Four matches took place in this weekend’s Cataluyna League.
In group A Pak – I – Care played against Poble Nou in what was effectively their first league games of this season. Previously Pak – Care had been rained off when they were supposed to play Cataluyna CC on April 23rd so they had a point to prove and they did it in style with a 76 run victory.
Batting first they made 206 for 8 with Babar top scoring with 40. Jahanzaib was extremely unlucky to finish on the losing side has he took six wickets for his team for the cost of just 35 runs.
Poble Nou struggled to get close to the Pak – I – Care total and were finally all out for 132. Asim contributed 28 runs for his team to end the day top scorer for Poble Nou.
In Group B Badalona Shaheen entertained Vic CC and it was another one sided game with Shaheen winning easily. Batting first they amassed 195 for 9 from their overs allocation. Amir scored forty, whilst Jazzy and Lovely took three wickets each for Vic.
In reply, Vic struggled to 111 all out. They had no answer to Saqib who took four valuable wickets for just 20 runs. Shaheen now share top spot with Pak Youngsters but they have played one more game than their unbeaten rivals.
The Group C contest on Sunday was between Hawks and Barcelona Eagles and it was the Hawks who soared to a comprehensive victory.
Batting first, the league debutants were all out for 171. Zain was the cornerstone of the Hawks innings making a fine half century. Eagles never looked like chasing down the total and finally succumbed with 98 on the scoreboard. Omar with 3 for 14 and Faisal with 3 for 21 did the majority of the damage for the Hawks.
The final game was the Group 4 encounter between Gracia and Olot Tigers and it was Gracia who made the strongest impression of the weekend with a fantastic batting performance. Centurion Pardeep helped his team to the mammoth total of 246 for 2 from their allocated overs.
The Tigers, who were severely mauled in the field, showed some pride with the bat but were finally tamed with the total on 65. Dipu was clinical with the ball taking five of the Olot wicket for the cost of just 10 runs.
May 21st Results
Group A –
Pak – I – Care (10 points) beat Poble Nou (0 points) by 76 runs.
Pak – I – Care 206 for 8 (Babar 40 Jahanzaib 6-35) Poble Nou 132 all out (Asim 28)
Group B –
Badalona Shaheen (10 points) beat Vic CC (0 points) by 84 runs.
Shaheen 195 for 9 (Amir 40, Jazzy 3-24, Lovely 3-25) Vic CC 111 all out (Saqib 4-20)
Group C –
Hawks (10 points) beat Barcelona Eagles (0 points) by 73 runs
Hawks 171 all out (Zain 53) Eagles 98 all out (Omar 3-14, Faisal 3-21)
Group D –
Gracia (10 points) beat Olot Tigers (0 points) by 183 runs
Gracia 246 for 2 (Pardeep 103, Simran 40 not out) Olot 63 all out (Dipu 5-10)