For years, VCC 1 competed against three Hague Topclassers, of which Quick was certainly not the least. It does say something about both clubs that not our first, but our second team crosses swords with the sympathetic Hague natives these days. Although the latter came out winners: 204-184.
At 129/5 and with five top bats on the side, VCC2 was “on top. However, veterans Bob van Gigch and Jeroen Brand made 62 for the sixth wicket, allowing Quick to still exceed 200. Ali (2-46) and Steffen (2-48) took two wickets each. Thirty (!) wides did not help the Voorburg cause.
Innings VCC 2
Laurens and Alyan had starts, but could not fill the much-needed anchor role. At 84/7, the match seemed to be played. However, Stijn de Leede on 8 (43) and Floris de Lange on 9 (41 not out) batted sensibly and made a partnership of 60 for the eighth wicket. This included another incident when Stijn hit a no ball into the hands of the mid wicket, didn’t realize it was a no ball and left his crease to leave the field. The umpires did not know that he could not then be run out, after which captain Daan Vierling very sportingly called Stijn back.
Despite this nice partnership, it was too little, too late and the guests (with whom Isabel van der Woning made her debut at the big league level with 0-22 creditably) took the points. Quick’s radar was also off the mark (23 wides).
VCC 2 shares the red lantern with HCC 2, but has already “had” five strong opponents.
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