Continental returned to its winning ways by beating Falcons CC by 55 runs. Winning the toss, Continental chose to bat first. Dhruv started off well and made a composed 52. Rezwan returning for his first game of this season put in a power packed 28 and was unlucky to get out. There after, CCC kept losing wickets to end up with 158 all out in 37 overs.
With the ball, the contest was over before it even began. Sumit, also playing his first game of this season, picked up 4 wickets within his first 4 overs and left Falcons CC with no chance. Thereafter, other bowlers kept nipping away and Sumit came back to claim his well deserved five-for.
Overall, a good win and most importantly, everyone got a chance to sharpen their skills in different areas.
Next game is against Friends CC at Fair Oaks East on Sunday.
Continental - 158 all out in 37 overs (Dhruv - 52)
Falcons - 103 all out in 25 overs (Sumit - 5/27)
Full Scorecard here
Continental lost its first (and hopefully only) game of the year this Sunday against Stallions CC. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first under blue skies, CCC found itself in a deep hole at 32/8 in no time. It was a combination of good bowling from Stallions CC and some lapses in application and concentration that costed Continental dearly. Thereafter, Krishna and Devansh showed admirable application and fought hard to get CCC to 97 before being bowled out.
With the ball, CCC started off slightly erratically and with not much runs on the board, the task became extremely difficult. But Karandeep bowled a consistent spell and Devansh came back with a hostile spell to keep us in the game. His bowling figures don't do justice to the quality of his effort. Krishna, at the other end, bowled with a lot of heart and fire to keep Continental in the game right until the very end.
Any defeat is always painful but the fact that this unit kept fighting right until the last run was scored was a big plus. With such hunger, this defeat will only act as a catalyst to better performances going forward.
Scores: Continental - 97 all out in 28.3 overs (Devansh - 25) Stallions - 99/7 in 24 overs (Naveen Bethi - 47, Karandeep - 3/32) Full Scorecard here
Continental posted a convincing win over International Cavaliers 1 at Bryn Mawr West today. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Continental piled on the runs to make 281/9 in 40 overs. Dhruv started off the proceedings with a massive hit for 6 striaght over the bowlers head. We lost a few wickets in between but the scoring rate never dipped below 7 RPO. Krishna and Aditya played very important roles to ensure CCC delivered the knockout punch to IC-1. Krishna was very elegant and played brilliant cricketing shots to toy with the bowling and reached 64. Aditya played a breezy innings with some big hitting and good running between the wickets to make 52* in just 38 balls with 2 huge sixers.
With the ball it was carnage right from the beginning and International Cavaliers 1 stood no chance whatsoever. Bowling with the new ball, Karandeep ripped through their heart with a 5/15 ably supported by an excellent spell from Ankit. In the end, Continental won the game by a whooping 225 runs.
We play Stallions at Bryn Mawr West with a chance to consolidate our position at #1 next Sunday.
Summary: Continental - 281/9 in 40 overs (Dhruv - 54, Krishna - 64, Aditya - 52*)
International Cavaliers 1 - 56/9 (all out) in 21.3 overs (Karandeep - 5/15)
Continental posted a hard earned but ultimately comprehensive win over Windies CC. After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Continental lost the openers quickly. But Prashanth batting exceedingly well and put together a partnership with Srikrishnan in tough batting conditions where the ball stayed low and shot through quickly at times. Thereafter we kept losing quick wickets but the turning point in the innings was when Sandeep Dhull came in to bat and effortlessly changed the momentum of the game by smacking a giant six. He batted brilliantly until he was out for 32. Karandeep played a breezy 15* to ensure Continental posted a par score for the conditions. With the ball, there couldn't have been a better start. Devansh bowled with pace to break the bails off the first ball of the innings and bowled a really quick and brilliant spell of 5 overs to take 2/12. Ankit bowled brilliantly to keep control over the innings and never let Windies take off and Krishna gave nothing away (bowled 4 out of 8 overs as maidens) and finished off Windies.
Continental 159 all out in 36.2 overs (Srikrishnan - 38, Prashanth - 32, Sandeep D - 32)
Windies 93 all out in 35.3 overs (Krishna - 2/10, Devansh - 2./12)
Detailed Scorecard here
Player of the Week
Sandeep Dhull - 32 quick fire runs in difficult batting conditions