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Gujerati Metropolitan Cricket League

GMCL Season 2015

Premier Division

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.

Division One

Report soon ....

Points Lost this week 

Aryana CC for not ringing results line.

Points Lost Last Week

Aryana CC for not ringing results line.

Venue Changes



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.