Axis St. Ronald made light work of Grammar 98 to make it 2 wins from 2 in the 2013 AECL. BCC got their campaign under way with a win over Bon Accord, while Inn at the Park made amends for their defeat last week by beating BP. Legends versus The Gentlemen result outstanding. Lahore Karahi take on Super Kings at Kings College this evening.
At Kings, Grammar 98 won the toss and chose to bat in a game reduced to 17 overs aside. P. Gundra (4-20) and R. Narula (3-22) helped to dismiss G98 for just 80 with only Rob Swerigon (20) and Kieran Findlay (18) showing any resistance. In reply, a rather upside down Axis St. Ronald batting order replied for the loss of just two wickets. N. Shindgikar (30*), M. Bandari (16) and S. Amman (16no) all contributed.
BCC won their opening game of the season against Bon Accord. BCC batting first scored 99 for 9 with A. Deshmukh (29) and R. Watt (15) the only notable scores. Bon Accord failed to chase the low total managing just 83; M. Fyfe scored 30 whilst S. Shafique took 3 for 11 and R. Mahesh 3 for 13.
There was another low scoring game at the Links where Inn at the Park beat BP. BP won the toss and chose to bat, scoring 96 off a reduced total of 17 overs. This total could have been a lot worse were it not for the late innings work of T. Chatureli (29no) and Javad Zahul (16no). Aamir Badr and Chris Davenport both took 2 wickets for IatP. The first ball of the IatP innings went for 6, but it was harder work from there on in. However, Fazal Khan (15) and Farooq Durrani (30*) helped IatP to get home with 4 wickets remaining.
Over at Allan Park, The Legends were racking up 186 for 2 against GPoR thanks contributions of 30+ from Alec Keith, Ali Milroy, Stuart Coetzer and Elton Willemse. The Gentlemen could only manage 69 in reply of which 29 were scored by Tom Booth. Doug Anderson took 4 for 5 and Jon van der Ruit 3 wickets for 0 run.
Lahore Karahi batting first scored 183 against Super Kings through contributions from Abid (34*), Moazzam (33*) and Imran (35*). Abid and Akhlaq both took 3 wickets for Super Kings. Arun (24), Callum Howard (31*) and Pelhaj (32*) did their utmost to chase the score, but ultimately Super Kings fell 41 runs short of the required target.
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Axis St Ronald and Grammar98 overcame Knightriders and Inn at the Park respectively on the opening day of the 2013 AECL season. Results still oustanding for the other two Tuesday games. Winning teams to email the outcome to email@example.com, please.
At Kings, Knightriders won the toss and elected to field. They probably sooner wished they hadn't bothered as Rehan Haider took just 10 balls to reach 32. This work at the top was continued by V. Bode (35*), N. Bhavsar (32*), P. Gundra (29), G. Tiwary (27) and S. Amman (26no) as St Ronald piled on 217 for 3 and early contender for highest score of the season (have you made the boundaries at Kings even shorter?). Knightriders set about chasing the large total in the right fashion with Prem and Shiva scoring 32 and 35 respectively. It was downhill from there, however, as S. Amman (3-20) and R. Narula (2-30) helped to dismiss KR for 144 with 6 balls of their innings unused.
Groats Road's first AECL game saw Inn at the Park host G98. In a game shortened to 17 overs each amidst fears of early season poor light, IatP won the toss and chose to bat. Fazal Khan (29) and Farooq Durrani (31*) batted positively to get The Park off to great start and Aamir Badr (18), as the innings drew to a close, helped IatP to reach 123 off 17 overs. Callum Herd took 4 for 19 for G98. In reply, G98 found themselves up with the rate at 47 without loss off 5.4 overs. However, 3 wickets in 3 balls over 2 overs saw IatP bring themselves back into the contest as Kieran Findlay went for 27. Chris Watson delighted his fans by hitting the ball almost exclusively through and over extra cover on his way to 32, and this paved the way for Scott Anderson (25no) to see G98 home with 5 balls remaining. Earlier Aamir Badr completed a good evening with a spell of 3 for 20.
I have started to populate the 2013 fixtures on the website. I have also attached a pdf of the full fixture list for the season.
Please direct any fixture queries to Aqeel. If there are any discrepancies between the website and the fixtures list then that's my fault. Direct those to me.