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FCC vs TCA Friendly 06 July 2003 We finally won !

MATCH REPORT - Very Friendly - TCA vs. FCC 7/13
Scores: FCC 141/4 in 20 overs vs.. TCA 101/9 in 20 overs
Men of the match - Shadow 55; DB 34 and 3/14
 
Highlights:
- Good batting all the way through - we are becoming a batting team!
- Solid bowling - wickets spread among 5 bowlers!
-  Poor catching with 5 drops - what can you say...
- 25 wides and no balls vs. TCAs 9
- Etienne (?) and Vishwa 1st wickets for the club
- Salim 1st runs for the FCC and 1st catch   
 
FCC bats go to town...
 
It was blistering heat at the TCA stadium on Sunday the 13th with temps hitting 40 degrees. However in the end the superior fitness of the FCC boys prevailed after they posted at score of 141.
 
The innings was characterized by several nice partnerships between Sunny (our new opener) and Shardul who added 26 for the second wicket.
 
Then the fireworks started after DB in uncharacteristic fashion started slamming the TCA bowlers all over the park hitting seven boundaries in his 34. Kezza said that "he looks like Darren Lehmann out there," although while he is bald and his name is Darren, the similarities most likely stop there. DB is more stylish...
 
After DB was dismissed on 84, the Shadow stole the show stepping up a gear before being given out LBW on 55. He had added 41 with Stephen in no time at all. The six he hit over square leg was a towering one which led to the TCA boys calling for a new ball. Another beautifully stylish knock from the master who averages something like 60 for the club.
 
Good support from Taylor-made (14*) and Salim (8*) saw us reach 141/4 off our allotted 20 overs.  
 
Joe with 2/19 was the most impressive of the TCA boys claiming the wickets of both openers. Krishna was punished ending up with 0/33 of his 4 overs (sorry Kris - not enough of those testosterone- stimulating herbs?).
 
In reply, the TCA boys never really got into the game with Glen, Joe and Kapil reaching double figures before compiling 101/9 after their 20 overs. The 7 required rate of seven an over was simply too much.
 
The highlights included Salim  who took a blinder at fly slip to claim the wicket of the dangerous Glen (17) off the bowling of Vishwa. DB bowled well claiming 3/14 including the wicket of Kapil for 14 (DB is noted as "Takia" by the TCA scorers - what does that mean Sunnie?). DB has taken 10 wickets now against the TCA off 10 overs.
 
Vishwa 2/7 ('corker yorker' as Richie Benaud would say to bowl Krishna) and Etienne 2/6 (including a hatrick opp) bowled well, with  Dwight 1/2, and Mr. Ed 1/10 chipping in to demolish the subcontinent team.
 
Good all-round bowling from the lads however poor out cricket, dropping at least 5 catches. Jackie, chase those guys up!
 
All in all a comprehensive victory by the Formosans against an admittedly under strength TCA side.
 
We look forward to the next outing against CCC on Sunday (7/20)!
We love it!

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