Poonch, March 13
Stadium XI and Khalsa Club today qualified for the final of the District Poonch Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament, organised by the Tennis Ball Cricket Association at Sports Stadium, here.
Earlier, in the semifinals, played today, Khalsa Club defeated YCC Club by 27 runs. Batting first, Khalsa made 62 runs for the loss of four wickets in eight overs. Sohail remained top scorer with 18-ball 20 runs while Ravi contributed 12-ball 17. From YCC, Saim and Saqib shared two wickets each. In reply, YCC bowled out for 36 runs thereby lost the match by 27 runs. Zahib made highest 14 runs. From Khalsa, Gurjot emerged as most successful bowler who took four wickets, followed by Ankush and Vicky, who shared apiece each.
Meanwhile, in other semifinal of the day, Stadium 11 trounced Rahoofi Club by six wickets. Batting first, Rahoofi scored 50 runs in allotted eight overs. Shabir contributed 18 and Israr Charak 14 runs to the total. Gurvinder and Deepak claimed two wickets each from Stadium XI.
Batting second, Stadium 11 chased the 51 runs total in just 6.5 overs losing four wickets. Pawan Sharma contributed 10-ball 22 runs and Waseem Raja added 15-ball 17. From Rahoofi Club, Imran claimed two wickets. Today’s semifinals officiated by the technical penal including Paramjit Singh, Aman Sharma, Ishtiaq Ahmed and Manik Sharma while Kumail Nadeem was scorer.