Kampong 2 scored maximum points in the regular competition this season. A fantastic feat in itself by captain Karel Vieler and his team. But the goal was promotion to Overgangsklasse. This season, meaning the 2nds needed to win the play offs as well. After beating VRA 5 in the preliminary final two weeks ago, Kampong faced VCC 3 in last Sunday’s grand final at Kampong.
Kampong won the toss and chose to field first. Not a bad decision. Kampong’s tidy bowling and sharp fielding kept VCC’s run rate well under control and resulted in wickets regularly. Of which Tushar Sharma took 5 (for 13 in 4 overs)! VCC 95 all out.
In their batting innings Kampong unintentionally made a game out of it at certain moments. At 38 for 4 after 13 overs there was still plenty of work to be done. Tushar (39), Stijn (25 not out) and Karel (12 not out) delivered. In the 24th over the reward for an amazing season. Kampong 2 won by 5 wickets.
Champions! And a well deserved promotion to Overgangsklasse. Congratulations on a massive achievement guys!
After the match? A traditional plunge in the ditch for captain Karel and the appropriate celebrations and speeches on our terrace. That’s not on YouTube, the footage of the match is.