ALKHOBAR: ARAB NEWS
Published — Friday 18 January 2013
Last update 18 January 2013 4:06 pm
Al Ghamdi struggled to get the better of Team Abbasi by 2 wickets in the Premier Division Alturki cricket league, organized by the Eastern Province Cricket Association.
Team Abbasi batted first and made 205 runs. Tahir top-scored with 52 runs. Iftikhar Ali and Ahsan claimed 2 wickets each. Al-Ghamdi got to their target off 28.4 overs. Nadeem Nawaz with 42 runs was the highest scorer. Farrukh took 3 wickets.
In second match, Aims bin Delamah scored a comfortable 33-run win over Marooj Rawan KGC.
Aims put on board 240 runs of which Waseem Malik contributed 95 runs. Rizwan Haider and Ali Raza grabbed 2 wickets. KGC managed 206 runs. Nadeem Zahoor with 65 was their highest scorer. Amir Sohail, Sohrab and Waseem Malik claimed 2 wickets each.
In the First division, Khobar Badshahs comprehensively beat Al Fattah Friends XI by 42 runs. Khobar Badshahs batting first set up a total of 294 runs. Kashif Munir scored an unbeaten 95. Ali Rizwan gave him full support and scored 87.
Safiullah took 2 wickets. Friends XI tried to make a fight of it but managed 252 runs. Nasir with 74 runs was the highest scorer.
Ali Rizwan took 3 wickets while Waqas Alvi bagged 2.
In another match of the same division, Harley Davidson beat DHL by 48 runs. Harley Davidson batting first scored 268 runs. Yasir Mahmood (72) and Tairim Tamake (66) were the top performers. Mehboob Karim took 3 wickets. DHL’s batting crumbled and managed only 220 runs. Kashan Raheel was the highest scorer with 59 runs. Tajamal Hayat bagged 3 wickets while Akram Qadri claimed 2.
Bin Delamah Adapco defeated Ashes XI by 4 wickets.
Ashes XI batted first and made 179 runs. Rajesh and Yasir scored 72 and 40 runs respectively. Sadiq Rafiq Mohammad wrecked the rival batting lineup and claimed 5 wickets. Bin Delamah achieved their target comfortably with everyone chipping in.
Nabeel Khalid (34) and Kashif Butt (26) were at the wicket. Rajesh took 3 wickets.
Pak Saudi routed Team Ignition by 170 runs. Pak Saudi won the toss, batted first and scored 307 runs. Asif Abid scored a magnificent 110 runs which included 12 fours and 2 sixes. Nasser took 3 wickets.
Team Ignition only made 137 runs. Irshad made 45 runs. Usman took 5 wickets.
Asia XI beat Imran Tiger Academy by 9 wickets. ITA batted first and scored 188 runs. Asif scored an unbeaten 42 runs. Qaiser claimed 2 wickets. Asia XI comfortably reached their target with ease. Opener Iftikhar Ahmed scored an unbeaten 80 runs while Ghulam Fareed was the highest scorer with 83 runs.
In a crucial encounter, Gyptech Dolphins beat Al-Tuwairqi by 4 wickets.
Al-Tuwairqi batted first and made 174 runs.
Aftab (97) was the only batsman who resisted the furious bowling of Gyptech. Hamza Naeem took 3 wickets while Muneeb and Shiraz got 2 each. Gyptech chased with comfortable ease. Usman Quddusi (37) and Salman Quddusi (32) did their best. Anwer and Sheraz took 2 wickets each.