VIDEO: Stars have title in sight after win over leaders

Luton United Stars opened up the Luton & District Midweek League Premier Division title race up with a impressive 25-run win over leaders Luton Pakistanis last week.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 4th August 2013, 8:06 am
LU Stars take on Luton Pakistanis
LU Stars take on Luton Pakistanis

Stars hammered 157-6 thanks to a brutal knock of 80 from Masroor Raja and then restricted Pakistanis to 132-8. Both teams are on 45 points with one game remaining.

Pakistanis play relegation candidates Hawks and Stars host third placed Haiderys who are on 39 points with a game in hand.

Luton Haiderys, who have a game in hand and are a win away from levelling on points with the joint league leaders, hammered 143 off their allotted overs, with Hassan top-scoring with 60 and Adrees picking up three wickets.

LU Stars take on Luton Pakistanis

Majestics then gave the target a good chase but ended up just short on 135-9 which leaves them on the brink of relegation.

Luton Hawks recorded a crucial win as they restricted Luton CC to 106-8 with Sajid picking up three wickets.

They then set about their target with ease as they comfortably reached 107-3.

Hawks are now six points from safety with Luton CC just above them, and both teams have two games left to play.

Shaheen CC edged closer to promotion as they hit 84-1 to easily beat AKCC (82-8) as Choudary Kamran finished unbeaten on 43.

Luton Eagles posted 111-6 to beat second-placed Luton Saracens by 17 runs, who fell short on 94-9 thanks to an impressive spell by Abdul Raheem (4-17).

Eagles have one game in hand over Saracens and a win will put them level on points heading to the final game of the season.

Haidery Tigers stunned Kingsway with a five-wicket win.

Kingsway had hammered 150-5 with Gurdeep Jandu (36), Sanjay Chandarana (40) and Omraiz Khan (36) helping their team to the massive total.

However, Tigers chased the target down as Ehtisham’s special knock of 54 not out and Talat Malik’s quickfire 15 helped them triumph on 151-5.

In Division Two, Kashmir Cavaliers edged closer to promotion as they hit 111-3 to beat Challney CC (110-8) by seven wickets.

Kamran Bashir was again impressive with 2-18 and he then led Cavaliers’ charge with an unbeaten 58 to see his team to a vital victory.

Accident Specialists were skittled out for 93, Naeem Aslam top-scoring with 19, but they bowled well to restrict Cornered Tigers to 67-8 and win by 26 runs.

Specialists have one game in hand and a win will take their hopes to the last day where a Cavaliers loss would see them finish second.