Records Tumble In European Cricket League As Rotterdam Blast 222 In Ten Overs

Updated - 28 May 2024, 03:06 PM

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The European Cricket League is fast gaining popularity all over the world and if it continues in the same way, it would become a must-watch for all the fans. Romanian cricketer Pavel Florin has already become a cult hero with his exploits on the field. The cricket league, however, is not only about Florin’s unique bowling and batting style.

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On Thursday,  V.O.C Rotterdam produced a batting masterclass to blow away German club Findorff. The bowlers of the German Club are bound to have some sleepless nights as Rotterdam plundered an extraordinary 222 runs in just ten overs without losing a single wicket. The Rotterdam openers were firing on all cylinders as they hit the ball all around the La Manga Club ground in Spain.

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Scott Edwards was the star of the show, blasting 137 runs from just 39 balls. He was well supported by his fellow opener Max O’Dowd who blasted 74 from 25 balls as Rotterdam piled up the highest score in European Cricket League history.

The previous best total in the 2019 tournament was 133. Rotterdam had reached that mark within 7.1 overs. During the merciless massacre by the Rotterdam openers, none of the bowlers were able to keep their run rate below 17 runs per over. Hamid Wardak was the most economical bowler, having conceded 35 runs from his two overs.

In reply, Findorff never looked in contention to even get close to the score let alone chasing it down as they eventually ended up on 121 for 9. Farooq Amirie top-scored with 45 from his 17. The run chase included a hat-trick from Rotterdam’s Dirk Van Baren.

This was the first edition of the European Cricket League. Eight teams participated in the inaugural edition. Sides from Netherlands, Spain and Italy competed in the tournament.

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