Updates of Friends Cricket Club “Friendship Trophy 2019”
Rav Roy’s 41 of 41powered Maersk C.C. to a 2 runs breathtaking victory against Rangers C.C. in a league match of the Friendship Trophy 2019, played at the Asahi Glass Cricket Ground Taloja, Navi Mumbai on 14th April. In defence of Maersk C.C. 124 for 9, which had only been made respectable by Ravi Roy’s 41 off 41 balls, Kalappa produced one of the great FCC bowling performances. He claimed 3 for 11, consistently rushing batsmen with his deceptive pace.
After the toss, Rangers lost their in-form openers inside the first seven overs, and although several batsmen got starts, no one could push beyond 30. Vipin and Kalappa continued to take wickets, and the required rate ballooned. When Shakir Sheikh fell towards the end of the 18th over, with 30 to get off 27 balls and only three wickets left, the match was effectively sealed. They lost two of their batsman in the 7th over and they also lost two wickets in the last over of the inning.
Kalappa KP of Maersk C.C. won the ‘Man-of-the-Match’ title. Kalappa finished with figures of 3 for 11 in his four overs. Although Kalappa was easily the Maersks’ best bowler, the attack actually put in an excellent performance between them. Vipin claimed 2 for 14 from his four overs and Rahul took 1 for 25 from his three overs.
Earlier that day, Captain Hiren Lakhmani’s solid 51 off 42 powered FCC Smashers to a 6 run victory against Mulund Knockers in a league match of same tournament. FCC won the toss and decided to bat first, FCC had made just 132 for all out in 20 overs. Gaurav was the best pick of the Mulund. In reply, Mulund were at 126 for 9 after 20th over. FCC Smashers won the match by 6 runs because of Hiren’s performance. He also won the ‘Man of the Match’ title.
Maersk C.C. vs Rangers C.C.
Best Batting Figures from Maersk – Ravi Roy (41)
Best Batting Figures from Rangers – Shakir Sheikh (30)
Best Bowling Figures from Maersk – Kalappa 3-11 and Vipin 2-14
Best Bowling Figures from Rangers- Rupesh 3-27
FCC Smashers vs Mulund Knockers
Best Batting Figures from FCC – Hiren Lakhmani (51 off 42)
Best Batting Figures from Mulund – Tauseef Khan (33)
Best Bowling Figures from FCC – Ranjeet 4-26 and Ajay 2-21
Best Bowling Figures from Mulund- Gaurav 4-29