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Domestic Leagues Review - 7th and 8th September 2019

12 September 2019

- Photo Credit: Suresh Panday

Premier League T20

Sunday 8th Sept – DLSW DLIT vs HKCC Premier League at HKCC – 01:30 PM – Full Review
Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club DLIT (153/7 in 20 overs, Waqas Khan 68*) tied with Hong Kong cricket Club (153/8 in 20 overs, Ninad Shah 33, Ghazanfer Mohammad 4-0-35-3)

Hong Kong Cricket Club (10/1) beat Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club DLIT (4/2) in the Super Over
Cricinfo Scorecard | CricHQ Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – KCC Premier League vs USRC Premier League at KCC – 02:00 PM – Full Review
Kowloon Cricket Club (171/9 in 20 overs, Jamie Atkinson 46, Muhayam Zaman 3/20, Ehsan Muhammad 3/25) beat United Services Recreation Club (143/7 in 20 overs, Ali Skhawat 57, Waqas Barkat 3/27) by 28 runs
Cricinfo Scorecard | CricHQ Scorecard

This past weekend saw two excellent CHK Premier League T20 matches take place. At the Hong Kong Cricket Club, the hosts and defending champions played out a thrilling tie against Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club, leading to the first ever CHK Premier League Super Over! HKCC held their nerve to emerge victorious in a cracking match. This match was broadcast live over YouTube and Facebook, so if you missed it, be sure to check it out!

Meanwhile at the Kowloon Cricket Club, United Services Recreation Club put on an improved showing, but it wasn't enough to topple a strong KCC side, who went on to register their first win of the competition. This game was also covered live on YouTube, courtesy of CricHQ.

Full match reviews of both matches can be found on our website – check the links above!

Women’s T20 League

Sunday 8th Sept - HKCC Willow Wielders vs DLSW Wasps – HKCC – 09:30 AM
DLSW Wasps 125/6 (Shanzeen Shahzad 38, Maryam Bibi 37) beat HKCC Willow Wielders 110/7 (Mariko Hill 47, Maryam Bibi 2/7) by 15 runs
| Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – KCC Maidens vs USRC Women – KCC – 10:00 AM
KCC Maidens 32/0 (Keenu Gill 24*) beat USRC 31 a/o (Keenu Gill 3/3, Renee Montgomery 3/4) by 10 wickets | Scorecard

The women's T20 league got underway this past Sunday, with both matches acting as precursors to the PLT20 games in the afternoon. At HKCC, a 9-women Wasps triumphed over the Willow Wielders by 15 runs. 38 by skipper Shanzeen Shahzad and 37 by young all-rounder Maryam Bibi took the Wasps to 125/6 in their 20 overs. Mariko Hill looked good en-route to 47 off 40 balls, but lacked support from the other end, as the Willow Wielders ended their 20 overs at 110/7. Bibi backed up her fine innings with figures of 4-1-7-2, earning her the Player of The Match award in the process. This entire game was streamed on our Facebook and YouTube pages, so if you missed it live, be sure to check out the replay!

Meanwhile at KCC, an 8-women USRC side had a rough outing against the hosts. Keenu Gill and Renee Montgomery took 3 wickets each as USRC were blown out for just 31, a score that took the Maidens just 2.4 overs to chase down - Gill hitting 5 fours on her way to 24*.

Saturday Championship

Saturday 7th Sept – Division 1 – HKCC Gap Ramblers vs USRC Championship – HKCC – 01:00 PM
HKCC Gap Ramblers 157/8 (Quentin Painter 38, Sheryar Khan 4/27) beat USRC Championship 121 a/o (Shivin Agarwal 3/21, Stuart Tohill 3/28) by 36 runs. | Scorecard

Saturday 7th Sept – Division 2 – KCC Crusaders vs SCC Lancers – KCC – 01:00 PM
SCC Lancers 176/5 (Tanmay Bijur 61) beat KCC Crusaders 190/6 (Roy Lamsam 63, Soma Nair 3/46) by 5 wickets (D/L method) | Scorecard

