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Serendib whip the Tigers

Tuesday 6 October, 2009

  • Serendib whip the Tigers
    Oct 4th At Edogawa

    By T.J Udayaraj


    The friendly match between Serendib and Tigers finally ended the winning streak of Tigers. In a one sided match played at Edogawa today, Serendib beat the Tigers by 104 runs.

    Brief Scores - Serendib - 201 all out in 31.2 overs (Lasith 32, Sachintha 32, Mr. Extras 66, Bala 3/33) Tigers - 97 all out in 24 overs (Raj 26*, Danuka 2/13, Shiron 2/12, Lasith 2/3)

    Except for a brilliant fielding display by the energetic Sreekumar there was nothing much to write about a dud performance from the Tigers. Manning the square leg fence like a wall, Sreekumar didn't concede a single boundary and took two superb catches in the outfield. Considering this is his only 2nd match, it was a commendable effort from him and was as cool as a cucumber while settling under those high catches. Hope the other Tigers take a cue from this effervescent Cheetah.

    The bowlers had a forgettable day and were so erratic that an obscene 66 extras were conceded. There was no consistency in line or length and generally all the bowlers were struggling bowling against their many left handed batsmen. The fielding woes continued with 7 dropped catches and the less said about the batting the better.

    The only saving grace for the day came with the news of our team's victory in the first match at YCAC sixes and some wonderful ground support from Sakthi and family.

  • Tigers settles for a Tie against the spirited Serendib
    Sep 27th At Edogawa

    By Rajeev Nair


    On a day when most of the things went right with the ball, and most of the things went wrong with the bat, Tigers settled for an engrossing tie against a fighting tireless and spirited 10 men Serendib outfit. After being ahead and controlling the first 75% of the match, Tigers committed hara kiri of the highest order to almost throw away what should have been an easy walk in the park.

    Once again standing in for the injured captain Raj, Vice Captain Rajeev, declared the need for a chase for much needed experience of pressure situations, and a challenge to do it against one of the best bowling and fielding units in Japan. Serendib captain Buddika won the toss and let Tigers have their wish.

    Abhishek and Anil Kanji shared the new cherry and bowled well within their limits, beating the bat occasionally. Serendib openers to their credit played the new ball well to lay a nice decent platform for them to capitalize on. Capitalize they did when Kanji erred in length to be hit for back to back boundaries in his third over (28/0 in 6). The heroes from their last outing, Sohail (1/11) and Parthi (2/16) were called upon to stem the flow of runs, and hopefully pick up a few wickets. What followed was 6 overs of intense, wicket to wicket, back of length bowling, first stangulating then ruthlessly cutting off 3 wickets without giving too many (57/3 in 12). Any sense of relief the batsman might have had was soon replaced by fight for survival as an incredible Bala(3/14) and the oldball genius Pramod (2/10) went about their business in the most efficient way. On the face of an incredibly brilliant bowling performance, Serendib folded up for 91 allout in their allotted 20 overs.

    With the dreams of an early lunch, and a satisfaction of their fourth win in a row, Tigers started off in a hurry through Bala, who smoked a couple of fearsome boundaries in the very first over. Any hopes of a quick finish vanished as early as it appeared as Serendib fought back through the brilliant Shiron. First Bala missed a full and straight one, and then Anil uncharacteristically drove one straight to cover (10/2). Vinod soon followed deceived by the outward movement to mistime one in the air to be easily caught at cover (18/3). The sight of Pramod strolling in soothed the Tigers' nerves, and along with the brilliant stroke making of Sakthi (21 of 33), he guided Tigers to a position of strength. Sakthi was indeed a revelation with his exquisite leg side play, anything full being driven with aplomb and anything short just rolled around. Lightining stuck thrice as first Sakthi mistimed a lofted drive, Ram was runout after a communication breakdown with Pramod, and Abhishek couldn'’t shake off his bad run of form when he hit an intended pull straight up in the air (63/6 in 15). Captain Rajeev (8 of 10) and Pramod (28 of 39) then put on a 16 run partnership in 14 balls. Serendib hung on gamely and were rewarded when Rajeev committed a cricketing suicide when he ran himself out, for the third time in 4 matches to put the pressure right back on Tigers (79/7). Pramod struck a couple of brilliant blows to reduce the equation to 6 of 9 balls. In a moment of indiscretion, Pramod playing across the line probably for the first time missed a straight one to be bowled to give the nth lifeline for Serendib. This time they were not to be denied, although they did give one of those favors back when they dropped Parthi in the outfield to gift Tigers a tie which they so didn’t deserve after such a pathetic batting display. Yet again Tigers was indebted to the solid presence of Pramod, and the warrior like performance of Sakthi to hangon for a thrilling if not deserved win.

