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Cougars make light work of Oak Bay

Updated: Jun 14, 2022

Metchosin 170 (H. Bhardwaj 23, I. Brussow 22; A. Anand 4-37, B. Ghumman 3-37) dismantled Oak Bay 64 (P. Singh 21; I. Brussow 4-41, A. Solanki 3-4, T. Rehman 3-9) by 106 Runs. This weekend we saw the mighty Metchosin Cougars (2-1-1) face off against Oak Bay CC (1-1-1) at Beacon Hill Park. With our regular skipper Doug de la Mare off galivanting about the country side, the role was passed down Chris Duke and with it came the keepers gloves too.

In true MCC fashion we lost the toss and were put into bat by the young and enthusiastic Oak Bay team. KP and Dukey faced an onslaught of 15 wides between them and about the same in appeals. In a theme that followed, neither could settle down and both were in the pavilion for 16 and 14 respectively. With the overs falling well behind the time Oak Bay was able to muster an LBW shout and send Sai into the pavilion. Chewy shortly followed with the highest score of 23.

Tanzil was given out caught behind, walking back to the pavilion wishing he had actually hit the ball. The cougars were suddenly in a spot of bother at 115-5. Thankfully a sturdy tail prevailed and Izak, Cole, and Yuri were able to bring the total to 170, with 42 extras providing some insurance.

The cougars were ready to take the field and were raring to go thanks to a great warm up session. Will Thompson, AKA “Bootstrap” said after the game “without a doubt the best 15 minutes of cricket training I’ve ever seen on a cricket field”. The cougars were in dominate form in the field with Izak and Tanzil bowling sharply to put Oak Bay at 6 runs for 4 wickets by the 5th over. The keeper and slip cordon were kept busy with four catches going to the keeper and two going to the slips. Tanzil finished with 3-9, Izak taking 4-41, and Amit cleaning up the tail with a very tidy 3-4. Oak Bay were bowled out for 54 in the 15th over.

The Cougars are back at the Metchosin Cricket Ground and go against newcomers United Challengers next weekend. They will look to make it back to back wins. Scorecard can be found here.

Thank you to D. Buhr for the great pen work on the scorecards.

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