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Upminster CC - Kushoom Bugh Tigers
Upminster CC - Apple Finance Firebirds
Sun 19 May 15:00 - Upminster T20 League - Premier League Start time 15:00

Thriller goes to final ball

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Opening day victory for Tigers

Game Two went right down to the wire. Apple Finance Firebirds skipper John Curtis won the toss and decided to have a bat. Mike Rath looked in imperious form for the Birds as he reached 40 before being sent packing by the impressive Jamie O’Dell. Sam Twine, one of many youngsters picked by Curtis at the Draft Night, worked the ball around well, although he and the other batsmen struggled against the slow right arm bowling of Kevin Roome. Terry Wyatt combined with Twine and they looked like taking their side to a large total before Tom Hilson produced a spectacular catch to remove Wyatt off the bowling of Connor Whetstone. Twine went on to finish on an unbeaten 36 but with Russ Savidge executing his skills well in the final overs, the Birds were restricted to 136-5.

O’Dell and Harry Jenkins picked up early boundaries as the Kushoom Bugh based outfit began their chase, but youngsters Twine and Ollie Woods sent them both back to put the game in the balance. Hilson looked in good touch before falling to Aalok Latey and Luke Williams accounted for Julian Whetstone as the Birds fought back and put the pressure back on the Tigers. Williams also picked up Sean Richardson, and with 24 needed from the last two overs and then 17 from the last it looked like Curtis would end the day a happy man. Connor Whetstone had other ideas though as he went after Twine’s final over, and with the Firebirds inexperienced line up struggling to keep their nerve in the field the Tigers ended up needing one run from the final ball. Will Frost worked the concluding delivery to the point boundary for four to give the Tigers victory in one of the best contests in the Whack’s four year history.

Scorecard

Upminster CC - Apple Finance Firebirds won the toss and elected to bat

Upminster CC - Apple Finance Firebirds batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Luke Williams
b. M D'cruz
6
1
 
Michael Rath
b. J O'Dell
40
5
1
 
Nathan Brown
b. J O'Dell
3
 
Samuel Twine
Not Out
36
1
 
Terry Wyatt
ct. T Hilson, b. C Whetstone
27
3
1
 
Rob O'Brien
b. R Savidge
3
 
John Curtis
Not Out
8
 
Ellis Pickering
Did Not Bat
 
Oliver Woods
Did Not Bat
 
Aalok Latey
Did Not Bat
 
Don Triggs
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
2w, 9b, 2lb
13
Total
for 5 wickets 20 overs
136

Upminster CC - Kushoom Bugh Tigers bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Julian Whetstone
3
0
20
0
6.7
Mark D'cruz
2
0
8
1
4.0
Jamie O'Dell
4
0
28
2
7.0
Kevin Roome
4
0
21
0
5.3
Will Frost
2
0
14
0
7.0
Connor Whetstone
3
0
22
1
7.3
Russell Savidge
2
0
12
1
6.0

Upminster CC - Kushoom Bugh Tigers batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Harry Jenkins
ct. L Williams, b. S Twine
21
2
1
 
Jamie O'Dell
b. O Woods
14
3
 
Tom Hilson
st. R O'Brien, b. A Latey
27
3
 
Julian Whetstone
b. L Williams
7
1
 
Connor Whetstone
Not Out
41
5
1
 
Sean Richardson
b. L Williams
3
 
Will Frost
Not Out
8
1
 
Mark D'cruz
Did Not Bat
 
Paul Middlemiss
Did Not Bat
 
Russell Savidge
Did Not Bat
 
Kevin Roome
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
11w, 1b, 3lb, 4nb
19
Total
for 5 wickets 20 overs
140

Upminster CC - Apple Finance Firebirds bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ellis Pickering
4
0
26
0
6.5
Oliver Woods
4
0
18
1
4.5
Don Triggs
1
0
10
0
10.0
Samuel Twine
3
0
35
1
11.7
Aalok Latey
4
0
22
1
5.5
Luke Williams
4
0
25
2
6.3

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# Team Pts
1. Upminster CC - Govani Maestros 4
2. Upminster CC - Kushoom Bugh Tigers 4
3. Upminster CC - Apple Finance Firebirds 2
4. Upminster CC - Hunter Hurricanes 2
5. Upminster CC - Root 66'ers 0

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