    In the end, Tigers had themselves to blame, especially some very poor running between the wickets by almost all the batsmen which cost them some easy runs, and some crucial wickets. Maybe they were playing for the gallery converting an easy win into a crowd pleasing, engrossing, thrilling tie. But alas the crowd was in all worth just one man, and he happened to be the most dejected of all, as one would imagine, when he happened to be Raj, the injured captain of Tigers cricket team.

  • Tigers bully the Engineers once again
    Sep 20th At Edogawa

    By Rajeev Nair


    In yet another display of grit, determination, confidence and newly found maturity, ITCC extended it winning run by beating the Engineers comfortably at the Edogawa cricket ground on last Sunday.

    Stand in Captain, Rajeev, won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on a bright and sunny, but windy morning at Edogawa. A well pitched out swinger from Ragesh found the thin edge of the Captain's bat in the 4th delivery of the innings to set ITCC on the backfoot straightaway (5/1). In walked Pramod batting with rare assurance and skill and the kind of form and luck all the class players seem to possess. After surviving a torrid and immensely lucky half an hour when Ragesh found the edge of both batsmen, Kanji produced a couple of stunning hits, a boundary over midwicket and a straight loft for six to signal a period of ITCC dominance. In a wonderful display of run grafting a 77 run second wicket partnership followed, firmly putting ITCC in the drivers seat. A tiring Kanji lost his off stick trying to guide one to third man for a well made 32 of 46(82/2 in 18.4). Pramod continued, to guide the innings forging crucial partnerships with the aggressive Sakthi San (10 of 13), the classy Ram (16 of 14), and the accumulating Ramdas (10 of 12). A late onslaught from Manjunath including a straight six (17 of 11) ensured ITCC end up with a challenging 180/7. Pramod once again the backbone of the ITCC innings was the last one to get out with a classy but chancy innings of 70 of 103. IECC in a disciplined bowling performance did well giving away only 24 extras and restricting the ITCC innings which at one stage looked to be crossing 200.

    Buoyed by a matured batting performance and a relatively stiff target set, ITCC entered the field with a spring in their steps. Bobby the IECC vice Captain playing in one of his last matches for the club, he helped found, started the innings from the non strikers end. IECC confidently started their chase on the back of a wayward opening spell by ITCC. Soon Akash found his rhythm, to take out 2 wickets in an over including the dangerous Vezley for a 2nd ball duck (19/2 in 5). One of IECCs best Dinesh arrived at the crease and soon showed his intentions with a crisp drive of Akash which sailed over long off for a brutal six. Akash response was to send in a pacy in cutter with a” 'Farewell Bobby Message”' which rearranged the furniture behind the clueless Bobby (32/3 in 7). Kanji then induced a thick edge of Dinesh's bat which was held on by the keeper, only to see a motionless umpire. What followed was probably the most fascinating stories of this new version of ITCC, unlike their earlier demeanors, when an instance like that would make their shoulders drop, here was the brand new version of ITCC, a quick shake of a head, a little nod, and back to business. Kanji plucked out another one soon after, to leave ITCC tottering at 61/5 after 17. IECC fell back to the reservoir of experience in the form of Captain Sanjeeb and the attacking Dinesh to rebuild the innings. Captain Rajeev, then produced one his now trademark diving catches to latch onto a mishit from Sanjeeb (87/6). What followed was an eventful over from the brilliant Manjunath, but to his horror saw both the catches being dropped by probably the safest hands in the team. First Captain Rajeev running in from long on failed to judge a skier from Dinesh and the tormentor of ITCC in the KCL game, Raju was dropped by the Keeper on a genuine edge. Dinesh continued on his merry way, and was dropped again off Rajeev, this time by Pramod. Finally Dinesh's luck ranout when he edged an accurate Pramod to be held by the keeper on the second attempt (103/7). Knowing the match was in the bag; ITCC relaxed and gave away a few sloppy runs to the annoyance of the Captain. A few little words of wisdom and the intensity returned as IECC folded up for 142, Akash finishing with 4/28 in 6.

