MCC had the misfortune to be drawn to play the first match of the day and thus were at the ground ready to go at 09:30 except for keeper Michahelles who had difficulty finding a landing strip for his aeroplane. Captain Weston asked Gattinger to make the toss and he enjoyed it so much there were actually four tosses made. Eventually in true MCC tradition he lost it and MCC were asked to bat on a very wet surface.
Weston and Nielsen opened and quickly showed we were there for business, Weston hitting 15 off the first over. In the six overs bowled MCC scored 81 runs with Nielsen actually run out off the last ball going for a crazy single but doing what was needed in this short format.
MCC opened the bowling with Gattinger who went for 13 runs followed by Penjuri who also went for 10 including a spectacular no-ball four, then Gaikwad went for 11 in his over but with a wicket. Alagh then went for 16 and BCC were 50 for 1 after four overs. Nielsen went 6 6 6 . 2 2 so with one over to go they needed 10 runs. Captain Weston stepped up to the mark and bowled . 1. B . 1 and so MCC surprised everyone by winning their first match by 6 runs
*Weston, 53*, 1 over, 0 mdns, 2 runs, 0 wkts
Nielsen, 19, run out, 1 over, 0 mdns, 22 runs, 0 wkts
Gattinger, DNB, 1 over, 0 mdns, 15 runs, 0 wkts
Penjuri, DNB, 1 over, 0 mdns, 12 runs, 0 wkts
Gaikwad, DNB, 1 over, 0 mdns, 9 runs, 1 wkt
Alagh, DNB, 1 over, 0 mdns, 9 runs, 0 wkts
Konchada, sat out this match.
In the second match of the day Pak Orient hammered MBCC and then the heavens really opened. After a sumptuous curried chicken lunch that even Bunty Blades would have appreciated, the remaining days play was called off to be continued either on 6th or 14th September.