Match Report Taverners vs Bengal Tigers
Once again the skipper let us down – and lost the toss. However, it is unlikely that this made much of a difference.
Mercifully, there are no stats available at the time of writing but the game went roughly as follows…
Bengal Tigers scored 160-170 – Taverners did not.
In our defence, perhaps the opposition should not be a “B” division team – but then again, perhaps we shouldn’t either 😉
Batting first the Bengal tigers scored 162 runs
Taverner’s bowling was as follows.
Sid 4 overs 27 runs 2 wickets
Anil 4 overs 41 runs 1 wicket
Chomo 3 overs 28 runs
David 4 overs 41 runs
Nigel 3 overs 35 runs 1 wicket
Taverner’s batting was as follows.
1st pair, Sid(19) and Chris(14) scored 33 runs
2nd pair, Chomo(4) and Anil(37) scored 41 runs
3rd pair, David(8) and Nigel (0) scored 10 runs
Extras 21 runs
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Game report from today….we lost the toss..we bowled, they scored 135ish..Mr Emery was great behind the stumps..we bowled ok , not many extras.,no dropped catches .but they hit the ball a lot
Batting next 42 from Ali and Chris, Anil and Chomo scored afew too..last pair David and Nigel did ok but only needed 20 from the last over..but wicket..wicket ..miss..wicket and the game was done..
Off to the Cambridge.Highlights .crap beer ordered by Anil, Chomo buying a round with no money and we watched the football on the tv
My version of the game report.
Taverners members arrived in force with great expectations of winning the trophy again this year. The umpire approached Chomo to take the toss. Chomo stating that he was not ready as he needed to check the pitch for moisture, wind and ensure that his team had a proper warm-up session. Team lists were exchanged and the toss was taken. As usual, Chomo lost the toss and blamed it on the coin provided by the umpire.
The opposition winning the toss, decided to bat to take advantage of the moisture in the pitch. The first pair started out slowly with some steady bowling from Anil, and Imdad. The runs flowed freely when David, Chomo and Nigel bowled. The first pair ended up scoring 54 runs including 6 extras.
The next pair were held to a respectable 37 runs including 4 extras. The score at this time was 91 runs. Nigel was asked by the umpire at this time to take a rest from bowling as he was at 2 overs for 29 runs.
The last pair scored 44 runs no extras were allowed. Age must be catching up with the Taverners members as several (4) not so well stuck balls went through the fielder’s feet for 4. Chris, I may add, was swift behind the stumps given his maturity. His leg-side collection was impressive.
Taverners were now set a score of 136 to win.
Taverners innings started slowly with Chris and Imdad. The bowling was not stiff, but Chris being a little out of form, had a bit of difficulty scoring. Imdad tired from his recent travels found batting a little tiresome. The pair scored 42 including 8 extras.
The second paid of Chomo and Anil had could be overheard calculating the required runs for the pair. Chomo facing, started slowly. The bowling here was a little stiff and the batsmen found it difficult to find the side walls. The paid scored 41 runs including 10 extras.
The last pair of Nigel and and David (the running pair) started requiring 53 runs to win. Not impossible 10 years ago. David took charge of the batting as Nigel found it a little hard to negotiate some soft bowling. The pair scored 32 runs including 2 extras.
Taverners retired to something they know best, gathering for a pint at a local establishment for friendly bantering and jocularity.
Anil 4-1-26 12
Imdad 4-1-36 22
David 4-2-34 24
Chomo 4-0-32 19
Nigel 2-0-29 6
It’s funny how a rock here and there can change the outcome of a game in a big way. Your team (Ali, Ray, Nigel and Rene) fought valiantly and was trailing after 4 ends, 3 to 1. I unfortunately we could not follow this up and our opposition pulled away to win in six ends.
Tonight Ali will lead Garvin and Andrew A at Deer Lodge at 6. A couple of points: we remain short one player (is anyone available ?) And even if you can’t play please come out and cheer them on. I will be, uh, relishing the symphony (at least there are drinks at intermission).
Thanks to all who participated. As winter cricket has gotten more scarce the idea has cropped up of adding a curling team to our activities. It sounds like we could have 2 or three who are regulars with other Taverners subbing based on availability. Nothing firm but an item to be discussed at the AGM. Karran advises that this is within the Club’s means.
Wow. That was fun. Taverners beige (Ray Martin Garvin and Rene) put in a great performance Friday evening at Assiniboine Memorial. After taking 2 to open the game it see sawed back and forth with the Taverners up 4 to 3 after 5 ends. Unfortunately your skip (yours truly ) threw a poor guard stone that as a result gave up a 3 in the sixth end. Our opposition stole a further point in 7 before running us out of rocks in the 8th end. Final score 4 to 7 against. Saturdays noon draw will be at the Deer Lodge club in St.James.
David I can play at noon but we need one more for Saturday at 6 (please step up anyone that’s interested).
The lineup for Saturday noon will be Imdad, Nigel, Rene and Ray.
As they say on the PGA tour . . . These guys are good. We played a young team from the Heather curling club who, basically could make any shot needed on request. We got the privilege of playing them because they gave up a steal of 5 at the end of last night to lose. As for us we played until they ran out of scoreboard. I would suggest to the centurion on the west coast that that is the alternate Taverners rule. This afternoon at 3 we are at Deer Lodge with Keith, David, Nigel, and Andrew A on the ice. Tonight at a venue TBA it’s Garvin, Rene, Martin and Ray.