It was a tension filled weekend for LSWCC teams last weekend with lot of games being hard faught.
On Sunday Oct 11th 2015 at Kowloon Cricket Club, DLSWCC Prism took on KCC KARP in a top of the table clash.
There was an exciting finish at Kowloon Cricket Club where DLSWCC Prism stunned hosts KCC KARP by one wicket in a match reduced to 48-overs per side affair after a late start.
After winning the toss KCC KARP elected to bat first but they might have regretted that decision after losing both openers with only one run on the board. Run scoring proved difficult and Dan Pascoe’s 37 was the highest score for KCC as they were eventually dismissed for 153 in 46.3 overs. Ehsan Khan continued his good form with the ball as he picked up 3/37 from his nine over spell.
DLSWCC Prism’s innings also got off to a calamitous start and they were reduced to 3/4 inside five overs with Adil Mehmood picking up a brace. The middle order struggled and at 8/82, the game looked all but over for DLSWCC. But KCC hadn’t counted on Nadeem Ahmed and Niaz Ali who combined for a ninth wicket partnership of 71 runs. The pair batted brilliant to bring DLSWCC back into the game but they nearly threw it away when Niaz was run-out for 23 with the scores tied. Cool heads prevailed and DLSWCC got the final run needed for victory with Nadeem finishing unbeaten on 47.
Scores: At KCC (matched reduced to 48 overs per side): KCC KARP 153 from 46.3 overs lost to Diasqua LSWCC Prism 9/154 from 42.5 overs by one wicket
On October 3rd 2015, Saturday, at PKVR Park, DLSW Spartans played the Saturday Division 2 Fixture against SCC Lancers. DLSW Spartans opted to field first after winning the toss and they had early success as they reduced SCC Lancers to 3/16 and then 5/39 with Niaz Ali picking four wickets. But the Lancers’ lower order batsmen prospered and they finished on 208 all out off their 35 overs with skipper Prakash Chakravarti hitting 49 and Uday Shetty getting 57. Niaz finished with 4/18 from his seven over spell. Spartans’ lost both their opener’s cheaply but they progressed their score to 3/117 before Suresh Pandey fell for a team-high 40. After that, wickets fell regularly and Spartans were eventually all out for 180 in the 32nd over. Nitesh Talwar was the best of the Lancers bowlers with 4/22 while Uday Shetty completed a good all-round performance with 3/36.
Scores: SCC Lancers 207 from 35 overs beat DLSW Spartans 180 from 31.5 overs by 27 runs
In the U11 League both DLSW team lost by the same margin of 19 runs on 10th October at PKVR Resovoir, DLSW Tigers lost to Sky Warriors while DLSW Cheetahs lost to HKCC Sharks. Both teams were chasing a target and fell short by 19 runs.
The U17 teams fared better with both teams from DLSW Winning their games. DLSW Tigers played KCC at Mission Road on Saturday 10th Octover 2015. Winning the Toss KCC decided to bat firstbut two early run outs had them in trouble. M Ali also bowled a steadline and gave obly 10 runs in 5 overs while taking 2 wickets. Junaid then carried over the responsibiliry taking 3 wickets for a cheap 14 runs in 6.4 overs. KCC was all out for 66 runs andthe Tigers opening pair had no troble chasing the target in around 10 overs for a win by 10 wickets. Haroon Arshad was not out on 41 and Hamza Azhar was not out on 18.
The following day DLSW Littles played HKCC at St Steven's. The Littles batted first at posted 156 for 9 wickets at the end of their 35 overs. The bowling of the Littles then took cgarged with Vrashank taking 3 wickets for 20 runs, Pratik taking 4 wickets for 17 runs and Jainam taking 3 wikets for 24 runs leaving HKCC at 134 all out. DLSW Littles won by 22 runs