Stokey win VPL opener

Tuesday 1 May 2012:  Old Fallopians - 100 for 5 vs SNCC - 102 for 1.  Won by seven wickets (VPL).

Stoke Newington put the Fallopians in and with Williams and particularly Walsh, off his short run up, bowling with real aggression and pace.  After 4 overs Falllopians could only muster 12 runs with Walsh picking up the wicket of Ellis with the score on 4.  Lanoe opened up a bit and once the opening bowlers were taken off the runs came more easily.  Most through wides and no balls.  Askwith was bowled by a beauty by Waheed Ullah in his first over with the score on 69.  This brought in Barras.  These two kept the scoreboard ticking over before the return of Walsh and Williams.  Lanoe was bowled by Walsh and, as the pressure to score mounted, there were two run outs.

Stoke Newington started on a flier! The first over going for 14, the next 9. the third 8 and the 4th 15, meaning that after four overs the score was 48 - nearly half-way there!  Ali picked singles and rotated the strike for Andre Samuel who was taking the bowling apart.  The first wicket went on 77. Williams came in and Samuel eventually retired on 50.  Waheed Ullah coming in with only 10 to get.

A comfortable win by seven wickets.