    In the end it turned out to be a very comfortable win by 38 runs, setup brilliantly by a matured 2nd wicket partnership between Pramod and Anil and a steady penetrating bowling performance from all the bowlers, standout being Akash and Manjunath. The fielders were intense for most of the match even though the catching could definitely be improved upon.

    Approximate Brief Scores :
    Friendly - vs Engineers
    -------------------------------
    Tigers 180/7 in 35 overs(Pramod 70, Anil Nair 32)
    Engineers 142 all out in 30 overs( Akash 4/28)

  • Dragons slayed **** Engineers dismantled
    August 23rd At Edogawa

    By T.J Udayaraj


    An historic day for the Tigers! After all those heartbreaks, humiliations, sarcasms here is a day to rejoice. Not one, but two big preys including our arch rivals, for the Tigers to devour!! And it tasted just delicious...

    There were brilliant cameos, a fantastic debut, and a one man show, and there were the usual misfields, dropped catches, utter panic. But in the end, unlike other days, Tigers seized the crucial moments and put on a grand display to notch up two consecutive wins.

    Tigers were asked to bat by Dragons in the morning match for T20 competition. Rajeev and Anil Kanji opened the innings. Rajeev is in a rich vein of form these days and played a beautiful cameo. Anil Kanji after showing a lot of promise but never translating that into matches, finally came to the party with a brilliant innings. There were some delectable shots and hope this innings will give him confidence in future. After a good opening partnership and aided by more than useful contributions from the classy Pramod Patel, evergreen Anil N.T and the improving Abraham, Tigers closed their innings at 124/7 in 20 overs. Considering the fact that we had just 3 extras in our innings courtesy a very lenient Umpire, our score looked more than competitive.

    The bowling was opened by Anil Kanji and Pramod Patel and after an ordinary opening spell, was immediately replaced by the quicks Sohail and Parthiban. It yielded immediate results as both Sohail and in particular Parthi stamped their mark on the game with a brilliant decisive spell. Parthi was excellent in those 3 overs with good sharp pace and seaming the ball consistently in, was on a hat-trick with two consecutive leg before wickets. Sohail supported him with a controlled spell from the other end and this 6 over period brought us back in the game. Our new member, Ramasubramaniam was our wicket keeper and it was a treat to the eyes to see him do his job. He looked a complete natural with brilliant reflexes and standing close to the stumps, it seemed as if it was routine stuff for him. The first breakthrough provided by Sohail in fact belonged to Ram too with his fantastic catch behind the stumps. The captain in his new avatar provided further support with some loopy leg spinners, though his team mates appeared to look quite tense with a prayer on their lips. Anyway, at one point, Dragons required 66 in 6 overs and from there, panic struck the Tigers. Mis-fields, tensed bowlers, 7-8 captains on the field, arguing opponents and a tensed umpire.. it was chaos at its peak and finally the captain himself was required to sooth the nerves with a controlled final over to win the game. A long awaited, long elusive win. The Tigers collectively roared...

