The first round of the T20 cup and MCC eager to regain the cup we won in the first two years of the competition after losing heavily to Punjab CC in the first round last season. Pak Orient fielded only 10 players although they had a full team including a 12th man in their team list. Again it is not entered in the scorebook but since Pak Orient batted first I imagine they won the toss. Blades opened the bowling and removed Salman for a duck with his third ball but Pak Orient continued to score at six runs an over up to and including the 7th over when they lost their second wicket to Garner`s bowling. Thereafter MCC took wickets regularly thanks to some good, tight bowling all round and the run rate for the remaining 12 overs of the innings sank to around 3 per over, Pak Orient being all out for 81 in 19.1 overs.
Weston and Sarma opened the batting an put on a rapid 43 before Weston went for 28 in the 5th over. Sarma went for 5 in the next over but Clare, Ferguson and Furlonger continued the rapid scoring and victory was never in doubt coming after 11.5 overs, so it is on to the semi-final at the Hirschanger against Serendib on 17th September.
Weston 28, bowled
Sarma 5, caught
Clare 12, bowled, 3 0vers, 0 mdns, 18 runs, 0 wkts
Ferguson 14*, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 9 runs, 2 wkts
Blades DNB, 3 overs, 0 mdns, 19 runs, 1 wkt
Garner DNB, 4 overs, 1 mdn, 13 runs, 3 wkts
Sear DNB, 4 overs, 0 mdns, 12 runs, 0 wkts, 1 catch
Wright DNB, 2,1 overs, 0 mdns, 7 runs, 2 wkts
Carr DNB, 1 catch
MCC, 84 for 3 in 11.5 overs, beat Pak Orient, 81 for 9 in 19.1 overs by 7 wickets.
MCC MOM Ferguson