RBCC successfully defends 173 to claim BP Cup 2023
Congratulations to Captain Hameel and the team following their victory in the Bob Parker Cup. It has been a couple of barren years for RBCC in terms of winning trophies at the senior level so it was good to see the boys clinch victory in a tense and exciting finish.
We batted well to set a target of 173 with man of the match Ollie scoring 56 and Waqas and Faisal also making good contributions.
ICCB seemed pretty confident that they could knock that score off but they reckoned without our tactical masterstroke, Taha coming in as wicketkeeper! The watching supporters gave him a great ovation but he was so overcome with emotion that sadly he missed the photos with the trophy…
ICCB needed only 12 off the last 3 overs but superb bowling from RBCC meant that 9 runs were still needed in the final over. Faisal bowled the last ball with our opponents needing 3 to win, they scrambled 2 and RBCC got the victory by 1 run.
It was a great match to watch and a terrific performance by our lads. Well played!