Another fine day for cricket but seems that most clubs chasing a target today seem to be on the losing side.
Some very interesting results today in all three sections.
In Premier Section AK Eagles beat Whiterose by 39 runs, Waleed Anjum was outstanding with the ball with figures of 4 for 21 to maintain the club’s position in the tables but drop a point. Win against Whiterose was a boost for AK Eagles and it makes the chase for the league championship very unpredictable and interesting with the short season.
Flix CC played Central Leeds at East Keswick , Central Leeds batting first and set a target of 177, a man of the match innings with the ball from Umar Farooq (4 for 38) restricted the home side. Flix chased the score for the loss of 6 wickets with half centuries from Rashid Khan (60) and Umar Farooq (50).
Another disappointing day for Darulshafa who have a well balanced side but the frustration of securing their first win must be concerning the camp. Kashmir claim maximum points once again and maintain first position at the top of the Premier table. They elected to bat first and set a target of 208 for 8, Ibrar Latif (61) and Andul Wahid (46) both helped their club to a above par score at Scholes CC. In return Darulshafa were all bowled out 29 short of the target.
After a disappointed start to the short season Karmand bounced back and beat Bhalot. Bhalot were all bowled out for just 145, well below their expectation and Karmand chased the target winning by 4 wickets.
The game at Park Avenue between Diamond and Bradford Moor was a one sided affair, Bradford Moor elected to bat first and at the 24th over seem to be on target to setting a target above 200 but some late disciplined bowling from Diamond restricted them to 187 for 4 with an unbeaten 60 from Imran Mirza. Diamond struggled with the bat and were all bowled out for just 71 runs.
Mylahore Seniors hosted Subhan at Saltaire CC, Myhalore batted first and scored 149 for 5, with a contribution with the bat for Awais Mehmood (53). Subhan chased the target with 4 wickets to spare. The two go head to head again next week, will Subhan maintain 100% record or will Mylahore Seniors do the unexpected, all to play for next week.
After a disappointing start to the season last week Mylahore Tab B comeback with a vengeance to beat Indus Bradford by 71 runs, the excellent bowling from Mohammad Imran (4 for 26 runs) and Muhammad Mukdas (4 for 9 runs) wasn’t enough to restrict Mylahore Tab B target score. Indus Bradford were all bowled out for 97 runs, Qaiser Butt doing the damage with figures of 4 for 8 runs.
Mylahore Tabs A have not had the best start to their season as they lost again this time to Friends. Friends batted first and set a target of 140, Rauf Quyyum was the pick of the bowlers for Mylahore Tab A with bowling figures of 4 for 23 runs. Friends bowled Mylahore Tab A for just 76 runs, outstanding bowling figures of 4 for 23 run from Saqib Anayat secured a win for his club.
Khan do it again and seem to be one of the favourites to chase the promotion title to the Premier Section, Kings XI lahore batted well set a target of 205 at Woodhouse CC but unfortunately it wasn’t enough, even after soem good batting form Noman Anwar (85) and Adeel Anjum (42) and Khan chased the score with the loss of 5 wickets. The dropped a point last week but made sure they secured maximum points this week. Muhammad Uzair Ali unbeaten 78 helped his club to claim maximum points.
Heaton Park hosted Punjab at Altoff CC, Heaton Park won the toss and choose to bat first, with a disappointing start losing three quick wickets, Punjab’s confidence was riding high. Heaton Park fought back with a gritty performance from Mansoor Hussain (56 not out) who helped his club to set a target of 183 with the loss of 8 wickets. Punjab’s contribution with the bat from Ismail Patel (44) and Mohammed Tuseef (41) was not enough for them to secure a win as they were all bowled out for 146 runs.
Kings XI continue with the momentum of last week by securing their second win a row, Kings XI played Northcliffe and batted first, Hassan Zeb batted well for Kings XI with a contribution of 76 to help his club set a target of 154, losing nine wickets in the process. Harpratap Singh bowling figures of 4 for 23 restricted Kings XI’s total but it wasn’t enough to secure a win for his club. Northcliffe were eventually all bowled out for 96 runs with Syed Ahsan (47) only batter to get a mention. Suhail Ahmed spectacular figures of 4 for 37 secured a win for his club.
Rising Star secured their second win of the season as they beat Yorkshire Lions by 27 runs, Rising Star batted first and scored 217 for the loss of 7 wickets, Qudrat Aziz got a quick 51 to help his club set a above par score in thier 35 overs. Yorkshire Lions were 9 down for 190 with Bilal Shahid (52) the only player to score a half century for his club.