League Match vs Daman Cricket Club, Sat 8th September 2018, London Fields

The League Decider - Utz! Utz! Utz!

London Fields (90-1) beat Daman (89) by 9 wickets

by Chris Rice

We met up knowing that victory would crown us league champions, defeat would leave us dependent upon the results of other games.

The toss was won by LFCC and Daman were inserted. Ball regularly beat the bat and a catch went down off Phil Clark, dislocating his finger. He carried on manfully and bowled a fantastic spell with Upendra at the other end chipping away wickets.

Little did Daman know that Troy Utz was waiting in the wings, his taster over bowled whilst Phil was off proved useful as a yorker/full toss was spooned to James at Mid On. However in the blink of an eye Utz had 5 wickets to his name and were taking 20 over drinks with 8 batsmen back in the shed. First ball after drinks, however, Troy suddenly had a 6fer as a good delivery was clipped nicely off the pads only to find yours truly at Square Leg diving to my left. The end was soon nigh and Daman had set a score of 89 to beat in 40 Overs.

The run chase started as poorly as one could have not hoped for from an LFCC perspective, as Alex Turner was run out without facing. But then the next 10 overs VJ dispatched all bowlers to all parts as a rapid 60* and Robin's 20* saw LFCC home with 9 wickets and 29 overs to spare.

Daman Cricket Club Batting

89 all out in 22 overs

London Fields Bowling

1Phil Clark8140140.00
2Upendra Singh Gusain6220210.00
3Troy Utz64861.33
4Vijay Shah20130-

London Fields Batting

 NameScoringHow OutBowlerRuns
1Robin Friend NotOut20
2Alex Turner RunOut0
3Vijay Shah NotOut60
4James GingallDidNotBat-
5Chris RiceDidNotBat-
6Tom HughesDidNotBat-
7Alec McCrindleDidNotBat-
8Rupert EkblomDidNotBat-
9Troy UtzDidNotBat-
10Upendra Singh GusainDidNotBat-
11Phil ClarkDidNotBat-
    Total 89 for 1

Daman Cricket Club Bowling

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