|Match format||40 overs|
|Venue||Catford Wanderers Sports Club|
|Decision||Crusaders bowl first|
Catford Wanderers innings
|1||Drummond||c Pommie Singh b Pommie Singh||24|
|2||Hall||c Gordon Schultz b Anand Kumar||67|
|3||Franklyn||b Spud Whale||13|
|5||Way||b Chand Channa||28|
|6||Henry||c Pommie Singh b Mike Taylor||3|
|7||Mans||c Spud Whale b Mike Taylor||1|
|9||Forde. T||run out||0|
|10||Forde||lbw b Pommie Singh||0|
|Extras||b 3, lb 7, w 3, nb 1||14|
|Total||9 wickets, 40.0 overs||200|
Did not bat:
|1||Wajih Rehman||c Way b Harris||74|
|2||Nita Singh||c Forde. A b Way||4|
|3||Anand Kumar||b Henry||25|
|4||Gordon Schultz||lbw b Henry||4|
|5||Chand Channa||b Harris||6|
|6||Pommie Singh||b Drummond||0|
|7||Damon White||c Forde. A b Harris||3|
|8||Jabir Sarwar||c Hallary b Forde||29|
|9||John Greggains||run out||6|
|10||Mike Taylor||b Way||8|
|11||Spud Whale||not out||7|
|Extras||b 10, lb 8, w 2, nb 9||29|
|Total||10 wickets, 39.3 overs||195|
Did not bat:
Crusaders fell agonisingly short of their target of 200, as Catford exacted some revenge for recent defeats. Wajih used up most of his cat's lives making 74 and despite a valiant late assault from Jabs (29) we were bowled out for 195.
Catford were indebted to their two young openers for a solid start, but the bowlers stuck to the task and were well supported in the field.
A stand of 71 between Wajih and Anand laid a solid foundation, but we lost our way in mid innings losing cheap wickets to poor shot selection. The game appeared to have drifted completely beyond our capabilities before a destructive over from Jabs put us back in the frame. Unfortunately Jabs perished to a good catch on the square leg boundary that could easily have gone for a six and with it went our best chance. Mike and Spud took the game into the final over, before Mike sashayed elegantly down the track playing a super looking drive through extra-cover. The only missing ingredient was contact with the ball.
In contrast to recent meetings this was a fairly tame affair. There was no Steel Band, no Reggae Disco, no Car Theft, no Ransacked Changing Rooms, No allegations of 5 ball overs - Come on Catford we expect better than that. If this continues Simon might play again.