During the weekend of 25th-26th May, SACC was playing matches on either side of the channel - see the Kent Weekend report.
On Saturday 25th, SAC hosted Colombes CC for a 25-over game.
After having won the toss & choosing to bat, SAC lost the key wicket of Kismat in the very first over. His opening partner, Shehzad took the responsibility of giving Standard a solid start. Hitting some gorgeous sixes, one of them landing on the pavilion roof. Batting at No.3 & playing his debut game for Standard, Chris McCarthy made a great impression with his water-tight defence.
In the search for quick runs, Shehzad holed out at mid-on for 43 runs, with 15 overs still remaining in the innings. A mini middle-order collapse saw Salman walking in at No.6. He kept the scoreboard ticking, accelerating at the end with some solid hits to the boundary for a well-made 50. SAC finished at 157/8 after their allocated 25 overs.
SAC went back into the field with a bowling arsenal comprised of Gurdev Singh, Kismat, Haq, Jyothy, and Pushpendra, who was playing his first game for the SACC.
Gurdev brought SAC right back in the contest with 4 wickets in his opening burst. Pushpendra got his first wicket for the SAC in his 2nd spell with a beautifully bowled yorker showing signs of his potential to be a useful bowler in the death overs for SAC. Colombes CC were found reeling at 50 for 5.
After which, the opposition Captain along with their No.6 started a counterattack, taking their run-rate well above 7 in the process. Their quickfire partnership of 50 runs for the 6th wicket followed by another 50 runs for the 7th wicket decisively took the game away from SAC, as Colombes comfortably reached their target within 20 overs; winning the game by 4 wickets
We were using makeshift scoresheets (see attached photos)
Here's the full summary for SAC
SAC Batting scroredcard : (Out unless marked otherwise)
Shehzad 43 (30)
Kismat 5 (5)
Chris 7 (29)
Jyothy 2 (9)
Salman 50 (27)
Nisseem 27 (21)
Gurdev 0 (6)
Gaurav 0 (1)
Pushpendra 0* (0)