04 October 2018
The long National-Day weekend was backed up with wonderful weather, and a total of 36 games were played across all the leagues. Here’s a roundup of all the action that took place:
On Saturday, the DLSW Kangaroos played their first game against the season at HKCC, against the HKCC Warriors. The Warriors were coming off two losses in a row and looking for their first win, and they got it in a high scoring match. After choosing to bat first, Matthew Thompson (24 off 12 balls, 5 fours) and Daniel McNeill (25 off 9 balls, 6 fours) took the Warriors to a massive 224 in just 14 overs. Despite the shortened first innings they had plenty of runs - the Kangaroos managed just 184 in their 16 overs.
HKCC Warriors U11 224 (14) beat DLSW Kangaroos U11 184 (16) by 40 runs | Scorecard
At PKVR Reservoir 3 of the 4 scheduled games went ahead (the KCC Honey Bees forfeiting to DLSW Littles earlier in the week). India Club Orange faced HKCC Dragons at 9:30 AM on Pitch 2 and managed a comfortable 48 run victory. The Dragons batted first and could only manage 151 in their 16 overs – Garv Asnani and Abhimanyu Ganesan taking 2 wickets a piece. Daniyal Sutton took 4 wickets in the second innings, but it wasn’t enough to stop India Club from scoring 199 from their 16 overs.
India Club Orange 199 (16) beat HKCC Dragons U11 151 (16) by 48 Runs | Scorecard
Meanwhile at Pitch 3, the USRC Avengers started their season with a win over the HKCC Pumas. Mannat Khicha took 3 wickets after USRC elected to bowl, but the Pumas still managed an imposing 197 in their 16 overs, with 4 batsmen making double digits. That wasn’t enough for a strong USRC batting lineup though – Hriday Gidwani hit 23 (14 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes) as they piled on 222 in their 16 overs. A win to start for last season’s soft-ball champions.
USRC Avengers U11 222 (16) beat HKCC Pumas U11 197 (16) by 25 runs | Scorecard
At 11 AM the HKCC Rebels picked up their 3rd win of the season against the KCC Hornets. Bowling first they took 7 wickets (1 apiece for 5 bowlers, and 2 runouts), keeping the Hornets to 174. They then piled on 235 in their 16 overs, with 4 girls crossing double digits. An outstanding team performance to take them to the top of the table.
HKCC Rebels U11 235 (16) beat KCC Hornets U11 174 (16) by 61 runs | Scorecard
DB then played host to a pair of games at their ground on Monday. KCC Honey Bees forfeit the first game, and KCC Wasps narrowly lost by 4 runs to DBS Blue in the second game. Batting first, the Wasps could only manage 159 in their 16 overs – no batsman crossed 3 and Lewis Said took 2 wickets. However they bowled superbly in the second innings, taking 10 wickets -3 each for Khrish Butani and Paayas Dujari- but DBS White just managed to cross the line. At 155 after 15 overs, they needed 5 to win in the final over, and managed to score 8 to secure a 4-run victory. Danny Mapp led the way with 23 (11 balls, 2 fours 2 sixes) opening the batting, and rest of the lineup contributed to get them their 2nd win in as many games.
DB Smashers Blue 163 (16) beat KCC Wasps U11 159 (16) by 4 runs | Scorecard
There were 6 U13 games played over this weekend (India Club Green getting a forfeit win over Lantau U-13 Lions). On Saturday at PKVR Reservoir, USRC’s U13s started their season and stormed to a 10 wicket win over LMC in a Premier Division match. After winning the toss they bowled out a 10-man LMC U13 side for just 48 runs in 12.3 overs – wickets were shared between 4 bowlers, and no batsman got into double digits. Khalil and Nambiar made short work of the target – chasing it down in just 6.4 overs. Another impressive performance, emulating their U11 team earlier in the day
USRC Premier U13 49/0 (6.4) bet LMC U13 48 a/o (12.3) by 10 wickets | Scorecard
On Sunday at KGV there were 4 games played. Two Premier Division games to start with – on pitch 1, KCC Crusaders edged out PACC in a low scoring game. This followed a similar pattern to PACC’s game against HKCC Scorpions last weekend – bowling first, PACC kept the Crusaders to just 81/9 in 20 overs. Thomas King top scored with 31, while Raghib Khan took 4 wickets for 5 runs (including 3 in one over). However, only Ailyaan Zahir could cross double digits (scoring 25) as PACC were bowled out for 68 – Jesse Mansbridge and Ollie Shale taking 3 wickets each. The Crusaders continue their winning streak and PACC slump to their second low-scoring loss in a row.
