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Upminster CC - Govani Maestros
Upminster CC - Hunter Hurricanes
Sun 19 May 12:00 - Upminster T20 League - Premier League Start time 12:00

Opening day victory for Maestros

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Experienced Maestros off to perfect start

Game One saw Hunter’s skipper Mark Schofield win the toss against the Govani Maetros and elect to bat first, and after the early loss of Dan Simpson he saw Stu Connor (40) and Ben Calder (16) make good progress. Connor found the boundary with regularity as the score passed 50 but he and Calder both fell and the middle order struggled against the wily bowling of Karim Govani and Glen Noller. The Hurricanes looked like they would struggle to muster a competitive total, but Max Carter-Miller (34*) and Mike Larke (18) took advantage of some tired looking fielding from the experienced Maestros line up to help take the score up to 145-7 from their 20 overs.

Many at the ground believed this would be a challenging chase for the Maestros, but Alan Ison calmed his side’s nerves by taking 22 from the first over of the innings!!! He reached the retirement mark of 50 from just 15 balls (including 3 fours and 5 sixes) but the mantle was then taken up Andrew Kennedy who drove to the extra cover boundary with frequency as the Maestros cruised towards victory. Kennedy was trapped in front by Scott Fisher for 31, but Alex Ward and Matt Malby saw the Maestros home by eight wickets with six overs to spare.

Scorecard

Upminster CC - Hunter Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat

Upminster CC - Hunter Hurricanes batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Stuart Connor
ct. N Ison, b. K Govani
40
 
Dan Simpson
b. J Simpson
7
 
Ben Calder
b. G Noller
16
 
James Ramsden
ct. M Malby, b. K Govani
1
 
Ray Calder
ct. N Ison, b. K Govani
5
 
Jordan Tigg
b. G Noller
6
 
Max Carter-Miller
Not Out
34
 
Michael Larke
b. S Hammond
18
 
Mark Schofield
Not Out
2
 
Scott Fisher
Did Not Bat
 
Ryan Brown
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
 
Total
for 7 wickets overs
145

Upminster CC - Govani Maestros bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Nicky Ison
3
0
24
0
8.0
Joe Simpson
3
0
27
1
9.0
Glen Noller
4
1
20
2
5.0
Karim Govani
4
2
5
3
1.3
Billy Wright
3
0
30
0
10.0
Stewart Hammond
3
0
24
1
8.0

Upminster CC - Govani Maestros batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alan Ison
Retired Not Out
53
15
3
5
353.3
Alfie James
ct. R Brown, b. J Tigg
10
 
Andrew Kennedy
lb. S Fisher
31
 
Alex Ward
Not Out
16
 
Matt Malby
Not Out
12
 
Nicky Ison
Did Not Bat
 
Glen Noller
Did Not Bat
 
Billy Wright
Did Not Bat
 
Karim Govani
Did Not Bat
 
Stewart Hammond
Did Not Bat
 
Joe Simpson
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
 
Total
for 2 wickets 14 overs
147

Upminster CC - Hunter Hurricanes bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Scott Fisher
3
0
42
1
14.0
Max Carter-Miller
3
0
18
0
6.0
Ryan Brown
3
0
33
0
11.0
Jordan Tigg
3
0
15
1
5.0
Michael Larke
1
0
12
0
12.0
Mark Schofield
1
0
3
0
3.0

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