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Metro Cricket 2019 Results

Metro Cricket Team Win Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2019!

Metro Team Cricket Season Results

these results obtained from the  www.bcew.co.uk website

 

BCEW National League

 

Saturday 18th May

London Metro v Northants Steelbacks
Metro: 261/9 declared (30 overs), M Dean 74, R Field 52,
M Turnham 4-83, C Ross 2-19
Northants: 42/2 (7.4 overs), S Miah 31*, G Jones 2-10
Match Drawn after play was abandoned due to rain
Points: Metro 10, Northants 10

 

Saturday 1st June

London Metro v Sussex Sharks
Sussex were unable to fulfil the fixture so the win is awarded to Metro
Points: Metro 22, Sussex -5

 

Saturday 8th June

London Metro v Yorkshire Vikings
Metro: 362/3, J Hollingsworth 177*, N Ebbeck 87, L Bradley 2-55
Yorkshire: 27 All Out, M Ghalib 4-6
London Metro won by 335 runs

 

Saturday 22nd June

Yorkshire Vikings v London Metro
Metro: 255/3 declared, M Dean 172, N Ebbeck 42, C Ashburn 2-36
Yorkshire: 43 All Out, R Wilcock 23, G Jones 4-2, A Law 2-16
London Metro won by 212 runs
Points: Metro 22, Yorkshire 1

 

Saturday 29th June

London Metro v Lancashire Lions
Lancashire: 31 All Out, M Ghalib 4-1, A Amin 3-10
Metro: 35/3, S Chohan 2-17
London Metro won by 7 wickets
Points: Metro 20, Lancashire 1

 

Saturday 6th July

London Metro v Sussex Sharks
Metro: 278/4 (30 overs), M Dean 113, J Hollingsworth 92, A Towers 2-44
Sussex: 264 All Out (28.4 overs), D Field 181, J Hollingsworth 3-37
London Metro won by 14 runs

 

Saturday 20th July

Somerset VICC v London Metro
Metro: 84 All Out (15.4 overs), M Dean 23, R Hossell 2-8, E Hossell 2-11
Somerset: 85/6 (19.1 overs), R Crisp 27, M Ghalib 4-7
Somerset VICC won by 4 wickets
Points: Somerset 20, Metro 3

 

Saturday 27th July

Surrey VICC v London Metro
Match Drawn, the game was rained off & could not be rearranged
Points: Surrey 8, Metro 8

 

Saturday 3rd August

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup
Quarter Finals
London Metro v Lancashire Lions
Metro: 302/3, J Hollingsworth 154*, M Bond 84, A Sabir 2-26
Lancashire: 88 All Out, A Sabir 52, J Hollingsworth 3-1
London Metro won by 214 runs

 

Saturday 17th August

Kent Spitfires v London Metro
Match Abandoned Due To Rain
Points: Kent 8, Metro 8

 

BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup

Saturday 31st August
Final, at The Brightside County Ground, Bristol
Somerset VICC v London Metro
Metro: 233/5 (30 overs), J Hollingsworth 89, M Dean 73
Somerset: 144/7 (30 overs), E Hossell 63, S Cook 34, A Law 2-3
London Metro won by 89 runs

 

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup Finals Day

Saturday 21st September
Semi Finals
Yorkshire Vikings v London Metro
Yorkshire: 131/6, G Ferguson 45, R Aldred 26, R Field 2-18, G Jones 2-19
Metro: 134/2, M Dean 56, N Ebbeck 24
London Metro won by 8 wickets

 

Final

London Metro v Sussex Sharks
Metro: 260/1, M Dean 156*, A Law 42*
Sussex: 261/5 (19.2 overs), D Field 220*
Sussex Sharks won by 5 wickets

 

Metro Devils Cricket Season Results

BCEW Southern Regional League

 

Saturday 4th May
Metro Devils v Gloucestershire Growlers

Gloucestershire: 150 All Out (26.4 overs), D Hopkins 62*, J Kirkby 3-21
Metro Devils: 127/0 (13.2 overs), R Jones 51*, P Sellathurai 31*
Match Drawn (Metro Devils earn 4 extra points for winning draw)
** The match was ended early due to a thunderstorm
Points: Metro Devils 14, Gloucestershire 7

 

Saturday 25th May

Metro Devils v Hampshire VICC

Hampshire were unable to fulfil the fixture so the win is awarded to Metro Devils
Points: Metro Devils 22, Hampshire -5

 

Sunday 2nd June

Surrey VICC v Metro Devils

Metro Devils: 235/1 declared (25 overs), R Jones 51*, H Khan 36*, D Samuels 36*, E Amos 35, M Parsons 1-13
Surrey: 140/7 (27 overs), A Fowler 50*, D Samuels 3-9
Match Drawn (Metro Devils earn 4 extra points for winning draw)
Points: Metro Devils 15, Surrey 6

 

