Södermalm First XI took on a combined DIF/SCC old boys in a T25 down at the J, skarpnäck cricket plan last saturday 17/9/2022.
Södermalms Captain Danne Jordansson won the toss! and with clouds building up he elected to bat! it was obvious we were playing under English condition. PDP and smithy opened the innings for Söder, however after a huge defensive campaign to take the shine off the ball, both openers were dismissed within 3 over! in came Jordansson and Big blue, quite vigourously noted on the day they were partially representing MacArthur Cricket club from Sydney, unbeknownst to the cricketing public at the ground that the Macarthur CC had been defuct. for 20 years…….
The pair manage to take the total from 2/13 to 3/82 at 10.1 even batting thru the rain, this steady the ship and allow the remaining batter come out swing! Stalker went cheaper however Murf, Condy and Kingsley closed out the innings smashing boundaries and moving the total to a Södermalm highest T25 score 6/199
Setting a target of 200 for the visitors, play resumed after a 15 minute down pour. there was some talk of finishing the second innings at the Pub but the old boys were having none of that talk from skipper Jordansson.
The old boys started strong with Tiwari and Anand starting strong, Big blue and Condy were get hammered all over the park, so a changed was called upon. New recruit Will e boy came in and broke the partnership with a great catch by PDP on the boundary. next over J:sson dismissed Tiwari with an absolut garbage balls which should have been hit for 12. but alas the tactic work and the visitors had slipped from 0/48 to 4/72. the bowling changed took 4/23 of 4.2. 2 wickets each!
then on came Smithy the Destroyer. looking to get a triple wicket maiden first time not only in the clubs history but smithys life as well, however 2 of the wicket were unfortunately called no balls so hi finished his second over 1/2, byt a break thru none the less.
Highlights of the day was bug blue trying to take a catch running in from the boundary in the wet only to fall slipping on his arse and letting the ball bounce once for 4. Another missed opportunity was J. murphy missing a stumping and dropping the 12 year old, ring in, Vijay singh, off his first ball! Vijay was forced to retired by Capt. Cribbin for defending to well and not being able to get out.
Highlights of the day was bug blue trying to take a catch running in from the boundary in the wet only to fall slipping on his arse and letting the ball bounce once for 4. Another missed opportunity was J. Murphy missing a stumping and dropping the 12 year old, ring in, Vijay singh, off his first ball! Vijay was forced to retired by capt Cribbing for defending to well and not being able to get out.
The hong Kong born Captain Cribbin and Ayyappa made a last ditch effort to smash there way to 200 in the remiaing over only to finish at 6/167.
a great day was had by both team, the weather was drissly and shit until the BBQ started. Söder put on a lushous BBQ for both team and we all join the Local weekly Peruvian national day celebrations with loud music coin tossing and beers! as the weather cleared.