September 2, 2009

World Cricket League

We're loving the winning feeling

Will Luke

Mulewa Dharmichand

Wow. What a couple of days this has been. We’ve won two matches in two days, that four wins in a row and have now guaranteed ourselves promotion to the World Cricket League Division 5.

I wasn’t too happy to get out today for only four runs but I was very pleased to see Buddhika and Narender clock up the runs for us and secure us the win (Click here for the bulletin).

It’s been a good few days for us and we’re looking forward to having a day off tomorrow and I might go watch one of the other matches that are being replayed because of the rain on Tuesday.

We were lucky to get our match in on Tuesday – we had some torrential downpours in Singapore and the Singapore Cricket Club was the only ground able to play after the rain – you should see the pictures of Indian Association it was at least ten centimeters under water, but luckily it was so sunny today all the grounds dried up enough for everyone to get a game in.

It’s funny at the moment staying in a hotel when Singapore’s my home, but it’s good for us as a team and it means we get a real feel for the tournament, being around the other teams and having the whole "event experience".

I’m looking forward to a quiet day tomorrow and readying myself for the last group stage match which is against Malaysia who we really want to beat especially since we lost to them in the Stan Nagaiah Trophy before the ICC WCL Div.6 started. I know I want to make it five wins out of five before Saturday’s final.

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Posted by Mohan Roy on (September 4, 2009, 6:58 GMT)

Congrats Darmi and team Singapore. All the best for the remaining 2 games.

Posted by subbu on (September 4, 2009, 5:58 GMT)

Well done Dharmi and congratulations Singapore. This was surely an event where we needed to do well agfer all the ugly surprises from the previous encounters...the preparation and focus showed in the manner of wins that we have achieved..back to back games..tough conditions but the blokes delivered when it mattered the most. Budhi is on a planet of his own and everyone is playing around him as perfect foil. All this bodes well for our next round..but let us finish matters first...with a win over malaysia as well...som old scores to be settled. I think this is the best I have seen the team perform and following the exploits very avidly , I must say I am proud to be supporting the Singapore team for a change. Well done and all the best for the reamining matches !!! Cheers Subbu

Posted by Jason on (September 3, 2009, 19:56 GMT)

Good job on the win. However the sad part is an Under 14 State Team in India would probably beat you handily. Keep working hard, and try and reach division 1 or 2, but without appropriate financial support i do not forsee you, your collegaues, and fellow associate nations ever making it to the elite level.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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