|Simulation Cricket Authority: CricketMX Blue vs CricketMX Orange - Only First Class Match
|CricketMX Blue vs CricketMX Orange
Only First Class Match
The first match of CricketMX.com's domestic season came to a close today, and it can't be said that this First Class match was boring.
It had everything, starting out with huge scores thanks to Test superstar the docs mum, and ending with embarrassingly low scores.
CricketMX Orange batted first, and vinhkhoi departed early. Leon did well on his First Class debut, with a score in the mid-thirties. But it was the docs mum, who continued to dominate the First Class arena.
the docs mum smashed 126, the only score to exceed 50 in the entire match.
Thanks to a hattrick from Toy, which saw battye, grinch2171 and wanabe depart in consecutive deliveries, Orange were in a pickle at 5/137.
But some good lower order hitting by Burian (28 runs), BONGOMAN (22 runs) and Red XIII (28 runs), plus a 1 run cameo from frogster, saw the team end their first innings on 264 all out. Toy ended with 5 wickets.
garmabeaneth made 18 runs for Blue, while fellow opener nesman made a duck. dr sad added 34, while team captain moongirl made only 5.
The middle order played well, with pokesthelippyfish contributing 20, while hockeyjock686 made 32 on debut. National team wicket keeper krb107, made a timely 37 which could earn him a place at the World Cup.
The tail flopped, and Blue were all out on 164. 4/41 from frogster was the best bowling performance.
Orange's second innings started on the wrong note, with Leon falling for a first ball zero. Things went downhill from there.
Only two players got to double figures, the docs mum, with a top score of 26, and number 11 batsman, frogster, with 14. squirrel_king took 5/18.
Orange were all out for 59, and it looked like Blue would pull off an amazing victory.
But the Orange team hadn't given up hope, and the early wicket of nesman was the dream start they needed. garmabeaneth scored just 12, while dr sad added a crucial 41. moongirl got out in single figures again, and at 3/48, Blue still looked on track for victory.
The next wicket fell at 4/78, and it looked as though the game was still in Blue's grasp, but the crucial wicket of dr sad was taken by Burian, and the team was 5/89.
Even after hockeyjock686 and krb107 made 30 and 20 respectively, it was left to the tail enders to win the game for Blue.
The score was 9/143, and they needed to reach 160 to secure the win.
By the end of the 64th over, it was 9/152, and Toy and tunebud needed 8 to win.
tunebud scored a single to get Toy, who was on 11 and already had a boundary to his name, on strike. 9/153.
The next ball that Toy faced, he was clean bowled by frogster.
CricketMX Orange won an amazingly close match, by just 7 runs. the docs mum won the man of the match award.