KCC Crusaders 81/9 (20) beat PACC U13 68 a/o (17.3) by 13 runs | Scorecard
On Pitch 2 a thriller of a game unfolded between the DLSW Cheetahs and HKCC Scorpions. The Scorpions chose to field first and put in a good team performance to keep DLSW to 106/5 in their 20 overs. Neil Patwa top scored for his side again with 40 (57 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) and built good partnerships with Moksh Shah and Veer Shah. Jash Dani added the final flourish with 12 runs off the final over to take his side past 100. Arya Panjwani took 2/8 for the Scorpions, and Hursh Singh bowled his 4 overs for just 12 runs. Hursh then top scored with the bat – after losing an early wicket, Sam Gearing (27 off 43, 3 fours 1 six) and him (35 off 35, 5 fours) stabilized the innings. Sam was dismissed by Jash in the 12th over with the scored at 50, and wickets kept falling for the Scorpions from that point. When Hursh was finally dismissed (runout by Vivan), the score was 82/5 in 16.5 overs. HKCC needing 24 to win in 19 balls. Nishant Pattnaik hit 2 sixes in his innings of 17, but the Cheetahs kept accumulating the dot balls, with all the bowlers doing an excellent job under pressure. It boiled down to HKCC needing 6 to win in the final over, bowled by Anjaneya Kakkar. Runs came in singles and wides, and with 1 run to win in 2 balls it looked like HKCC would secure a nervy win. But Anjaneya managed to bowl a dot ball, and with the entire field up close the HKCC batsmen could not steal a run off the final ball – Jash Dani securing a runout to tie the game! The second Tied game in the U13s this season, what a great match.
HKCC Scorpions U13 106/7 tied with DLSW Cheetahs U13 106/5 | Scorecard
Following on from these exciting games were the Elite Division matches. At Pitch 1, KCC Buccaneers got their first win of the season over DLSW Littles by 5 wickets. The Littles chose to bat first but could only manage 41 runs in their 15 overs – Anirudh Rajesh picking up 3/14 in his 3 overs and Ohm Shah taking 1/8 in his. The Buccaneers lost 5 wickets chasing this down but got there in just 9.5 overs.
KCC Buccaneers U13 42/5 (9.5) beat DLSW Littles U13 41/5 (15) | Scorecard
At Pitch 2, a 10-man HKCC Optimists were bowled out for 88 in 14.4 overs against DLSW Tigers. Zain Amjad -batting at 10- top scored with 21* from 25 balls (4 fours) and Mohammad Humza took 3/8 in 2.4 overs for the Tigers. A challenging target was emphatically chased down in just 10.3 overs for the loss of 3 wickets. Aarez Dar top scored with 27 (34 balls, 5 fours) as the Tigers continue maintain their unbeaten status.
DLSW Tigers U13 89/3 (10.3) beat HKCC Optimists U13 88 a/o (14.4) by 7 wickets | Scorecard
On Monday the Crusaders then hopped over to Discovery Bay to play DBS White. Their fine form continued – Vivaan Daga hit 56 (47 balls, 6 fours, 4 sixes) as their batting fired to take them to the highest score of the season for the U13s – 176/4 in 20 overs. Malhar Pendse scored 45 (41 balls, 3 fours 2 sixes) in the chase but it wasn’t enough, DBS White ending on 124/6. A big win for the Crusaders to take them to the top of the table.
KCC Crusaders U13 176/4 (20) beat DBS White 124/6 (20) by 52 runs | Scorecard
The Under-15s started their season this last weekend too. On Saturday the PACC U15s played against the HK Women’s National Team – who will be taking part in the Premier Division of the U15s this season. Played at GDB, the women elected to bowl first, and kept PACC to 111/5 in 20 overs. Ali Hassan scored 50 (55 balls, 7 fours) opening the batting, and Jasmine Titmuss took 2/24. The Women got close but fell short of the target – finishing on 95/8 in their 20. Ailyaan Zahir took 2/15 in his 4 overs, and Kary Chan top scored with 28* (35 balls, 3 fours) but it wasn’t enough to get her side over the line.
