Thursday 28th March 2013
Kinchit Shah & Damian Kelleher took KCC into the Cup Final against Sarjan CC on Saturday after KCC beat SW-Lotus Star by 51 runs.
KCC won the toss, elected to bat first and went on to put 204 runs on the board. Kinchit Shah played a very responsible, but aggressive innings in the KCC Morning Social League/ Cup Semi Final, and was the highest scorer with 98 runs not-out. His innings contained 4 sixes and 9 boundaries. Devang Shah scored 34 runs with 3 sixes and 2 boundaries, Damian Kelleher scored 29 runs and Ravi Lulla 12 runs.
In reply SW-Lotus Star started very well but they kept on losing wickets and were all out in the 20th over. Keyur Patva scored a brilliant 62 with 4 huge sixes and 8 boundaries, Parth Shah scored 29 runs, Pulkit 17 runs and Parin Shah scored 18 runs.
Damian Kelleher took 4 wickets for 28 runs, while Kinchit Shah & Devang Shah both shared two wickets apiece, with Ninad Shah taking one wicket.
Man of the Match: Kinchit Shah
Submitted by Afzaal Haider
KCC Morning Social League/CUP Final
Saturday 30th March 2013
Ninad Shah & Farooq Saeed won the KCC Morning Social League/ Cup title for KCC as Sarjan lost the Final by 34 runs.
KCC won the toss and elected to bat first on a cloudy morning at KCC and scored 181 runs for 6 in their 20 overs, through the brilliance of Dineth Nanayakkara & Farooq Saeed. Farooq Saeed scored 50 runs not-out, Dineth Nanayakkara 30 runs, while openers Ravi Sujanani (28 runs) and Ravi Lulla (28 runs) put-on a 52 run partnership for the 1st wicket. Kinchit Shah also scored 19 runs.
Amandeep Singh took 3 wickets for 28 runs, while Zulu Ghaveria and Pranav Shah shared one wicket apiece.
In reply, Sarjan CC fell 34 runs short and managed to score only 148 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. Only Amandeep Singh scored 73 runs, and batted with some luck after a few chances were given by fielders as it was not easy to field in the wet conditions. Divesh with 17 runs and Harry Virani with 13 runs showed some courage against the very disciplined KCC bowlers, especially our seamers. Ninad Shah destroyed Sarjan's middle order by picking up 4 wickets for a mere 14 runs in his four overs, ably assited by Ateeq Ur Rehman who took 2 for 28. Steve Pratt, Ravi Sujanani and Kinchit Shah also shared one wicket each.
Man of the Match: Ninad Shah
Submitted by Afzaal Haider
KCC Infidels v HKCC Wanderers
The mighty Infidels continued their recent surge of form by uprooting the HKCC Wanderers twice in two weeks to book a place in the Quarter Finals of the Sunday Cup.
Batting first, the Infidels got off to a shocker, losing a wicket on the second ball of the innings. However, we were able to maintain some stability through a very professional and patient 64 from opener Mo Khan. Whilst Mo held up one end, regular wickets fell at the other until a rear end resistance, marshaled by Ehsan Nawaz (47), saw the Infidels post a respectable total of 219 off 49.4 overs.
In reply, the Wanderers were looking very comfortable and well set on 85/3. However, what followed was a result of excellent pressure through some tight and clever bowling from spinners Ansh Lulla (10-1-31-5) and Ravi Sujanani (8-1-15-4), who caused a massive collapse and left the Wanderers stranded on 112 after 32 overs.
The win means the Infidels will play LSW JKN in the Quarter Finals of the Sunday Cup at PKVR on Sunday 7th April.
Submitted by Nigel Shroff
KCC Saracens v HKU – Saturday Cup
The Mighty Saracens thrashed HKU by seven wickets to progress to the semi-finals of the Saturday Cup!
After losing the toss, the Saracens fielded first. Failing to make the new ball count, spin was introduced and none of the spinners disappointed. Waqar (5/17) and Waqas (2/22) bowled mesmerizing spells, exploiting the conditions beautifully. Ravi also kept proceedings tight, conceding just 13 off his 5 overs. HKU were skittled out for 125.
In the chase, Waqas continued his rich vein of form, spanking an unbeaten 62, while Ryan and Simandeep stroked 25 beautiful runs each! The total was overcome in 12.1 overs.
We have drawn one of our biggest rivals, the KCC Tartars, in the semis. I assure you they won't go down easy, so we will have to be prepared as ever. Let’s work hard over the next few days, rest up on Friday, and be ready to fire on Saturday! See you at training dudes.
Submitted by Kunal Parwani
KCC Infidels v LSW – Sunday Cup
The mighty Infidels stormed into the Semi Finals of the Sunday Cup, thumping Little Sai Wan by 121 runs.
Batting first, the Infidels set a foundation of 82-3 before veterans Ankur Sharma (103) and Ravi Sujanani (63) put on a elegant and brutal 160-run partnership which spearheaded KCC to a fine total of 270/6 after 50 overs.
In reply, LSW were exposed to hostile bowling, with Ehsan Nawaz and Ateeq Ul Rehman setting the pace before Ashley Caddy, Ankur Sharma, Ravi Sujanani, and Karan Shah all finished tightly. Little Sai Wan were put out of their misery in the 38th over when they were bowled out for a meager 149 runs.
The Infidels play fellow KCC Templars in the semi finals at Mission Road on 14th April.
Submitted by Nigel Shroff