Saturday, February 18

Tanzania: Kilimeru Maintain Winning Spree in Tigo Cricket Meet


Tanzania: Kilimeru Maintain Winning Spree in Tigo Cricket Meet

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KILIMERU Sports maintained its impressive run of form in group A of the Tigo Trophy cricket tournament with an eight-wicket victory over A To Z Club at the latter's venue in Arusha earlier this week.
Arusha Regional Cricket Committee (ARCC) has organized the tournament under sponsorship from Tigo in support of the Tanzania Cricket Association (TCA) efforts to promote the sport in the country. Despite playing at their own backyard, A To Z cricketers failed to fully exploit their opportunities particularly with the bat and were punished by their no nonsense opponents in the process.
A To Z opted to start batting in the game and posted 144 runs for nine wickets in 19.4 overs, a total that the team surprisingly failed to defend during their opponents' chase. Tinson Kottackal scored 48 runs in what turned out to be the best innings in the A To Z squad while fellow batsmen contributed some runs to eventually help their side record the triple digit total in the end.
Iqbal Butt (3-17) and Abbas Lalji (2-18) had a good day with the ball for Kilimeru Sports and their efforts inspired team mates to go for resolute fielding, a move that played crucial role in frustrating plans by A To Z to post a much more challenging total. On reply, Kilimeru Sport confidently chased their opponents' score for the loss of only two wickets in 16.2 overs to continue staying in better position to progress to the next stage of the event.
Butt (68 runs) showcased his big hitting prowess to put his side in control of the innings as fellow batsman, Mohamedraza Lalji (34 runs not out) offered crucial support in the successful chase. It happened to be the first heavy defeat for A To Z Club in the campaign and the team needs to chalk out wins in forthcoming games should it wish to stay within reach of qualification for the next stage. In another group A's match played at the same venue earlier, Lion Kings XI thrashed Arusha TCA Development by 111 runs to revive hopes of snatching one of the top spots in the group.
The winners started to bat in the game and recorded 150 runs for the loss of only three wickets in the scheduled 15 overs, with Vinoraj Sheluweil (69 runs not out) and Parth Joshi (34 runs) emerging as notable contributors to the team's total. Arusha TCA Development youngsters, in response, failed to chase the score after managing paltry 39 runs for 7 wickets in the scheduled 15 overs to consequently prolong the losing streak. Lucky Fued had an impressive bowling figure of 2-4 for Lion Kings XI, who capitalized on their opponents' inexperience to grab victory.
Arusha TCA Development continued to suffer back to back defeats after losing by 153 runs at the hands of Annadil Ezzi in another match played at the same venue later. Annadil Ezzi started batting and scored 174 runs for three wickets in the allotted 20 overs, in which Quresh Karimjee (63 runs), Muffadal Kurban (32 runs) and Ammar Chomoco (24 runs not out) contributed substantially to the team's total.
In response, Arusha TCA Development faltered after posting just 21 runs for five wickets in 12 overs. Hussein Khanbhai (2-1) was the most impressive bowler in the Annadil Ezzi squad as he successfully led his side in limiting Arusha TCA Development to the low score. In group B, Wanderers Cricket Club's winning spree continued as the team garnered a seven-wicket victory over Swamibapa SC in a match played at the TGT venue the same day.
The losers started to bat and scored paltry 74 runs, losing all wickets in the scheduled 13 overs, with Anil Patel (20 runs) finishing as the batsman with the highest number of runs. Wanderers' Russell Hastings had a fantastic bowling spell to finish with a figure of 5-11 as Ian Coulquhon took 3-6.
On reply, Wanderers mounted a successful chase for the loss of three wickets in mere 7.4 overs, with Mike Becknor nailing unbeaten 49 runs to steer the team to the win. Although Swamibapa's Vikram Patel battled during his bowling spell to claim 3-11, Wanderers stood firm to cruise to the win.
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