- Match Report
BEANS BAKE WOMBATS
by Alex Koolhof
The Tokyo Wombats suffered a loss in their first Japan Cup fixture at Sano #3 on May 17 against a resilient Beans CC outfit. Ably led by Shunichi Mamenari, Beans restricted the Wombats to 140 in the final over of the innings, despite a decent knock of 65 from vice-captain Alex Patmore. The wommies were keen on running through the opposition batting order after a few quick wickets, but Nakamura (53) and Arai (22) steadied the ship to easily chase down the target in the 18th over.
- “I’ll get it, I’ll get it” says Dresh before letting the ball swiftly trickle through his legs…
- Two solid grabs by Anupam at square leg
- Easy enough catch put down at mid-off by Shazza…couldve been a game-changer?
- The 9 wombats that decided to not relax with a cold beer after the game and reflect on the team’s performance, but instead, evacuate the ground as quickly as possible to leave the prez and vice-cap to umpire the next game….