Shaheen and Haiderys to battle it out in play-off


Shaheen and Luton Haiderys will have to meet in a play-off to decide the Luton Midweek Cricket League Premier Division title this season.

With both sides finishing on 60 points and only losing two matches each, the game will played at a date to be confirmed shortly.

The final matches of the regular season on Tuesday night saw Haiderys beat Luton Pakistanis by four wickets.

Mobeen Ahmed claimed 2-11 as Pakistanis were restricted to 78-9 from 16 overs, and Ahmed then hit 29 with the bat as Haiderys reached 79-6.

Meanwhile, Luton Eagles lost out by eight wickets against Lions CC.

Eagles made just 99-6 from 16 overs and this total was easily surpassed by Lions, as Rizwan Ashraf hit an unbeaten 34 in their 100-2.

Luton CC completed their season with an eight-run win over The Saracens.

Batting first, Luton made 135-8 as Imran Younis scored 37.

He then starred with the ball, picking up four wickets as The Saracens fell just short on 127-7.

In Division One, AKCC were crowned champions after Kashmir Cavaliers conceded the match to them.

Accident Specialists did play, though, beating Luton Saracens by 16 runs.

Zaheer made an unbeaten 20 as Specialists reached 117-5 and they then held Saracens to 101-6 from 16 overs.

Luton United Stars were 18-run winners over AKXI.

Muhammed Shehzad made 20 in Stars’ 108-9, but it was with the ball he really starred, claiming 4-12 as AKXI were dismissed for 90.

In Division Two, Haidery Tigers leapfrogged the non-playing Kingsway on the final day to win the league.

Tigers were up against Hatters, keeping their opponents to 117-6 as Talat Hussain scored 20.

They then made 118-8 with four balls to spare, to triumph by two wickets.

Cornered Tigers lost by seven wickets to Challney CC.

Tigers made 96-6 in 16 overs, before M Choudhry scored an unbeaten 38 as Challney reached 97-3.

Luton Majestics edged past Luton Cricketers by 15 runs.

Ateeq hit 42 in Majestics’ 157- 7, while Asif made 27, before taking 3-31 as Luton Cricketers totalled 142-6.

Shaheen will meet Luton Haiderys in the Midweek Cup final on Monday at Lower Wardown Park Ground, with the match starting at 5.45pm.