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Pakistan Cricket Club dominate at local tournament

By Grant Dexter  /  Contributing Reporter

It was an all Pakistan affair as Taichung’s Badshaw side took on the Pakistan Cricket Club Taipei (PCCT) in the trophy final of the PCCT Chunghwa Tournament in Taipei yesterday.

PCCT opening bat Shezhad Khan went in targeting 160 and matched intent with action flicking the first over for 14.

He brought true his prediction of a personal 50 in only six overs with 11 boundaries. When he was out for 68, his team were on the way to a big score.

Captain Mujahid Muhammad (35), Amjad Zafar (12) and Shoaib Meer (12) saw the total up to 164. Tanveer Ahmed picked up three wickets.

Things continued to go Khan’s way as he got two early wickets. However, it went a little pear shaped as Shoaib Tanvir (24) hit the midwicket, cover and mid-off boundaries in succession from Khan’s second over.

Tanvir was caught behind soon after which signaled the end of the resistance. Sanjeev Hadagali picked up three wickets and the Badshaw chase ended on 115 with some late hitting from Majid Khan (38). PCCT finished the weekend unbeaten and largely unthreatened in a dominant display.

German PCCT member, Martin Hoemburg, reckoned the success of his club rested on hard work, especially to develop a dedicated cricket field.

“With a real field I can invite all my [Taiwanese] friends to join”, he said.

In the morning matches, Hsinchu’s newly formed Taiwan Cricket Club (TCC) proved their commitment with willing and capable players contributing to a successful tournament.

TCC’s opponents, Taipei’s India side (ICCT) won through to a semi-final against PCCT and threatened an upset until Asif Tanoli (38) and Rehan Raheem (4 wickets) subdued them.

Badshaw met a tired Southerns Club (TSCC) and despite Graham Terblanche’s two wickets and no-look run out, won by three wickets.

The organizers thank the tireless umpiring duo of March Feltham and Khalid Siddiqui.

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