DLSW Wasps just down one game in 2018-2019 Season
Vs HKCC Willow Wielders – 21st October 2018 at PKVR Reservoir
The First game of the Women’s League was on 21st October 2018 at PKVR Reservoir. The Wasps were put into bat first by HKCC Willow Wielders. Shanzeen Shahzad started the 35 over season with a massive 132 runs, leading the side to a great total of 226/7 in 35 overs. The HKCC Side also followed with a centurion of their own with Mariko Hill getting 120 runs and was not out in the end. However the Wasps bowlers just kept it tight enough to restrict the HKCC side to 218/3 in 35 overs and win the game by 8 runs.
Vs HKCC Cavaliers – 11th November 2018 at PKVR Reservoir
The Cavaliers won the toss and decided to bat first, Maryam with 3 wickets, and Shanzheen / Mahreen with 2 wickets each restricted the cavaliers to 68 all out. The Wasps chased the target in 12 overs with 7 wickets in Hand
Vs KCC Maidens - 25th November 2018 at PKVR Reservoir
The game was washed out due to rain
Vs SCC Divas – 2nd December 2018 at PKVR Reservoir
Over at PKVR Reservoir, the DLSW Wasps continued their unbeaten 35-Over season with a massive victory over newcomers SCC Divas. Sent in to bat first, the Wasps scored 243/7 in their 35 overs, built around Maryam Bibi’s fine 81 (57 balls, 9 fours) opening the batting. The Hong Kong youngster was dismissed in the 17th over with the score at 138, having scored nearly 60% of her team’s runs.
The rest of the lineup then chipped in - Shanzeen Shahzad and Mehreen Yousaf both scored 35, and Akasha Yousaf 24 - as the DLSW side put up the second highest score of the Women’s League this season so far (1 run short of the 244 the HKCC Cavaliers managed against the KCC Maidens). Jennifer Alumbro took 3 wickets for the Divas, while Rosaly Pagarigan returned good figures of 5-0-21-2.
In reply, the Divas were bowled out in just 9 overs. Shanzeen Shahzad (4-0-22-5) and Maryam Bibi (4-2-3-4) did the damage with the new ball, bowling exceptional spells to dismiss Divas for just 35 runs – Harsha Motwani taking the 10th wicket in her first over. This was the largest margin of victory in the Women’s League so far, with that the Wasps overtook CCC Fung Wong at the top of the table.
Vs CCC Fung Wong – 16th December 2018 at PKVR Reservoir
The DLSW Wasps continued their unbeaten season with a massive win over CCC Fung Wong. The highly anticipated match-up between two of the top teams ended up as a blowout – Mehreen Yousaf (5.4-2-9-6) and Maryam Bibi (6-3-12-4) bowling out Fung Wong for just 26 inside 12 overs – the lowest score of the season so far. An excellent performance by Wasps’ young allrounders, with CCC’s batting just not showing up. CCC did secure a run-out in the chase, but Rajvir Kaur and Iqra Sahar finished it off for no further loss in 8 overs. DLSW Wasps stay steady at the top of the table, and after a strong start Fung Wong have now lost two in a row.
Vs HKCC Cavaliers – 6th January 2019 at PKVR Reservoir
At PKVR Reservoir on Sunday 6th January 2019, the HKCC Cavaliers returned to the top of the table, handing the DLSW Wasps their first defeat of the season by a massive 149 runs. The Wasps were able to field just 9 players, and the Cavaliers took advantage of this by batting first – Natural Yip (58 off 76, 8 fours) and Cri-Zelda Brits (94 off 74, 14 fours) leading them to 220/7 in their 35 overs.
Shanzeen Shahzad took 3/49 from her 10 overs, and Kinza Zahid chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. Shanzeen starred in the chase too, hitting 45 (41 balls, 7 fours), but her dismissal in the 11th over triggered a collapse. From 62/3, the Wasps were bowled out for just 71. Emma Lai took 3/17 in her 6 overs as the Cavaliers completed an emphatic victory with 18.3 overs to spare.
