Shooting Stars v Glenmore Cricket Club Glenmore Blues on Mon 06 Jun 2016 at 6pm
Glenmore Cricket Club Won By 1 wicket

Match report When Blues Captain Matt Honywood first thought of the idea of forming a 3rd weeknight team dedicated to fostering the talent of the clubs Junior players, his main goal for the team was to improve throughout the season all the while playing the Glenmore brand of positive, fun cricket.

Well, Captain Honywood & Glenmore supporters, the Monday June 6th match had all of that along with the usual mixture of bizarre umpiring, powerful hitting and two batting collapses, making the final two balls of 4, 4 from young Matthew "The Iceman" Deans for a 1 wicket victory so spectacular.

Shooting Stars won the toss and elected to field on a record 31.8 degree day at Inland Small. Captaining in Matt Honywood's absence was Blues VC Ryan Jenkinson and he duly threw the ball to crafty Jimmy Irani to open bowling, with the ever growing Jordan Honywood at the other end. After a tight first over from each bowler Jimmy stuck the initial blow by enticing a powerfully struck cover drive to Jenko at cover who showed textbook rugby technique to catch it on his chest. That wicket opened the floodgates for the Shooting Stars best period of play as first drop Raj took to hitting every ball he saw into the long grass hill, and along with opener Bilal had them cruising before retirements and vital wicket from Wasim Naqshbandi gave the Blues that little bit of rope needed to pull themselves back into the game.

And did they ever as introduction of spin at both ends from "Iceman" (Matthew Deans for those who missed his new nickname earlier) and Syed Hasan brought a flood of wickets, with "Iceman" picking up his first wicket for the club. A big LBW shout from Matthew caused the raising of the umpires finger, and then he coaxed his next two victims into skying deliveries which were caught well by PJ "Laughing Keeper" Deol and Jenko. Syed finished off the tail, first raising the umpires finger in his opening over before running out an eager non striker who had backed up way too far when his partner tried to clobber one back past Mr Hasan. Next ball Syed bowled the No.11 to finish off Shooting Stars for 120.

A few notables from the Blues performance in field were the teams stringent bowling and fielding performance in giving away only 6 extras, and only 2 dropped catches. And the writer must thank Syed Hasan for a good belly laugh as he got himself into an all mighty tangle trying take a return catch. In one motion tripping, regathering his step then falling over just as it seemed to be in his grasp. Then, to rub salt into the wound, the ball bouncingup and hitting him on his melon!

Moving onto the run chase, the Blues were off to solid start as Ryan Jenkinson and Angad Singh pushed the score to 22 without loss. That was until Jenko had a brain explosion and called young Angad through for a single that was not his call to make. In a moment the mid-on fielder threw the ball, hitting not the wickets but a piece of concrete at the base of the stumps, another error that Skipper Jenko should have had removed earlier the in match.

Needing to atone for his mistake Jenko was joined at the crease by Wasim Naqshbandi and they set about building the innings. As players who look to play aggressively, both sent anything too short or full to, or over, the boundary. Jenko brought up his retirement with one final 4 to finish on 33 not out. Jordan Honywood came and went following a very loud and strange caught behind appeal which brought a discussion between the umpires and a raised finger. Now with Syed Hasan joining Wasim in the middle both cricket veterans continued to pile on the runs while taking all the charity that Shooting Stars wayward bowling allowed. As the winning total approached closer Wasim's innings reached 30, an excellent knock. His departure from the middle brought the Father and Son Hasan partnership together and after some watchful play from young Emaad his Dad got small inside edge to the keeper, robbing hopes for a Father/Son winning runs moment. It was at that point the game to took a turn towards the dramatic.

Out strolled PJ (with his runner, Jenko), needing only 9 runs with 5 wickets in hand, the Blues were confident. PJ hit his first ball high towards square leg where the fielder almost caught it, however Jenko was ball watching before again making a bad call that would have ran out yet another teammate save for a poor throw. Emaad played straight to a good over with a couple wides thrown in there before he was done by an inswinger that knocked over his castle. Next up young Ben Deans came to the crease. Both PJ and Jenko were confident he could do the job, but the umpires had other ideas as yet another very loud and strange caught behind appeal went up, bringing yet another umpire discussion and raised finger from the umpire. Blues Captain had an honest and fair discussion with both umpires on their decision but to no avail. Ben was on his way, bringing older brother Matthew to the crease with only 5 runs remaining and 3 wickets hand. Easy right? Not quite.

PJ on strike to start the 18th over, first ball is full wide delivery and PJ's eyes light up. His intention was to smash a boundary to put this game to bed, however he could only hit it straight at point's throat and was soon strolling back to the Glenmore gazebo for 1. Out walks the older statesman of the Blues team, Jimmy Irani, and as he does so he gives the rest of side a nod of 'Don't worry lads, I've got this' and the team collectively nods back in agreement. First delivery Jimmy gets a full ball on leg stump that he likes the look of and it goes high over the midwicket fielder only for the ball to keep going higher rather then further, giving said fielder time to get underneath it, taking the catch and sending Jimmy back with no glory.

Last wicket stand and it's the Blues Dad/spectator turned player Amrit Brar out to the crease but to the non-strikers end as Jimmy and Matthew had crossed as the ball went high. Five runs still needed with 1 wicket in hand and 2.4 overs remaining, after the last few overs it is anyone's game. The Blues need a hero. Cometh the hour, cometh the man. Wait a second...cometh the 'Iceman'!

Matthew 'Iceman' Deans first ball is a half volley that he smashes straight over the bowler's head, two bounces and over the rope for 4 runs. What a shot from the young fella, meaning we require one run to win. Next up is another half volley this time slightly wider and Matthew drives over cover and it's another 4! You little beauty 'Iceman'! The Blues players charged onto the field to carry off their hero and celebrate famous victory.

Once again a big congrats to all the Blues players and spectators for what was such an excellent, memorable victory.

Shooting Stars Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 5w  
for 10 wickets
120 (15.2 overs)
Bilal Retired Not Out  35
Minan ct  Jenkinson, Bowled Irani 1
Raj Retired Not Out  30
Tanuir b  Naqshbandi 28
SP lbw  M. Deans 0
Nunib lbw  S. Hasan 10
Youqras ct  PJ, Bowled M.Deans 0
Mehmood Not Out  4
Shahid ct  Jenkinson, Bowled M.Deans 9
Naeem run out  S Hasan 0
Rafaqat b  S Hasan 0

Glenmore Cricket Club Glenmore Blues Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jim Irani4.0019119.004.75
Jordan Honywood2.003400.0017.00
Wasim Naqshbandi2.0025125.0012.50
Matthew Deans3.0030310.0010.00
Sajid Hasan2.20924.503.86

Glenmore Cricket Club Glenmore Blues Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 20w  
for 9 wickets
Ryan Jenkinson Retired Not Out  33 18 3 2 183.33 2
Angad Singh Run out  9 16 1 56.25
Wasim Naqshbandi Retired Not Out  30 26 4 115.38 1
Jordan Honywood Caught  0 1 0
Sajid Hasan Caught  22 21 5 104.76 1
Emaad Hasan Bowled  0 10 0
Paramjeet Deol Caught  1 3 33.33
Ben Deans Caught  0 1 0
Matthew Deans Not Out  8 2 2 400
Jim Irani Caught  0 1 0
A.N. Other Not Out  0

Shooting Stars Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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    Blades XI
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