When it comes to cricket the weather can play a big part in the game as the wickets start to become harder they start to favour the batter over bowlers, In the Premier Section 2149 runs was scored between the 10 teams, averaging 215 runs per innings and just of 5 runs per over, whilst in the Crescent Section 1418 runs were scored with a innings average of 142 runs and over average of just of 3.5 runs and 1729 runs were scored in the Star Section, a innings average 173 and over average just of 4 runs.
Khan 2nd XI had another tough day as Central Leeds scored the highest innings score of 342 for 9 with contribution with the bat from Shazeb Afsar (94) who fell 6 short of his century, the win for Central Leeds put them in with a outside chance of chasing one of two spots for the play offs. Rajpoot had a comfortable with against Mylahore Tab B to remain the only team in the lowers sections to have an unbeaten record as Rising Star had their first defeat at East Keswick against the home side Leeds Stallion who set a target of 199 in their 40 overs with a unbeaten 76 from Hassan Hussain, Rising Star were all bowled out for 178. Punjab and Wakefield Star also won today to maintain pressure on Rajpoot in the Star Section.
The Crescent Section has become interesting with Rising Star dropping points and now have all top five clubs chasing the two play off spots, Kings XI Lahore, Yorkshire Lions, Leeds Stallion and Scouthill all won to reduce the points difference at the top of the table.
No change in the Premier Section as all top three teams had comfortable wins against their respective opponents. Bradford Moor secured maximum points against Subhan to move them to mid table and Khan registered their first win as they beat Darulshafa by 5 wickets at Green Lane, Hissan Khan innings of 97 helped his club secure their first win of the season.
Highest Innings score – Central Leeds : 342 for 9
Highest Individual Batting Scores – Premier Section : Abdul Wahid (129no), Kashmir
Highest Individual Bowling – Premier Section Raqeeb Younus 5 wicket for 24 Runs, Bradford Moor
Highest Individual Batting Scores – Crescent Section : Rameez Khan, Yorkshire Lions – 80
Best Individual Bowling – Crescent Section : Ayub Ahmadzai, Leeds Stallions – 5 for 43 runs
Highest Individual Batting Scores – Star Section : Shazeb Afsar, Central Leeds 94 runs
Best Individual Bowling – Star Section : Uman Hussain, Heaton Park – 6 for 29 runs
Other individual performances