Contrasting wins for 4 top teams in Ace Travel Saudi Cup

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JEDDAH — Ace Travel, IDB, Kashmir Stags and Makkah Eagles scored contrasting wins over Thales, Makkah Kings, Jamoom Tigers and Chinar Sports respectively in the 9th week matches of the Ace Travel T20 Saudi Cup, sponsored by Ace Travel & Tours and organized by Jeddah Cricket Association. In other matches, Butt Sports, Hyderabad Sharks and Malik XI Star continued their onward march ahead with big wins against their respective opponents.

Fine all-round performance by Ateeq Mansh (24 runs and 3 for 17) gave Ace Travel a narrow 4-run win Thales CC. IDB trounced Makkah Kings by 9 wickets courtesy a superb unbeaten 73 off 22 balls (8 sixes and 4 fours) by Gulfam. Makkah Eagles raced to 7 wickets win over Chinar Sports aided by Mukhtar’s unbeaten 78 (10 fours and 2 sixes) and Kashmir Stags got the better of Jamoom Tigers by 3 wickets mainly due to dual all-round performance by Danish (30 runs and 3 for 24) and Nahid (58 runs and 2 for 22).

Shaan’s unbeaten 102 embedded with 10 fours and 5 sixes, was enough for Malik XI Star’s 8 wickets win over Peeran XI. Hyderabad Sharks once again raced to 81 runs win over ICAD thanks to Shahzad’s 50 and 3 for 33. Butt Sports owed their success by 6 wickets over ARM United mainly due to Abdul Rahman’s magical spell of 4 for 27 and then going on to hit 36 to cap an all-round performance.

ACE Travel beat Thales by 4 runs

ACE Travel 141 for 9 (Ameeq 26, Adnan 24, Ateeq 24, Abid 4 for 22 Ali 2 for 28). Thales Cricket Club 137 for 8 (Amjad 23, Mohamed 22, Ateeq 3 for 17, Tauseef 3 for 15).

IDB beat Makkah Kings by 9 wickets

Makkah Kings 155 for 7 (Zafar 41, Zaid 23, Umar 23 n.o., Qavi 3 for 32, Adeel 3 for 35). IDB 161 for 1 in 8.4 overs (Gulfam 73 n.o., Abubakr 33, Waseem 42 n.o.).

Kashmir Stags beat Jamoom Tigers by 3 wickets

Jamoom Tigers 162 for 7 (Adnan 35, Umar 28, Arshad 26, Danish 3 for 24, Zubair 2 for 22, Nahid 2 for 22). Kashmir Stags 164 for 7 (Danish 30, Nahid 58, Adnan 4 for 22, Hafiz 2 for 41).

Makkah Eagles beat Chinar Sports by 7 wickets

Chinar Sports 148 (Naseer 24, Imran 42, Makki 3 for 9, Jameel 2 for 22). Makkah Eagles 151 for 3 (Imran 28, Jamil 35, Mukhtar 78 n.o., Shafeeq 2 for 24).

Malik XI Star Beat Peeran XI by 8 wickets

Peeran XI 188 for 7 (Zain ul Salekeen 57, Naseer 48, Ramzan 42, Zubair 3 for 19). Malik XI Star 192 for 2 (Ali 35, Shaan 102 n.o. — 10 fours, 5 sixes).

Hyderabad Sharks beat ICAD by 81 runs

Hyderabad Sharks 253 for 8 (Sharoze 33, Shahzad 50, Asim 49, Saddam 34, Munawwar 3 for 20, Hassan 2 for 46). ICAD 172 for 7 (Naeem 32, Waqar 25, Shakeel 38, Khalid 20, Shahzad 3 for 33, Arif 2 for 18).

Butt Sports beat ARM United by 6 wickets

ARM United 120 (Hafeez 25, Zeeshan 22, Abdul Rahman 4 for 27, Samir 2 for 3). Butt Sports 100 for 4 in 9 overs (Omar 27, Abdul Rahman 36, Zeeshan 2 for 22). — SG


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