vs Blanc Mesnil Warriors 16th April 2016
Match 2 of the season and Thoiry locked horns with the Blanc Mesnil Warriors Cricket Club. Bowling first, CTCC put in another all round effort on the field. The bowling attack was lead by Pragash. Guy Leslie, making his debut for the club bowled terrific lines with his Steve Harmison-ish action and grabbed 3 wickets. Another debutant who rose to the occasion. Coming in at first and second change respectively, Dilip and Tabreez bowled in a great partnership giving away just 38 runs in the 14 overs between them while picking up 2 wickets. John Hardy and Siva followed up the good work with some tight bowling grabbing 3 wickets. With accurate fielding and catching, Thoiry held on to 6 fine catches and affected a run out. Pragash, returning with a second spell at the death was rewarded with two wickets for his accurate bowling. The opponents were bundled out 165 runs.
Thoiry opened their batting with Jonathan and Manoj who gave a quick solid start. But wickets kept tumbling on both until Hammad and Pragash got together and steered the innings to safety. Once again, Hammad’s innings was watchful and risk free. The rotation of the strike was one of the standout features in their partnership. They took the score from 72/4 in 16.5 overs to 125/4 in 30.2 overs when Hammad was dismissed. Thoiry still needed 41 off 4.4 overs, a steep ask for any new batsman at the crease. But Siva took it upon himself and blasted 4 sixes on his way to a 15 ball 35 to seal Thoiry’s second straight win of the season in style. An all round performance once again.
Toss : Thoiry – Bowling
Man of the Match: Siva
Champagne Moment: Siva’s 4 sixes