Welcome to Khan, who played his first match with the 4s v Sunbury on Saturday, 06 June.
After the glorious sunshine last week, the light rain and grey skies were a marked contrast in our match v Sunbury. Sunbury won the toss and put us into bat. were our top scorers.
After (an obviously inspiring) tea Simon immediately struck with his opening ball, short and rising, forcing the batsman to glove a legside catch to the wicket keeper. Sunbury then dug in, until Alexis pulled out a vicious offcutter in his fourth over to claim the second Sunbury wicket. Two overs later Simon claimed his second wicket with Khan having to judge the catch carefully. Unfortunately we were not able to take any more wickets, and disappointing was a declined appeal for caught behind off Abdul's bowling. Sunbury were able to pass our total after 27 overs losing 3 wickets in the process, giving them 13 points for winning by 7 wickets.
After a promising start with Piers and Khan starting to look comfortable with their opening bowlers, our dreaded LBW bogey struck Piers again. Four overs later Quinton was unlucky to be bowled after the ball struck his back foot pad before hitting the wicket. Khan and Muhammad managed to stablise the position and saw out the bowling attack until the 24th over. After tea our wickets then started to fall at regular intervals until we were all out for 105 runs in 41 overs. Mahammad (32), Khan (19) and Quinton (14)