Commento tecnico su Genoa-Kingsgrove di Coppa
Data: 02/06/2009 23.10
Argomento: Genoa Cricket

Genoa Cricket 1893


                Genoa Kings as Kingsgrove Capitulate - Italy Cup 2nd June ‘09


After a memorable championship victory just two days ago on a tiring away game against Venice, there was the danger of Genoa feeling the strain. Today was a crucial game against our rivals Milan Kingsgrove who had more than a week to recover from their last game.



Kingsgrove won the toss and chose to bat first which was actually to our liking since we had beaten Lions Brescia in similar circumstances. The match couldn’t have started better with Nuwan taking a diving catch off Pethum’s first ball to eliminate Ali, a dangerous batsman who scored many runs against us last year. The batting side were reduced to 116 for 6 in the fourteenth over and then a steady 45-run stand took their score to a more imposing 161 before their new English batsman was eliminated by Nuwan. Their last recognised batsman gave a stinging catch to James off Charith’s bowling, which then left their tail-enders exposed. Their final score reached 177 for 9 off 19 overs with Niranga finishing with 3 for 29 and Pethum with 2 for 22.


Genoa were confident of reaching the score but it was vital to start with a good opening partnership. They found it in Indika (29) and Malith (47) who put on 58 runs together in just 6 overs. When Indika was given out, he had already set a good base for the rest of the team. Pethum (45) seemed to enjoy his new role at n.3 and kept the score ticking along with Malith and then Nuwan (26). Charith (20) and Niranga saw the innings out and won the game with 5 balls to spare.


After two victories in the space of three days, and finding themselves in the quarter finals of the Italy Cup, Genoa Cricket 1893 had a good reason to celebrate.


  Written by James Reynolds 


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