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Seattle Orcas Ride to 100th Anniversary of MLC

By meerna Jul10,2024
Seattle Orcas Ride to 100th Anniversary of MLC

The Seattle Orcas dominated the Los Angeles Knight Riders in a one-sided MLC 2024 clash on Wednesday, July 10. Playing at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Texas, the Orcas chased down a target of 169 with nine wickets to spare, thanks in large part to a magnificent century (100 runs) by Ryan Rickelton.

Rickelton is a left-handed batsman playing for South Africa. He made his debut for the South African national team in March 2022. In domestic cricket, he represents Gauteng and MI Cape Town.

The Los Angeles Knight Riders were the first to establish a solid foundation, scoring 168 for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Jason Roy anchored the innings with a composed 69 runs off 52 balls, showing his ability to build a strong score for his team.

Seattle Orcas’ chase started off strongly, despite Nauman Anwar being dismissed early by Spencer Johnson (9 runs). The score was 51/1 in the sixth over, with opener Rickelton leading the charge. He threw himself into the bowling attack, reaching his fifty in just 31 balls, peppering his innings with six boundaries and two sixes. In contrast, Quinton de Kock focused on the spin of the strike, scoring only 13 runs, while Rickelton shouldered the burden of scoring early runs. In the 10th over, Orcas were in a comfortable position at 81/1.

“I’m just happy to play cricket and contribute. We’ve got some great guys here. I was panicking in the 90s and Quinny wasn’t helping me. I think the pitch has gotten a lot better, it was a bit sticky to start with. That’s why we bowled first. (During his 100th over) It was a shocking run. I just had to run. I told Quinny we had to run no matter what. Luckily Sunny got clear of the stumps,” said Player of the Match Ryan Rickelton.

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