Kanga League always tests our patience as we all cricket lovers as well as participating players across so many divisions wait eagerly for the season to begin in a rain-laden environment. As the history has been, playing in Kanga is like a training ground for professional cricketers. Everything right from uneven & wet wickets, to difficult grassgrowned grounds to scoring runs which is very very difficult to learning the virtues of patience, technique and perseverance is learned as well as tested in this red ball tournament.
Though most of the matches were abandoned or did not obtain a result on 15th of August, there were a few matches which were conducted. In the match between Pandurangwadi CC and John Bright CC at the Sydenham College Ground at Oval Maidan, Pandurangwadi CC were put to bat first getting all out for mere 68 runs in 31.4 overs.
That one bowler who stood out in the opening match of the season was medium pacer Moondeep Mangela. Moondeep who is a part of the Mangela Brothers Trio has cricketing blood running through his veins with his other two brothers Shrideep and Sandeep also being professional cricketers. Moondeep came up with an exhibition spell of 5/21 in 13 overs providing breakthroughs at regular intervals. It was this hostile spell by the medium pacer which cleaned up Pandurangwadi CC for just 68 runs.
The match could not obtain any results with John Bright Club batting for just 11 overs at the end of the game’s play. However it was a strong start by John Bright CC’s bowler Moondeep as he will be a bowler to watchout for in the upcoming matches.