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Roath clear Gymkhana hurdle in a cup clash; Lord's Cardiff Midweek

THE Stuart Jones Memorial Cup had two tasty all Division One clashes in the second round.

Roath Arif XI took on Cardiff Gymkhana. Gymkhana scored 93-8, Usman Jaura, 26 and M Ali, 25 leading the way for Gymkhana. Kamran Khan was the pick of Roath's bowling taking 3-16.

Roath made a stuttering start as Jaura ripped out their top three cheaply. However Roath fought back with Tamoor Sazzad (38no) and Mohammed Ali (17no) seeing them across the line to finish 96-4. Attock batted first against Waulah and amassed 141-5, with Umar Butt scoring 32 and Muhammed Umar 27.

Waulah fell 18 runs short, being bowled out for 123. Ghasan Malik being the pick of the Waulah batters with 28.

Karim scored a vibrant 51 as Cardiff Asians amassed a total of 153-7 against the Cardiff Tigers, Pavel Amran taking 4-33 for the Tigers.

The Tigers were dismissed for 58 with Shahid Zaman taking 3-7. Howard Lock (54) and Dafydd Emyr (46) set the pace as Clwb Criced Cymru Caerdydd reached 156-7. The Highwaymen and Taverners were bowled out for 94 thanks to a spell of 4-17 by Simon Mohammad. Only Warren Baker (20) and Lawrence Moore (19) made any impression with the bat.

Unique Sports hammered the Cardiff Ferrets by 107 runs thanks to a magnificent 75 by John Venables ably supported by Tim Holland (39). Greg Lawson took 4-31 for the Ferrets. In their reply only Andrew Witcombe offered any resistance scoring 20 out of their final total of 76-7. Grange Town Allstars bowled Pengam Green out for 77 after amassing a total of 109-6. Raheem Ali (37) and David Tibbs (42) doing the damage for the Allstars.

Amais Chouhdary shredded the Pengam Green run chase, taking 4-18.

FUBAR beat The Huntsman in a nail-biting repeat of the opening week's Division Two game.

Batting first the Huntsman posted 83 all out with Dan Allen scoring 31.

Iwan Llewelyn took 4-17 and Neil Clode 3-21 for FUBAR.

In reply, FUBAR's run chase started lively enough with Scott Clode top scoring with 22, and then a flurry of wickets by Dan Allen with 4-15 caused a middle order collapse.

Somehow FUBAR managed to stutter home to claim the victory with two balls to spare.

In the the Crown Challenge Cup the following night, FUBAR's luck deserted them as the 404s dismissed them for 78.

Scott Clode again top scored with 19 as James Parsons took 4-5 as the FUBAR batters fell like nine-pins.

FUBAR's woes continued as Gareth Pritchard plundered the under-par bowling to amass 40 not out as the 404's chased down the target in just 10.2 overs.

Sukjinder Ghotra scored an impressive 89 not out supported by Jaikrishnan Aravindkshan (51no) as the Old Artradians reached 172 for 1. In reply the Highwaymen and Taverners reached 155 for 6. Warren Baker scored 37 and Dominic Dwyer got 46, with Pete Grossett taking 3-33 for the Artradians.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 6, 2012
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