ChapmanBDSP Cricket Team produce a brave fight against the LSE

On a very sunny May afternoon, we fielded a team against the LSE.

The venue, LSE’s sports ground in New Malden, is a very well kept wicket, kudos to the groundsmen.

LSE batted first against a solid performance from CBDSP in the field, restraining them to 206 runs on a 250-par batting track.

Not a bad effort considering we have never played as a team before, many haven’t played in years and one was a total novice!

Everyone fielded convincingly, with notable contributions from :

  • Rachit, taking 4 wickets and 2 catches. Gets my vote for CBDSP man of the match.
  • Kartikeya, for outstanding wicket weeping, including a diving catch worthy of IPL standards, a stumping and only one ‘bye’.
  • Gurprith, opening the bowling and taking two wickets during his spell, one of which was key, nipping a potentially massive scorer in the bud. Most economical of the CBDSP bowlers.
  • Sanjay, taking another key wicket, one of Rachit’s catches, with a tidy spell.
  • Nick, never having played cricket before, stepped all the way up to the challenge, taking a catch and stopping everything sent his way.
  • Duncan, Nitharshan and Karl also bowled well.

With a decent total to chase, CBDSP set about the task with an admirable start, and continued by exceeding the required run rate for our 19 overs. Unfortunately CBDSP ran out of wickets.

Lack of practice got the better of the CBDSP batsmen, all out for a respectable 93.

Notable batting contributions from :

  • Sanjay, opening the batting, scoring 24.
  • Kartikeya, top scoring with 26.
  • Duncan, with a few well struck boundaries.
  • Neil, demonstrating batting prowess and flare.

Although not the desired result, we can be proud of our performance against a stronger team.

A very enjoyable and well spirited game which is hopefully the birth of our company cricket team.

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