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Gujerati Metropolitan Cricket League

GMCL Season 2015

Starlight Suite T20 KO Cup 2015

First Round - 5th July 2015

All fixtures are on the website. Please check grounds.

Its a 3pm starts .....

Premier Division

East London 1 remain top the premier division with a  4 wicket victory against Pak Lions United. Losing the toss, East London 1 fielded first and soon had Pak Lions United in trouble at 10 for 3. Some intelligent batting in the middle and some hefty blows towards the saw Pak Lions post 149 all out in 33.4 overs. In reply, East London 1 started well and looked to be cruising but lost a few quick wickets. In the end it was up to captain Idris Patel (24no) to see his team home.

After a disappointing batting performance last Sunday, Force Asia came back determined to play to win against Aztecs CC. Aztecs won the toss and elected to bat in a delayed and cloudy start. Vikrant (41) gave them a solid start and looked solid at one end after getting dropped earlier. Aztecs had a cautious but steady start and were 132/2 in 28 overs setting the platform for the others to capitalise. Force Asia bowlers kept it tight and restricted Aztecs to 222 on a pure batting paradise. Force Asia started the chase with a BANG courtesy a brisk 64 run opening partnership by Sagar(47) and Iftikhar (35). Staying on the wicket and building partnerships were key to the chase and Force Asia did exactly that and had the game in control all the way. Force Asia could have made more points of this match by saving a a few more wickets and close the gap at the top. Force Asia still remain 5 points behind East London and the Race to the top is well and truly ON!!

Mezbaan & Taqwa moved into third place after a comfortable 7 wicket victory against Kothi CC. With rain at the beginning which stopped quickly Kothi won the toss and elected to bat. Loosing couple quick wickets Sagar took the game on and scored a quick 30 before being bowled by Ghalib. Sajid trotted along holding on one until he was dismissed. Great knock by Ashfaq scoring a quick firing 46. Kothi batted 30 overs for 162 for 9. 

Taqwa started the 2nd innings positively with Baber and Rizwan batting extremely well. Baber scoring a lovely 45 until he was dismissed by Pritesh and Rizwan scoring a smashing 71 until he was dismissed by some cleaver bowling by Irfan. Loosing another quick wicket due to an LBW decision Rajnish & Mervin batted along to secure the home team the win for 165 for 3 of 24.4 overs

Finally, London CC moved into fourth place with a 117 run victory against London Stallions in a rain reduced game. Shout out to star performers from London CC, Khalid(77 runs), Sabir(66 not out) and Obad(bowled 7 overs, took 2 wickets and only gave 9 runs). London CC won the game with 277 runs and 7 wickets.

Division One

Waltham Green opened up a 19 point lead at the top of the division after another masterful batting display against Etihad CC. Etihad bowled first on an ill prepared wicket in damp conditions but soon found themselves on the backfoot as they provided their worst bowling performance of the season. This was compounded by a dreadful display in the field. At least 8 catches were missed or dropped and numerous misfields occurred on the boundary with fielders letting the ball pass by them seamlessly. Shaan was able to peg back the Waltham Green total to an extent at the back end of the innings with a decent spell of 3-45. Nevertheless, credit to Waltham Green for their clean hitting and for their ability to capitalise on and punish the bad balls, of which there were many. 

In response, Etihad were never at the races with the bat as they were pegged back by Waltham Greens opening bowlers who made good use of the pitch. Etihad were reduced to 20-5 and were never able to recover leading them to be bowled out for 81.

East London 2 remain second but went to a dramatic 1 wicket defeat against Clifton CC. East London batted consistently and put on a good total of 209.In chasing Clifton C.C got off to a fast start 33 in 5 overs ,but only to collapse again to 77-6, then in walked Usman Ahmed (51 not out) to partner his cousin brother and Mr consistancy Kashif Naeem (58) ,they thumped a 91 partnership in 10 overs.there were still 42 needed with 3 wickets remaining,but Young Usman took his club home to a well but improbable victory

Amez CC made it back to back wins after they defeated Young Lions by 18 runs. Batting first, Amez scored 182 all out in 30 of 35 overs. In reply, Young Lions were entertaining as usual but could not find the consistency needed to eclipse the winning target.

Finally, Aryana CC returned to winning ways after a 5 wicket victory against Aztecs 2 CC. Aztecs won the toss and batted to post a below par 151 for 9 in 35 overs. In reply, Aryana scored heavily and consistently to reach the target in the 24 over to gain a vital 18 points.

Points Lost this week 

Aryana CC for not ringing results line.

Points Lost Last Week

Aryana CC for not ringing results line.

Venue Changes

London CC v Clifton moved to Hainault Rec. 1

Mezbaan & Taqwa v London Stallion Brothers moved to Valentines Park Arena.


MECB/GMCL 6 A-side Indoor Cricket League 2014/15

FINALS NIGHT - Friday 3rd April 2015

1) 20:45 IPL CC beat Seven Kings CC

2) 21:45 SEMI-FINAL - IPL CC lost to HGA CC

3) 22:45 FINAL - HGA CC beat Challengers CC

Venue: Frenford Clubs, 
The Jack Carter Centre,
The Drive, 
IG1 3PS.
(Parking in the School Car Park)

Click here to download Indoor Playing Regulations

Please wear white cricket tops and white trousers.

