Cutchi Leva B beat Mombasa Simba B in Division 2 - 30 over tournament.
And on the Division Two 30 over tournament, several games were played at different venues over the past three weeks between the B sides of Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa Simba Sports Club and Cutchi Leva. These teams represent a combination of upcoming youngsters supported and guided by a few experienced senior players.
The first game of Div Two was played between Mombasa Sports club B v/s Mombasa Simba B at MSC ground. Winning the toss Simba B elected to bat first and the experience of their batsmen came through giving them a total of 162/2 in their allotted 30 over. In reply the young MSC B players struggled to get going and keeping their wickets at the same time. They only managed 101/9 in 30 over. It was good to see upcoming youngster finish off the 30 overs.
Second game of Div B was played between Mombasa Sports Club B and Cutchi leva B on Mombasa Sports club. Winning the toss MSC B elected to bat first. Tight bowling by opener Kailesh Hirani 2/15 and Akshay Bhaderi 2/22 ensured runs weren’t easy to come. MSC B only manage to score 79/8 in 30 overs. In reply Cutchi Leva batsmen also struggled to get going due to the superb bowling of Akshay Maru 4/15 and Jay Doshi 3/14 who wreak havoc on Cutchi leva batting line up as they lost 4 early wickets, but Manish Vekeria’s crucial stand of 25 n/o ensured Cutchi leva B reached the underestimate target in the 24th over. Cutchi Leva won by 1 wicket. Well played both teams.
The last game of the first round was played on 20th Sept’2014 on Coast Gymkhana ground between Cutchi Leva B and Mombasa Simba B. Winning the toss Simba B opted to bat first, but lost wickets at regular intervals with no partnerships taking form. Disciplined bowling by Khailesh Hirani 3/16, Jay Thakarani 2/14 & Paresh Halai 2/11 finally bundled out Simba B for only 79 runs. Only Satpal Singh managed to reach double figures and extras being the highest run contributor for Simba B. Cutchi Leva began their chase by losing their opening batsman early but Pritesh Hirani 17 and Shailesh Bhudia 19 took charge by seeing the team reach 52 runs before they got dismissed. The small target was soon enough reached in 17th over for the loss of only 3 wickets.
By winning both the games Cutchi Leva B finish top at the table and Simba B coming in second by winning one game. The Final of the Division B will be played on 27th September, at Coast Gymkhana Ground between Cutchi Leva B and Mombasa Simba B