Actonians Cricket Club


Ealing V v Actonians Cricket Club 4th XI on Sat 15 Jul 2023 at 12.30pm
Actonians Cricket Club Won by 90

Match report After a false start to the second half of the season, the Fours were up for a battle to secure their place at the top of the table. On arrival, the battle was made all the more interesting by the presence in the opposition line-up of two students of the two teachers in the team.

Losing the toss and being put in to bat forced the hand of the 4s to go for the full twelve points on offer from the game and Saoirse and Zain opened up superbly on a very damp pitch. It didn't take long for Zain to get into his flow and his 29 came off 28 balls, including three fours across an outfield that was less than helpful. After his departure, Saoirse took control of the opposition bowling, accruing a chanceless 65 in a second-wicket partnership of 81 with Arjuna. Sandeep came in at six and relished the bowling on offer, getting off the mark with a straight six and finishing 50 not out off 30 balls, including four sixes and three fours. The declaration came at the end of the 46th over with 263 on the board.

With no chance of a winning draw, Ealing set out their stall immediately, swinging fast and loose and moving quickly to an opening stand of 48. Nathan then drew first blood, clean bowling one of the openers. Nathan finished with 3-28 off his seven overs, picking up batters 1, 2 and 3 as his victims. This brought the two U13s to the crease and with them Roheet and Ali into the attack. Who better to work out the youngsters than the youth development officer and one of the teachers. Ali was the first to claim a wicket when his own charge went on the attack, holing out to Saoirse at deep extra cover. Roheet had his victim shortly after and, to sweeten the moment, Joe (the batter's teacher) took the catch. After a couple more wickets fell, one Ealing player started playing the hero with a vast array of ariel leg-side shots that failed to find the fielders. It took only a few balls from Arjuna to unseat him, however, and the look of despair on his face suggested he was the last hope of the team. Sure enough, the game was over with only five further runs gained by the opposition, Arjuna and Will claiming the final two wickets.

The win puts the Fours thirteen points clear at the top of the table with great momentum going into next Saturday's home game vs the London Tigers.

Actonians Cricket Club 4th XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 24w 9b 1lb 
for 6 wickets
Zain ul Abidin lbw D Abbasi 29 28 3 103.57
Saoirse del Tufo ct Unsure b T Shafiq 65 113 7 57.52 2
Arjuna Upasena ct Unsure b Y Deugi 28 52 4 53.85 1
Rakesh Prasher ct Unsure b Y Deugi 28 28 4 100
Will Yates lbw Y Deugi 2 5 40.0
Sandeep Khamb Not Out  50 30 3 4 166.67 1
Alistair Slaughter b Y Deugi 4 6 66.67
Joseph Chugg Not Out  13 18 2 72.22 1 1
Khush Sheth  
Nathan Mehaffy  
Roheet Gupta  

Ealing V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Shashank Lele7.004900.007.00
Danish Abbasi7.1042142.005.86
Prateek Khandelwal1.00200.002.00
Samiullah Rohi10.004900.004.90
Baikhlaq Hassan6.013000.005.00
Tayyab Shafiq6.0040140.006.67
Yogesh Deugi9.013649.004.00

Ealing V Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
173 (35.0 overs)
Dashmesh Singh b N Mehaffy 20 24 3 83.33
Baikhlaq Hassan ct S Del Tufo b N Mehaffy 26 23 3 113.04
Samiullah Rohi ct S Khamb b N Mehaffy 11 9 1 1 122.22
Zayan Khan ct J Chugg b R Gupta 8 43 18.60
Ranvir Puri ct S Del Tufo b A Slaughter 17 26 2 65.38
Omar Ahady st J Chugg b R Gupta 8 16 50.0
Yogesh Deugi b A Slaughter 9 9 1 100
Tayyab Shafiq b A Upasena 32 23 6 139.13
Danish Abbasi ct R Prasher b A Upasena 24 24 4 100
Prateek Khandelwal b W Yates 1 8 12.50
Shashank Lele Not Out  0 1 0

Actonians Cricket Club 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sandeep Khamb1.001200.0012.00
Khush Sheth7.004300.006.14
Nathan Mehaffy7.012839.334.00
Roheet Gupta7.2138219.005.18
Alistair Slaughter8.0332216.004.00
Arjuna Upasena2.001125.505.50
Will Yates2.00919.004.50