First Semi finals match of the Creditwest League – Sunday May 15th
The Gentlemen of Girne vs Cyprus International University
The Cyprus International University captain, Zaman Ali, won the toss and put The Gentlemen of Girne in to bat. As usual, Danish Afridi and the new opener, Mohammed Waseem, began the batting, but it was not long before The Gentlemen lost their first wicket for only 5 runs!
Other wickets fell rapidly and, at one stage, they had lost four wickets for only 30 runs.
It was the ‘third down’, Abdul Waris. who played a remarkable innings, scoring 38 runs [including 4 sixes and 2 fours], helping The Gentlemen achieve a decent score and The Gentlemen innings ended well with Shahzed Malik 38 runs, who hammered 3 sixes and Sajjad Kemal 10 runs with one 4 and a massive 6.
With the help of these fine players,The Gentlemen of Girne reached a respectable total of 134 runs at Creditwest Cricket League spring 2016.
In reply to a score of 134 runs, CIU Saif Ullah and Muhammad Irshad made a very slow start. CIU was successful by creating their 1st partnership but Janwali Khan broke this partnership.
After that, CIU had every reason to feel confident because CIU have a habit of keeping very good batsmen until towards the end of their innings.
But these batsmen found their innings short-lived in the face of some very effective bowling from The Gentlemen of Girne in the person of Shahzad Malik who took 4 wickets with his magical bowling, Sajjad Malik, who made his second hat-trick in the CreditWest league Spring 2016 and batsmen, with the exception of Shohail Mohammed,who stayed to the very end of their innings but none of other batsmen could stay on the other end of the wicket, and Muhammad Sohail the best allrounder from CIU, who lasted to the bitter end and CIU found themselves all out for 88 runs. The Gentlemen of Girne won their semi-final match by 46 runs, thus qualifying in the Creditwest Spring 2016 cricket league championship trophy.
The Gentlemen came back very strongly into the Creditwest cricket league 2016. The Gentlemen have been champions twice and it’s been 5 times that they have qualified in the Creditwest cricket league spring 2016.
The second Semi final and The Final of the Creditwest cricket league spring 2016 will be held on 22nd of May 2016 at Alsancak Cricket Ground at 13:00pm.
For more information go to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Cricket Club Facebook page click here or Contact Danish Afridi Telephone: 0548 8884 835 or 0548 890 4835 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gentlemen of Girne