Verulam keep streak growing

2015-12-17 06:00
The Verulam 2 team which played DHS at DHS Old Boys Cricket ground at the weekend. Photo: Kimeshni Poonsamy

The Verulam 2 team which played DHS at DHS Old Boys Cricket ground at the weekend. Photo: Kimeshni Poonsamy

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THE winning streak for Verulam 2 continued as they crushed DHS by 74 runs at DHS Old Boys Cricket Ground at the weekend.

Winning the toss and opting to bat, Verulam posted their highest total of the season in the Challenge Reserve League by knocking 201 runs in 35 overs.

Club manager, Santosh Premlal said it was the best batting pitch the team had played on the entire season.

"The boys really enjoyed themselves and got good purchase for their shots," said Premlal.

"Anything which strayed off line was punished and they managed some good knocks under their belts as we near the close of the season."

The top scorers, captain Rushay Premlal knocked a quick-fire 82 off 70 and was well supported by vice captain Dhiren Balwanth who made 61 from 83.

In their reply DHS struggled against the Verulam attack as they battled to keep up with the run rate due to the regular loss of wickets and were eventually bowled out for 127 in the 35th over.

The pick of the bowlers was Linoshan Moodley who took 3/22 in 7 overs.

"The players had a terrific time with bat and ball and we hope this form continues through to next season," said Premlal.

Premlal said the team will look to seal second spot in the Challenge Reserve league in their final match against Newlands 2 on 10 January 2016 at the Newlands Cricket Ground.

"It's been a great season this year and we have had a few young players and stalwarts come into the side so their is a good balance of experience and youth.

“We would love to finish the season with a win and cap off a season where we fought hard to challenge for the title on a high note," said Premlal.

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