Keio University 126 - 127/2 TWCC

July 23, 2023 - 1:00 pm at YCAC
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Knights Toppled in Japan Cup Joust

by Adam Birss

Tokyo, 23 July 2023

**Tokyo Wombats Clinch League Championship with Convincing Victory Over Keio University**

In an exhilarating finale to the cricket season, Tokyo Wombats emerged as the league champions following a commanding victory over Keio University. The Wombats chased down the target set by Keio University with 5 overs to spare, losing just two wickets in the process.

**Keio University’s Innings**: The university side, batting first, posted a total of 126 runs in their quota of 20 overs. The highlight of their innings was a blistering knock of 49 runs from just 23 balls by Toru Ito, which included two boundaries and five towering sixes. Yoshiki Kawashima also contributed a steady 27 off 39 deliveries. However, Tokyo Wombats’ bowling proved to be too potent, with Tanzeem Khedekar leading the attack, picking up 3 wickets for just 23 runs. Atiqul Haque also chipped in with two crucial breakthroughs.

**Tokyo Wombats’ Response**: Debutant Tetsuro Kato was the talk of the town, impressing everyone with a magnificent innings of 51 runs from 32 balls, which boasted seven fours and three sixes. Aiden Sarawan, on the other end, anchored the innings with a composed 35 not out. Kouki Abe from Keio University was the only bowler to leave a mark, claiming a single wicket.

With this win, Tokyo Wombats not only sealed the match but also clinched the coveted league championship, stamping their authority as the top cricketing side in the league this season.

The fans and supporters of Tokyo Wombats erupted in joy, with the atmosphere at the ground reminiscent of a carnival. This victory, especially with a stellar debut performance from Kato, caps off a memorable season for the Wombats and sets high expectations for the upcoming tournaments.

Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club -- Match Scorecard

Tokyo Wombats CC vs Keio University CC
Japan Cup 2023 (South Kanto), YCAC, Kanagawa, July 23, 2023

Tokyo Wombats CC
ResultTWCC won by 8 wickets

Keio University CC Innings: 126 (20.0 overs)

R B 4s 6sSR
Y Kawashimast A Canning b L Chan27395069.23
K Furusawab A Haque7210033.33
T Watanaberun out (B Ali (sub) / A Canning)7160043.75
T Ito*c T Kato b T Khedekar492325213.04
T Nakagawab T Khedekar270028.57
T Koikerun out (L Chan / T Khedekar)390033.33
K Abeb M Alam150020.00
A Uedab T Khedekar01000.00
K Yokoib A Haque4310133.33
Y Nakanonot out2200100.00
M Onorun out (A Canning / M Alam)4210200.00
Extras(b 0, lb 0, w 12, nb 8)20

TOTAL(10 wickets)126

Fall of wickets

O M R W wd nbEcon
J Lewis4.00240136.00
A Alam4.00131403.25
L Chan4.00231215.75
A Haque3.001119206.33
T Khedekar4.00233315.75
N Madhavan1.002400324.00

Tokyo Wombats CC Innings: 127/2 (15.0 overs)

R B 4s 6sSR
R Kobayashi*lbw b K Abe17223077.27
A Sarawannot out35405087.50
T Katoobstructing the field513273159.38
T Khedekarnot out12811150.00
A Birssdnb

J Lewisdnb

N Madhavandnb

A Canningdnb

L Chandnb

A Alamdnb

A Haque

Extras(b 1, lb 0, w 19, nb 0)20

TOTAL(9 wickets)81

Fall of wickets

O M R W wd nbEcon
T Ito3.00120214.00
M Ono3.00140214.67
K Yokoi4.004502411.25
K Abe1.001310213.00
T Nakagawa1.001901219.00
T Koike3.003201210.67


  • Tetsuro in covers to get out Ito San (Their best batsmen and highest scorer)

Dropped Catches

  • Atiqul running around like a chicken in a circle
  • Ash. Tough drop but he would’ve got away with it. Too honest


  • Mongolian guy (Sorry i forgot his name) was drafted in as our 11 men as substitute as we had only 10 and clearly we cannot use him for batting and bowling, was informing Rexy that he will bat at 6 down.
  • Aidan whilst batting “Let’s do some volunteer work and get rid of the trash”
  • ‘You can call me Mongol’ – our new Mongolian colleague

Great Moments in Sport

  • Testuro getting a 50 on Debut! The 18 year old showing us how it’s done!

Dummy Spits

  • Rex getting SBW(Stomach Before wicket 😉)

Golden Thong Nominations

  • Rex going to toss without team dress and without shoes as he was late
  • Testuro 50, next ball banned for 1 match lol
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