Finchley

2022

Wed 27 July                                 Finchley                          Won by 6 runs

We     176/5 in 20 overs  (Tim Keleher 119*, David Behar 15, Nitin Chaturvedi 13, Gishan Herath 2/35)

They  170/7 in 20 overs  (Gishan Herath 71*, Ben Powe 33, Joe Nissim 15, Rajat Mehta 2/28, Matt Marshall 2/42)

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2021

Thur 24 June                             Finchley                                 Lost by 39 runs

They  196/6 in 20 overs  (Jamie Powe 53, Joe Lowe 47*, Tom Powe 34, Archie Parnum 3/36, Charan Shetty 2/27)

We  157/9 in 20 overs  (Tim Keleher 68, Jineth Dissanayake 18, Tim Russell 16, Wajid Tahir 16, Tom Powe 3/8, Joe Lowe 3/26)

A debut midweek T20 fixture against one of the strongest Middlesex Premier League clubs was always going to present a huge challenge.

Finchley batted first on an awesome batting track and did not take their foot off the pedal from the start. The opening pair smashed 66 in the first 6 overs, after which KCC were able to gain the upper hand for a period of overs thanks to some excellent bowling from Charan Shetty and young Archie Parnum making his KCC debut. They collectively took 5 wickets to have us well poised with Finchley somewhat floundering at 116 for 6. But before we could blink, the Finchley Lowe/Powe combination went ballistic, helping them to 80 runs off the final 6 overs and an imposing target of 196.

Skipper Tim got off to a flying start, taking 16 off the first over on his way to reaching 50 in just 22 balls. Yet once he fell for 68 the hope of a successful chase quickly fell apart. We managed to bat out our overs to reach a respectable, but ultimately under par score of 157.