In the latest round of matches Eight Indians outplayed The Black Eagles to move to 3rd place in division one. Batting first the Indians smashed 175 for 6 with Manohar (32) top scoring. The Eagles came out on a high with skipper Naveed hitting a quick 42, but no other batsman manage to sustain the chase eventually folding on 125. In the only other division 1 match Chakwal Stars (179) stroll pass Kerry Packer Clique (102) for an easy win. For Chakwal, Aumer made 65 not out and Mubashir fell one short of his 50. Chakwal maintain the top spot on 72 points with East London Eagles second (61). The Eight cruise into 3rd spot and appear to be making a late run for the title on 53 points with 5 games remaining.
In division 2 Ilford Scorchers (104) lost to Neighbours Barkingside Burners in a close match. Despite chasing a low Scorchers total, the Burners appear to be cruising before 3 quick wickets saw them just got up to win with 5 balls to spare. For the Scorchers Ahmar scored 42 and Husnain took 3 wickets for 14 runs off 3 overs. Tahir hit an impressive 54 not out when the Burners batted to see the team home. Lankan Stars played out their skins to beat Jamia East London Boys in the other Division 2 fixture. The Boys batted first and posted a competitive 152 with Yasir 51 not out. For the Lankans Syed was left not out on 49 and Iyaz took 3 wickets to secured the win. There were no changes in the top of the table with Ilford Knightriders (54) maintaining the top spot, followed by Jamia Boys (43) and Ilford Scorchers (41).
The Cup competition has reached its semi final stages and will see Traditional Corsairs take on Chakwal Stars this Thursday, while The Black Eagles will play Kerry Packer Clique for a place in the finals.
In the Semi finals of the Plate PAK Warriors from Division 2 upset East London Eagles (Div 1) to secure a place in the final. Batting first the Eagles a respectable 158 for 3 wickets with Ayaz hitting 50 not out. The Warriors made a strong reply losing only 2 wickets to win in the first ball of the 18th over with Sajjad hitting 50. The the other semi Brothers United failed to turn out a team, forfeiting the game to Ilford Knightriders who will meet PAK Warriors in the September 3 final.
LMS Regional Competition
The draw has been made for the regional and as previously notified the top team from LMS Redbridge will play the competition on 31 August in Barnes, South West London. All teams pushing for the top spot should take note and be ready to play the regional with the winner going to the nationals and a chance to win £5,000 towards Barbados 2015 World Champs.
Post Author: Ian Selby Manager Last Man Stands – Redbridge