Captain’s View – Friendly Match Vs Vaxjo

Success is Sweet 🙂

Today ACC played second friendly match with Vaxjo CC at Enredya Cricket Ground , home ground of ACC.

Weather was at it’s best , ideal for a game of Cricket. Almhult Cricket Club won the toss and opted to bat First on a true wicket.

Almhult CC opened the innings with a new set of openers , Dinesh and Siddharth ( Senior ). They both started quite well but Siddharth lost his wicket to a full delivery , which he tried to wack on the onside but he Yorked himself and ball took the stumps out.

At one down , Shreekanth joined Dinesh and they both played some classy strokes once they got their eyes in. The second wicket fell at 88 runs in tenth over , when Dinesh got out on 26 runs .

Arfat , joined Shreekant in the middle but ACC lost Shreekant in the same over. Shreekant made a well compiled 49 runs , he missed his half century but I am sure he will make many of those in the upcoming season .

Arfat was then joined by all round performer , Hizbullah. After getting their eyes in , they stared to push the scoring. Hizbullah got out by virtue of a soft dismissal , when he returned a simple catch in the 16th over with scorecard reading at 119 runs.

Rahul came in Next and joined the set Batsman Arfat on the other end. Score board started to move quickly in the slog overs. Arfat played some lovely cover drives and pull shorts in his favourite area – Over Mid Wicket to complete his half century. Rahul too chipped in with a double digit score , with one clean hit over the ropes.

ACC made sure they don’t loose any further wickets and managed to put up an above par score of 170 as the target for Vaxjo CC

In reply , Vaxjo started pretty well again. Right hand and left hand combination is working very well for them. Even though ACC bowling attack was on the money all the time but they still managed to score runs at will and put up a decent opening stand of 56 runs in nearly 06 overs.

After the fall of first wicket , Vaxjo CC never looked settled and lost wickets at regular intervals. All the bowlers of ACC Bowled pretty well , be it Spin of Hasan Ali , Accurate Bowling by Qasim and Shreekanth or Swing bowling by Ankit. Abdulla bowled the last over and picked up two wickets.

A complete team effort ensured that ACC was home comfortably. The area that needs improvement is fielding. ACC gave some easy runs and dropped  05 chances given by batsmen.

With more training’s and match practice , I am sure this area will be sorted too.

Well Played Guys !!

Captain’s View: Friendly Match ÄCC Vs Växjö CC

Always a Nice Feeling !!

After hitting the nets on Friday , it was the first opportunity to have some match practice with our friendly neighbourhood team, Vaxjo Cricket Club.

Since , we have just started our season , our team was short of two players. This gap was successfully filed by two budding cricketers from Almhult Cricket Club´s Youth team. The two Young Starts are Ashutosh Samal and Siddhath Ganju. Well done Boys – Proud of You.

Toss was won by Vaxjo Cricket Club and without any hesitation they decided to bat first and put some runs on the board. They started well and compiled their innings with some good partnerships which helped them to put up an above par score of 157 in 20 overs. Hizbullah was the pick of the bowlers he was ably supported by Imran S, Ankit Shah and others. Area of improvement are identified and we hope to improve as start the formal league format starting in May.

In reply, ACC has a solid start with Rahul and Hizbullah putting yo 38 runs in 05 overs but a mis-judgement of a quick single resulted in a run-out of set batsman Hizbullah. After the fall of first wicket , wicket fell in bundles and the total on the board put by ACC was 70. Pick of bowler from Vaxjo was Waqas , who managed to get a fifer, Well Done Waqas.

Next practice session is planned for Wednesday and the expectation is to see maximum participation from the team members

Look forward to see you all on Wednesday for the next training Session !!

Rahul