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Pakistan Association AMSUA Move Closer to the Top in HK Sunday League

Cricket - Sunday League

By Bill Cox
Epoch Times Staff
Created: January 23, 2013 Last Updated: January 23, 2013
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Opening batsman for Pakistan Association AMSUA, K.H. Butt scored 89 runs against LSW Knights before being bowled by W. Khan when the total was 237. He opened with N Amar and together they put on 168 for the first wicket. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Opening batsman for Pakistan Association AMSUA, K.H. Butt scored 89 runs against LSW Knights before being bowled by W. Khan when the total was 237. He opened with N Amar and together they put on 168 for the first wicket. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

Pakistan Association AMSUA continued their climb up the Hong Kong Cricket Association Sunday League Championship standings ladder after another fine cricketing display on the weekend. Undefeated this season so far, they have scored the maximum 5-points in each of the five games that they have played.

Two matches were played in the league on Jan 20: HKCC (Hong Kong Cricket Club) Scorpions against SLCC (Sri Lankans Cricket Club) at HKCC; and Pakistan Association/AMSUA against LSW (Littler Sai Wan) Knights at Mission Road.

In the Pakistan Association AMSUA match against LSW Knights at Mission road, Pakistan Association won the toss and batted first made 323 runs for six wickets off their allotted overs.

N. Amar, No.2 batsman for Pakistan Association AMSUA scored 87 in their match against LSW Knights on Jan 20 and batted with K.H Butt in an opening partnership of 168. Pakistan Association went on to make 323 runs and to win the match by 220 runs. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

N. Amar, No.2 batsman for Pakistan Association AMSUA scored 87 in their match against LSW Knights on Jan 20 and batted with K.H Butt in an opening partnership of 168. Pakistan Association went on to make 323 runs and to win the match by 220 runs. (Bill Cox/The Epoch Times)

K.H. Butt scored 89 and N. Amar scored 87 in an opening partnership of 168, when Amar was caught by N.A. Patwari off the bowling of G. Mohammad. Batting at number three S. Sikhmade made 28 before being stumped by T. Fuqan off the bowling of S. Mahmood. Butt stayed at the crease until the total was 237, when he was bowled by W. Khan. I. Ahmed then took up the run-making scoring 62 before being caught off the bowling of S Mahmood.

S. Mahmood took two wickets for 49 runs off his 10 overs.

Pakistan Association AMSUA won the match by dismissing LSW Knights for 103 in 29 overs.

HKCC Scorpions against SLCC

Headwin SLCC won the toss and batting first were dismissed for 106 off 31.1 overs. HKCC Scorpions had to apply themselves against some accurate bowling, but made 109 for seven wickets in 38.3 overs. Scorpions won the game by three wickets.

League Standings

This win takes Pakistan Association AMSUA into second place (on 25-points) and four points behind League Leaders KCC Templars (29), who have played one more game than Pakistan Association’s five. Meanwhile, LSW JKN (23) hold third place from the six games that they have played, USRC/Millenium and HKCC Scorpions are equal fourth (20) having played eight.

Next week

Pakistan Association AMSUA play HKCC Scorpions at HKCC; KCC Templars play LSW JKN at KCC; and LSW Knights play HKCC Wanderers at Mission Road. All matches are scheduled for Jan 27.

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