Muscat: OCT Muscat maintained their unbeaten record when they registered an exciting five run win against Sinha in a Khimji Ramdas sponsored B Division 30 overs a side match played during the week end at the Municipality ground No.1 at Al Amerat. Electing to bat OCT Muscat rattled up 220 for the loss of six wickets at the end of their quota of 30 overs.
Requiring a 221 runs a win Sinha were off to a flier scoring 64 runs for the first wicket off seven overs. With their departure Sinha lost wickets at regular intervals and were restricted to 215 for the loss of nine wickets at the end of 30 overs.
Brief scores: OCT Muscat 220 for the loss of 6 wickets off 30 overs (Rafeeq Mohammed 59, Ali Akbar 55, Ahmed Mahmood 48 and Shakeel Mahmood 21; Nalinda Kularatne 2/42, Suresh Janaka 2/45 and Dileepa Wanasinghe 2/51) lost to Sinha 215 for the loss of 9 wickets off 30 overs (Dileepa Wanasinghe 55, Rangajeewa Perera 37, Prathapa Sithira 35, Nalaka Pathum 27 and Miyuri Wickremaratne 20; Mohammed Aslam 2/31 and Ali Akbar 3/24). Points: OCT Muscat – 4 points (5 games – 22 points) and Sinha – Nil points (5 games – 14 points).
Al Hail win
Ghayoor Abbas batting at No.6 with a magnificent 93 and bowling figures of 2 for 34 off 5 overs excelled for Al Hail in their Al Ansari Group of Companies sponsored C Division 25 overs tournament. The match was played in the afternoon at the same venue.
Electing to field Galfar would have regretted their decision when their opponents Al Hail amassed 220 for the loss of seven wickets off the stipulated 25 overs.
Requiring 221 runs for a win Galfar who had remained unbeaten in their last three outings could only muster 169 for the loss of five wickets at the end of 25 overs.
Brief scores: Al Hail 220 for the loss of 7 wickets off 25 overs (Ghayoor Abbas 93, Chaudry Haroon 35, M.G. Shankar 32 and Mohammed Sharif 21; Munas P.K.
2/39, Khalil Ahmed 2/40 and Zafar Iqbal 2/42) defeated Galfar 169 for the loss of 5 wickets off 25 overs (Khalil Ahmed 46 N.O., Zafar Iqbal 43, Sohail Iqbal 24 and Asif Al Balushi 24; Ghayoor Abbas 2/34). Points: Al Hail - 2 points (3 games – 6 points) and Galfar - Nil points (3 games – 4 points).
Khalid Moosa shines
Omani cricketer Khalid Moosa top scored with 63 and bowling figures of 5 for 18 helped Moosa Abdul Rahman Hassan (MARH) register a massive seven wicket win against Carillion Alawi in an Arabian Industries sponsored 25 over E Division match played at the Municipality Ground No.3 at Al Amerat.
Batting first Carillion Alawi were bundled out for 119 runs off 19.5 overs. MARH thanks to the valuable contribution from Khalid replied with 121 for the loss of three wickets off13.5 overs. Omani player Issam Othman Mahmood picked up the three wickets to fall conceding 33 runs off 3.5 overs.
Brief scores: Carillion Alawi 119 all out off 19.5 overs (Murtaza Ismail 25 and Sreejith Moolayil 20; Khalid Moosa 5/18) beat MARH 121 for the loss of 3 wickets off 13.5 overs (Khalid Moosa 63, Issam Othman Mahmood 3/33). Points: MARH – 2 points (4 games – 6 points) and Carillion Alawi – Nil points (4 games – 4l points).