Kanelwan XI, Showkat Bijbehara win their matches

Greater Kashmir

SDA Drabu cricket championship-2006

Srinagar, July 8: In the ongoing SDA Drabu invitational cricket championship-2006, two matches were played on Saturday.
In the first match of the day, Kanelwan XI defeated RCC Pampore by 4-wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Kanelwan XI was bowled out for 110 runs in 28th over. None of their batsmen excpet Irshad who scored 36 runs could enter double figures. The bowlers of RCC team didn’t bowl any loose balls and kept it tight throughout the innings. Fayaz claimed 3-wickets while Shafi bagged 2.
In reply RCC team achieved the target in 21 overs for the loss of 6-wickets. Opener Shabir (42) and Tariq (26) played crucial innings for the winning team. Arif bagged 2-wickets for Kanelwan XI. Fayaz of RCC was adjudged man of the match for his 3-wicket haul.
In the second match, Showkat Bijbehara beat Glittering Star Srinagar by 7-wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Glittering Star were bundled out for 170 in 25.2 overs. Khursheed scored 54 of 41 balls while Rayees contributed 33 in 21 balls. Apart from these two no other batsmen could make any significance. Ulfat bagged 4-wickets for the bowling team while Showkat and Sabzar took two each.
Chasing the target, Showkat Bijbehara achieved the target in 22 overs for the loss of only 3-wickets. Openers Ulfat (53) and Irshad (44) put on a match winning partnsership and sealed victory chances of Glittering Star. Ulfat was adjudged man of the match for his all round performance.