Raja hits a stunning ton in Shaheen romp

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The Luton Midweek Cricket League had their first round of matches on Tuesday night.

In the Premier Division, Shaheen hammered Luton Eagles by 109 runs.

Batting first, Shaheen totalled 166-2 in 16 overs, as star man Baber Raja hit a magnificent 130 not out from 58 balls, including 11 sixes and nine fours

Eagles then collapsed to 57 all out in 12.1 overs as Kadeer Khan took 3-9, Muhammad Kamran 2-2 and Khateeb Mirza 2-5.

Luton Haiderys were also victorious, defeating Luton CC by 52 runs.

Haiderys managed 158-4 from 16 overs, with MOM Hendrick Brown making 52.

Luton CC never seriously challenged that total as they were restricted to 106-7 .

The Saracens suffered a four wicket defeat against Luton Pakistanis.

Batting first, Saracens made 117-6 as Mazamble Hayat claimed 3-16 from four overs.

He then added an unbeaten 21 as Pakistanis reached 122-2 with four balls remaining.

In Division One, AKXI slipped to a five wicket defeat against Accident Specialists after a poor batting display.

Star man Zaheer took 4-18 from four overs as AKXI were skittled for just 46.

Specialists then reached 47-5 in 8.3 overs in a commanding performance.

AKCC proved too strong for Luton Hawks in their 28-run triumph.

Tokeer Ahmed made 39 as Hawks reached 104-6, a target Hawks couldn’t reach, ending on 76-5 from 16 overs.

LU Stars held on to beat Saracens by four runs.

Batting first, Stars made 123-6, with star man Asad Ahmed scoring 31.

He then claimed two wickets in one over as Saracens ended up just short on 119-8.

Division Two action saw Challney enjoy an 18-run win over Hatters.

Afridi scored an unbeaten 25 for Challney in their total of 124-7.

He then took 2-14 from three overs as Hatters finished on 106-7.

Crickets slumped to a nine wicket loss against Kingsway.

Batting first, Cricketers were all out for just 57, with Rishi Chandanan taking a superb 6-20. Kingsway then eased to their target, making 58-1 in 13 overs.

C Tigers were edged out by one wicket in their clash with H igers.

The hosts were dismissed for 76 as M Majid took two wickets, before H Tigers just made it home at 77-9 thanks to Majid’s undefeated 14.