Concussed Sohaib showing tounge when asked to show his eyes 😀

Crescent 1st XI Triumphs with 10 Men

Crescent Cricket Club’s 1st XI hosted Rossie Priory at Brechin with several regular players unavailable, (including captain and vice captain) providing an opportunity for new faces in the team. Sohaib was set to lead the team but suffered a scary knock on the head from Ayush’s bowling in 2nd over of the match, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the game due to safety concerns. Despite this setback, Crescent displayed resilience, with Sohaib surviving the hit and remaining on the sidelines for the rest of the match. Crescent played with 10 men and had a long day ahead.

The bowlers, including Kamal, Ayush, Sujesh, Dave, and Pankaj, showcased brilliant spells, leading to Rossie Priory being all-out for 100 runs. Crescent’s batting performance was equally impressive, anchored by Ali, who guided the team to victory. The team displayed great spirit and effort, despite being a player short.

Crescent 2nd XI’s Tough Match against Cults Cricket Club

Crescent’s 2nd XI had a challenging match against Cults Cricket Club at Links. Cults batted first and mounted a formidable score of 288 for 5 wickets, as Crescent’s bowlers struggled to take wickets. The game could have had a different outcome if the team had not dropped around 20 catches. There were rumors suggesting that players hesitated to move in the outfield to catch or stop the ball, leading to superstitious speculations about a possible spell.

During the run chase, Crescent’s top-order batsmen aimed for big hits but lost wickets early on, resembling an initial meltdown. However, Asad, playing his first match for the club, stabilized the innings and scored a well-deserved half-century, taking Crescent to a respectable total of 185 and earning full batting points.

Overall Assessment

While there were a few positives to take from the game, both individually and as a team, there were also valuable lessons to be learned. The famous saying in the cricket world, “Catches win matches,” did not hold true for Crescent on that particular day.

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