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20180705 Embassy XI

06 JUL 2018 09:25
On 5-July the Old Boys played for an Embassy XI in a friendly T20 match at Gärdet vs President’s XI, where the Embassy XI won by 6 runs.
  • Uppdaterad: 06 JUL 2018 09:26

On 5-July the Old Boys played for an Embassy XI in a friendly T20 match at Gärdet vs President’s XI.  With the Embassy XI captained by Aidan being predominantly Stockholm CC Old Boys (strengthen significantly with a few extra’s from SACS -  Ben, Shahzeb, Ajay),  the President’s XI captained by Benedict (SACS Chairman). 

The Embassy XI  batted first and the innings started well with Chris being bowled for a naught off the first ball.  This brought the steading hand of the captain to the crease, and also provided a scorer for the rest of the innings.  The result being a fine 95 run partnership between Aidan and Ben, who scored an impressive 83 (bring up his half century within 4 overs, his innings included 6 fours and 9 sixes). Other notable innings were Shahzeb with 19, Wayne with 13 and Karl chipping in with 21 n.o at the end.   The innings closed at 175 for 9 after the allotted 20 overs.

Setting about the chase,  the Presidents XI started with a bang with a lovely 63 run first wicket partnership between Nasim and Omran. After Nasim’s run out another partnership between Omran and Patel carried momentum along, and the chase looked well under control until Aiden took a wonderful catch on the boundary dismissing Omran for 73 (12 fours and 1 six).  After which the President’s XI innings stagnated, and the runs slowed down. This was aided by some dubious tactical decisions by the fielding side to not take wickets at the close.  And in the end the President’s XI finished 6 runs short of the total. 

All in all it was a fun game and fitting way to say farewell to Aidan Liddle who will be moving to Switzerland.  While stationed at the British embassy in Stockholm, Aidan has been a member of the Stockholm CC and helped support cricket in Sweden especially in 2016 when Sweden hosted the ICC Div 2 tournament.

Skribent: Karl Langston
Epost: Adressen Gömd

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