PACC U15 111/5 (20) beat HK Women 95/8 (20) by 16 runs | Scorecard
On Sunday morning at GDB the KCC Typhoons faced DLSW Tigers in a Premier Division game. Ahaan Trivedi won the toss, chose to bat, and proceeded to hit 70 (68 balls, 10 fours) opening the batting to KCC bowlers utilised chipped in with one wicket each, to keep the Tigers to just 115/7 in their 20 overs. They recovered well from 34/4 but were always behind the chase from that point on. A good win for the KCC boys to start their season.
KCC Typhoons 134/4 (20) beat DLSW Tigers 115/7 (20) by 19 runs | Scorecard
Two Elite-Division games were scheduled for Monday, but Lantau U-15 Lions forfeit to DBS Sky earlier in the week, so only DLSW Cheetahs vs KCC Cyclones took place. At Mission Road, KCC chose to bowl first, and did well to restrict the Cheetahs to 98/5 in their 20. Karthik Venkatesh was the pick of the bowlers with 2/9 in his 3 overs, and Syed Ahamed Malik top scored for DLSW with 29* (51 balls, 1 four). However this was to be enough for the Cheetahs, and they bowled just as well to keep KCC to 86/8 in their 20 overs. Taking regular wickets was the key – after a good start by Danial Nasir (figures of 3-2-2-1), Sulaiman Khan and Shaurya Mutha took 2 wickets each, and only Kapil Chakaravarti (20) and Yash Anand (17) crossed double digits for KCC.
DLSW Cheetahs 98/5 (20) beat KCC Cyclones 86/8 (20) by 12 runs | Scorecard
We also had a pair of U17 games take place. On Saturday, HKCC Nomads played PACC in a nailbiter of a game at Mission Road. PACC elected to bat first in this Premier Division T20, but got off to a terrible start – they were 19/3 in 8.3 overs. However, they recovered through Sajjad Mohammad (20 off 35, 2 fours) and Hussain Ali (29 off 14, 2 fours 2 sixes) to post 105/6 in their 20 overs. Mohammad Hussain Khan was exceptional for HKCC – bowling 4 overs for 8 runs and 1 wicket – and the team managed 4 maiden overs during the innings. Vidur Malik (who earlier opened the bowling with figures 4-1-16-0) opened the batting and scored 30 (46 balls, 2 fours) to lead the runchase, and after a good start KCC looked set to chase the score down. However PACC stuck to the task, and overs 12-16 (2 wickets for 16 runs) put the Nomads on the backfoot – Ali Zaidan’s spell (4-0-14-2) responsible for turning the momentum around. 28 to win in 4 overs became 9 to win off the final over. Cooper and Bejamin Swan (29* off 33 balls) tried hard, but Khan Nawaz Asad (4-0-16-0) won out in the end, conceding just 6 runs from the over to seal a narrow 2 run win for PACC.
PACC U17 105/6 (20) beat HKCC Nomads U17 103/4 (20) by 2 runs | Scorecard
Both these teams re-matched on Monday, in a Premier Division 35 over game (the first of the season) at HKCC. The Nomads got their revenge with a 51-run victory on home turf. Vidur Malik top scored again, with 50 (64 balls, 2 fours 2 sixes) as the Nomads were bowled out for 144 in 31.1 overs. Mohammad Waheed (7-2-18-3), Ali Zaidan (6.1-0-28-3) and Ali Naeem (6-1-26-2) were the wicket-takers for PACC. Saif Ali Khan and Khan Hafeez (19 off 22, 3 fours) started the chase well for PACC, hitting 50 runs off the first 6 overs, but Hafeez’s dismissal triggered a collapse. 10 wickets fell for 43 runs – Saif Ali Khan was 9th man dismissed for 55 (67 balls, 6 fours, 1 six). Kunal Rekhani was the star for the Nomads, with figures of 7-1-13-5, with Dhruv Sodhi and Moksh Vaswani taking 2 wickets each. PACC bowled out for 93 in 22.2 overs, and a comfortable win for HKCC Nomads to start the 35-over League.
