Northern Hemisphere vs Southern Hemisphere.
After much hype and anticipation and many a pre-game beverage beforehand at Kickers, The DCC gathered to play their interclub game at the ICC on yet another perfect day in the UAE.
No idea who won the toss however the Northern hemisphere went into bat.
Greg and Kev helped the innings get off to a flyer with some top bowling, which saw the lads from the North 2 down quite quickly with our George and Adrian back in the hut. Rather annoyingly Kimbo hung around and scored some decent runs (38).
Matts impressive spell and use of the wicket bagged him the all-important wicket of Kimbo in a spell which saw him actually only SPIN 1 ball on the heavenly track prepared at the ICC. Despite switching from medium pace to off spin our Graeme managed to bag the all-important wicket of Watto.
In walked Jerome and shortly after Arsalan, who both batted superbly scoring 55 and 51 not out respectfully. Although helped most definitely by some awful bowling from yours truly, and by Butterfingers Blikkies. Bliks decided to not only not catch the ball, but also caught himself a bruise in the stomach and allow them to run 3 in the process.
Despite the fielding and use of the pitch, the DCC Southern Hemisphere managed to restrict the Northern Hemisphere to a very impressive to 212/4 off the 25 overs.
Kirky and Paul B opened the Southern Hemisphere innings. In a spell of fielding where the 3 of; Butterfingers Ollie, Ash and Stu, all contrived to drop 3 of the easiest catches I’ve seen and allow Kirky to remain at the crease.
Seeing that the only way one could get Kirky out, Kimbo continued his great work with the bat with an impressive run out of Kirky to leave the Southern Hemisphere 1 down. This was shortly followed by the shocking LBW of Graeme. Paul B proceeded to steady the innings with a belligerent 24 of 40 balls including an impressive spell of 5 consecutive dot balls before he too was run out.
It seemed as though the game was slipping away from the Southern Hemisphere… Thankfully Blikkies, Stanni and Greg had other ideas, and the 14 an over required in the end turned out to be a doddle. Greg batted excellently with a fiery 31 together with yours truly (Stanni) to get the Southern Hemisphere on track to win yet another great victory for the South. We finished chasing down the 212 with 8 balls to spare.
Many a drink followed after the game and all in all a good days cricket with a good bunch of lads and families.
Thanks to all who participated and Umer for his contribution towards the BBQ and to all those who took valuable time to organise this day.