East London 1 opened up a 20 point lead at the top of the division after a convincing 8 wicket victory against Kothi CC. Kothi won the toss and elected to bat and were immediately in trouble as veteran Musa Dakri ripped thru the top and middle order to secure figures of 5 for 22 and bowl Kothi CC out for 75 in 18 overs. In reply, Rafiq Bhayya (46) and Extras (14) saw East London home in 10.2 for the loss of 2 wickets.
The match of the day was between 2nd place Force Asia and 3rd place Taqwa CC. The last encounter between the two sides was washed out and Force Asia was looking forward to play against a star studded Taqwa team. Taqwa won the toss and elected to bat much to the delight of Force Asia skipper. Force Asia was full of energy and this doubled up with the first Taqwa wicket in the second over of the match. Force Asia took the pressure on and kept taking wickets as crucial times. Reece Williams was the batting star for Taqwa who not only made an impressive 80 but also gave Taqwa a decent total of 222 to defend. Force Asia had the worst possible start as they lost their openers cheaply with in the first 5 overs. Ali (46) and Sagar (30) then took the attack to Taqwa bowlers and had an impressive 76 run partnership getting Force Asia to 85 in 14 overs. Sagar fought hard and occupied the crease against some top quality spin bowling by Taqwa spinners. The 3 Taqwa spinners bowled 23 overs giving 89 runs & took 4 wickets which got Taqwa the game which was in Force Asia's hands till about 20th over of the second innings.In the end despite being within reach of the target Force Asia fell short by 29 runs.
Aztecs CC moved clear of the relegation zone after a 107 run victory against London Stallion Brothers. Aztecs won the toss and elected to bat and had the perfect start as openers Vikrant Venkatesan (107) and Aditiya Nair (38) shared a 100 partnership. With further good batsman by the Pandurang (53) and Kalpesh (51no) they amassed a total of 277 for 3 in 40 overs. In reply, London Stallion Brothers struggled against disciplined Aztecs bowling and soon started to regularly lose wickets. But for a enterprising 50 from Qaiser and Naveed (22) the London Stallions innings could of ended a lot sooner than the 27th over.
Finally, London CC were the highest scorers in the division after totalling 346 for 6 against Pak Lions United. In reply, Pak Lions for dismissed for 95 in 18 overs to lose by a huge 241 runs.
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Points Lost this week
Aryana CC for not ringing results line.
Points Lost Last Week
Aryana CC for not ringing results line.
MECB/GMCL 6 A-side Indoor Cricket League
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
The Jack Carter Centre,
(Parking in the School Car Park)
Asia CC (191 ao, 39 overs) lost to East London 1 CC (192-3 32.5
Rafiq Patel & Liakat Mir
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.
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.
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.
end they chased the target with 7.1 overs to spare.
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
Round - 25th May 2014
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
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
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.
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
to Aztecs CC who have been crowned 2014 Division One champions by a mere 1
to East London 2 CC who although won more games in the season lost out on bonus
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
If the results line messagebox is full then either text or email me the result.
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).
training is open to all children between the ages of 5 to 17.
encourage young people to participate and make this venture a great success.
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