HKCC Nomads 144 a/o (31.1) beat PACC U17 93 a/o (22.2) by 51 runs | Scorecard
The Women’s season continued with the T20 Cup at PKVR Reservoir. To start the day, the HKCC Willow Wielders bounced back from a poor start to the season by beating defending-champs KCC Maidens by 5 wickets. After electing to bowl first, they kept the Maidens to 84/5 in 20 overs – Katy Gibbons (0/6), Betty Chan (1/11) and Jasmine Titmuss (2/17) bowling well in their 4 overs. The run-chase was a closely fought affair. After 14 overs, the Willow Wielders were 56/5. However Jasmine lead the way in the middle order, hitting 27* (38 balls, 4 fours) and putting on a match-winning 31 run partnernship with Sasha Watkins to take her side across the line in the 19th over. Rida Haider (2/14), Maheen Haider (1/11) and Keenu Gill (0/12) bowled well but it just wasn’t KCC’s day.
HKCC Willow Wielders 87/5 (18.3) beat KCC Maidens 84/5 (20) by 5 wickets | Scorecard
This game was followed by a fantastically close match between the DLSW Wasps and CCC Fung Wong – the Wasps emerging victorious by just 2 runs. The game would prove to be a real battle of the captains from both sides. Up first, Shanzeen Shahzad hit 61 (42 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) after winning the toss, and was supported well by Mehreen Yousaf (49 off 41 balls, 4 fours) to take DLSW to 159/4 in their 20 overs. CCC Fung Wong conceded just 10 extras but still found themselves at the receiving end of the highest score of the season so far. Skipper Kary Chan (1/19) and Corn Wong (2/25) were the pick of their bowlers. Kary then proceeded to play a wonderful innings with the bat – matching her counterpart by hitting 64* off 56 balls (7 fours). However, she lacked partners during her innings, and CCC were always just slightly behind the run rate. Shanzeen bowled well and also returned figures of 1/19. CCC found themselves needing 20 runs in the final over to pull off an unlikely victory, and Kary almost did it – she hit 17 as her side fell just 2 runs short. An excellent game with a dramatic finish – DLSW leaping to the top of the table just behind HKCC Cavaliers.
DLSW Wasps 159/4 (20) beat CCC Fung Wong 157/6 (20) by 2 runs | Scorecard
At 3 PM was a bottom-of-the-table clash between USRC Women and SCC Divas – both sides looking for their first win. USRC batted first and managed to score a challenging 146/3 in their 20 overs. This was built around a 105 run opening partnership between Sukhjit Gill (38 off 45, 3 fours) and Sweta Jain (43 off 41, 7 fours). However, the SCC Divas batswomen found their form, and they rattled off 147 runs in just 13.1 overs to win the game. Romela Osabel (17 off 18, 2 fours), Josie Arimas (19 off 13, 4 fours) and Jonna Eguid (13* off 13, 2 fours) all played cameos, but it was Jennifer Alumbro who stole the spotlight, hitting 48* off just 23 balls with 8 fours. A brilliant batting effort to get SCC Divas their first ever win in the Women’s T20 Cup.
SCC Divas 147/3 (13.1) beat USRC Women’s T20 146/3 (20) by 7 wickets | Scorecard
The long weekend meant we had 7 Saturday and 4 Sunday league games played. Starting with Saturday Division 2, and HKU CC were looking to bounce back from a tough loss against Taipans against the recently-relegated SCC Lancers, who had their first 2 games rained out and were yet to get on the pitch. They elected to bat first after winning the toss at PKVR Park on Saturday, just like they did against Taipans. And just like they did against Taipans, they folded cheaply. The lessons from the recent games were not learnt – Ashwin Dokania scored 49, but HKU CC were bowled out for 94 in 25 overs. Shelton D’Cruz and Vivek Shah taking 3 wickets a piece. They bowled well again -taking 4 wickets and dragging the 2nd innings past the halfway stage- but 94 was never going to be enough. Uday Shetty blazed 37* off just 16 balls (6 fours 1 six) as the Lancers got there with 6 wickets and 17 overs to spare. A dominating performance by SCC to start their run back to Division 1.
