Under 15B Indoor match against Bessborough ‘B’ on 12th Feb 2012
Yesterday the 12th of February saw our under 15 B team take on our local rivals Bessborough. I’m sure all of you are aware that Bessborough don’t mind losing to any team but MTSSC. However of late MTSSC have been victors with our A and B teams already beating them in this tournament.
The team for this match was
1. Keson Kugathasan (Capt.)
2. Dilshan Peerez
3. Krishan Patel
4. Jeykumaran Ashokkumar
5. Joshua Anantham
6. Vaheshan Ramaneswaran
Bessborough won the toss and elected to field. MTSSC opened with Krishan Patel and Dilshan Peerez. The 2 of them batted well and ran their singles. They put on a 59 run partnership before Dilshan had to retire in the 6th over for 32 runs which came off 20 balls. Krishan was then joined by Keson and they took the score to 70 before Krishan was run out for 14. Jey Kumar then joined Keson in the 8th over but was unable to play his big shots and was caught for 2 with the score on 78. Vaheshan joined Keson in the 9th over and the 2 of them took us to our final score of 90 for the loss of 2 wickets in the 10 overs. Keson played well and ended up unbeaten on 16 off 16 balls. Vaheshan remaining unbeaten on 4. We batted with purpose and took our singles well. All in all we ran 12 singles. It must be said that the Bessborough fielding wasn’t brilliant and did lack purpose. They also helped our cause by conceding 22 extras. There were 15 wides and 3 no balls which amounted to 3 extra overs.
When Bessborough came in to bat it was an all Patel combination of Aman and Kunal. We opened the bowling with Dilshan and we had our first wicket in the very first over. Aman was caught by Keson off Dilshan to leave Bessborough 1 down for 3 runs at the end of the first over. Even though all our bowlers bowled well, Joshua was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets for 22 runs in his 2 over spell. It turned out to be a Joshua and Dilshan combination as all of Joshua’s wickets were as a result of catches by Dilshan. Bessborough were clearly struggled with Joshua’s loop. Only Kunal Patel 19 and Dhillon Popat 17 reached double figures. The Bessborough wickets fell at regular intervals before they were all out for 62 in the 9th over. Vaheshan was the other bowler to take a wicket with Abbiram the last man out for 9, run out by Dilshan.
So all in all a pleasing performance by our boys and yet another victory against Bessborough. This time by 28 runs which is quite a margin in a 10 over indoor league match. We need to keep this momentum going and step up a gear for our final under 15 B game against Harrow St Mary’s which is 2 weeks away on the 26th of February.
Thanks to Nathan for umpiring the match and also to all the parents who came to see and cheer our boys. Once again the presence of Kishan Patel and Ashwin Muttiah from our A team who came to support the B team and also help them with their warm up showed the great team spirit within the under 15 age group.