The Tartars flexed their muscles by disposing of Kai Tak up at PKVR by 9 wickets. Kai Tak batted first and made 174, a target that was always well in hand thanks to brilliant batting by Mo Khan (85no) and Kinchit Shah (65no).
In the other match, Saturday League Champions the Saracens, dismissed the challenge of HKU with a minimum of fuss. Batting first HKU were bundled out for just 125, Waqar Dawood doing most of the damage. In reply the Saracens made light work of the chase, making the 126 required for victory in just 12 overs, Waqas Barkat remaining 65 not out.
In Sunday action the 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 there misery in the 38th over when they were bowled out for a meager 149 runs.
At KCC the Templars batted first and amassed 8/255 against Millenium thanks largely to ever green veteran Afzaal Haider who made 66 not out late in the innings, skipper Dylan Deering assisted with 47. Millenium, added by some shocking catching from the Templars, were on target for victory until 2 wickets to Waqar Dawood and 3 to coach Ryan Campbell stopped the run chase in its tracks.
So Saturday the Tartars and the Saracens will do battle for a place in the Final at KCC while on Sunday the Infidels and Templars will battle it out at Mission Road. Good luck to all teams.