quarta-feira, 1 de janeiro de 2014

carioca cricket club

After three days of heated battle in the glorious sunshine and tropical downpours of Itaguaí, Rio’s Carioca Cricket Club finally got their name on the National Championship shield on Sunday 17 November, finishing their campaign unbeaten after six wins and a draw. The weather may have dashed the team’s hopes of taking the cup on the final day, forcing the CCC vs SP tie to be abandoned with the match poised nicely and leaving São Paulo to take the honours narrowly on bonus points, but the shield is staying in Rio.


DAY ONE:

In the two opening fixtures, played consecutively on neighbouring pitches for the first time in Brazilian cricketing history, the CCC took on Brasília in what is traditionally a hard-fought encounter. Batting first, the home side got off to a slow but steady start that really hit its stride with an almighty Honest Joe six and a smattering of boundaries from him and fellow opener Vim. Wielding a bat the size of an ancient oak in the 35-degree heat, Vim somehow managed to see the innings all the way to the final over with some big hitting on his way to 44, ably supported by an excellent 32 from Vivek at the other end.
Brasília got off to a slow start at 50-4 off their first ten overs, but accelerated after the bowling change to get within a sniff of the CCC total, but some solid bowling from Rahul, Freddie and a five-wicket haul and man-of-the-match performance from Vivek proved too much to handle and they were all out with three overs to go.
Across the field, São Paulo had been setting about the Minas bowling, notching up over 200 runs and then bowling them all out to earn precious bonus points.

DAY TWO:

The Saturday saw a packed pool and gallery watching on as CCC faced Minas Gerais, and opener Rich was soon flashing the blade as the CCC hit 80-odd off the first ten overs. Captained by Craigy Allison and Lance McDonalds, the batting side were well set with a first innings of 175, Shaj bagging 49 and Lokesh a storming 60.
A six off the opening ball seemed like the perfect repost from MG, but, though they battled hard, the run rate never got close enough to mount a major challenge, with Ollie B and Freddie doing well to tie them down, able-y supported by Lokesh and Shaj.
Over on pitch two, São Paulo swatted aside Brasília to once again earn a hefty points total.
Following the competitive playing and eating, the afternoon saw an Aussie vs Rest of The World match unfurl courtesy of Austrade, with Australia batting first and notching up 170 from their 20 overs, a target that proved just beyond the reach of a battling R.O.W, who got within touching distance before falling to some sharp bowling from Charles and Greigor.

DAY THREE:

There should have been all to play for on the final day, with CCC vs São Paulo to decide the championship and Brasília and MG looking to avoid the colher de pau. Grey skies and wet mats conspired to delay the start to both games, however, but it wasn’t long before the games went ahead using the grass wicket as a decent alternative to the bounceless matting.
SP’s pace attack soon showed the limitations of the pitch, the ball rearing up to hit Rich square in the middle of the (helmeted) head and another flying over the wickie’s head from a length, but from then on it played pretty true, with the CCC notching up 85 from their curtailed 15 overs. As the teams came off and the heavens opened, it soon became clear that the only remaining entertainment in the day was Vim and Wifey’s curry, though MG did manage to squeeze a win over Brasília just in the nick of time.


DAY ONE:

In the two opening fixtures, played consecutively on neighbouring pitches for the first time in Brazilian cricketing history, the CCC took on Brasília in what is traditionally a hard-fought encounter. Batting first, the home side got off to a slow but steady start that really hit its stride with an almighty Honest Joe six and a smattering of boundaries from him and fellow opener Vim. Wielding a bat the size of an ancient oak in the 35-degree heat, Vim somehow managed to see the innings all the way to the final over with some big hitting on his way to 44, ably supported by an excellent 32 from Vivek at the other end.
Brasília got off to a slow start at 50-4 off their first ten overs, but accelerated after the bowling change to get within a sniff of the CCC total, but some solid bowling from Rahul, Freddie and a five-wicket haul and man-of-the-match performance from Vivek proved too much to handle and they were all out with three overs to go.
Across the field, São Paulo had been setting about the Minas bowling, notching up over 200 runs and then bowling them all out to earn precious bonus points.

