Welcome Season 2016
Kickoff meeting: .
Welcome to season 2016, we had our first kickoff meeting at StayAt Kista. It was a fantastic meeting with few key decisions 🙂
The team is eager to start this season.
Toss: StayAt Royals won the toss and elected to bat.
Before the semifinals StayAt Royals were really motivated as we made it to semifinal being a fresh team in the Division 3 (20 overs Tournament).
As we were the first to bat, it was a good start we got where in we scored 25 quick runs in 3 overs but then Venkat got out in 4th over. And then Rajdeep got out in next couple of over after scoring good 22 runs. From there on our whole team collapsed within 15 overs and we posted only 60 runs for opponent to chase.
We had a good start with the ball as well and Siddhant got the wicket in 1st over itself. But then Umeå played quite well till the end of the innings and chased the score in mere 10.5 overs.
Even though we lost in semis and out of the tournament it was a great achievement and proud moment for StayAt Royals team to made it to Semis.
StayAt Royal vs Umeå: Called off due to rain
Toss: Våsteras won the toss and elected to bat
Match at Våsteras was one of the nail biting matches we had till now in tournament. We did splendid bowling attack and bowled them out for 106 in 18 overs.
With bat StayAt Royals started quite well with 80/2 in 10 overs with good scores from Rajdeep and Rohit but suddenly we lost 7 wickets in 3 overs and the score in 14th over was 85/9. We almost lost the match but then Shiva and Vivek played a splendid innings and put 22 runs partnership for the last wicket and lead us to the victory.
So the final score was 107/9 and StayAt Royals won by 1 wicket.
After a low run (99/9) first 20 overs, did we our best to keep KI in check. The second half consisted of great bowling but many missed catches in the fielding department. We badly missed some of our core players, such as Siddhant and Rohit. Final score 99 vs. 103 runs. We keep our spirit high and will focus on fielding in the coming practice sessions.
On Sunday at 17:00 we play Karolinska Institutet [KI] at Husby IP. Come and cheer us to another victory!
Our first loss!
Royals – 145 vs. SACS III – 178
Our great team´s first setback! We lost it mostly to the bad show in the fielding and bowling department. While batting we tried to put a decent score thanks to Rohid Sarna for a fantastic half century! I would say this is a learning experience for us all. Indeed we don´t know the strengths and weaknesses of each other, which is very essential in a game played as a team! The coordination and understanding will develop once we play more together.