Saturday 7th Sept – Division 2 – Kai Tak vs Laguna Gully – Mission Road (TKRRG) – 12:50 PM
Laguna Gully 167/7 (Abhishek Rana 43, JP Du Plessis 3/34) beat Kai Tak 166/8 (JP Du Plessis 36, Robert Ward 36) by 3 wickets | Scorecard

Saturday 7th Sept – Division 2 – CHK Pioneers vs HKU CC – GDB – 01:00 PM
HKU CC 250/7 (Ramesh Weerakoon 74, Ashwin Dokania 58, Danny Lee 3/40) beat CHK Pioneers 29/3 by 98 runs (D/L method) | Scorecard

In Division 1, defending champions HKCC Gap Ramblers put on a solid bowling performance on home turf to secure victory over last season's runner-ups USRC Championship. Batting first, they were restricted to 157/8, USRC’s Sheryar Khan taking 4/27 in his Saturday League debut. However, USRC could only muster 121 all out in response – Stuart Tohill (3/28), Shivin Agarwal (3/21) and Raunaq Kapur (2/26) doing the bulk of the damage.

It was a weekend of upsets in Division 2, with newly relegated KCC Crusaders starting off with a defeat at home at the hands of the SCC Lancers. Batting first, they might have felt their score of 190/5 was sufficient - former HK national squad member Roy Lamsam top scoring with 63 before retiring out. A rain interruption during the second innings meant the Lancers had a revised target of 173 in 30 overs, which they were able to overhaul with 10 balls to spare - Tanmay Bijur’s 61 leading the charge.
And over at Mission Road, Laguna Gully sprung an upset over Kai Tak, who had just barely missed out on promotion last season. After electing to bowl first, Laguna utilized 9 different bowlers, the whole team combining to restrict Kai Tak to 166. Their top 4 then made 133 of those runs between them, with a highest individual score of 43, laying the platform for a successful chase in the 33rd over. A genuine team effort. And at Gin Drinkers Bay, perennial under-dogs CHK Pioneers had a dream start against HKU CC, reducing them to 73/6 after being sent in to field first. Unfortunately, they couldn’t secure the third upset of the day, as Ramesh Weerakoon (74), Ashwin Dokania (58), and Haroon Shahid (34*) all played fine knocks to recover the innings, HKU CC finishing on 250/7. Only 14 overs of play were possible in a thunderstorm-affected second half, but it was sufficient for HKU to secure a 98-run victory via D/L method.

Under-15 T20 League

Saturday 7th Sept – Premier – PACC U15s vs CHK Women’s National Team – Mission Road – 09:00 AM
CHK Women’s National Team 66/1 (Shanzeen Shahzad 35*) beat PACC U15s 65 a/o (Ailyaan Zahir 35, Kary Chan 3/0) by 9 wickets
| Scorecard

Saturday 7th Sept – Elite – KCC Cyclones U15 vs HKCC Witherers U15 – GDB – 09:30 AM
HKCC Witherers 110/6 (Callum Mortimer 28) beat KCC Cyclones 109 a/o (Floyd Mansbridge 20, Roshan Relwani 3/7) by 4 wickets | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Elite – APCC Sky Warriors U15s vs Lantau Lions U15 – GDB – 08:00 AM
Lantau Lions U15 226/2 (Khan Qasim 146*) beat APCC Sky Warriors U15 90/6 (Peter Newbery 24) by 136 runs | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Premier – DB Smashers Gold U15 vs PACC U15s – Mission Road – 09:30 AM
DB Smashers Gold U15 93/1 (Arnav Saxena 38) beat PACC U15s 91 a/o (Ailyaan Zahir 59, Sameen Dar 4/8, Danny Mapp 3/9) by 9 wickets | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Premier – USRC Gunners U15 vs DLSW Tigers U15 – Mission Road – 13:30 PM
Match Abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled

The U15 T20 League got underway this past weekend, with a couple of outstanding performances across each division. In the Premier Division, the Women’s National Side made their presence felt with a big victory over last season’s champions PACC U15s. Skipper Kary Chan returned the remarkable figures of 3 wickets for 0 runs as PACC U15s were bowled out for just 65, before Shanzeen Shahzad hit 35* to take her side home. It didn’t get any better for PACC on Sunday, as they were bowled out for 93 by DB Smashers Gold U15. Sameen Dar (4/8) and Danny Mapp (3/9) impressed in their first U15 Premier Division outings, before Arnav Saxena hit a composed 38 to anchor the runchase. Ailyaan Zahir Mohammad was the sole bright spot for PACC U15s this past weekend, with innings of 35 and 59 opening the batting. The third Premier Division game for the weekend was unfortunately washed out on Sunday afternoon - USRC Gunners U15 vs DLSW Tigers U15 abandoned without a ball being bowled.
In the Elite Division, KCC Cyclones U15 and HKCC Witherers U15 played out an exciting match out in GDB on Saturday. Conditions were tough for both batsmen and bowlers, with 15 kids called upon to bowl between the two sides, and only two batsmen crossing 20. Eventually it was the Witherers who emerged victorious, overhauling the Cyclone’s score of 109 with just 2 balls to spare. And on Sunday at GDB, Khan Qasim welcomed the APCC Sky Warriors U15 to the league with a blistering 146* off just 82 balls, hitting 14 fours and 6 sixes, as Lantau Lions U15 piled up 226/2 in their 20 overs. APCC Sky Warriors U15 batted out their 20 overs in response, finishing on 90/6.

Under-13 League

Sunday 8th Sept – Premier – DB Smashers White U13 vs APCC Green U13 – KGV 1 – 01:10 PM
DB Smashers White U13 64/1 (Daniel Panckhurst 31*) beat APCC Green U13 63 a/o (Isa Sobhani 2/0, Abhijeet Chugh 2/10) by 9 wickets | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Premier – USRC Gunners U13 vs DLSW Cheetahs U13 – KGV 2 – 01:10 PM
DLSW Cheetahs U13 88/3 (Arham Seth 22) beat USRC Gunners U13 87/6 (Ibrahim Kashif 28, Kush Jadejaa 3/12) by 7 wickets | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Elite Pairs – HKCC Optimists U13 vs APCC Sky Warriors U13 – KGV 1 – 04:00 PM
HKCC Optimists U13 209 (Dhruv Deva 11*, Jo Meekcoms 10) beat APCC Sky Warriors U13 157 (Felix Waters 2/5, Dhruv Deva 2/23) by 52 runs | Scorecard

Sunday 8th Sept – Elite Pairs – DLSW Littles U13 vs LMC U13 – KGV 2 – 04:00 PM
LMC U13 200 (Saad Niaz 13) beat DLSW Littles U13 108 by 92 runs | Scorecard

Also kicking off this past weekend was the U13 Leagues, with four games at KGV school. The rain curtailed the two Premier Division T20s to 16-over affairs. DB Smashers White U13 started their season off strongly, bowling out APCC Green U13 for just 63, before chasing it down in just 12 overs. Meanwhile defending champions USRC Gunners U13 found themselves on the end of an excellent runchase by DLSW Cheetahs U13, who knocked off the 88 needed in just 12.3 overs for only three wickets. And in the Elite Division we had a couple of Paris Cricket games, with the HKCC Optimists U13 and LMC U13 sides each picking up comfortable victories.

Challenge League

Sunday 8th Sept – Division 3 – HKU Students vs TCC Caribbeans – GDB – 02:30 PM
TCC Caribbeans 172/4 (Subhash Chand 55) beat HKU Students 91/7 by 81 runs | Scorecard

And finally in the Challenge League, newcomers Tung Chung Cricket Club Caribbeans put on an impressive showing against the HKU Students, beating them by 81 runs on Sunday afternoon at GDB – Subhash Chand registering the club’s first CHK league fifty in the process.

- Nitesh Hemlani