With 4 games to go. The DLSW Wasps have a great chance to win the first ever league title. The games are very competitive and we all at DLSWCC must support the girls to the championship.
T20 Cup 2018-2019
The T20 League has been a Mixed bag this season from the Wasps. With 2 wins and 2 losses and 2 washouts in their 6 games the season has seen them in the middle of the points table
Reports from the games are below:
The first two games of the season were washed out against KCC Maidens and USRC.
The third game of the of the season saw the DLSW Wasps beat the SCC Divas by 72 runs on 23rd September 2018 – the largest margin of victory in terms of runs in the Women’s T20 Cup this season. This was accomplished by DLSW Wasps putting up the highest score of the Women’s T20 Cup season so far – 136/6. The Divas bowled and fielded well to take 6 wickets, but were also erratic, conceding 62 extras. This was to come back to hurt them as they were bowled out for 64 in 15.5 overs – the Wasps showing the same depth and skill in their bowling that made them title contenders last season. Maryam Bibi top scored for the Wasps with 24*, and also took 2/17 and 1 catch in the field. A good win for the Wasps in their first game of the season, and a good learning experience for the Divas.
This game was followed by a fantastically close match between the DLSW Wasps and CCC Fung Wong on 30th September 2018 – the Wasps emerging victorious by just 2 runs. The game would prove to be a real battle of the captains from both sides. Up first, Shanzeen Shahzad hit 61 (42 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes) after winning the toss, and was supported well by Mehreen Yousaf (49 off 41 balls, 4 fours) to take DLSW to 159/4 in their 20 overs. CCC Fung Wong conceded just 10 extras but still found themselves at the receiving end of the highest score of the season so far. Skipper Kary Chan (1/19) and Corn Wong (2/25) were the pick of their bowlers. Kary then proceeded to play a wonderful innings with the bat – matching her counterpart by hitting 64* off 56 balls (7 fours). However, she lacked partners during her innings, and CCC were always just slightly behind the run rate. Shanzeen bowled well and also returned figures of 1/19. CCC found themselves needing 20 runs in the final over to pull off an unlikely victory, and Kary almost did it – she hit 17 as her side fell just 2 runs short. An excellent game with a dramatic finish – DLSW leaping to the top of the table just behind HKCC Cavaliers.
On 7th October for the 5th game of the season, The DLSW Wasps were also short of a full 11, fielding 9 players against the HKCC Willow Wielders, and slumped to a big 8 wicket loss. Electing to bat first, their top order collapsed to an excellent new-ball spell from Aneka Ogden (4-0-21-4). 34/4 became 67 a/o as Mariko Hill and Riza Wines chipped in with 2 wickets each – Maryam Bibi (17) being the only batsman to make it into double digits. Mary Henderson then proceeded to score 35* (46 balls, 4 fours 1 six) to ensure a comfortable 8 wicket win for the Willow Wielders – their second in a row.
And lastly the HKCC Cavaliers got their season back on track with a massive win over the DLSW Wasps on 14th October 2018. Electing to bowl first with just 8 players, the Wasps were run ragged as Cri-Zelda Brits hammered 93 off just 45 balls (14 fours, 1 six) on a warm afternoon. Lemon Cheung (40* off 34 balls, 7 fours) and Emma Lai (25* off 13 balls, 4 fours) scored 63 runs in the final 5 overs, and the Cavaliers ended on 218/4 – the largest score of the Women’s T20 Cup this season. In reply, Shanzeen Shahzad was the only batsman to cross 10, hitting 28 from 25 balls (6 fours) as her side were bowled out for 51. Alison Siu and Amanda Cheung took 2 wickets each with the new ball, and the Wasps were all out in 9.1 overs. The Cavaliers now sit 2nd in the table after this performance, just behind CCC Fung Wong.
With 6 more games to go in the T20 Season, the Wasps do have a chance to make a comeback.