SKLPSC cricketers clobber Aces B in 2020 Nasser Memorial League  

03Aug 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
SKLPSC cricketers clobber Aces B in 2020 Nasser Memorial League  

SHREE Kutchi Leva Patel Sports Club (SKLPSC) cricketers have kept on pushing for the top spot in Group B of the 2020 Kazim Nasser Memorial League (KNML)'s Division A1, after they had clobbered Aces B squad by eight wickets in a clash, which took place in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Sports Club (SKLPSC) cricketers in a group photo after taking part in one of the previous season's GP Gymkhana Shield competition clashes, held in Dar es Salaam. PHOTO; COURTESY OF NIKHIL PUJARA

The Dar es Salaam Cricket (DC)-organized league is held annually in memory of Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) Event and Tournament Manager, Kazim Nasser, who passed away in the city in 2015.

It is as well one of efforts by the DC, in cooperation with the national cricket governing body, to raise the standard of the sport domestically.

Aces B criketers chose to start batting once they won the toss, they were then skittled for 102 runs in 24.1 overs of the 30-over match.

They had low order batsman, Waheed Mushtaq, and middle order batsmen, Kibwana Salum, skipper Shailesh Tripathi and Jaffary Kanyita, to thank for the squad's ability to record the respectable score.

Mushtaq was ultimately the top run getter in the innings, notching 20 runs which included a six, Salum recorded 18 runs which included a four, Tripathi posted 15 runs which included three fours.

Youthful Kanyita, who is also a regular in Aces Club's first team in regional tournaments, ended with 14 runs for Aces B.

Experienced all rounder, Azim Thakur, exhibited patience at crease for a few overs to record 10 runs after early exits of opening batsmen, Ejaz Aziz and Raza Imaam, cracking a four along the way.

Imaam was three runs short of double digit score and his stint at the crease was ended by SKLPSC's skipper, Naran Vekariya, who caught the former from Vipul Pindoria's delivery.

Vipul Pindoria led SKLPSC's bowling onslaught as he took three wickets and leaked 10 runs in 4.1 overs, finishing with an economy rate of 2.40.

Vinesh Gorasiya, veteran Jayantilal Pindoria and Hassan Rahim made matters worse for Aces B, ending with two wickets each.

With a modest target of 103 runs in their sight, the SKLPSC did not waste time, making successful chase for two wickets with 60 ball to spare.

After an impressive start by opening batsman, skipper Vekariya that posted 15 runs which included two fours, they experienced a slight wobble after Manoj Gondaliya, who opened the innings with the  had faced early dismissal with eight runs his name.

Vinesh Gorasiya stepped at the crease to forge solid partnership with Vipuland confidently catapult SKLPSC to the victory. 

Gorasiya notched 32 runs not out, which included four fours, whereas Vipul posted 30 runs not out which included three fours.

Imaam and youngster Emmanuel Peter were Aces B's bowlers that made their presence felt given they took a wicket apiece. Dar Cricket Club (DCC) had, prior to yesterday clash pitting SKLPSC against Aces B, held the Group B's top spot after posting four points from victory in two matches.

The DCC had recorded net run rate of 0.7000 after notching 274 runs and leaking 232 runs. 

The SKLPSC were holding the second spot in Group B with two points from two games, coming out victorious in one match and succumbing to a loss in the other.

The side had posted a net run rate of 0.2500 as they recorded 235 runs and leaked 267 runs.

Aces B still cling on to third spot with victory in one game and defeat in the other, posting net run rate of -0.3531. They have amassed 259 runs and leaked 256 runs.

The GP Pak Stars B, positioned at the bottom of Group B, have yet to come out victorious having featured in two duels.

Group A of the KNML's second tier is made up of Annadil Burhani B, Union SC, Aga Khan SC and Gymkhana B.

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