Friday, February 22, 2008

Win against ACA Presidents XI

Mad Dogs CC finally won a game on the Argentine soil. A wonderful day to play cricket and one of the best cricketing facilities I´ve seen so far. Hurlingham Club has history that dates back to the 18th century.

Mad Dogs CC won the toss and promptly elected to bat. I went in at #3 and scored 37 (50 balls) - (3x4s, 1x6s). Got out to a sweet inswinger by this Aussie bowler Ryon Butta - who is trying to get into Argentina National team.

The outfield is immacculate - just perfect to play your natural strokes as opposed to playing ariel shots like back home in the USA. We put a total of 214/8 in 40 overs.

At the start of the ACA Presidents XI innings rain interrupted the play for about an hour or so. To our surprise, the ground dried up in just under 10 minutes and the play resumed as normal.

I bowled leg-spin and got 1 wicket (7-1-22-1), took a catch in the covers and a stumping (make-shift wicket keeping). We rounded up the ACA Presidents XI for 170 in 39 overs.

Ryon Butta was to take the match away from Mad Dogs CC. The turn of the game is attributed to Mr. Lincoln Harrison bowling a teaser to Ryon Butta who skied it to cover area where Tony Boyke took an awesome catch running backwards.

In my opinion the player who impressed me the most is Mr. Lincoln Harrison - 74 yrs old. The other 74+ old to have played cricket that I know of is Sir Ranjit Singhji (spelling?).

We had a good reception hosted by the Hurlingham Club - snacks and drinks. We came back to our hotel, had dinner at a Mexican joint nearby and went out to an Irish pub called The Kilkenny to celebrate our victory.


Yamini said...

Congratulations on your win!

Anonymous said...

picturing 'sree rama chandrudu' on a cricket pitch with all the cricket paraphernalia ..and a certain cricketer at a 'sita swayamwaram' (costume, makeup and all included) ...LOL..whoever conceived it