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MrMoose
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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by MrMoose » Mon May 03, 2021 10:15 am

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS! OH WHAT A FEELING!!! :party :party

That is our FIRST OD WIN THIS SEASON and our first competitive win since January 14th. Not that I was counting but it was a losing streak of 11. BUT NOW IT IS A WINNING STREAK OF 1!!!!!!!! :clap :clap

I am not going to lie after our bowlers did so well I was convinced we would have a characteristic collapse but the batters dug in and got the win.

Tour Match # 1
VS SOUTH AFRICA
Result: :thumbsup
UAE win by 5 wickets.

The Match in a tweet: It has been a while between drinks but UAE ARE ON THE WINNERS LIST. WOOOOOOOO

Man of the Match: Kamal Qassem
That is 5 wickets for Qassem!

Our best:
Kamal Qassem - Google tells me that Qassem translates to "the one who distributes" and our boy was distributing wickets left right and centre. A wicket maiden in his first over including a peach that knocked over Hashim Amla clean bowled. Then proceeded to mop up the tail and grab his five fa. 5/38 off 9 overs including 2 maidens.

Kaliq Aziz - 1/23 off 8 overs, a catch and then a gritty 27 runs rounding out a solid performance. We won't mention that the wicket was because the batsmen trod on his stumps.

Kazuchika Okada - 2/24 off 10 overs - 3 of which were maidens.

Aban Haqq - Consistent as ever the old hack - 2/27 off his 6 overs and a catch.

Zavier Salman - a stumping, a catch and 34 runs for the glovesman.

Around the Grounds:
Scotland beat Ireland by 6 wickets
USA beat Bermuda by 42 runs.

Tomorrow we take on Bermuda at 0500. Tune in then.

We were very blessed to play within a bee hive and I will see you all tomorrow.

Sleep well winners... x

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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by Exquisiteblue » Tue May 04, 2021 4:45 am

Let's see if we can make it 2 then. Crumbling/Humid. Going to be tough but let's see what we have in the tank.

We have won the toss and chose to bat first. See if we can set a big total to get them under some pressure.
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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by Exquisiteblue » Tue May 04, 2021 5:03 am

Exquisiteblue wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 4:45 am
Let's see if we can make it 2 then. Crumbling/Humid. Going to be tough but let's see what we have in the tank.

We have won the toss and chose to bat first. See if we can set a big total to get them under some pressure.
Maybe not. :doh
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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by MrMoose » Tue May 04, 2021 12:19 pm

On A Crumbler.
Win the Toss. Tick.
Bat Frist. Tick
Make Lots of RUNS....
WIN THE GAME...

2/4 50% = pass mark. Sadly it was a 70% hurdle exam.

Crashed back down to reality after the high of our first win, the lads failed to impress against the Bermudans.

Tour Match # 2
VS Bermuda
Result: :thumbsdown
Bermuda win by 6 wickets.

The Match in a tweet: Plane carrying 11 UAE National Players last spotted headed into the Bermuda Triangle. Never seen again.

Man of the Match: Alfred McCutchin
2/24 for the Bermudan big quick.

Our best:
Alan Morrow - 1/6 of his 5 overs including a maiden.

Mu'adh Khaleel - my friend, my friend. No luck with the ball 0/33 off his 9 overs. Took a catch and made a handy 28 runs as the tail wagged a little bit to help our total look a little more respectable.

"Highlight" Reel:
17.1WSam to de Groen : Well, you don't see someone get out like that every day!I. de Groen hit ball twice 24 (48b 2x4 0x6) SR:50.00

Around the Grounds:
Ireland beat USA by 3 wickets.
South Africa beat Scotland by 12 runs.

After 2 matches, every team has 1 win and 1 loss. This tour is going to be tight and every win vital.

Tomorrow we take on the Scots at 0500. Tune in then.

(Lets win again tomorrow)

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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by MrMoose » Wed May 05, 2021 1:50 pm

Unfortunately back to the same old routine.
Also worth noting that Scotland’s last wicket pair made 26. They only won by the 35. Once again we fail to take momentum and consequently lose.

Tour Match # 3
VS Scotland
Result: :thumbsdown
Bermuda win by 35 runs.

The Match in a tweet: I much prefer Isaac Newton the scientist over Isaac Newton the cricketer.

Man of the Match: Andrew Boyle
The Scottish Skipper was part of the vital tail wag with a handy 19. Then the quick took 5 wickets on a spinners deck.

Our best:
Amir Alam - 3/43 off his 10 overs and a catch. Also got two set batsmen out.

Ismael Saad - 56 runs for the opener. Would have been nice if he could have kicked on but a lovely 50 for hepps main man.

Around the Grounds:
Ireland beat Bermuda by 1 wicket
South Africa beat USA by 5 wickets.

We sit bottom of the tour ladder after 3 matches... time to get our win back on. That easy thanks.

Tomorrow, The Irish ☘️, 0500.

(Lets win please)

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Re: Senior NAT Team

Post by TheWizard » Thu May 06, 2021 9:33 am

MrMoose wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 12:19 pm
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