By Rep XI Manager, Azhar Shah:
British Tamil Cricket League (BTCL) chose to bat on a very hot & sunny day @ Slough cricket club ground .
The deck was pretty flat with Little assistance for bowlers and BTCL made full use of some wavered bowling from Sescl Bowlers .
Zargam Ali was the outstanding bowler for Sescl with figures of 2/34 off his allotted 8 overs .
BTCL posted a challenging score of 272/6 in their 45 overs (Hari 85 Rifaz 62 Ryan 40)
At the half way break Captain Sajad Hussain talked about using the power play overs (15) to good effect.
Sescl openers Shabaz & Tahir Hussain took that advice on board as Sescl got off to great start with shaba leading the way with
Quick fire 61.
Sescl 92 for 1 after 10 overs.
That seemed to set the platform for rest of the match, as both openers got to work to build further on the great start , Shabaz fell LBW for 61 but he had done the job required.
Tahir Husain who’s only 17 years old show cased his talent as he pulled for a massive 6 that set him off and running (74)
Kashif Ali joined him (103*) and suddenly there was a run fest as BTCL went through bowling changes using all 10 players except keeper .
Kashif and Tahir put on a superb 128 run partnership in only 18 overs before Tahir unfortunately got bowled inside edge for 74.
Kashif was playing a class innings with
Great timing and placement with such ease that hardly noticed when he had already raised his 50!
Waqas Hussain(29*) joined kashif Ali and the pair finished a drubbing for BTCL in the 35th over (273/2 ) but not before Kashif scored well deserved 103 not out to win the Rep Manager’s Man of the Match award.
A well deserved victory for the Sescl Boys !!
Semi finals next ….