15 May 2018

HK Domestic Cricket Review - 12th and 13th May 2018

Saturday Championship

SCC Lancers vs DLSW Sarjan

The two teams arrived at Mission Road knowing a win would secure their place in the first division next season.  DLSW Sarjan won the toss and chose to bowl first on a flat wicket, the SCC Lancers started well with opener Dineth Nanayakkara making a rather sluggish 28 from 69 balls.  Number 4 batsman Uday Shetty gave the innings some momentum by smashing 58 from 31 balls including 6 towering sixes.  Some late order hitting from Nitesh Jeevan (28 from 12 balls) and Shray Mehandiratta (25 from 19 balls) helped the SCC Lancers to post a very competitive 213 for 7 from their 35 overs.  For Sarjan, Aftab Hussain and Naman Mehta both picked up two wickets.

In reply opener Moner Dar set about destroying the SCC Lancers bowling scoring 87 from just 34 balls which included 10 fours and 6 sixes, from there the game was always within the control of DLSW.  Ankur Vasishta did his best to keep his side in the hunt, taking 3 for 17 from his 7 overs, but it wasn’t enough as Aftab Hussain and Ibraheem Mohammad guided their team to victory and with it, a place in division 1 next season.


CCC Jing Sun vs HKCC Nomads

Second spot in the first division was up for grabs in this one, if CCC Jing Sun were to register a win they would all but seal that spot behind the HKCC Gap Ramblers.  Jing Sun won the toss and chose to bat first, opener Luke Voyce continued his run of a good form with a well-made 55 from 64 balls and debutant Richie Waite also contributed with 50 from 48 balls, no one else could get going though as they were dismissed for 176 with 1 ball remaining in the innings.  David Marriot was the pick of the bowlers, taking 4 for 21 from his 7 overs, and was well backed up by Luke Rewega who also took 3 wickets.  Nomads opener, Paul Watkins batted beautifully for his run a ball 63 and received good support from Daniel Clyne who finished not out 56 as the Nomads managed to chase down the total with just 1 ball remaining, a great finish to the season for the Nomads who can hold onto second spot if the Gap Ramblers manage to win their final match of the season against PACC.


KCC Tartars vs DLSW Spartans

In the second division the KCC Tartars took on DLSW Spartans at the Kowloon Cricket Club, with promotion already assured for the Tartars this presented an opportunity to finish the season in style and give some of the younger brigade an opportunity at this level.  The Tartars won the toss and elected to bat first, openers Mody Sagar and Adit Gorawara both started well making 35 and 32 respectively.  After they were both dismissed a mini collapse occurred leaving the Tartars in trouble at 90 for 5, but lower order batsman Chandan Gill (37 from 21 balls) and Ateeq Iqbal (23 from 31 balls) rescued the innings and helped the Tartars post an impressive 207 from their 35 overs.  Anik Shah was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 for 16 from his 7 overs.

The Spartans never got going with the bat, only Hari Virani reached double figures as they were bundled out for 51 in just 17.4 overs.  Ateeq Iqbal continued his strong all-around performance taking 3 for 12 from 5 overs. 


Women’s Development League


SCC Divas defeated USRC WDL by 90 runs


CCC WDL vs HKCC Diamonds

CCC WDL defeated HKCC Diamonds by 9 runs



USRC WDL defeated CCC WDL by 17 runs