Keighley keep up conquering record


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CHAMPIONS: Keighley RZM are hoping to make it four Championship titles in a row and sit top of the table

CHAMPIONS: Keighley RZM are hoping to make it four Championship titles in a row and sit top of the table

Big hitting Karmand reach 212 as team’s eye play-off spots

The Quaid-e-Azam Sunday Cricket League is the oldest and largest all Asian league in the country, boasting 30 teams across three leagues.

Set up in 1985, the setup is currently celebrating its 30th year anniversary and continues draw in talent from across Bradford, Leeds, Kirklees, Calderdale and even Sheffield.

Keighley RZM are the current Premier Division champions and have retained the trophy for the past three years whilst upcoming talents continue to arise every season.

Keep up to date with all the latest match reports and league tables with the Asian Express Newspaper who will be reviewing the best of the week’s actions every issue.

An action-packed day of cricket in the Quaid-e-Azam Sunday leagues saw all 15 games get the go ahead with Premier Division champion’s Keighley RZM maintaining their 100 per cent record this term.

The pre-season favourites are looking to secure their fourth title in a row and made little work of Heaton Park last weekend with a comprehensive nine wicket victory.

Bowling out their opponents for just 73, with Z Qasim taking figures of 4-16, Keighley quickly reached their target of 74, losing just one wicket on the day.

Second placed Darulshafa (105-8) maintained some pressure on the runaway leaders, eventually crossing over the line in a close contest against White Rose (99 all out).

At the other end of the table, Kashmir Dewsbury (85 all out) slumped to a fourth consecutive defeat at the hands of Flix (89-2), whilst Shimlas (176 all out) were unlucky not to end their search for a win, going down at OnQ  (178-8).

The final game of the day in the Premier Division came at Bhalot (69 all out) who lacked with the bat on the day to succumb to defeat at the hands of Raja (70-7).

Elsewhere in the Section A Group 1 table, Karmand (212-9) are up to third as they registered the most runs of the weekend, thumping Friends (70 all out) in their first defeat of the season.

There were also wins for Bradford Moor, Zulfi, Bradford Royals and Rising Stars.

In Section A Group 2, Kashmir Bradford (176-8) beat Al-Minarah (124 all out) to maintain their unbeaten record and lead at the top of the table whilst Tabs, Azad and Kings XI remain six points adrift.

CHASING: Darulshafa’s narrow two wicket victory over White Rose lifted them to second spot

CHASING: Darulshafa’s narrow two wicket victory over White Rose lifted them to second spot

Premier Section

White Rose 99 all out v Darulshafa 105-8 (A Akram 53)

OnQ 178-8 (F Hussain 40) v Shimla’s 176 all out

Kashmir Dews 85 all out (Yasir Ali 4-16) v Flix 89-2 (Basit Khan 45*)

Heaton Park 73 all out (Z Qasim 4-16) v Keighley RZM 74-1

Bhalot 69 all out (H Randawa 4-4) v Raja 70-7

 

Section A Group 1

Bradford Moor 205-6 (Z Mahmood 59) v Shaheen 113-6

Karmand 212-9 (A Tariq 52, I Iqbal 40) v Friends 70 all out (A Islam 4-23)

Chach 106 all out (Y Shezad 40, T Bashir 6-28) v Bradford Royals 107-5 (A Bala 57*)

Eastern Friends 150 all out (G Hanif 76, T Hussain 4-27) v Zulfi 152-5 (K Maroof 65*)

Rising Stars 164 all out (P Khan 70) v Central Leeds 99 all out

 

Section A Group 2

Azad 161 all out (K Mehmood 5-28) v Mylahore 162-4 (S Bashir 50*, S Parwaz 50)

Kashmir Bradford 176 - 8 (M Ishtiaq 46) v Al-Minarah 124 all out

Patriots 141 all out (A Sadiq 4-30) v Kings XI 142-2 (M Saghir 67*)

Bradford Phoenix 160-5 v Tabs 162-8  

Indus Ghari 195 all out (Miraj Khan 54) v Earlmarshall 196-8 (A Hayat 62, M Nazim 60)

 

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