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Gladiators, Samurais win in weekend cricket action

July 4, 2024   ·   0 Comments

Written By Brian Lockhart

The Warriors clashed with the Gladiators during cricket action at KTH Park in Shelburne during the first game of the weekend on Saturday, June 29.

This was a match that will be remembered for a long time.

The Warriors won the toss and opted to field, striking early with a wicket in the first over and only two runs on the board.

Abhay Pratap turned the game on its head. Batting one down, Abhay smashed an unbeaten 122 runs – the first century of the season.

His effort, alongside Abdul Razzaq’s solid half-century, powered the Gladiators to a staggering 218 runs – the highest score ever recorded in Shelburne Cricket Club House League history.

The Warriors struggled, losing wickets at regular intervals.

Despite Ahsen Siddiqui’s fighting 46 runs, they fell short by 72 runs.

Captain Jajbir Sran led from the front with three wickets, and Abhay Pratap was named Man of the Match for his performance and two crucial catches.

On Sunday, June 30, the Samurais and the Knights were up against each other.

The Knights won the toss and chose to bowl.

Samurais’ opener, Mohammad Raza and one-down Garry Gill dominated, both notching half-centuries.

For Gill, it was his maiden 50 in the League, while Raza secured his second of the season.

Their efforts set up a challenging total of 164 runs.

The Knights came up short in the chase, losing early and frequent wickets, with Raza again starring by taking four wickets.

The Samurais came out on top by 85 runs.

Raza was named Man of the Match for his all-around excellence during the match.



         

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