Afghanistan - T20 Asian Blaze v Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Academy XI on Thu 09 Jun 2016 at 17.30
Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Won by 9 runs

Match report After a mystifying number of date and ground changes, Afghanistan eventually agreed to play at the Hainault and Clayhall ground at Redbridge. Batting first, Wanstead suffered the unaccustomed shock of losing Tom and Feroze to the 4th and 5th balls of the first over, courtesy of Sameen, an ex-Wanstead player himself. However, an excellent recovery followed with Hassan (25), Bilal (21), Ishmail (45) and Adam (37) taking Wanstead to 139 for 4. Afghanistan bowled well but in dropping Adam in the last few overs, may have sealed their fate.

The Afghan team raced to 45 off the first 4 overs and were understandably optimistic (and quite vocal) about the outcome. However, wickets now began to fall, first to Jayden then Finlay, Jansher and Nabeel. The team set an example in the field they may be pushed to equal, taking 4 steepling catches in the deep (Feroze 3, Jayden 1) and a hard pull to Hassan that was well taken below his knees. Needing 12 off the last over with 9 wickets down, they managed only 2, giving Wanstead a 9 run win.

This was a hard contest against an unbeaten side and the Wanstead players showed true strength of purpose and character. Led by Hassan, they demonstrated a level of self-belief that will stand them well in the season ahead. This was a match that was effectively won in the field as dropping any of the seven catches that were taken could very easily have left the opposition an opportunity to steal the game. Very, very well done!

Full match analysis will follow once I reconcile the scorebooks.;p

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Academy XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 7w  
for 4 wickets

(20.0 overs)
Tom Cummins Caught  1 2 50.0
Hassan Chowdhury Caught  27 32 4 84.38 1
Feroze Khushi Lbw  0 1 4
Bilal Patel Bowled  21 29 1 72.41
Ismail Dar Not Out  36 34 2 105.88
Adam Lord Not Out  48 23 1 3 208.70
Nabeel Aziz  
Jayden Rising   1
Finlay Chesney-Brown  
Jack Lord  
Jahansher Akbar   1

Afghanistan - T20 Asian Blaze Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Afghanistan - T20 Asian Blaze Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w  
for 9 wickets
130 (20.0 overs)

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club Academy XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jack Lord4.0027127.006.75
Finlay Chesney-Brown4.0032216.008.00
Nabeel Aziz4.0025212.506.25
Jayden Rising4.0022211.005.50
Jahansher Akbar4.0024212.006.00

  • Umpire :
    Trevor Hebden
  • Scorer :