    Armed with confidence and with fresh legs in the form of Ramdas, Riju, Raghavendra, Sujith, and Johny we faced off, our rivals on the field and close friends off the field, the Engineers in a friendly T20. As Engineers were one member short, Johny was drafted into their side. This match had another importance as it was a farewell game to our dear Sujith. He was sent in at 2-down, flat batted a near six, took a stunning catch at square leg to provide the first breakthrough when we bowled. He seemed to enjoy the occasion and we will miss him for sure.

    We won the toss and decided to bat first. In the first match itself, our new member Ram, in the limited opportunity he got to bat, showed his class with a couple of good shots. So this time we decided to open with Rajeev and Ram and he showed it was not a flash in the pan. Again with a good opening partnership the momentum was set and Ram played a nerveless, confident innings at the top. Loose balls were duly punished and Tigers were realizing the difference he was making to our team just like our next player Pramod.

    Once Rajeev was out, Pramod came in and from then on it was indeed a one man show by him till the last ball was bowled. After waiting patiently in previous matches and only giving some appetizers, Pramod finally produced a blinder. With his heavy bat, he bludgeoned the hapless Engineers to all parts of the ground. An effortless punch produced a stunning straight six, a savage pull resulted in the biggest six of the day and earned him a Kirin beer from Rajeev, but the shot of the day was a rasping cover drive on one knee. The evergreen Anil N.T provided the ideal foil and it seems both Pramod and N.T like to bat together and this is the 4th consecutive time they are having a sizable partnership. Tigers closed their innings on a formidable 139/6 at the end of 20 overs.

    Comparatively with a weakened bowling line up than the first match, Tigers opened with Parthi and Riju. Parthi was a shade of the bowler he was in the morning apparently looking tired. Riju started brilliantly but lost control in his second over. Engineers were galloping ahead with Javed and their star player Vezely treating our bowlers with scant respect. Rajeev and the captain came in with their spin and slowly but surely the momentum started to change. Rajeev got the dangerous Vezely plumb in front and that turned the match. Engineers still had talent as both Anurag and Raju, our tormentors in the KCL, still to bat. After bowling 8 overs of spin Pramod and Ramasubramiam replaced Rajeev and the captain. Pramod literally took the game by the scruff of the neck with a brilliant spell of 4-0-14-3. Riju bowled a brilliant second spell and in the end , there was less panic, ample evidence of what one win will do to the confidence, Engineers were beaten for the first time and a day to remember for all the Tigers.

    It looked strange, there were no wild celebrations, no screams, just the Tigers walking with their heads high, congratulating each other, shaking hands with Engineers, quietly soaking in the joy of a job well done. I just thank all those who made this possible, and especially to those who came all the way to play but did not get an opportunity at the ground. And what better gift than a win to our departing member Sujith.

    Finally, it would be well to remember, at the end of the day, we still need to improve a lot.

    Approximate Brief Scores :
    JGC Cup - vs Dragons
    -------------------------------
    Tigers 124/7 in 20 overs (Rajeev 21, Kanji 26, Anil N.T 25, Abraham 14)
    Dragons 120 all out in 20 overs (Parthi 3/26)
    Friendly - vs Engineers
    -------------------------------
    Tigers 139/6 in 20 overs(Ramasubramiam 26, Pramod 53, Anil N.T 28*)
    Engineers 120 all out in 19.5 overs( Pramod 3/14)

