyone bowling and batsmen retiring on 25, so George agreed this.

Alistair also provided a new Romany player – who has an international cap for the Netherlands – Johannes Van Ee, known as “Vee”. We hope he will play for us again. Basically everyone for Romany did well – Alistair and George had a good opening stand till Alistair played on. Vee and George continued to bat well, Vee was eventually well caught in the deep, and George retired. Scott Munro came in, hit big sixes and fours and thus retired quickly. Runs continued through the rest of the batting order, Steve Hardy, Howard Elgot, John Surtees, Rob Bielby all contributed, Keith Egerton was unlucky, and Adam Bowen and Nick Hawkins were not out having stolen some quick singles at the end – Romany 183-7 not counting the retirements.

When we bowled, none on the opposition got going at all – wickets shared around with most bowlers getting one but the stand-out was Keith Egerton with 3 for 4, including two in successive balls. Vee bowled quickly. Highlights were Adam Bowen’s diving caught-and-bowled, and John Surtees’ great catch at the wicket off George to get the last man out – (George’s “Hollywood” dive after a ball had already passed him for 4, was also memorable…). LSK were 68 all out – A pleasant celebratory drink at the New Inn afterwards – a good time had by all… (sadly hearing the closing stages of England losing to Scotland at Edinburgh…)- NH


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