Boom Boom cricketers in ‘Pro 10’ last eight duels

14Mar 2017
Japheth Kazenga
The Guardian
Boom Boom cricketers in ‘Pro 10’ last eight duels

BOOM Boom cricketers have progressed to the last eight’s stage of this year’s DRCC ‘Pro 10’ competition with a convincing seven-wicket win over Aces African Fighters in a match played at the Leaders Club venue in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

After winning the toss to bat first, Aces African Fighters registered 103 runs for five wickets in 10 overs of the group A duel and Boom Boom dropped three wickets on their way to a successful chase.

Boom Boom have joined General Petroleum, Aga Khan and Dar Gymkhana in the last eight stage of the tournament from group A.

Group B teams that secured a place in the last eight’s stage are Veecom, Union, Dik Diks and Telegu Stars.

Dik Diks ended the round robin stage of the competition as group B leaders with five wins in as many games.

The outfit registered a net run rate of 1.59 after posting 397 runs in 38.4 overs and leaking 347 runs in 40.0 overs.

Group A’s round robin games ended with Aga Khan leading the rest of the pack with four victories and two defeats.

They scored 710 runs in 58.4 overs and leaked 599 runs in 58.5 overs to register a net run rate of 1.92.

Aces African Fighters had a weekend to forget as they, as well, went down to Gymkhana by five wickets in the DRCC T20 competition’s Division A’s group 1 duel at the latter’s venue the following day.

Aces African Fighters had the opportunity to start batting and posted 121 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs and Gymkhana, in response, got down to a smooth chase of the former’s score, losing five wickets in 19.2 overs.

The day also saw Aga Khan cruise to a 28-run win over Estim Eleven at the same venue. After having secured the opportunity to bat first, Aga Khan notched 108 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs.

Estim Eleven gave their all in the chase, which saw the team fail to live up to expectations, recording 80 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs.

Three teams, namely TCA Development, Aga Khan and Gymkhana, have already secured progression into the last four’s stage of the DRCC T20 competition.

TCA Development have made it to the stage agter topping group 2 of the Division A with three wins in as many games.

Aga Khan are in the top spot in group 1 of the division after commanding victory in three games. Gymkhana have secured the second spot with two wins and defeat.