  • Chiba Sharks C.C Vs Lalazar C.C
    August 09 At Ageo

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Lalazar stormed into the Semifinals of KCL 2009 with a comprehensive win against the Sharks. Chiba Sharks batting first scored 128 and Lalazar chased the target for the loss of just 4 wickets with Ashique Hussain scoring 51 off 22 balls. Breif Scores Chiba Sharks - 128 All out. Lalazar - 129/4 (Ashique Hussain 51) Umpire - Mumtaz Alam (Tokyo Giants)
  • Indian Tigers C.C Vs Shizuoka Kytes C.C
    August 09 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Ashely Harvey carries his team with a wonderful century to beat the Tigers by 3 wkts in a match played at Shizuoka. An improved performance from the Tigers resulted in a competitive match, Tigers won the toss and batted first and reached 204 all out in 38.1 overs with good contributions from the middle and lower order batters. Though Tigers were harboring thoughts of their first win, Harvey's one-man show resulted in a good win for the Kytes. Brief Scores Tigers - 204 All out in 38.1 overs(Anil N.T 37, Rajeev Nair 44, Abraham Thomas 30 Suresh Navod 3/29) Kytes - 205/7 in 35 overs( Ashely Harvey 108*)
  • Serendib and Kytes in KCL Semifinals
    July 26 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


  • Al Karam C.C Vs Chiba Sharks C.C
    July 26 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Al Karam wins after Chiba Sharks forfeits the game.
  • Tokyo Predators C.C Vs Nagoya C.C
    July 26 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Washed out
  • Tokyo Predators C.C Vs Indian Engineers C.C
    July 25 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Washed out
  • Al Karam C.C Vs Lalazar C.C
    July 19 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Lalazar staked their claim for a Semi final place with a convincing win over Al Karam in a rescheduled match played at Shizuoka on this Sunday. Since Al Karam team reported late for the match, the umpires had no option but to penalize them 20 overs for the time lost because of the late arrival. Batting first Lalazar made 224 in 35 overs and Al Karam with only 20 overs to chase the target were shot out for 103 with Noman equaling a KCL record bowling figure of 7/31. Breif Scores Lalazar CC: 224 all out in 34.5 overs Al Karam CC: 103 all out in 15.3 overs (Noman 7/31) Umpires - Neil Harrison and Robert-Gilles Martineau (Shizuoka Kytes)
  • Gunma C.C Vs Chiba Sharks C.C
    July 12 At Gunma

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Sharks walked over Gunma
  • Indian Tigers C.C Vs Tokyo Wombats C.C
    July 18 At Ageo

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Wombats stormed into the semfinals of  the  Pacific Cup, with a comprehensive win over Tigers in a match played at Ageo this weekend. Wombats won the toss and asked Tigers to take first strike, Tigers scored a reasonable 149 all out in their allotted 35 overs. Wombats chased down the target in just 18 overs with their Captain Steve Burke doing the bulk of the scoring with a wonderful innings of 70*. Brief Scores :- Indian Tigers C.C - 149 all out in 33.4 Overs(Anil N.T 32, Raj 37*, Gavin Beathe 3/32) Tokyo Wombats - 150/1 in 18 Overs(Steve Burke 70*, Farmer 28* Balu 1/30)

  • Indian Tigers C.C Vs Tokyo Wombats C.C
    July 18 At Ageo

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Wombats stormed into the semfinals of  the  Pacific Cup, with a comprehensive win over Tigers in a match played at Ageo this weekend. Wombats won the toss and asked Tigers to take first strike, Tigers scored a reasonable 149 all out in their allotted 35 overs. Wombats chased down the target in just 18 overs with their Captain Steve Burke doing the bulk of the scoring with a wonderful innings of 70*. Brief Scores :- Indian Tigers C.C - 149 all out in 33.4 Overs(Anil N.T 32, Raj 37*, Gavin Beathe 3/32) Tokyo Wombats - 150/1 in 18 Overs(Steve Burke 70*, Farmer 28* Balu 1/30)

