20 March 2013

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Twenty Cricket League Starts With Win for Host

THE Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) and the Journal Petroleum cricket teams recorded victory in the ongoing Dar es Salaam Twenty Cricket League, at the DGC grounds, over the weekend.

The host had all but smiles at the count, to find a third straight win, to correspond with matches played at the league so far. This time it was triumph over their Aga Khan opponents. The losers, Aga Khan, opted to start batting but only managed 67 runs for all out in 12 overs.

In response, the DGC smoothly managed 68 runs, with 12 overs and lost five wickets. At the match that was officiated by Norbert Sanga, Ashik Shah impressed the DGC to finish, as the highest scorer with 26 runs, to help his team win. In another match, later in the day, on the same pitch, Journal Petroleum emerged victorious against Union Veterans.

Union were the first to bat but only managed 93 runs, while Muddasiraloo got 13 runs and Kunal Patel 11. However, Journal recorded their second league win thanks to a job well done by Maseer, who collected 23 runs.

The winner managed 94 runs in the match, which was officiated by Michael Kefa, to leave Union shaking after their second lost, out of three matches played so far.

The league consists of eight Dar es Salaam-based teams, which played every weekend, at the different grounds, including Anadil Burhani, the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and the DGC. Other teams in the league are Upanga, Batian and Anadil Burhani.

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