Tuesday, August 01, 2006
This is the only news I have been sent so far from the NPCA matches over the weekend, I expect to recieve a complete round up shortly.
Sir Ali 'B' took on Stray Lions 'B' at home in the Division III:
With Sir Ali 'A' not playing, two players from the senior team were brought in: Abdul Rehman who has also played for Kenya 'A' and Abid Moughal. Sir Ali batted first, and led by a very good 64 from Rehman and backed up by two other half centuries from Akbar (62) and Nadeem Butt (62), went on to set an imposing 8-292. Other players to get runs were Moughal (controversially out with the umpire George Ayieko over ruling the leg umpires no-ball decision) 10, Tariq Alvi, who scored a very quick 30 before getting caught at mid wicket and Asif Khan who made 23 before being caught behind.
In reply, Stray Lions were torn apart by man-of-the-match Nadeem Butt who took 4 wickets and Tariq Alvi who took 3. Ali Rehman and Abdul Rehman also chipped in with one a-piece as Sir Ali bowled their opponents out for a mere 58 with 32 overs to spare.
From Sir Ali's point of view, a very satisfying performance, for Stray Lions 'B', a tough welcome into the league. Still, they should not be disheartened, as they will have learnt from the experience and will be stronger next time for that. Sir Ali take the full 20 points on offer for the match and will go into next week's clash with Ruaraka 'B' in high spirits.
Please note that this report was sent to me by a player from the match, and my thanks for that. If you are a cricketer (or supporter) and would like to see a detailed match report featuring your team, all you have to do is email me using the link in profiles.
Posted by Chemosit at 9:48 am