Cricket: Danube, Diamond City win in Salalah Cricket League
February 19, 2018 | 3:42 PM
by Times News Service
Top performers: From left, Syed Qalab Abbas of Danube, Syed Naeem Abbas of Diamond City, Mohammed Rayees of Gulf Foundation, Sunil Yadav of USG Boral Zawawi and Jamal of Taufiq United.

Muscat: Danube and Diamond City registered contrasting victories in the Oman Cricket Club Salalah-organised Salalah Cricket League.

In a well-contested A Division match, Danube defeated Al Ameen Ayurvedic/Sweets of Oman by 35 runs.

Batting first, Danube were all out for 161 in 28 overs. Syed Qalab Abbas topscored 37 runs whle Shalesh contributed 26.

For Al Ameen, Nadeer Malot claimed four wickets while Sanoon Nujumdeen Sabeena and Anoop Rajkumar Nair bagged two each.

In reply, Al Ameen Ayurvedic were bowled out for 116 in 22 overs. Shankar Lal Sasidharan was the topscorer with 23 runs. Syed Qalab Abbas and Mohammed Irfan took three wickets each in Danube’s victory.

In another A Division match, Diamond City eased to a nine-wicket win over Al Qasid.

After being asked to field first, Diamond City bowled out Al Qasid for a paltry 95 runs in 18 overs with Syed Naeem Abbas claiming five wickets.

In reply, Diamond City raced to 96 in just ten overs losing just one wicket in the process.

Ijaz Hassan was the topscorer with 59 while Afzal Ali contributed 22 runs.

Meanwhile, in a C Division match, Gulf Foubdation defeated Ittin Global by seven wickets.

In D Division, USG Boral Zawawi posted a six-wicket win over Al Zahf and Taufiq United eased to a seven-wicket victory over Naba Global.

A Division

Danube 161 in 28 overs (Syed Qalab Abbas 37, Shalesh 26; Nadeer Malot 4/34, Sanoon Nujumdeen Sabeena 2/14, Anoop Rajkumar Nair 2/27) bt Al Ameen Ayurvedic/Sweets of Oman 116 in 22 overs (Shankar Lal Sasidharan 23, Anoop Rajkumar Nair 11; Syed Qalab Abbas 3/10, Mohammed Irfan 3/20). Man of the match: Syed Qalab Abbas. Umpires: Biji and Ujwal Agarwal.

Al Qasid 95 in 18 overs (Binu Kumar 24, Anoop Radhakrishnan 18 n.o.; Syed Naeem Abbas 5/35, Khawar Kalyat 2/13, Kafayatullah 2/22) lost to Diamond City 96 for 1 in 10 overs (Ijaz Hassan 59, Afzal Ali 22; Yogesh 1/25). Man of the match: Syed Naeem Abbas. Umpires: Sojan Devassi and Zafar Iqbal.

C Division

Ittin Global
136 for 9 in 20 overs (Nafees Ahmed 26, Mohammed Saeed 25; Mohammed Rayeesh 5/24 ) lost to Gulf Foundation 138 for 3 in 15.3 overs (Azeem Basheer 84 n.o., Qaizer 23). Man of the match: Mohammed Rayeesh. Umpires: Sujesh and Vijesh.

D Division

Al Zahf
114 in 17 overs (Abdul Ahad bin Basheer 34, Nasrullah Khadim Hussain 19; Syed Fahad 3/19, Ajay Pandurang 3/27) lost to USG Boral Zawawi 116 for 4 in 14 overs (Sunil Yadav 61 n.o., Shirish Jawalkar 10; Nasrullah Khadim Hussain 2/31). Man of the match: Sunil Yadav. Umpires: Prabhakar Pillai and Sujith .

Naba Global 93 in 17.1 overs (Rajeesh Suresh 36, Vignesh Chenniappan 12; Jamal 4/8) lost to Taufiq United 94 for 3 in 10 overs (Ismail Hossain 40 n.o., Mohammed Monir 13; Hari Krishnan 2/13). Man of the match: Jamal. Umpires: Parwinder Singh and Ravi.

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