Teddington hosted Alexandra Park and saw out an easy victory in a low-scoring game.
Team selection for Teddington 4s was thankfully helped by the surprise re-appearance of old Teddington regulars, Kahleem Ahmed and his muscle-bound son, Bahroz.
Alexandra Park won the toss and surprisingly and much to Matt's relief, decided to put themselves in. The AP captain was late, so the stand-in captain decided to bat because only 5 players had turned up for their side and he hardly knew any of them! OK. We'll take that!
Our bowlers all performed admirably. Oli Khan and Archie Talman were stingy with runs and Bahroz bowled with some venom. Even Kahleem only allowed the opposition 18 runs off his 5 overs of loopy spin. Pick of our bowlers, though, was Jag Sanghera who returned excellent figures of 6-1-12-4! Well bowled, Jag! Alexandra Park only got to 103 before they were all gone, with three of their batsmen getting ducks. On the second ground at home, that's a pretty indefensible score.
Matt O'Toole decided to let father and son have a bat together and Jamie Khan (who used to play a very good standard of cricket and was apparently once approached by Lancashire!) and his young protege got TCC off to a good start before he flipped one to square leg. It was left mainly to young Oliver Khan to see us home, almost single-handed and picking up his first 50 of the season.
Another 10 points then! So P4 W2 L2. An OK start to the season.
Author: Matt O'Toole