Muscat: Renaissance made a winning start to the season, beating Muscat Projects and Environment by 40 runs thanks to a five-wicket haul by captain Faizal Jerome Mohammed in their 50-over A Division game at Ministry of Sports Affairs Ground I Friday.
Batting first after winning the toss, Renaissance found the going tough and kept losing wickets at regular interval before being all out for 161 in 42.1 overs.
Opener Fernando (37), AshanDinura (36) were the only notable scorers.
Kadankot took three wickets for 27 runs while Vijesh Channengadan claimed two wickets for 23.
Muscat Project could not offer much of a resistance, capitulating for a lowly 121 all out in 34.1 overs. Faizal led the bowling honours, claiming five wickets in his spell of 10 overs, two of which were maidens, giving away just 41 runs. Amit Eranda (2 for 28) and Ashan Dinura (2 for 16) bowled well too.
Brief scores: Renaissance 161 for 9 in 42.1 overs (Fernando 37, AshanDinura 36, Ugamandadige 23; Kadankot 3/27, Vijesh Channengadan 2/23) bt Muscat Projects and Environment 121 all out in 34.1 overs (Melwin Mathew 30, MuhammedWaqas 23, Jason Delboy 22; Faizal Jerome Mohammed 5/41, AshanDinura 2/16, Amit Eranda 2/28).
Mahmood lifts FAP UTSC
Mahmood’s all-round display led FAP UTSC to an easy 65-run win against Indian Social Club (ISC) who were shot out for just 81 runs in a low-scoring 30-over B Division match at Municipality Ground I.
Mahmood was the leading scorer with a fighting 44 as FAP UTSC could compile only 146 before being all out in 26.2 overs. Sherif Mohammed (25) Fahad Mohammad (23 not out) and Shameer Kariadan (21) were the other batsmen who scored in the double figures.
Chethan Mallya claimed three wickets for 21 runs while Puneet Singh (3 for 24) and Shrey Wilson (2 for 32) also bowled well.
ISC failed to chase even a small total and were bowled out for a meagre 81 in just 17.3 overs. Chethan Mallya, batting at number 9, topscored with 19.
Brief scores: FAP UTSC 146 all out in 26.2 overs (Mahmood 44, Sherif Mohammed 25, Fahad Mahammed 23, Shameer Kariadan 21; Chethan Mallya 3/21, Puneet Singh 3/24, Shrey Wilson 2/25) bt Indian Social Club 81 all out in 17.3 overs (Chethan Mallya 19; Mahmood 4/22, ShameerKariadan 3/30, Faleel 2/3).
STS trounce RAY
Superb match-winning performances by by Krunal Kishor Ahay and captain Vikas Bhadoria helped STS Tebodin register an impressive 52-run victory against Rukun Al Yaqeen (RAY) in a 20-over D Division game at Municipality Ground II.
Batting first, STS posted a respectable total of 159 for four in their quota of 20 overs, thanks to fluent knocks by Krunal (63) and Vikas (54) who were involved in a 98-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Tajamal bowled well to claim three wickets for 32 runs.
Rukun Al Yaqeen’s chase never got going as they kept losing wickets and finally folded up for 107 in 18.2 overs. Imran scored a run a ball 28. Krunal Kishor was the main wicket-taker in his four-over spell of three wickets for 23 runs. Vikas Bhadoria claimed two wickets for just eight runs while Alpesh (2 for 16) and Thirumavalavan (2 for 10) also bowled well.
Brief scores: STS Tebodin 159 for 4 in 20 overs (Krunal Kishor 63, Vikas Bhadoria 54; Tajamal 3/32) bt Rukun Al Yaqeen 107 all out in 18.2 overs (Imran 28; Krunal Kishor 3/23, Vikas Bhadoria 2/8, Thirumavalavan 2/10, Alpesh Lad 2/16).