Aces hammer St. Gobain in Caravans T20 Cup

08Nov 2019
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Aces hammer St. Gobain in Caravans T20 Cup

ACES cricketers have picked their first victory in this year’s DRCC Caravans T20 tournament, cruising to six-wicket drubbing of St. Gobain in Dar es Salaam last weekend.

Caravans Cricket Club has hosted the tournament under the supervision of Dar es Salaam Regional Cricket Committee (DRCC), targeting to develop the sport domestically.

St. Gobain won the toss in the Group B clash, opted to bat but failed to make the most of the opportunity given they were bowled out for 92 runs in 18.1 overs.

They experienced a wobble right from the start, as the top order batsmen were dismissed in quick succession.

Ashish Kamania attempted to stead the ship in which he nailed 35 runs, which included four sixes.

Zaheer Patel chipped in with 12 runs. The team’s efforts to reach the target ended in vain given the batting order, later on, collapsed dramatically.

Aces’ medium pacer, Salum Jumbe, had a field day with the ball, posting an impressive figure of four wickets for 12 runs in four overs.

Pacer Ally Mpeka was also impressive with the ball, given he took three wickets for 16 runs in 3.1 overs.

Ankit Baghel piled misery on St. Gobain’s batting line up, finishing his spell with two wickets and leaking 11 runs in four overs.

With an achievable target in their sight, Aces got down to smooth chase, reaching the target for the loss of four wickets in 16.5 overs.

Raza Baloch, batting at number three, confidently led the chase with his 35 runs, which consisted of a boundary and two sixes.

Baloch saw to it his side’s ability to reach the target was hardly in doubt, with Ejaz Aziz and skipper, Bhavesh Govind, chipping in with 23 runs and 15 runs not out respectively.

Jumbe was presented with the man of the match prize, thanks to his stellar performance with the ball, which changed the balance of the match.

Aces have, in the process, continued maintaining their dominance over St. in recent club competitions held in the city.

This year’s DRCC Caravans T20 tournament’s sponsors include Petrofuel, Alliance Insurance, Grand Restaurant, Colourflex, RAS Logistics and SBC through Pepsi brand.

The competition has brought together 10 teams that have been placed in two groups.

Group A has been made up of Union, Caravans, Gymkhana, Aga Khan SC and Team 10. Group B outfits include Aces, Shree Kutchi Leva, GP, Estim and Saint Gobain.