MATCH 18 Nomads CC v Montenotte Thursday May12th at Highgate CC Shepherd's Cot London N8 8JJ, 2.00pm
John Olufawo drives on his way to a century
Result: Nomads won by 10 wickets with 8 overs remaining
Toss: Montenotte CC
Umpires: Seve Fox & J Noonan
Scorer: Beryl Casale & Steve Brewer
Debut(s):Nawaz Kadir,Kilbrith Rameez,Paul Crego.
MONTENOTTE CC Innings
C Fletcher not out 124
S Plum bowled Rameez 33
P Furness+ bowled Sebanja 14
A Newton* bowled Ssebanja 5
A Hardev Singh bowled Soames 0
N Shah bowled Soames 0
T Whyte bowled Ssebanja 3
B Watley not out 1
Extras (b20,lb9,w1,nb2) 32
TOTAL (6 wkts dec,53 overs) 212
Dnb:E Hopkinson,C Meyers,P Alford.
Bowling-Ssebanja 15 5 36 3,Rehman 12 2 27 0,Rameez 12 2 37 1,Olufawo 6 0 24 0,Crego 5 0 39 0,Soames 3 0 20 2.
NOMADS CC Innings
M Blake not out 73
J Olufawo not out 130
Extras (b2,lb6,w0,nb3) 11
TOTAL (0 wickets,34 overs) 214 with 8 overs to go
Dnb:D Ramjag,J Thornton,J Ssebanja,Z Rehman,G Soames,ME Blumberg*,N Kadar+,K Rameez,P Crego.
Bowling-Hopkinson 10 1 56 0,Whyte 6 0 35 0,Shah 7 0 34 0,Whateley 3 0 19 0,Alford 4 0 25 0,Meyers 2 0 32 0,Newton 1 0 1 0,Hardew Singh 1 0 4 0.
Openers coast to 10 wicket win
Andy Newton, Montenotte skipper, won the toss and elected to bat on a damp pitch. After 20 overs Montenotte's openers had reached 52 helped by our 'volunteer' wicket keeper.'Killer' Rameez replaced Ssebanja and bowled Plum who had looked to be in fine form stroking six 4s through the covers,58-1 in the 23rd over. Furness nudged as Fletcher slowly came out of his shell punishing Rameez's late overs, benefiting from some over throws and continued to open up off Olufawo and Paul Crego's loose balls.
The reintroduction of Ssbanja brought success as both Furness and Newton were bowled,159-3 off 44 overs and although Fletcher continued to score freely Gerard soames removed both Singh and Shah for ducks. Ssbanja had his third wicket when he bowled White for 3 in the 51st over. white hing around with Fletcher to add another 20 runs of which 8 were byes befor the declaration came at 212 off 53 overs. Nomads had bowled their overs at 19 per hour.
After an excellent tea Mike Blake and John Olufawo chased the target with some ease.Olufawo finished on 130 not out.Blake may have reached a century as well had he not appeared to go to sleep at the crease while on 45 for a very long time.
Montenotte's bowling was very poor. In the past they have been much stronger with some good contests resulting. Indeed the record shows four wins for both clubs.
Members of both clubs imbibed late into the evening some enjoying a Thai dinner as well.
2015 September Nomads won by 8 wickets
2015 May Cancelled Rain
2014 September Nomads won by 5 wickets
2014 May Montenotte won by 3 wickets
2013 September Match Drawn
2013 May Nomads won by 86 runs
2012 September Montenotte won by 5 wickets
2012 May Montenotte won by 6 wickets
2011 September Match Drawn
2011 May Match Drawn
2010 May Montenotte won by 2 wickets
Posted on 22/01/2016
by Michael Blumberg