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Haddocks battered by the North as sweet Kandy turns on style; Cardiff Midweek Cricket League.

THE quarter-finals of the Crown Challenge Cup kicked off the CMCL action this week.

The first match was between Haddocks and Cardiff North.

North batted first and reached 133 for 4. Pugal Kandy scored 42; Andy Smith 32 and Ian Blake 24 not out. Haddocks were held to 115 for 6, with Ceri Jenkins taking 2 for 18 and Lewis Clarke 2 for 39 to seal victory by 18 runs.

Waulah batted first against the Huntsman, reaching 188 for 3 with Naveed Rehman scoring 111 and Tanveer Ahmed 50 not out. In response, the Huntsman were restricted to 106 for 6, with Joe Baker top scoring with 34 and Tomos Jones 30 not out. Dani Zaman took 4 for 16 to secure an 82-run victory.

Saqib Mohammed scored 48 for Insaaf Cricket Cardiff, as they made 150 for 9 against Cardiff Northern. Maqsud Ahmed scored 37 and Rashid Mehmood 23. Ben Richardson was the pick of Northern's bowling, taking 5 for 28. Sudesh Duvuru (31) and Naga Parusuram Guni (52 not out) led the run chase, but it was not to be as they were held to 127 for 4, losing by 23 runs.

The final game of the round was between the Top Cats and FUBAR. FUBAR batted first, scoring 146 for 6. Ben O'Neil top scored with 45 and Rhodri Lewis got 37 not out, as Peter O'Hanlon took 2 for 26 for the Cats. In reply, Rob Greaves struck 33, Matt Morris 18 and Priten Solanki 16, but Iwan Llewelyn's 4 for 20 and Matt Tyler's 2 for 23 restricted them to 97 for 7 to hand FUBAR victory by 49 runs.

The opening game of Division One saw Global-1 face Trotters. Batting first, Global scored 124 for 8, as Mohammad Asif scored 49 before falling lbw to Brett Hole. Mohammed Tahir, also fell to Hole, on 22, leaving him with figures of 3 for 18. Mike Grossett hit 72 for Trotters at the top of the order, to see them chase down the total for the loss of seven wickets.

Grangetown Allstars batted first against the Roath Arif XI. Ismail Saqib top scored with 36 and Omar Aslam got 25 as they reached 111 for 7. Mohammed Salman took 3 for 21 and Abbas Ashraf 2 for 11 for Roath. Abid Khan (17) and Asim Gallani (29) got Roath's run chase off to a good start, but then a succession of wickets taken by Sameer Alyas (4 for 20) and Aziz Arshad (3 for 28) pegged them back. Just as victory seemed to belong to the Allstars, Kamran Khan hit a quick-fire 11 not out to see Roath home by one wicket.

Shafqat Ejaz top scored when Pengam Green made 127 all out against Khyber. Ejaz got 25; Iftikhar Ahmed scored 20 and Mir Shahzad 18.

Suny Santosh took 3 for 38 and Ambrish Kulkarni 5 for 23 for Khyber. Santosh then went on to score 30 as Khyber won by three wickets.

Mansoor Tariq took 4 for 25 for New Albany as they restricted the Cardiff Asians to 90 all out. Albany's run chase looked to be in trouble, as their top five batsmen scored 33 between them, but Dan Haye arrived at the crease to score a measured 35 not out to see them home by 3 wickets.

Attock scored 154 for 6 against Scimitar Cavaliers. Amanullah Armani and Osama Subhan then ripped through the Cavaliers' batters, taking eight wickets between them for the cost of 40 runs as Attock ran out winners by 66 runs.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jul 10, 2015
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