DLSW Knights and DLSW Sarjan faced closely contested encounters.
Result round up of weekend of 7/8 November.
At Mission Road on Sunday 8th November 2015, USRC/MCC defeated DLSWCC Knights by three wickets. The Knights batted first after winning the toss and they scored 163 all out in 47.1 overs with Haroon Arshad scoring 41 and Sarfaraz Khan 32. Three USRC/MCC bowlers claimed three wickets – Balal Mohammad was their best with 3/10 while Mohammad Awais picked up 3/35 and Mudassar Hussain claimed 3/32.
The USRC/MCC batting effort got off to a reasonable start but from 1/48, they slipped to 5/85 and then 6/108 with still plenty of work to do. Furqan Tahir steady the innings with an unbeaten 35 and USRC/MCC reached their target in the 48th over. Aftab Hussain did the damage with the ball as he picked up 3/29 off ten overs.
At MR: DLSWCC Knights 163 from 47.1 overs lost to USRC/MCC 7/164 from 47.4 overs by 3 wickets.
In another close game, Pakistan Association overcame a spirited DLSWCC Sarjan team by 13 runs at Mission Road on 7th November 2015
Pakistan Association batted first after winning the toss but they could only manage a total of 145, despite an opening partnership of 60. Daniyal Bukhari’s 30 was their best effort with the bat but the major contribution to their total came from extras with 43, courtesy of 31 wides. Muhammad Ali was the best bowler with 3/28 from his seven over spell.
In reply, DLSWCC lost two of their top batsmen with only 12 runs on the board and then slumped to 5/57. Sarfaraz Khan hit 31 in a 40-run sixth wicket partnership but the remaining batsmen couldn’t finish off the chase as then finished on 9/132.
At MR: Pakistan Association 145 from 33.1 overs beat DLSWCC Sarjan 9/132 from 35 overs by 13 runs.
The Women’s side plays KCC Maidens at Kowloon Cricket Club on 15th November. The Maidens will be looking to take their revenge against the Wasps for their T20 loss. Sunday is a bye for both DLSW Sunday Teams JKN and Knights. DLSW Spartans play USRC Millennium CC on Saturday 14th November at Mission Road.
The Challenge League side X-Cricketers start their season on Sunday 15th November at PTS, they play HKU Students at 11:30am.
All U11 teams have a bye next weekend, DLSW U13 Cheetahs play PACC at PKVR Reservoir on 15th November, whilst the U17 Lions and Cheetahs play each other at St Stephen’s College on 15th November as well