Maqbool’s unbeaten 228 highlight of ORIX Cricket Tourney



RIYADH: ARAB NEWS

Published — Friday 1 February 2013

Last update 1 February 2013 5:08 am

| نسخة PDF Print News | A A

Yassir Maqbool’s brilliant unbeaten 228 was the highlight of the round 7 of the Saudi ORIX Cricket Tournament organized by the Riyadh Cricket Association (RCA).
In Al Kharj Cricket Zone, Lahore Badshah routed Ayoun Al Badr by 95 runs. Batting first Lahore Badshah scored 358 off 40 overs. Yassir Maqbool’s knock of 228 came off 128 balls. He was well supported by Abdul Wahab and Adeel who scored 48 and 36 respectively. Ayoun Al Badr was all out for 263. For Lahore Badshah Waseem took 5 wickets while Irfan got 3.
In another match, KFSH Blues scored a thrilling one-wicket win over CKK. Batting first, CKK were bowled out for 271 off 37.2 overs. Imran Kifayat was the highest scorer with 77. Nouman made 60 and Omar 42. Nadeem Babar was the pick of the bowlers for KFSH Blues as he took 3 wickets. Usman and Irshad picked two wickets each.
KFSH Blues started well with openers Nasir Abbasi and Nadeem Babar scoring 50s. Nasir Abbasi (63), Nadeem Babar (51), Irshad (56) and Rehan (26) were the other run-getters. KFSH Blues lost wickets at regular intervals, but at the end achieved their target off 37.5 overs. Osman remained unbeaten on 18 and played a vital role in his team’s win.
Pak Shaheen got the better of Shouraim by 42 runs. Batting first Pak Shaheen were all out for 321. Abdul Wahid (84), Ibrar (44), Iftikhar (30), Ateeq (21) and Wahab (20) did their best. Shahnawaz took 3 wickets while Zeeshan, Faisal and Waseem got 2 wickets each. In reply, Shouraim managed to score 279. Arif remained unbeaten on 99 and Wasim scored 51. Iftikhar took 3 wickets while Wahab, Ateeq and Ibrar got 2 wickets each.
Lahore Lions beat Amir Holidays in another match of the Al Kharj Cricket Zone.
In Huraymala Cricket Zone, FUCHS beat KFSH Greens by 32 runs. Batting first, FUCHS scored 219 for 6 off 20 overs. Shahbaz Ali (71), Aziz ur Rehman (52), Owais (28) and Waqar (26) were among the runs. Tahir Abbasi took 3 wickets while Azhar Hussain got 2. KFSH Green scored 187 in reply. Fakhar top-scored with 84. Mansoor Ali supported him with 21. Javed took 2 wickets.
In a closely contested match, Combined XI beat Riyadh Panthers by one wicket. Batting first Riyadh Panthers scored 174 for 7 off 20 overs. Tauseef (49) and Sajid Cheema (48) were the main scorers. Asmat Shahzad got 2 wickets. Combined XI achieved their target off 19.5 overs. Taj Khan (66), Asmat Shahzad (25) and Ahmed Qayum (23) were instrumental in their team’s win. Raza, Zulfiqar and Hamid got 2 wickets each.
Later, batting first Stallions scored 218 off 20 overs thanks to contributions from Sohail (88), Imran Younes (24), Asif (22) and Yassir (22). Saudi Jaguars achieved their target with the last ball of the 20th over.
In Riyadh Cricket Zone, Pak Force beat Friends XI by 4 wickets. Batting first Friends XI scored 174 off 20 overs. Akif (69) and Abdulrahman (27) did their best. Pak Force achieved the target and won the match. Zeeshan took 2 wickets while Abdulrahman got 1.
Royal Strikers beat Imran XI in the Super Over. Batting first Royal Strikers scored 185. Shiju (82) and Mithun (34) were the main scorers. Imran XI also scored 185 in the stipulated 20 overs. Jijin, Siraj and Sharafu got 2 wickets each. In the Super Over, Royal Strikers made 14 and Imran XI 7.
In another match, Serendib beat Tigers by 6 wickets. Tigers batted first and scored 159 off their stipulated 18 overs. Ali scored 42 and Upol Zarief got 36. Serendib achieved their target in the last over. Jewel, Shakil and Marzan took a wicket each for Tigers.
ACC’s Development Manager, member of the 1992 World Cup winning Pakistan team, Iqbal Sikander visited the RCA Cricket Complex and praised the facilities provided at the RCA grounds. He also inaugurated Riyadh Cricket Association’s Cricket Academy. Patron RCA Mohammed Anwar presented a shield of honor to him.

What's happening around Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Japanese ambassador to the Kingdom, Noriheiro Okoda, has held a meeting with Hashem Abdullah Yamani, president of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), and discussed bilateral cooperation in the fields of atom...
AL-BAHA: Forty three percent of Al-Baha cannot be developed easily because of the region’s mountainous terrain.This is the view of Khaled Al-Sayegh, undersecretary for construction at the municipality, who was speaking at an event held at the College...
JEDDAH: An official at the Council of Saudi Chambers said the council’s members are discussing a regulation to submit to the Ministry of Labor and other government agencies to deny a number of privileges to companies that force its labor to work unde...
ABHA: With many families wanting new furniture during Ramadan, furniture and interior decorating shops are raising prices to more than double what they were before the month.Homeowner Zaina Mohammed says she used to change her home furniture every Ra...
RIYADH: Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) President Prince Sultan bin Salman described the first visit by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman to Madinah as “historic.”In his comments following the visit which saw th...
MADINAH: Economists expected the volume of investments in Madinah’s economies during the coming few years to reach SR500 billion.The forecasted growth in the population, to reach 2.6 million people after 25 years, and the number of visitors to 12.2 m...
JEDDAH: It seems that many Saudi families are gradually coming to terms with the new reality of living in apartments, as building villas is not possible due to shortage of appropriate land.With the increasing display of housing units by the Ministry...
RIYADH: Migrant rights advocacy group Migrante-Middle East (M-ME) has lambasted their country’s leadership over the claim that the number of overseas Filipino workers are declining due to sustained economic growth in the Philippines.The group has cal...
RIYADH: A charitable foundation called “Smile” will be launched on Sunday night at the Al-Hokair Land in the Saudi capital to make people happy. “The foundation will be launched to make Saudi Arabia a center of smiles,” well-known television host and...
MAKKAH: The Kingdom has seen a sharp rise in the number of Umrah pilgrims to around 6 million from 1.5 million in the last 16 years. Moreover, the number of pilgrims overstaying their visas has come down to about 1 percent. The Ministry of Haj has be...
RIYADH: The King Khalid Foundation (KKF) said here recently that it has financed small enterprises (SMEs) run by 130 widows in some of the Kingdom’s provinces.KKF hosted an iftar party last week for local media at its headquarters in Riyadh at which...
RIYADH: The Ministry of Education has suspended all parallel education programs, except in medical and engineering specialties, as well as bridging programs for health diploma certificates.Education Minister Azzam Al-Dhakil gave directions to the rec...
RIYADH: The Cooperative Health Insurance Council said it had suspended operations of six medical insurance companies for violating health insurance regulations by issuing insurance policies without completing the required documentation and violating...
JEDDAH: A local survey found that almost half of Saudis abide by rules and laws in public places outside the Kingdom more than they do inside the country.More than one-third of the respondent sample said they violate road traffic signs and directions...
DAMMAM: A 50 percent decline in the prices of some types of fish in the Dammam Central Market was noted compared to the previous month.Fish sellers attributed this decline to an increased fish supply and fall in demand from hotels and consumers durin...

Stay Connected

Facebook