SCC Lancers 95/4 (18) beat HKU CC 94 a/o (25) by 6 wickets | Scorecard
Meanwhile at HKCC, the Witherers picked up their 4th win in a row against Taipans-PACC. Electing to at first James Redmayne (41 off 46, 5 fours) and Alexander Nash (58 off 50, 5 fours 1 six) put on 83 runs for the third wicket and took their side to 179/8 in their 35 overs. Wickets were shared amongst the Taipans bowlers, but Majinder Singh and Navdeep Singh were excellent with the new ball, conceding 26 and 18 runs in their 7 overs respectively. The Taipans batting struggled with the conditions at HKCC, and their run chase never got going. They lost wickets at regular intervals to a disciplined Witherers attack and finished at 137/9 in their 35.
HKCC Witherers 179/8 (35) beat Taipans-PACC 137/9 (35) by 42 runs | Scorecard
At GDB, Laguna Gully chose to bat first against the CHK Pioneers and made good use of the friendly conditions to pile on 281/6 in their 35 overs. Prashant Mehta (54 off 48, 6 fours 3 sixes) and Pranav Shah (69 off 52, 10 fours 1 six) set the innings in motion, and Haren Rawat (48* off 14 balls, 6 fours 3 sixes) wrapped it up in destructive fashion. HK Women’s National team player Pull To turned in an exceptional spell for the Pioneers – 4/36 in 7 overs – but it wasn’t enough to prevent Laguna from piling on the highest Saturday Div 2 score of the season thus far. The CHK Pioneers could only manage 109 runs in 26.4 overs in reply – Inder Singh hitting 33 (38 balls, 4 fours, 2 sixes) to top score. Pranav Shah followed up his fine innings with figures of 6/11 in 5.4 overs, including a hattrick of clean-bowleds to wrap up the Pioneers innings.
Laguna Gully 281/6 (35) beat CHK Pioneers 109 a/o (26.4) by 172 runs | Scorecard
HKU CC, Pioneers and SCC Lancers were all in action again on Monday. HKU CC and Pioneers faced each other at Mission Road, and this time HKU elected to bowl first upon winning the toss. David Fang battled hard for the Pioneers with 27* (44 balls, 3 fours) but they could only manage 102/9 in their 35 – John Wright and Nikhil Sharma taking 3 wickets a piece. The runchase was nervy for HKU CC – Ashwin Dokania dismissed for a duck, and they were quickly 28/3. Sackthi Muthu hit a valuable 45 to steady the innings (58 balls, 7 fours) and John Wright promoted himself up the order to steady the chase, guiding his side to just their 2nd win of the season in the 22nd over with 5 wickets in the hand. A 3-match losing streak broken and a monkey off the side’s back. Li Ka Ming was exceptional for the Pioneers – his 7 overs going for just 7 runs and yielding 2 wickets – but the Pioneers just didn’t have enough runs to play with.
HKU CC 105/5 (21.4) beat CHK Pioneers 102/9 (35) by 5 wickets | Scorecard
The SCC Lancers played Kai Tak in a thrilling high-scoring game over at GDB. Batting first, they broke the record set by Laguna Gully at this very ground just 2 days earlier, by taking the Kai Tak attack for 287/8 in 35 overs. Vivek Shah top scored with 84 (71 balls, 7 fours, 5 sixes) opening the batting, and there were cameos from Soma Nair, Uday Shetty and Trunal Bane. A total of 22 boundaries and 16 sixes were hit in the innings, with 9 out of the 10 batsmen finding the fence atleast once. Kai Tak started the chase strongly – Jeff Maw and JP Du Plessis putting on 77 runs in the first 11 overs. When JP was dismissed (for 73 off 73 balls, 5 fours 2 sixes), Kai Tak were looking strong – 216/3 in 26.1 overs. Luke Southwell was playing a blinder of an innings from the other end, bringing up his century in just 48 balls (7 fours 8 sixes). He was dismissed a ball later, and at 241/4 in 29 overs, Kai Tak needed 47 to win off the final 6 overs. Unfortunately for Kai Tak, the new batsmen in couldn’t maintain the pace, and they eventually fell just 9 runs short. 279/7 in their 35, SCC Lancers picking up their 2nd win in 3 days by the narrowest of margins.
