Played at the Matunga Gymkhana at Dadkar Maidan, it was a match between two experienced teams of C div namely Wellington CC and Regal CC where in Regal CC won the toss and rightly elected to field first which most of the teams have been doing this season.
Batting first, Wellington CC were all out for just 60runs in 22.1 overs as the entire batting line up crumbled on a bowler friendly wicket. Left-arm spinner Bharat Meher was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 5/13 in 7.1 overs while he got support from another spinner Saeed Khot who also chipped in with 3/33. Wellington fought equally hard with the ball as they restricted Regal CC to just 72/all out. Right arm off spinner Vinayak Pillai came into the limelight grabbing everyone’s notice as he kept on taking wickets. Vinayak finished his spell with excellent bowling figures of 7/33 in 8.2 overs which left everyone impressed.
In the 2nd innings, Wellington declared their innings on 85/8 in 26 overs before the end of the game’s play. This time it was Saeed Khot who came up with a 5wkt haul as he grabbed 5/23 in 9 overs. Regal CC won the match on 1st innings but it was these 3spinners who came into everyone’s radar. It was a rare match witnessed 3 five wkt hauls but it was Vinayak who was the most impressive of the lot. Cricketgraph congratulates