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Zagreb Host Oakhill Taverners and Carmel & District CC


Zagreb's Hrvatski Sokol CC have been busy this past week, hosting two touring sides from the UK....

Oakhill Taverners CC, who are based in Oakhill in Beckenham, Kent, were the first club to visit Croatia's capital on 14 June. Saturday saw the two sides battle it out in a 40 over fixture, which was won by the hosts, thanks largely to a well made half century from Gustav van Rensburg. After watching England go down to Italy in the World Cup later that evening, Oakhill got their revenge, taking out the first of two T20's on the day with just 4 balls to spare. In the last game of the tour Oakhill faced Zagreb's Chiefs, who were fresh from their victory at the VIS Sixes, and it was the Chiefs who came out on top in another 'down to the wire' finish. Chasing 116 to win in 20 overs, Ivan Slipcevic, who was abely supported by Branimir Skracic, played a captain's knock to set up his sides victory.

Just a few days later after a quick mow of the pitch and a trip to the brewery to stock up on refreshments, Zagreb welcomed Tim Abraham and Camel & District CC from North Wales, who were in Croatia on part of their 2014 Balkan-Austria tour. Batting first on a pleasant Zagreb afternoon, Carmel & District CC managed 149 in their 30 overs. Zagreb debutant Jeff Grzinic, whose transfer was rumoured to have cost the club a small fortunate, made sure it was money well spent as he chimed in with a well made 74. Grzinic's knock was not enough however, as Zagreb fell 22 runs short.

Both the Oakhill CC and Carmel & District CC matches were played in fantastic spirit. A great bunch of blokes both on and off the field and Zagreb thank them for visiting.

14 June - Hrvatski Sokol CC 176/10 (G.van Rensburg 57, R. Probst 32) bt Oakhill CC 126/10
15 June - Hrvatski Sokol CC 138/7 (20 overs) (R. Probst 36, P. Musin 36) lost to Oakhill CC 139/8 (19.2 overs) (C. Sinovich 4-14)
15 June - Oakhill CC 115 (20 overs) lost to Zagreb Chiefs 116 (I. Slipcevic 29, B. Skracic 29)
18 June - Carmel & District CC 149/8 (30 overs) (C. Sinovich 2-18, J. Grizinic 2-20) bt Hrvatski Sokol CC 122 all out (J. Grzinic 74)