SCC Lancers 287/8 (35) beat Kai Tak 279/7 (35) by 8 runs | Scorecard
Also on Monday, at PKVR Park, CCC Hung See sprung an upset over the DLSW Spartans with a 4 wicket victory in a low-scoring encounter. Spartans elected to bat first in their first game of the season (their three earlier fixtures were abandoned due to weather), but were bowled out for just 137 in 29.5 overs. Henry Siu and Michael Zheng were on target with the new ball, before Chinese International Xiann Liang took 3 wickets at first change. Following her 4 wickets on Saturday for Pioneers, Pull To returned figures of 7-1-14-2 here, and Ka-u Lynn turned in a good spell as well. A solid team bowling effort. The Spartans needed a strong start with the new ball, and they got it, reducing Hung See to 13/3 in 5.3 overs. But Henry Siu (40 off 62, 2 fours, 1 six) and Swedish new-comer Baljot Singh (50 off 78 balls, 6 fours 1 sixes) put on a match-winning 92 run partnership for the fourth wicket to rescue their side. They were dismissed in the space of a few overs, and at 115/5 Hung See would have been a bit nervous, but the lower-middle order saw them home with 4 wickets and 10 balls to spare! A fantastic win for CCC, their second on the trot.
CCC Hung See 138/6 (33.2) beat DLSW Spartans 137 a/o (29.5) by 4 wickets | Scorecard
There were two Saturday Championship Division 1 games this weekend, both on Saturday. At HKCC, the Nomads played host to USRC/MCC Championship, but slumped to their second loss in a row – USRC/MCC winning by 20 runs to climb to the top of the table. Electing to bowl first, the Nomads kept USRC to just 152 runs, bowling them out on the final ball of the innings. Atif Fayyaz took 3/28 in his 7 overs and a runout, and David Marriot returned 2/11 from his quota. The highest score for USRC was 33 from number 9 Hussain Mahroof (25 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) – a valuable innings to rescue his side from 79/6 in 22.1 overs. The Nomads started steady in the response - they were 66/1 in 19 overs, needing 86 runs from the last 16 overs. However, they collapsed at that point, losing their remaining 9 wickets for another 66 runs. Muhammad Imran (4/24) and Shan Sarwar (3/34) were the wreckers-in-chief for USRC, and Paul Watkins the lone hand for HKCC Nomads – opening the batting, he scored 69 (87 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes), and was the 7th man dismissed. The next highest score for HKCC was 18.
USRC/MCC Championship 152 a/o (35) beat HKCC Nomads 132 a/o (33.1) by 20 runs | Scorecard
At KCC, the Saracens hosted PACC. The visitors chose to bowl first and had the hosts at 34/3 in 10.2 overs. Daljeet Singh (42 off 54, 6 fours) and Devang Bulsara (32 off 69, 3 fours) rebuilt the innings, before Niaz Ali hit a rapid 40 (25 balls, 6 fours, 1 six) to pull the Saracens to a competitive 175/8 in 35 overs. Kamran Mohammad (7-1-29-3) was the pick of the PACC bowlers, and skipper Daniyal Bukhari took 2 wickets in 2 overs. He then came out and hammered an unbeaten 88* (91 balls, 10 fours, 2 sixes) to guide his side in the chase. The Saracens kept taking wickets at the other end to stay in the hunt, but Daniyal’s innings ensured that USRC were able to draw level with the Saracens in the 34th over. They lost a wicket first ball of the 35th, but Waqar Dawood hit his first ball for 4 to seal the game. A closely competed game, this was PACC Championship’s first win of the season, and the Saracens third loss on the trot.
PACC Championship 179/8 (34.2) beat KCC Saracens 175/8 (35) by 2 wickets | Scorecard
In the Sunday Elite League there were three games on Sunday. In Division 2 the KMF Vagabonds thrash SLCC Tritons at Mission Road by 194 runs. After winning the toss the Vagabonds put on 264/7 in their 50 overs – Mohammad Etesham (61 off 86, 9 fours 1 six) and Ahmed Mukhtar (67 off 75, 6 fours) hitting fifties, and Khan Akbar hitting 49 (63 balls, 6 fours). A good team batting effort was followed by a great team bowling effort – wickets were shared as they bowled out the Tritons for just 70 runs in 24.2 overs. Khan Akbar (2/19) and Ahmed Mukhtar (1/14) putting in good all-round performances for the Vagabonds. This was the highest margin of victory in terms of runs in the Sunday Elite league this season so far and shoots the Vagabonds to the top of Division 2. A great start to the season for them.
