Glasgow Accies CC win the Under 11 League Cup. Glasgow Accies CC have won the 2019 WDJCU Under 11 League Cup, following their victory over Hillhead CC at “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC), on Wednesday the 11th of September.
Glasgow Accies CC won the toss and elected to bowl first, on a chilly evening. A tight all-round bowling performance was led by Zain Bhatti (2 for 2) and limited the Hillhead CC batters to few scoring opportunities. This was reflected in the final score of 41/6 off the 16 overs. In reply, despite Jasper Gilani taking two wickets (2 for 8) and throwing himself about with a very committed performance in the field, all four Glasgow Accies CC batting pairs batted positively and contributed to the team score. Abhi Verma scored 18* and Bhatti added 15* as Glasgow Accies CC scored 98 for 6. This left the final result as Hillhead CC, 65, lost to Glasgow Accies CC, 122, by 57 runs.
Congratulations to Glasgow Accies CC on their victory – and thanks to the groundstaff and all the coaches, officials and parents who were there to support the final match of the 2019 outdoor season.
Clydesdale win the Under 14 League Cup. “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC) was the host venue for the all-Clydesdale Under 14 League Cup final. Batting first, Clydesdale CC I scored 99 for 6 from their their overs, in a reduced overs match – with Bahadar Esakhiel top-scoring with 21* (retired), Owen Gould contributing 17 and Sonny Cunningham 15* (retired). The Clydesdale CC II chase was built around 25 from Ben Willmott and 18* from Abhi Reddy, However, the five different wicket takers were backed up by a couple of well-executed run outs, as Clydesdale CC II finished agonisingly short. Clydesdale CC I the winners, by just 3 runs!
Thanks to the umpires and to the groundsman but most importantly to the players for putting on a great contest in front of an impressive number of spectators, for a slightly damp evening in early September!
Clydesdale CC are Under 14 League winners. “Titwood” (Clydesdale CC) played host to the Under 14 League Finals Day, on Sunday the 8th of September. As with the other age group Finals Day, the format was two semi-finals (first versus fourth in the league and second versus third) and a final.
Semi-final one saw the “Battle of Titwood” (at “Titwood”), between the two Clydesdale CC teams. The match very much went with the form book – Clydesdale CC II batted first and scored 95 all out, against their table-topping opposition – with Maryam Faisal (19) top scoring and skipper Nikhil Koteeswaran (2 for 9) doing the main damage with the ball. In reply, Bahadar Esakhiel (25), Ibrahim Faisal (21*) and Koteeswaran (21) made quick work of the chase, although Faisal (M) continued her very impressive performance by taking two (2 for 18) of the three wickets to fall.
Semi-final two was contested by Glasgow Accies CC and Ferguslie CC. Glasgow Accies CC batted first and lost a couple of early wickets, while Ferguslie CC also controlled the early run rate. However, some big hitting from Akshat Gupta (25*) turned 40 for 2 off ten overs in 105 for 7 off twenty overs. In reply, Ferguslie CC lost a couple of early wickets – and they were not able to recover from this. Nasratullah Safi (4 for 4) led the bowling effort which resulted in Ferguslie CC finishing 45 all out.
The final had a very dramatic start – a wicket first ball, a dropped catch off the second and wickets in each of the first four overs! As in the semi-final, Gupta was the mainstay of the Glasgow Accies CC innings – this time scoring 23 off just 13 deliveries. However, when he became Esakhiel’s third victim of the innings, 40 for 4 quickly turned into 50 all out in 8.5 overs. Esakhiel finished with 3 for 17 – although Andrew Harden (3 for 4) was the pick of the bowlers. In reply, Faisal (20*, retired) and Esakhiel (16*, retired) ensured that Clydesdale CC would safely reach the target in eleven overs.
Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their success – and thanks to the club and their groundstaff for hosting, to the umpires Jon Barnes and Neil Cauldwell who stood all day, to the players for their efforts and to all the spectators present on the day.
Clydesdale CC are Under 11 League winners. Whitehaugh (Kelburne CC) played host to the WDJCU Under 11 League Finals Day on Sunday the 9th of September. The day featured two semi-finals (first versus fourth in the league – and second versus third): East Renfrewshire CC versus Clydesdale CC, and Hillhead CC versus Glasgow Accies CC.
