Rain Washes Out Final Premier League Match and 3 Wins in 4 days needed for JKN to become Champs!
We are back! The DLSW Editorial Team is now back with reports from DLSWCC Matches. It has been a difficult season for cricket fans with major gaps in schedules making it tough to follow games. DLSWCC will be publishing a report on each DLSWCC Team every working day and update on their matches and league status.
Before we start with update of DLSW JKN we have the results of our final premier league game held at Kowloon Cricket Club last Sunday April 23rd 2017
KCC, who had already sealed the title in the penultimate round posted 255-8 against Diasqua Little Sai Wan Prism with Ehsan Nawaz enjoying his promotion to number three in the order with 78. Hong Kong wicket-keeper Chris Carter helped push up the rate in the final overs with 63 from 56 balls. Mudassar Hussain was the pick of the bowlers for Little Sai Wan with taking 3-43.
In reply, the chase had begun well for DLSW as they reach 63-1 in 12 overs before rain cut short the match. It was the third washout for DLSW this season, which didn't help with their title defense. The three rain off matches costed DLSW this year and Prism ended third on the points table which will be marked down as a disappointing season but with no real fault of the team.
Now we come to JKN, the Elite Division A team. Playing their 4th game against KCC Templars on 22nd January 2017 with one loss and two wins behind them.
JKN won the toss and decided to bat first however apart from Haroon Arshad no one was able to contributed and JKN was all out for 133 runs. The Templars won by 6 wickets with Matt Stiller scoring 63 not out.
JKN didn't need to wait long for a rematch with the KCC Templars, on 19th Feb 2017 at KCC, the 2nd match against them was held. Once again JKN won the toss and batted first. This time faring a little better posting 164 but were still all out in 36 overs. The 164 was thanks to skipper Babar Hayat's 62 who was the top scorer.
KCC Templars were bowled out for 80 runs with Nadeem Ahmed picking up 4 wickets for 12 runs and Jangzeb Khan picking up 3 wickets.
After the big win against Templars the JKN team again had a couple of months off and the next game was against HKCC Scropions on 14th April 2017 at Mission Road. The Scorpions decided to bat first and Haseeb Amjad created havoc with the ball and took 6 wickets for 12 runs bowling HKCC side all out for 73 runs. JKN cased the score with 8 wickets in hand thanks to 50 runs from Amandeep Singh
With 2 days to rest the JKN side faced Pakistan Association at Mission Road on 17th April 2017. JKN won the toss and batted first on a slow Mission Road Wicket. Amandeep Singh carried on his good form with the bat and top scored with 88 runs leading his side to 199 runs all out in the 48th Over. Tight bowling from the JKN side restricted the run scoring by the PACC Batsman and they were all out for 135 runs give JKN a 64 run victory. Mudassar Hussain picked up 3 wickets for 21 runs with Ehsan Khan, Haroon Arshan and Haseeb Amjad picking up 2 wickets each.
JKN now are sitting 2nd on the points table with 3 games in hand. The top place team KCC Templars is 13 points ahead. The task for JKN is simple win three games and become champions.
The difficulty would be playing the 3 games in four days as the fixtures have been scheduled. JKN will play all three games in a span of 4 days battling the opponents, fatigue and the weather.
The matches will be played as follows
30th April vs HKCC Wanderers at HKCC
1st May vs PACC at Mission Road
3rd May vs KCC Infidels at KCC
The next week will define the season for DLSW JKN.
We will be back with a look at the progress of DLSW Knights