KMF Vagabonds 264/7 (50) beat SLCC Tritons 70 a/o (24.2) by 194 runs | Scorecard
The KCC Infidels picked up a big win too – beating DLSW DTC Mobile by 137 runs at KCC. They chose to bat first but were struggling at 137/6 in 28.5 overs – Shahwaiz Khan and Muhammad Aryan doing the damage. Devang Bulsara was still out there though and found an able partner in Chandan Gill. Together they put on 108 runs for the 7th wicket – Gill scoring 50 off 59 balls (8 fours 1 six) and Devang his maiden Sunday Elite league century – 103 off 104 balls (10 fours 1 six). A superb innings to list his side up to 257/9 in their 50 overs. Shahwaiz Khan finished with 4/56 from 10 overs, and Muhammad Aryan 3/48.
In reply the DLSW innings never got going. Atheeq Iqbal tore through them with 5/37 as they were bowled out for just 120 in 25.4 overs -Shahwaiz hammering 31 from 16 balls (3 fours 1 six) to top score for his side. A tough loss for DTC Mobile in their first outing this season, and back to back wins for the Infidels.
KCC Infidels 257/9 (50) beat DLSW DTC Mobile 120 a/o (25.4) by 137 runs | Scorecard
Sunday was a day of big wins – and HKCC Wanderers join the list, beating DLSW JKN by 84 runs over at HKCC in a Division 1 match. DLSW won the toss and chose to bowl, and while Haseeb Amjad took 4/46 -including a wicket off the very first ball- the Wanderers were still able to post up 274/7 in their first game of the season. Luke Jones top scored with 82* (85 balls, 7 fours, 3 sixes) and there were fifties from Ben Zanol (52 off 76, 9 fours) and Stuart Tohill (52 off 78, 5 fours, 1 six). JKN lost a wicket in the first over too, and when Hiren Patel fell they were 32/2 in 8 overs. Haseeb Amjad took center stage again, hammering 75 off 83 balls – with no boundaries, but 7 sixes – and put on 116 runs with Munir Khan (61 off 119, 5 fours) to put the innings back on track. However his dismissal sparked a collapse – 148/3 in 34.1 overs became 190 a/o in 46.2 overs, Elliot Scrivener (3/33) and Christopher White (4/24) doing the damage. A good win for the Wanderers to start their season.
HKCC Wanderers 274/7 (50) beat DLSW JKN 190 a/o (46.2) by 84 runs | Scorecard
DLSW JKN were back in action again the very next day, this time at KCC against the Templars. They handled the short turn-around well – sent out to field first, they reduced the Templars to 110/9 in 30.3 overs. Nadeem Ahmed was brilliant, taking 5/16 in his 10 overs, and Mohsin Khan took 3 /27 for the new ball. With just 1 more wicket needed to wrap up the innings, they ran into a rampant Ashley Caddy, who smacked 70 off 69 balls (10 fours, 2 sixes) batting at 9, and alongside Saad Mahmood (16* off 16) put on 69 runs in 58 balls for the final wicket. This late surge took the Templars to 179 runs, and this proved to be a big enough target. Amandeep Singh smashed 41 off just 20 balls (3 fours, 4 sixes) opening the batting in the chase, and five other batsmen made it into double digits, but no one was able to occupy the crease long enough to see the side home. DLSW JKN were bowled out in 39 overs for just 138 runs. Namibian International Jason Davidson too 4/54 opening the bowling, Caddy returned 2/18, Daljeet Singh 2/20, and Dan Pascoe bowled his 10 overs for 5 maidens, 8 runs and 2 wickets. An excellent come-from-behind victory for the Templars in their first game of their season, and a tough couple of days for DLSW JKN.
KCC Templars 179 a/o (40.1) beat DLSW JKN 138 a/o (39) by 41 runs | Scorecard