  • Indian Tigers C.C Vs Nagoya C.C

    By T.J Udayaraj


    July 12 At Shizuoka

    Nagoya keep their semfinal chances alive with a crushing win over Indian Tigers in match played at Shizuoka this weekend. Batting first after winning the toss, Nagoya blasted their way to a mammoth 334/7 in their allotted 40 overs with some of the cleanest hits ever seen. Tigers continued their dismal batting performance and folded up easily and with this result were out of the KCL play-offs. Brief Scores :- Nagoya C.C - 334/7 in 40 Overs(Madan 119, Imran 77, Afridi 48 Balu 2/49, Anil Nair 3/59) Indian Tigers - 89 All out in 23.4 Overs(Rajeev Nair 25, Saquib 5/29) Umpires - Neil Harrison, Robert-Gilles Martineau (Shizuoka Kytes)

  • Indian Tigers C.C Vs Indian Engineers C.C
    June 21 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    After scaring the daylights of Indian Engineers, Indian Tigers succumbed to a rousing mammoth partnership of 151 for the 7th wicket by Raju and Anurag which helped the Engineers beat the Tigers by a convincing margin of 112 runs. Batting first after winning the Toss, Engineers were tottering at 36 for 6 in the 9th over before the great recovery. Brief Scores. Indian Engineers - 231 All out in 35.3 overs.(Raju 66, Anurag 75, Anil Nair 4/19, Bala 3/28) Indian Tigers - 119 All out in 26.5 Overs (Anil N.T 20, Ramdas 21, Dinesh 3/28, Raju 2/16) Umpires - Lalit Prelis (Shizuoka Kytes)

  • Y.C.A.C Vs Chiba Sharks C.C
    June 14 At YC&AC

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Y.C.A.C notched up their first win this KCL season defeating Chiba Sharks by 52 runs in a match played at Y.C.A.C ground in Yokohama today. Breif Scores Y.C.A.C - 210/8 in 40 Overs(Prashant Kale 54, Nick 47, Kamran 32) Chiba Sharks - 158/7 in 40 Overs(Chris 21, Kamran 2/27, Prashant 2/33) Umpire - Mumtaz (Tokyo Giants)

  • Shizuoka Kytes C.C Vs Indian Engineers C.C
    June 14 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    The 10 men strong Engineers won the toss and elected to bat first. They started off well with a solid opening partnership of 43 but then collapsed to 49/6. Some rear guard action from the tail helped them score 124 in 31.3 overs. In contrast, Kytes played well chasing the small total with an opening partnership of 54 but the Engineers did give them a scare with some quick wickets that saw them reduced to 65/4. But Mewan and Neil managed the situation and saw them through. Shoaib Aziz's score of 4 off 42 deliveries was the highlight of the match! IECC: 124 (31.4 overs) Kytes: 125/5 (27.3 overs). Dinesh Singh 3/19

  • Tokyo Giants C.C Vs Al Karam C.C
    June 07 At Ageo

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Giants beats Al Karam by 50 runs in a match played at Ageo on Sun 7th Jun. Giants batting first scored 175 in 30 0vers and Al Karam could manage only 125 in reply. Breif Scores : Tokyo Giants - 175 in 30.5 overs (T.Chino 30, Kobayashi 30 - Saad Quershi 4/16) Al Karam - 125 all out in 21.3 overs (Mark Fernando 36 - Fayyaz Khan 4/17) Umpire - Robert-Gilles Martineau

  • Serendib C.C Vs Indian Engineers C.C
    May 31 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    IECC winning streak broken by Serendib Serendib won the toss and elected to bat first and batted intelligently mixing caution with aggression to post a very challenging total of 248 in 40 overs. There were a couple of rain interruptions which made the bowlers' task more difficult. IECC started promisingly scoring 50 in just 5 overs. But some poor running between the wickets and some untimely wickets took the game out of IECC's reach. Finally they got all out for just 188 on the 31st over. Brief score card.... Serendib C.C 248 in 40 overs (Dhanuka(73), Ashok 4/39) Engineers C.C 188 in 30.3 overs (Dinesh(29),Vimal (26), Ashanka 2/35)