In semi-final one, table-toppers East Renfrewshire CC batted first against Clydesdale CC. A good all-round bowling and fielding display was led by Hamzah Shahid taking two wickets (2 for 10) and two run outs, as East Renfrewshire CC scored 64 runs, while Clydesdale took ten wickets. In reply, Shahid continued his “player of the match” effort by scoring 24 and Shlok Thaker (14) provided good support, as Clydesdale CC scored 105 runs, with East Renfrewshire CC taking eight wickets. Final score: East Renfrewshire CC, 96, lost to Clydesdale CC, 145, by 49 runs.
In semi-final two, Hillhead CC batted first against Glasgow Accies CC. As in the first semi-final, a fantastic all-round bowling and fielding display limited the first innings total. Led by Zain Bhatti (2 for 2), Glasgow Accies CC managed to restrict Hillhead CC to 25 runs, while taking four wickets. In reply, although Hillhead CC took six wickets, Glasgow Accies CC scored freely – finishing on 82 runs, with Bhatti scoring 15*. Final score: Hillhead CC, 49, lost to Glasgow Accies CC, 98, by 49 runs.
In the final, Clydesdale CC batted first and scored 77 runs. Shlok Thaker top scored with 21, while there were two wickets each for Ritvik Gajree (2 for 9) and Vivek Somepali (2 for 10) for Glasgow Accies CC. In reply, Thaker added to an impressive performance by taking three wickets in the third over – and this set up the Clydesdale CC win. Thaker finished with 4 for 3, and Innes Algie provided great support with 3 for 3, as Glasgow Accies CC scored 37 runs. With the bonus runs added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale CC, 113, defeated Glasgow Accies CC, 73, by 40 runs.
Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their victory.
Clydesdale CC are Under 12 League winners. “Whitehaugh” (Kelburne CC) was the host venue for the WDJCU Under 12 League Finals Day. There were two scheduled semi-finals (Group A winners versus Group B runners-up and Group B winners versus Group A runners-up).
Unfortunately, the Group A winners were not able to field a side due to school commitments, so Kilmarnock CC progressed to the final. In the second semi-final, Clydesdale CC played Uddingston CC. Clydesdale CC batted first and score 150 runs, led Fizan Rashid (21*) and supported by Samuel Hargie (15*) and Shlok Thaker (15) – with Josh Birch taking two wickets (2 for 14) for Uddingston. In reply, Keerat Singh scored 23 but spinners Hargie (3 for 7) and Abhi Reddy (2 for 7) helped to ensure that Clydesdale CC completed a good win – with Uddingston CC scoring 71 runs. With the bonuses added on for taking wickets, the final result was Clydesdale CC, 182, beat Uddingston CC, 83, by 99 runs.
In the final Kilmarnock CC batted first, but they were immediately under some pressure from a relentless Clydesdale bowling attack. Seven of the eight bowlers took wickets, led by Alexander Ferguson (4 for 4), Rashid (3 for 14), Thaker (2 for 3) and Zayd Khan (2 for 8), as Kilmarnock CC finished on 38 runs. In reply, Rashid (36*), Thaker (32) and Ben Moulson (28) all scored heavily as Clydesdale CC scored 172 runs – despite Ruari Mavin’s impressive spell of 3-0-6-1. The final score: Kilmarnock CC, 46, lost to Clydesdale CC, 236, by 190 runs.
Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their win – and special thanks to the Kelburne CC groundstaff, the umpires (Colin McLardie and Gregg Watson) and all the players, coaches and spectators.
Played at “New Anniesland” on Monday 26 August 2019. Clydesdale CC, 84 for 5 (net 136) beat Glasgow Accies CC 96 for 13 (net 116), by 20 runs. For Clydesdale CC, Abhi Reddy took 2 for 15 and Shlok Thaker 2 for 22, although all eight bowlers took wickets! For Glasgow Accies CC, Nasratullah Safi’s 19 was the highest score by any individual player in the match. Congratulations to Clydesdale CC on their win and thanks to Glasgow Accies CC for hosting the final.