DAY TWO:

The Saturday saw a packed pool and gallery watching on as CCC faced Minas Gerais, and opener Rich was soon flashing the blade as the CCC hit 80-odd off the first ten overs. Captained by Craigy Allison and Lance McDonalds, the batting side were well set with a first innings of 175, Shaj bagging 49 and Lokesh a storming 60.
A six off the opening ball seemed like the perfect repost from MG, but, though they battled hard, the run rate never got close enough to mount a major challenge, with Ollie B and Freddie doing well to tie them down, able-y supported by Lokesh and Shaj.
Over on pitch two, São Paulo swatted aside Brasília to once again earn a hefty points total.
Following the competitive playing and eating, the afternoon saw an Aussie vs Rest of The World match unfurl courtesy of Austrade, with Australia batting first and notching up 170 from their 20 overs, a target that proved just beyond the reach of a battling R.O.W, who got within touching distance before falling to some sharp bowling from Charles and Greigor.

DAY THREE:

There should have been all to play for on the final day, with CCC vs São Paulo to decide the championship and Brasília and MG looking to avoid the colher de pau. Grey skies and wet mats conspired to delay the start to both games, however, but it wasn’t long before the games went ahead using the grass wicket as a decent alternative to the bounceless matting.
SP’s pace attack soon showed the limitations of the pitch, the ball rearing up to hit Rich square in the middle of the (helmeted) head and another flying over the wickie’s head from a length, but from then on it played pretty true, with the CCC notching up 85 from their curtailed 15 overs. As the teams came off and the heavens opened, it soon became clear that the only remaining entertainment in the day was Vim and Wifey’s curry, though MG did manage to squeeze a win over Brasília just in the nick of time.


DAY ONE:

In the two opening fixtures, played consecutively on neighbouring pitches for the first time in Brazilian cricketing history, the CCC took on Brasília in what is traditionally a hard-fought encounter. Batting first, the home side got off to a slow but steady start that really hit its stride with an almighty Honest Joe six and a smattering of boundaries from him and fellow opener Vim. Wielding a bat the size of an ancient oak in the 35-degree heat, Vim somehow managed to see the innings all the way to the final over with some big hitting on his way to 44, ably supported by an excellent 32 from Vivek at the other end.
Brasília got off to a slow start at 50-4 off their first ten overs, but accelerated after the bowling change to get within a sniff of the CCC total, but some solid bowling from Rahul, Freddie and a five-wicket haul and man-of-the-match performance from Vivek proved too much to handle and they were all out with three overs to go.
Across the field, São Paulo had been setting about the Minas bowling, notching up over 200 runs and then bowling them all out to earn precious bonus points.

DAY TWO:

The Saturday saw a packed pool and gallery watching on as CCC faced Minas Gerais, and opener Rich was soon flashing the blade as the CCC hit 80-odd off the first ten overs. Captained by Craigy Allison and Lance McDonalds, the batting side were well set with a first innings of 175, Shaj bagging 49 and Lokesh a storming 60.
A six off the opening ball seemed like the perfect repost from MG, but, though they battled hard, the run rate never got close enough to mount a major challenge, with Ollie B and Freddie doing well to tie them down, able-y supported by Lokesh and Shaj.
Over on pitch two, São Paulo swatted aside Brasília to once again earn a hefty points total.
Following the competitive playing and eating, the afternoon saw an Aussie vs Rest of The World match unfurl courtesy of Austrade, with Australia batting first and notching up 170 from their 20 overs, a target that proved just beyond the reach of a battling R.O.W, who got within touching distance before falling to some sharp bowling from Charles and Greigor.

DAY THREE:

There should have been all to play for on the final day, with CCC vs São Paulo to decide the championship and Brasília and MG looking to avoid the colher de pau. Grey skies and wet mats conspired to delay the start to both games, however, but it wasn’t long before the games went ahead using the grass wicket as a decent alternative to the bounceless matting.
SP’s pace attack soon showed the limitations of the pitch, the ball rearing up to hit Rich square in the middle of the (helmeted) head and another flying over the wickie’s head from a length, but from then on it played pretty true, with the CCC notching up 85 from their curtailed 15 overs. As the teams came off and the heavens opened, it soon became clear that the only remaining entertainment in the day was Vim and Wifey’s curry, though MG did manage to squeeze a win over Brasília just in the nick of time.

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