Thirds Beat Hurstpierpoint!
New third team skipper, Faisal Khan got off to a wonderful start this afternoon as his team managed to stave off a robust Hurst response. Micheal English got the Nomads flying with 21 off 23 balls. Then Adam Rowland 39 off 39 balls and Faisal 20 off 35 balls saw the team through to 116 off the 20 overs.
In response Hurst only lost 3 wickets in the chase however first up Ziggy only gave away 16 runs in his four overs. Then Baalaaj, with a very miserly spell, conceded just 6 runs from four overs.
Hurst came up 14 runs short!
Our Threes have now moved into round 2 of the Sussex T20 Trophy and can look forward to another T20 game later in the season.
Turned up at spen cama today and it was as glorious as it could be, sun shining, the ground and the wicket looking lush.
With the match due to start at 14:00 I had requested the players to meet at 12:45 so we count have a good warm up and a little net session.
Hurstpierpoint turn up at 1330 and were raring to go. Met they skipper and strolled out to the wicket for the toss. Unfortunately, the toss went their way and their skipper Elected to field first.
Micheal English and felix ventor went out to open the batting. Felex got out in the second over, in goes baalaaj with an aggressive mind set and starting of hitting from word go, he hit 3 boundaries very quicker and then chipped one to mid off. Radnor Najiyah went in at 4 and had a good little partnership with Micheal English. Unfortunately, 10th and 11th over saw them both departing trying to push the run rate.
Adam Rowland went in at 5 and faisal Khan at 6. Being 40 off for 4 after 11 it had to be a hard grind. Me and Adam slowly built a base again and made a partnership to see us finish off the 20 overs with 116/4.
We came out to the field with a hunger and passion to win the game. Ombaashi and ziggy bowled with a lot of fire and were quite hostile. Ombashi picket a wicket in his 2nd over. First change saw Adam Ibrahim replace ziggy and danyal asad replace ombashi. Hurstpierpoint who initially needed 5.6 per over to win now needed over 7.5 an over to win. Baalaaj then replaced danyal who was fairly expensive after his two overs. Baalaaj hit the breaks for the opposition as he went for only 6 runs in his 4 overs. Hurstpierpoint in the end needed 37 runs in the last 4 overs cane short and lost by 15 runs. Felix ventor also bowled really well in the depth also picking up a wicket