Cost: £6 per player per game (£36 per team per game)

How are league points awarded ?

Win=12 points   
Equal Totals = 8 points each

Losing side:
Sides scoring 130 runs  = 3 points
Sides scoring 100 runs = 2 points
Sides scoring 70 runs = 1 point
Sides scoring less than 70 = 0 points
Sides taking 6 wickets = 3 points
Sides taking 5 or 4 wickets = 2 points
Sides taking 3 or 2 wickets = 1 point
Sides taking 1 or 0 wickets = 0 points

Side not fulfilling fixture 10 points deducted plus they will have to pay £60 to cover cost.

Any questions, please feel free to contact me.

(07956 967652)

Taqwa Carpets & Beds 40 Overs KO Cup 2014

Final - 14th September 2014

Force Asia CC (191 ao, 39 overs) lost to  East London 1 CC (192-3 32.5 overs)

Oakfield Main Ground

Umpires: Rafiq Patel & Liakat Mir

A cup final played in good spirit between two very good teams. The two teams have met twice before in the T20 finals and the result has been the same.

Force Asia got a shaky start and were 27/4 at one stage but a well paced innings by Sagar Seth (52) Dinesh (24) brought some stability with a 43 run partnership. A further 54 run partnership between Hassan and Sagar and crucial cameos by Ali (26) and Imran (31) got Force Asia to a decent total of 190.

In reply, East London had a strong start with the openers amassing a quick 43 courtesy Kadeem (26) & Samir (22). Force Asia then took 3 quick wickets and had East London 55/3 at one stage. The day thereon, belonged to Imran Makordia and Ismail of East London who took the game away by playing sensibly. Together Imran (72 not out) and Ismail (57 not out) put on a great partnership and gave Force Asia no chance to bounce back.

In the end they chased the target with 7.1 overs to spare.

Semi Finals - 7th September 2014
Force Asia CC beat GM Brothers CC – Hainault Rec. 1

East London 1 CC beat Kothi 1 CC – Oakfield

Quarter Finals - 31st August 2014
1. Mezbaan CC lost to Force Asia CC – Hainault Recreation 1

2. GM Brothers CC beat East Fifteen CC – Parmiters (2:30pm Start)

3. United CC lost to East London 1 CC – Oakfield (** United CC Appealing)

4. Challengers XI 1 lost to Kothi 1 CC – South Woodford CC

2nd Round - 13th July 2014

Aztecs CC lost to Mezbaan CC -  London Marathon

Challengers XI beat Young Lions CC – South Woodford

East Fifteen CC beat Friends CC – Parmiters

East London 1 CC beat Aryana CC – Oakfield

Force Asia CC v Pak Lions United – Hainault Recreation 3

Kothi 1 CC beat East London 2 CC – Barkingside

United CC beat Ethihad CC – Old Chigwellions

1st Round - 25th May 2014

Amez CC lost to Friends CC – West Ham Park

East London 2 CC beat Kothi 2 CC – Oakfield

Waltham Green CC beat London CC – Britania Sports Ground

Young Lions CC beat Clifton CC – Hainault Recreation 2


Premier Division

Congratulations to Mezbaan CC who have been crowned 2014 Premier Division  champions by a mere 3 points.

Unfortnately, the rain ruined the final weekend of fixtures making Mezbaan CC the champions. Its a great achievement for a club that was only promoted to the Premier division only 2 seasons back.

Taking nothing away from the other teams, Mezbaan CC deserved the title after impressive wins against all there nearest rivals in the last months fixtures.

Commserations to East London 1 CC, who were trying for a historic third title in a row but I'm sure they will come back stronger next season.

Pak Lions United CC join East Fifteen CC in division one next season after a two year stint in the premier division. Pak Lions United CC were let down by their batting and should be good enough to return back to the premier division next season.

Division One

Congratulations to Aztecs CC who have been crowned 2014 Division One champions by a mere 1 point.

Commiserations to East London 2 CC who although won more games in the season lost out on bonus points.

Congratulations to Force Asia CC also who will join Aztecs CC in the premier division next season. All credit to Force Asia CC who are building the club on a solid foundation.

If the results line messagebox is full then either text or email me the result.

When ringing the resultsline, please follow Page 31 of the league handbook. Some of you are missing out some of the details.

Youth Cricket Coaching
GMCL Youth Cricket Training has now started at both sites Newham Cricket Club (East Ham) and Frenford Clubs (Ilford).

The training is open to all children between the ages of 5 to 17.

Please encourage young people to participate and make this venture a great success.

Flanders Fields, 118 Napier Road, East Ham, London E6
Under 11's & Under 13's - Tuesday 5pm - 7pm
Under 15's - Thursday: 5:30pm - 7:30pm"> Website:>

Frenford Clubs, The Drive, Ilford, Essex IG1
Friday: 18:00-20:00
Sunday: 08:30 - 11:30"> Website:>

West Ham Cricket Club, West Ham Park, Upton Lane, Forestgate E7
Wednesday 5pm - 7pm
The GMCL is supporting all these ventures.

For further information, see the GMCL handbook or contact me.