Close Cricket Match Between KCC Templars and Pakistan Association AMSUA

By Bill Cox On February 6, 2013 @ 2:31 am In Other | No Comments

Almost a good slip catch … A. Khan batting for Pakistan Association AMSUA against KCC Templars at Mission Road escaped this time and found runs hard to come by. He was eventually caught out for nine runs with the total on 56. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Almost a good slip catch … A. Khan batting for Pakistan Association AMSUA against KCC Templars at Mission Road escaped this time and found runs hard to come by. He was eventually caught out for nine runs with the total on 56. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

The long awaited top of the table clash between KCC Templars and Pakistan Association AMSUA took place on Sunday Feb 3. Although it was not going to be decisive in deciding the Hong Kong Cricket Association Sunday Championship League title winners it was an interesting contest and has added some pressure on the Pakistan Association team.

This fixture took place at the Mission Road Ground and was played on a synthetic pitch. Pakistan Association won the toss and decided to bat first, but they struggled against the opening attack and were dismissed for 188 in 46.1 overs. Only two of the Pakistan Association batsmen made double figures. I. Ahmed scored 104 and A. Zamir scored 51.

KCC Templars also found batting difficult but just held on to win the match with two wickets still intact and with only four balls of the match remaining.

This win puts Templars two points clear in the standings on 32-points but Pakistan still have an extra game to play. If Pakistan Association AMSUA can win their remaining games they will be home and dry. But they still have to play Headwin SLCC (Sri Lankans Cricket Club), HKCC (Hong Kong Cricket Club) Optimists and Shaffi’s Vagabonds, meanwhile Templars have still to play the other two HKCC sides in Scorpions and Wanderers.

Other matches

Irfan Ahmed makes a tentative shot against this delivery ... The dominant Pakistan Association AMSUA batsman scored 104 runs out of a total of 188 in their match at Mission road against KCC Templars on Sunday Feb 3, but it was not enough. Templars also struggled with the bat but won the match with just four balls remaining. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Irfan Ahmed makes a tentative shot against this delivery … The dominant Pakistan Association AMSUA batsman scored 104 runs out of a total of 188 in their match at Mission road against KCC Templars on Sunday Feb 3, but it was not enough. Templars also struggled with the bat but won the match with just four balls remaining. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

LSW (Little sai Wan) Knights were defeated by HKCC Optimists at Hong Kong Cricket Club.

Knights, put into bat scored 151 off 48.1 overs, but Optimists reached the target in double quick time scoring 154 for two wickets in 28.2 overs and earning five points. This win takes them to a total of 14-points.

In the KCC (Kowloon Cricket Club) Infidels match against LSW JKN played at PKVR Sports Centre, LSW JKN batted first and piled on the runs scoring 265 for nine wickets in their allotted overs. In reply Infidels were all out for 110 in 39.1 overs. LSW JKN collected five points for the victory taking them to 28-points and keeping them in third place with two matches remaining.

Next matches

With six rounds still to be played, there is now a break for the Chinese New Year. The next matches are scheduled for Feb 24 when HKCC Wanders play HKCC Optimists at HKCC and USRC Millennium play LSW Knights at Mission Road.

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