Majestics stun AKCC with opening victory

LUTON Majestics stunned AKCC as they beat them on Tuesday night to open their Premier Division account in style.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 28th May 2012, 10:27 am

Majestics had Assad Rashid in fine form as he cracked a brilliant 78 and then went on to take 2-1 to restrict AKCC to 114-8, before his side wrapped up victory with ease.

Newly-promoted Kingsway CC kicked off their Premier campaign against champions Luton Pakistanis and lost by 37 runs.

Pakistanis batted first and got off to a flying start thanks to Mohammad Haroon who cracked an unbeaten 68 to lead his team to a massive 175-3.

In reply, Kingsway started off quickly with Gurdeep Jandu (42) and Assad Hussain (26) smashing the bowling to all parts, but once they departed only Tabraiz Khan (27) led a short recovery.

Amer Rizwan, who earlier made 21 for Pakistanis, used all his experience to end up with 4-22.

Luton Haiderys hammered 136-7 against Luton Hawks as Zawar Hussain (35), Husnain Shah (22) and Riaz Shah (19) contributed with the bat.

Hawks then got off to the worst possible start as they lost five wickets for only two run as Hassan Parvez (3-20) bowled superbly. A brief recovery saved Hawks from embarrassment as they limped to 71 all out.

In Division One, Luton Cricketers chased well to win against Luton CC who had totalled 130-8. Nayaz Ali was in fine form for Cricketers as he cracked an unbeaten 51.

Another clinical display by Luton Saracens ensured an easy victory against Shaheen CC.

Tavir Hussain (4-13) starred with the ball as Shaheen were skittled out for just 83.

Saracens then made easy work of the target as Bilal hit 30 not out to lead them to an eight-wicket victory.

Kashmir Cavaliers registered their first triumph of the campaign by beating AKXI, who had made 116-7 with Masood top scoring with 39. Cavaliers wasted no time chasing down the total as Earl Lee, who had earlier taken 3-23, smashed a quickfire 76 to lead his team to an eight-wicket victory.

In Division Two, Alpha CC lost again as they could only make 98-5 against Accident Specialists. Specialists then had Amaan Hussain to thank as his 34 led his team home by six wickets.

Luton Eagles registered their second win of the season as they won comfortably against The Saracens. Abdul Rahim (4-13) bowled well as Saracens could only reach 83-8, while Eagles raced to the total as Asif Ramzaan hit an unbeaten 45.

Challney CC could only manage 86 as they lost to Haidery Tigers by eight wickets. Moin was the star batsman for Tigers, with 53 not out.