Saturday 22nd June

BCEW Southern Regional Twenty20 Cup

Quarter Final
Metro Devils v Dorset Dolphins
Dorset: 154/2, T Mackenzie 51*, B Williams 35*
Metro Devils: 153/7, R Jones 29, S Bailey 2-17
Dorset Dolphins won by 1 run

 

Sunday 28th July

Dorset Dolphins v Metro Devils
Dorset: 173/9 (28 overs), A Mabey 49, R Mackenzie 3-19
Metro Devils: 123/7 (24 overs), C Lewis 22*, R Burt 3-12
Match Drawn (Dorset earn 4 extra points for winning draw)
Points: Dorset 14, Metro Devils 10

 

Sunday 18th August

Berkshire Stags v Metro DevilsMetro Devils: 212/5 declared (24 overs), P Sellathurai 51*, J Kirkby 50*
Berkshire: 213/8 (24.3 overs), S Hoskin 50*, C Wallace 50*, M Ahmed 38, C Lewis 3-37
Berkshire Stags won by 2 wickets
Points: Berkshire 18, Metro Devils 8

 

These results obtained from the  www.bcew.co.uk website

 

Free Cricket Nets at Lords!

Free Cricket Nets session at Lords - 18 Jan 2020

Free Cricket Nets Session at Lords in 2020

Want to try out Blind and Partially Sighted Cricket, Well here your chance, Book your place now! Learn to play with our trophy-winning team at Lords!  All experience and ability levels welcome. Qualified coaches with VI expertise.

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020 Time: 11 am-1 pm  Age: 12 +
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
To register, or for more info, contact Charlie Raven
Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or Phone:07956292046

Cricket articles page: https://blindsport.uk/CricketArticles,
Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids
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Free Lord’s Cricket Nets 18 Jan!

Free Cricket Nets session at Lords - 18 Jan 2020
Venue:
Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
Time:
11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Phone:
07956292046
Date:
18th January 2020
Cost:
FREE


Free Cricket Nets Session at Lords in 2020

Want to try out Blind and Partially Sighted Cricket, Well here your chance, Book your place now! Learn to play with our trophy-winning team at Lords!  All experience and ability levels welcome. Qualified coaches with VI expertise.

Date: Saturday 18 January 2020 Time: 11 am-1 pm  Age: 12 +
Venue: Lords Cricket Ground, St John’s Wood Rd, London NW8 8QN
To register, or for more info, contact Charlie Raven
Contact: charlie.raven@metroblindsport.org or Phone:07956292046

Cricket articles page: https://blindsport.uk/CricketArticles,
Cricket Videos: https://blindsport.uk/CricketVids
Cricket Event list: https://blindsport.uk/CricketEvents

 

Cricket T20 Finals: Almost; Time!

Metro Cricket Team

Almost; Time!   T20 Finals Day

21st September 2019

Yes, it was close and came down to the last over but Metro could not quite manage a cup double. However there were individual BCEW season awards to celebrate at Wolverhampton, with Hassan Khan getting the total fielder of the year, Mo the partial bowler of the year – with an economy of 1.97 runs per over and 15 wickets for just 45 runs going into T20 finals day, and Chris Lewis winner of the Regional low partial player of the season for his 56runs – at a run a ball – and 6 wickets at an economy of 5.9.

The day was one of the best of the summer – none of the rain that has affected Metro’s cricket over the summer, just horizon to horizon blue sky and plenty of sunshine as Metro drew Yorkshire in the semi-final, winning the toss and asking Yorkshire to bat first. Mo was hit for a boundary second ball, rather a surprise given those bowling figures but came back to finish his four over spell with two maidens and just one more run conceded plus an opening batsman’s wicket.

Metros other strike bowlers Rory and Gareth both picked up two wickets – Gareth’s second was the last ball of the innings with 131 having been scored. In the chase, Matt and Nick set off at a lightning pace and had scored 67 in just over five overs before Nick was bowled. Matt completed his 50 before he was caught at square leg leaving Andy and Mark Bond just over two dozen runs to score to complete a fairly easy victory. Meanwhile, Sussex had beaten Northants so the final was a repeat of this year’s BBS cup quarter-final.

After lunch Sussex won the toss and asked Metro to bat first. The openers again got off to a flying start reaching 75 from six overs before Nick was trapped leg before. That was the only wicket to fall as Andy contributed 42, including three boundaries, to an unbroken stand of 185 with Matt who amassed a huge 156 that included three sixes and twenty=two boundaries. With just 18 runs less than their BBS cup score on the board at the mid-way point it seemed that Metro were likely winners and their batsmen likely to receive player of the day awards.

However, the team knew that there was one player who might be able to chase down such a big score. Dan Field took 16 off Mo’s first over, including six off two no balls as Mo strained for a magic wicket-taking ball. That over set the tone for the whole innings as Sussex stayed ahead of the required run rate for the duration. Metro took four wickets run out as Dan controlled the innings, with no one else facing more than eleven balls. That was during the third wicket stand of 135 with Dan’s partner contributing just 15.

