Darulshafa have knocked out defending Champions Keighley RZM out of the Cup. They were comfortably beaten by 98 runs. Arsam Malik 66, Nadeem Safder 63 & Khalil Ullah 49 gave Darulshafa a reasonable total of 228 ao, with Ishtikhar Hussain taking 4-46 For Keighley RZM. In reply, brilliant bowling by Shazada Khan who picked up 6-26 secured a place in the Semi-Finals against Heaton Park.
Heaton Park just about beat My Lahore by one wicket. My Lahore won the toss and decided to bat first. Fine piece of bowling by Mansoor Hussain who picked up 4-24 helped his side to bowl out My Lahore for 108. In reply Shoukat Ali scored 58no for Heaton Park which helped Heaton Park come closer to their target. However, it went down to the wire when Heaton Park were 96 -9. Skipper Majid Hussain held his nerve and eventually assisted with a vital victory for a place in the Semi Finals against Darulshafa.
OnQ had a 13 run victory over White Rose. OnQ batted first and scored 231 for eight with Naheem Ashraf scoring 74. In reply White Rose were all out for 218 with Zahid Nisar scoring 72. Half centuries by Sohail Hussain 54 & Qaiser Mahmood 52 gave Bhalot Strikers a total of 189. Musa Hussain picking up 5 for 27. Despite a good effort, Raja were all out for 158. Good bowling from Adeel Baig & Aqsad Ali 4-21 gave Bhalot Strikers a 31 runs victory, to secure themselves a mouth-watering Semi Final against OnQ.
Y&SS Cup Semi Finals will be played on Sunday, 9th July 2017
Once again another thriller between the old foes Karmand & Bradford Moor was played at Saltaire. Karmand put a fine target of 277 -8 with Siraj Hussain scoring 86. In reply Bradford Moor who were 9 men down had to thank Rahat Shah for his valuable unbeaten 82*, to cross them over the line. Half centuries’ by Bilal Ejaz 57, Mustafa Rafique 52 gave Bradford Moor a narrow 1 wicket victory over Karmand.
In the other semi-final fixture between Style CC & Indus Ghari, it was New Entry Style who have secured their place in the 2017 Chefgenie Shield Finals after thrashing section A side Indus Ghari by 9 wickets. Opening batsmen Waqas Khan’s unbeaten century 101 was the key highlight of the day, 122 runs partnership between Waqas 101 and Ozair Khan 44no helped Style chase down Indus Ghari’s total who were all out for 179 with Mohammed Tayyab scoring 42. Style CC will now face Bradford Moor in the 2017 Chefgenie Final.
chefgenie Shield Final will be played at Saltaire cc on Sunday 9th July.
The possibility of Eid ul Fitr commencing on Sunday 25th June has meant, all League Fixtures will be cancelled. All Teams will be awarded Two points each. However, should EID fall on Monday 26th, all League Fixtures program will go ahead as per normal.