North East London Cricket League
News Report

Bloody Lads stun Sov and Daman sink Stoke Newington

16/07/18

Week 12 Round - up

Bloody Lads Reign Supreme in win over Royal Sovereign

 The Bloody Lads took the field against fun time foes Royal Sovereign on yet another scorcher (we’re going to have to stop commenting on it being hot soon). With the BLCC winning the toss and electing to bat, skipper Caius Pawson and Dave Nottingham took to the field. No sooner than arriving Dave Nottingham was heading back to the bench after collecting an ever-entertaining diamond duck. Caius Pawson followed quickly and so did Stan Leeson. This left James Mulvey and recent Pakistani signing Nauman Iqbal to save the BLCC.
 
Not only did these two save the BLCC, they put them in the driving seat. With the skilful hitting of Mulvey, who bought with him the largest personal following ever seen in the NELCL, and the elegant stroke play of Iqbal the pair constructed a respectable total between them. Mulvey eventually went for 61 before Iqbal made his maiden BLCC century finishing on 107. Helpful runs from Tom Clarke and Rumman Syed meant that the BLCC finished on 259-7. A difficult afternoon for the Royal Sov bowlers but there wasn’t much they could do in the face of the sheer class shown by Mulvey and Iqbal.
 
After the break it was more dominance from the BLCC this time with the ball. Uncharacteristically, Royal Sovereign looked fragile at the wicket. The pace and accuracy of the BLCC opening pair of Joe Gallati and Solomon Sule-Legbe was too much for Sov who lost wickets quickly and regularly. Sule-Legbe took two in one over to dismiss two of the top three eventually finishing with 2-23. Gallati bought his Australian grade cricket experience to the fore as he took 3 wickets for only 7 runs. With the remaining wickets shared around the bowlers and a quick thinking run out meant that Royal Sov were bowled out for just 65.
 
A huge win that puts the BLCC back in the hunt for the NELCL title with a huge clash against Bloomsbury Royals to come next week. 

Stokey suffer defeat at hands of Daman

Stoke Newington won the toss and elected to bat at Millfields. After some extraordinary batting they set up as reasonable target of 177 for  Daman CC to chase. 

Daman were nervous in reply, losing their opening partnership cheaply.  It wasn't until the father and son partnership of Niyaz Shekh and Salman Sheikh that the Daman innings settled and in the end they were able to comfortably reach the target within 28 overs, losing only 4 wickets. 

Camel v Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets forfeited their game against Camel, so Camel take the points.

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