Newcastle Phoenix rises victorious over Underdogs

Newcastle Phoenix is dominating the local cricket pitches, proving they are a formidable force to be reckoned with.

On Saturday, Phoenix took on the Underdogs Cricket Club. Winning the toss, Phoenix opted to field first. Allowing the Underdogs to bat first.

Underdogs managed to set a score of 153 runs. Phoenix achieved a target of 45 runs after 13 overs, which Henri Linde and Graham Sharp obtained in the first four overs. However, rain intervened, and Phoenix won by Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.

This is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match. This is usually when the match is interrupted by weather or other circumstances. 

It is generally accepted to be the most accurate method of setting a target score.

The top bowlers for Phoenix are:

Graham Sharp, taking two wickets in the match.

John Clark, who took one wicket.

Chris Ewart, taking one wicket.

Jacques Jordaan, securing three wickets.

Elmar Gouws, taking one wicket.

The top batsmen for Phoenix are:

Graham Sharp with 32 runs

Henri Linde with 25 runs.

Well done to Phoenix for clinching the win.

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