Mr Pickwick Twenty20 match report

Nomads 160-8 (20 overs) beat Power 91ao (17.3 overs) by 69 runs

Deutweg, Winterthur (27th July 2014) by Alex Mackay

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Alex Mackay (umpire) has written the following report on the Mr Pickwick Twenty20 league match between Power v Nomads, played at Deutweg in Winterthur on Sunday 27th July 2014.


The ground was awful, wet cut grass all over the outfield & the pitch, the game having to be delayed 30 minutes while it was brushed off.
Nomads won the toss and decided to bat, surprising because the sun was threathening to shine after a two day absence and ground was likely to dry off as the day progressed.
Nevertheless, Nomads got off to a good start though, scoring 14 off the first over. The first wicket went in the 3rd, LBW to a straight ball on leg stump (incidentally, the only LB decision of the day). Five overs later, with the score on 58 Nomads lost their second wicket, the first of 4 catches. By the time the fourth catch was taken however, the score had moved on to 105 and the game was in the 14th over. It wasn't until the 18th over that the young Power bowler, Osama, struck a hattrick, three bowled, spread over the 18th & 20th overs (4th, 5th & 1st ball). But it wasn't enough to halt Nomads who went on to finish 160-8 off their allotted 20 overs.
No curry today, so after a short 10 minute break, we began the second innings.
Nomads got off to a great start. Their opening bowler Azeem taking two wickets in the opening over (3-2 off 1). Nomads picked up another two quick wickets in the 4th over, Power languishing on 15-4 off 4. The next 4 wickets (the entire middle order) were also lost for the addition of just 7 runs, so I might be forgiven for thinking I was going to get off home early with the score at 31-8. But the tail-enders decided to stick around and took the score to 51-9 and then 91ao, the last wicket falling halfway through the 17th over (Mubarak & Aamir with a 10th wicket stand of 40), handing Nomads CC a 69 run victory.

Mr Pickwick Twenty20 league tables as of 27th July 2014
Mr Pickwick Twenty20 league tables as of 27th July 2014

So Nomads move to top spot in the table. Unless something really drastic happens, they are likely to qualify for the play-offs against one of the top two teams in the western division. Will they be joined by St Gallen or Olten? That will be decided later this month.

 Fall of wickets    1       2      3      4      5      6    7    8      9     10  
Nomads Cricket Club 26 58 74 103 105 144 144 155 - -
Power Cricket Club  2 3 14 15 24 27 27 31 57 91