Metros bowlers all toiled hard and bowled well in conceded just five wides and six no balls, after that first over, in the innings but with Dan getting 220 from 86 balls with an amazing twelve sixes and seventeen boundaries Andy faced the task of needing to bowl a maiden in the final over to Mark, the Sussex total batting at six, to win the match. A big appeal saw Mark out leg before – with Metro rather disappointed as they were hoping that the wicket was Dan run out. It was not so and when a single was run next ball to get Dan back on strike Sussex were soon the victors.

Andy did get the low partial player of the day award as some consolation at the end of the season. The next Metro cricket will now be in 2020. Hopefully, winter indoor nets before the season starts in April.

Report by Paul Toplis 

 

Paul was the 2019 Charles Ronayne Award for Outstanding Contribution to VI Cricket winner for his superb work providing scorers & stats for every club in VI cricket.

Congratulation to Paul for his well-deserved award from us all at Metro Blind Sport!

 

 

Metro Cricket: Caught and Bowled Two!

Metro Cricket Team Win Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup 2019!

Caught and Bowled Two

–  31st August 2019

Metro won the BBS Cup, for the first time it was renamed after Heindrich, in a match that at the end was much less stressful for supporters at the County Ground in Bristol than their semi-final win at Highgate had been.

Amazingly once again the win was secured by a caught and bowled as Rory look a great low catch to dismiss the other skipper for 65 in the thirteenth over. It was a great comeback after that over had started with twelve runs conceded off four balls, but then ended with two wickets in two balls as the incoming batsman was caught by Mo at mid-wicket to leave Rory on a hat trick; one that was not to be when he returned to bowl 14 overs later.

Photo of the County Ground in Bristol with metro team warming up

Photo of the County Ground in Bristol with metro team warming upAfter an excellent tea provided by Gloucestershire of lasagne and salad Metro’s opening bowlers Gareth and Mo had got the defence of Metro’s score off to the expected quality start as, backed up by quality fielding, they limited the reply to just 10 from the first four overs. Mo picking up the first of his two wickets as Matt took a good catch at cover to dismiss Rory H. As Somerset kept their scoring worm ahead however it was that catch, and the wicket next ball that swung the game in favour of Metro.

At half way Somerset were on 99 still 15 ahead of where Metro had been but crucially they had lost three wickets. They managed to score less than half that in the remaining overs reaching just a gross for the loss of 7 wickets at the end of their innings.

 

Metro Cricket team skipper Rory chat at half time
Metro Cricket team skipper Rory chat at half time

Eight of those were part of Steve Cook’s 34, a shot that resulted in Prem coming on to cover for Mark Bond who cramped up after chasing the ball all the way to the fine leg boundary. Mo and Justin put together back to back maidens at overs nineteen and twenty; a feat followed by Rory and Andy Law in overs twenty-eight and twenty-nine. Andy ended his two overs with two wickets for just three runs, in addition to that maiden. His second wicket was a stunning catch from Mark Russell who ran from slip to silly point to grab the ball.

Mark had been at the crease as Metro’s innings ended on the fourth highest ever cup final score of 233, twenty-seven short of the record, relieving the pain of the low score in last year’s final. There had been concern that this may not have been possible as light rain and grey skies delayed the start by almost an hour, but all agreed that the match should remain at thirty overs and Metro were put into bat so it was over to Matt and Nick. The start was electric as Matt hit two fours, including one from a no ball, before the bowlers struck back supported by effective fielding to limit both Nick and then Andy to low scores so that when the second wicket fell in the ninth over, with Andy’s runner not getting back for a second the score was only 43.

As the sky started to turn blue and the sun shone Metro started to build on this platform with Justin joining Matt at the crease. Shortly after Matt reached 50 Justin hit the only 6 of the day, over square leg, to bring up 100 in the nineteenth over. The pair put on 125 for the third wicket before Matt was bowled by Mikey for 73, there has only been one higher partnership in a BBS cup final. Justin was finally out, caught and bowled by Ed having scored 89 from 63 balls – exactly the same number as faced by Matt – having hit 13 fours as well as that six.

Metro Cricket Team and Charlie all Smiling with their medal and the cup
Metro Cricket Team and Charlie all Smiling with their medal and the cup

Congratulations to Metro’s winning cup team; the XI on the day – Rory Field, Hassan Khan, Amit Amin, Andy Law, Mark Russell, Matt Dean, Mo Ghalib, Justin Hollingsworth, Nick Ebbeck, Mark Bond and Gareth Jones; the three who were there in support: Rob McKenzie as well as Mujahaid Zabit and Prem Sellathurai, who along with Ryan Jones and Matt Pounder had played in earlier rounds.

The cricket season end in Woverhampton on 21st September when Metro play in the David Townley T20 cup finals day, along with Sussex, Northants and Yorkshire.

Report by Paul Toplis

“What a win for the Metro cricket team today in the national cup final. Congratulations to all of the players. Well done to both teams! ” – Martin Symcox

“They did it! Well done to Metro cricket team for winning by 89 runs today to lift the trophy! A brilliant performance from Somerset also which provided a great cricket final” – Charlie Raven