  • Serendib C.C Vs Nagoya C.C
    May 30 At Shizuoka

    By T.J Udayaraj


    Nagoya upset Serendib on the back of a strong bowling and fielding display in Shizuoka. 3 excellent catches and 1 sharp runout backed up tight bowling from Hassarat (5 overs for 6 runs), Shafeeq and Saqib (5/24) to restrict Serendib to 119 all out. Manoj top-scored with 48. For a change, the Serendib bowlers were a little wayward, allowing Nagoya a relatively pressure free chase built around Madan's 21*. Just as a flurry of wickets suggested Nagoya might collapse on the final straight, Saqib came in to bolster nerves and finish the game in a hurry with 3 quick boundaries

  • # Y.C.A.C Vs Al Karam C.C
    May 10 At YC&AC

    By T.J Udayaraj


    The eagerly awaited high voltage clash between Al Karam and Y.C.A.C turned into a damp squib as Al Karam breezed past Y.C.A.C by 7 wickets. In a match played at the Y.C.A.C home ground, Al Karam won the toss and asked Y.C.A.C to bat first. Breif Scores Y.C.A.C 133 All out in 30 overs (Avinash 30, Ali 3/34, Hanif 3/21, Rana 3/15) Al Karam 136/3 in 16.3 overs (Chula 44, Javed 35, Hanif 23*)

    # Shizuoka Kytes C.C Vs Nagoya C.C
    May 10 At Shizuoka

    This was a very close match and with big ups and downs. Kytes batted first to score 160. The contribution of 46 from wides was highest to the total. Kytes top batsmen did well and even though they collapsed later, they had a decent 160 on board. Nagoya's Madan (opener) chopped a ball onto his foot and retired hurt early. Saqib, the other opener, was also injured a bit but continued with a bye runner. At a time the game seemed to be going away from the Kytes skipper Nick brought himself on for 2-3 overs and got 3-4 wickets which helped them win by 9 runs.

    # Tokyo Giants C.C Vs Y.C.A.C
    April 26 At YC&AC

    Tokyo Giants crushed YC & AC in a one-sided match closing in on the semi final berth. Tokyo Giants: 260 (40 overs). T. Chino 61, Hamid Saeed, 51, Extras 49, N. Lawrence 3/31, Farhan Ullah 3/54. YC & AC: 85 (21.4 overs). Hamid Saeed 3/13.

    # Nagoya C.C Vs Indian Engineers C.C
    April 19 At Shizuoka

    Indian Engineers started off their KCL campaign on a winning note by defeating their strong opponents by 2 wickets. Engineers were successful in reigning in the hard-hitting Nagoya batsmen from the beginning ad bowled them out for 166 in 30 overs. Engineers then coast home with the loss of 8 wickets and 7 overs to spare.

    # Tokyo Giants C.C Vs Chiba Sharks C.C
    April 12 At Ageo

    Giants in their second match streamrolled Chibasharks at Ageo on 12th April . Breif Scores - Giants 247/8 in 30 overs Chiba Sharks 80 all out in 20 overs

    Kytes starts their KCL with a heavy defeat. Serendib continued their smashing form by winning their second match by 75 runs. Brief Scores Serendib C.C 212 in 35 overs Kytes C.C 137 all out in 27 overs


    Indian Tigers started their KCL 2009 campaign on a losing note at Shizuoka on 11th April at Shizouoka. Serendib won the match fairly easily in the end by 6 wkts.

    Breif Scores -
    Tigers 128 all out in 31 overs
    Serendib 130 for 4 wkts in 20 overs

    In another match Giants streamrolled Chibasharks at Ageo on 12th April.

    Breif Scores -
    Giants 247/8 in 30 overs
    Chiba Sharks 81 all out in 20 overs

    In a match played last week on 6th April, Lalazar secured their first win of the season by beating Gunma by 5 wkts.

    Breif Scores -
    Gunma C.C - 137 all out
    Lalazar C.C - 138/5 (Zahid 35, Mudassar 36*)