SBXI and Honda on top in SCC T20 Challenge Cup


DAMMAM — The SCC T20 Challenge Cup 2017-18, sponsored by Saudi Cricket Centre and organized by Eastern Province Cricket Association (EPCA) witnessed some exciting cricket in Knockout stage.

Premier Division.

Honda CC beat FMS Hamza Khan XI CC by 6 wickets. FHKXICC scored 162, Murad scoring 37 off 27, Kashif and Ather grabbing 3/26 and 3/22 respectively. In reply, HCC won in 19.2 overs, Imran Arif scoring 58 off 46 and Afaq scoring 38 off 30, Iliyas claiming 2/29. Honda CC won and qualified for the finals, while Khan XI will play in the eliminator.

Sikander Bhai XI CC beat Al Naimi CC by 3 wickets. ALNCC posted 194, Iftikhar scoring 78 off 53 and Falak scoring 76 off 40, and Munawar grabbing 2 wickets. In reply, SBXI won in 19.2 overs, Munawar scoring 44 off 19 and Abdul Naheed scoring 43 off 26, as Naveed grabbed 3/33. SB XI qualified for the Eliminator with FHKXICC.

In Another match, Sikander Bhai XI CC beat FMS Hamza Khan XI CC by 8 wickets. FKXICC posteD 169 in 20 overs as Shoaib scored 72 off 40 and Abdul Naheed grabbed 3 wickets. In reply, SBXI won in 17.1 overs, Kashif Mehar scoring 62 not out off 39 and Ahmed Rauf scored 53 not out off 42.

Prime Division

Tamimi CC beat Bin Delamah Yorkers CC by 9 wickets. BDYCC scored 54 as Sumair Abbasi grabbed 4/11, and Kamran Nazir and Asad claimed 3 wickets each. TCC won in 4.4 overs, Aqeel scored 31 not out off 12. Tamimi qualified for the finals and BDYCC for the eliminator.

In another match, On Dot Freight CC beat Bilal Tigers CC by 8 wickets. BTCC scored 153 with Hassan Riaz scoring 45 off 34 and Ibrahim grabbing 3 wickets. ODFCC won in 14 overs, Salman Bukhari scoring 50 not out off 38, and Shijil scoring 43 off 24. ODFCC qualified for the eliminator against BDYCC.

Bin Delamah Yorkers CC beat On Dot Freight CC by 27 runs. BDYCC scored 229 with Renjith scoring 108 off 41, Waseem scoing 49not out off 35, and Saif grabbing 2 wickets. ODFCC managed 202, Parvez scoring 57 not out off 40 and Bharat grabbing 3 wickets.

First Division

Zalmi United beat DHL Supply Chain CC by 106 runs. ZUCC scored 236 with Furqan scoring 52 off 28 and Faiz claiming 3 wickets. DHLSCC posted 130 as Khateeb grabbed 3 wickets, Saddam, Furqan and Mehtab claiming 2 wickets each. ZUCC qualified for the semifinals.

Friends CC beat Ever Green C.C by 10 wickets. EGCC scored 105 with Abdul Aziz grabbing 3 wickets. FCC won in 9.2 overs, Hamid scoring 50 not out off 30. FCC made the semifinals.

Intelligent Hawks CC beat Britam Gulf CC by 7 runs. IHCC scored 174 with Saleem scoring 52 off 30, and Nawab and Nayab claiming 3 wickets each. GCC tallied 167 with Adnan scoring 82 not out off 57. IHCC made the semifinals.

1st semifinal: Intelligent Hawks CC beat Falcons CC by 6 wickets. FLCC scored 227, Ubaid scoring 92 not out off 47, and Saleem claiming 4 wickets. IHCC won in 19 overs, Aamir Shahzad scoring 102 off 55, and Farhan grabbing 1 wicket.

2nd semifinal: Friends CC beat Zalmi United CC by 8 wickets. ZUCC scored 132 with Javeed grabbing 4 wickets. FCC won in 14.4 overs, as Mohammad Khan scored 50 not out off 37. — SG