What a beautiful day at VCC with great weather everyone was pumped up for a very important game for VCC 2. A win would guarantee a top 2 finish! Some late changes were made late Friday night and we had to go for the overseas specialist coach Bammie to join the team out of retirement. Floris our coin toss genius lost another coin toss (he has now lost 12 out of 18, shocking…) but it did not matter as we wanted to bowl first.
We set the tone from ball 1. Thanks to a great start with Sajjad and Steff controlling the game bowling 12 overs for just 40 runs and most important taking 2 wickets. What a great start. Some will say there was a great moment in the game that caused a Punjab collapse with a great run-out taking place in combination with great speed and strong arm, and Babbette taking off the wickets we got our third wicket. The spin twins Floris and Jakes caused Punjub to be confused as they lost 7 wickets for 37 runs. VCC bowled Punjab out for only 79. Some good intensity in the field and great bowling combinations must say it was nice to see the clinical performance while running from fine-leg to fine-leg.
VCC did not waste time to score 80 runs it only took 9.5 overs to reach the total with Nehaan destroying Punjubs bowling attack making 52 not out just facing 31 balls and was well supported by Alyan, 22 not out of 27 balls. Jakes was unlucky to give out LBW with a ball that looked like it was going down the leg but we know he will bounce back.
This has been a very positive season for VCC qualifying for the Play-offs and making great strides towards developing our players. We will give the play-offs a massive go and can’t wait to see what we can achieve. Next week a trip to Eindhoven awaits!