The Catalan Junior Leagues got under way this weekend with five teams competing in the Under 19 section.
All the games will be played at Montjuic stadium thanks to sponsorship from Cricket España and the first two matches ended with victories for Sabadell and Barna Royals.
Sabadell were the first team to register points on the board with a convincing 63 run victory over Girona Warriors. Sabadell batted first and scored 148 for 9. Asim Ali scored 23 whilst J Baig took two wickets for the Warrors. Asim Ali also contributed with the ball (3-18) as Sabadell restricted Girona to a total of 85 for 8 from their 20 overs.
However, the best all round performance of the day belonged to Syed Hashim Mir Ali who scored 71 and took four for twenty for his side, the Barna Royals.
The Royals scored 143 for six to set Badalona a target of 144 for victory, but Badalona were all out for 83 to give the Royals the two points awarded for victory.
(Badalona v Barna Royals)
More Junior league matches take place next weekend.
CATALUYNA JUNIOR UNDER 19 LEAGUE
Sabadell (2 points) beat Warriors (0 points) by 63 runs
Sabadell 148 for 9 (Asim Ali 23, J Baig 2-29), Girona 85 for 8 (Asim Ali 3-18).
Barna Royals (2 points) beat Badalona (0 points) by 60 runs
Royals 143 for 6 (Syed Hashim Mir Ali 71, Z Hossain 3-21), Badalona 83 all out (Syed Hashim Mir Ali 4-20)