2 Wins from 2 for Brittania
Britannia starts the season 2016 with two wins off two matches.
Excellent start from BSV Britannia in two T20 matches played on Sunday at Maifeld, Berlin. On a cold windy but yet a sunny day, Britannia started their first T20 game against BCC. Asked to bat first, we lost two quick wickets, but managed to consolidate with some fine batting by our middle order batsmen. Some fine batting by Janpreet, Sanish, Vijay, Rohit and Abhinand, We scored 141/4 in our allotted 20 overs. BCC could barely manage 51/7 runs in 20 overs against our top class bowling. Excellent bowling by, Manvender, Rohit, Nasir, Janpreet, Abhinand and Kumar, we won by 90 runs.
Our second match was against BFC Viktoria. A match between these two teams always brings the best out of their player’s skills. Viktoria batting first could manage only 99/10 in their 20 overs. Britannia bowlers were excellent again backed up with fine fielding we restricted Viktoria to a very ‘small total’??
What looked like a small total was not an easy task for Britannia. BFC were equally upto the task, making it very difficult for us to score any easy runs. Every single run was hard earned. We kept loosing wickets in regular intervals. But somehow our middle order batsmen kept building small partnerships. In the end it all came down to the 20th over. Britannia needing 12 runs off the over, three wickets in hand. What seemed like an impossible task on a outfield where boundaries are not easy to come, our batsmen choose to run those runs. Suddenly 1 run became 2 and no run became 1 run. 6 runs need off last 2 balls, but, luck was smiling at us. Samsuddoha lifts the bowler to mid off almost hitting the screen. Thus brings curtains to the match by a superb 6. Britannia win by 3 wickets scoring, 100/7 in 19.5 overs.
Congratulations to BFC Viktoria for putting up a tough fight. Congratulations to BSV Britannia, to the players involved on and off the field and a big thanks to our supporters. Irrespective of our results they are always there to support and motivate our players.
Yours Britannia Cricket Club Berlin.