Saturday, 14 October 2006

Another day, another warm-up

A victory against Ben's old hometown side Baroda last night saw plenty of players get a useful tune-up. Shane Bond played his first game of the summer and put in a full ten overs (1-39). Jacob Oram had a tidy spell (7 overs, 0-17) and Mark Gillespie again impressed (3-19 off 7). Of the batsmen Astle, Marshall, Styris, Oram, Vettori and Bond all spent valuable time in the middle.

It has to be said that the opposition didn't seem much cop. The only recognisble name was YK Pathan, and that is just because he is the much more famous (and talented) IK Pathan's little brother.


Geoff said...

The question is: is the scorecard wrong, or the Cricinfo correspondent?

L Vincent c Shah b Patel 4 8 6 1 0 66.66

Lou Vincent laid the platform with an explosive 24-ball 36 ...

Suhas said...

I think the scoreboard is wrong. The correspondent gave a bretty in depth description of Vincent's innings, and mentioned that "Astle didn't stay long enough to find out if he was in form". So I guess that score should read N Astle instead of L Vincent

bichishort said...

oh crap.
bond has outdone himself this time.
ruled out for saffie game with sore back.