Vinay and Riaz shine
Highgate Wood, 5/29/2021
Strongroom won by 80 runs
Strongroom: 209-6 [V.Venkateshan 83, M.Godhi 54*]
London Itinerants: 129
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Good weather, finally.
At 7-2 we could have teetered, but Max played a very useful and patient 17.
Vinay played a great, fluent innings of 83. Good to see him back in the runs again.
Vinay was then the partner of two key stands that built our winning total.
Firstly a middle order rebuilding partnership of 67 with DG (29), and secondly an onslaught partnership of 66 with Arif (54*), who came in with 10 overs to go, and played a blinder, and saw us batter 100 in the last 10 overs.
We wanted 180, and ended up with 209.
LICC were short of a decent 5th bowler.
DIY tea for all.
Nisar and Zahid (off spin) opened.
Mario bowled a really good spell, and picked up two wickets.
Good fielding throughout.
Riaz was the pick of our attack, exhibiting lots of guile and fizz.
Vinay did another good job behind the sticks, and pulled off a stumping.
LICC had 4-5 good batsmen who all looked accomplished and comfortable, but they never quite managed to establish a partnership.
A good solid team performance.
Won by 80 runs.