Moinnuddin makes the difference in United Sanjan success
PUBLISHED: 17:41 25 June 2014 | UPDATED: 17:41 25 June 2014
Moinnuddin Indragadiya starred with both bat and ball as United Sanjan defeated Centurion in a potentially decisive match in the North East London League title race.
Sanjan won the toss at North Marsh, elected to bat and, despite losing Nadeem Shaikh early for 13, they seized the initiative as Moinnuddin (60) and Mudassar Shaikh (40) added exactly 100.
Aliasgar Patel (39) continued to pile on the runs and, although Centurion hit back with a flurry of wickets, Abulkasim Nalla helped to ensure that Sanjan totalled a useful 234.
In reply Centurion made a good start, with the opening pair putting on 47, but after that wickets started to fall regularly until Saif Khaled (23), and Nahid Nahid (29) steadied the ship.
Patel took 3-33, while Moinnuddin was the pick of the bowlers with 4-34 as Centurion fell away and were eventually bowled out for 174.
n Clapton & Oval beat Bloody Lads by six wickets, despite losing the toss and having to go into the field on a hard, fast wicket at Millfields.
After the lads had lost their opening batsmen early on, Jack Ensor (46) helped to rebuild the innings before being well caught by Jim O’Reilly off the bowling of Sam Overs, who finished as Clapton’s best bowler with 3-20 from six overs.
Despite a rally from the Lads’ tail, they still could only muster 163 on a decent batting pitch.
In response, Clapton made a decent start despite losing opener Marcus Elwin for a duck, with Kerry Tyrrell notching up a quick 25 before he was given out lbw.
The middle order rallied strongly, with Ishmail Matvad (54) the star man as he took Clapton past the target with six wickets to spare, helped by Amir Khan (36) and Alex Gilmore (17).
n At Springfield Park, the pitch was looking dry and even for the N16 derby, where Coach & Horses won the toss and chose to bat against Stoke Newington.
Coach’s openers found it tough going against some very tight bowling and Tom Dollard departed for 13, while his partner James Moore (4) was bowled by Irfan Mohmand to make it 23-2 after 12 overs.
Stokey’s bowlers continued to strangle the life out of the innings with tight lines and good fielding until last man Mohammed Dota threw the bat, enabling Coach to finish on 116 after 29.3 overs.
Stoke Newington openers Raheem Khan and Scott Doody put their heads down and batted tidily in response and, although their partnership of 111 ended when Khan (30) fell leg before, Doody (76 not out) saw them home in the 17th over.
n London Fields won the toss and chose to bat in their home match against The Camel, and Steve Dunn (87) and Chris Rice (41) got off to a brisk start.
Valuable contributions from the rest of the team helped London Fields to finish on 263-6 and, when Camel replied, Phil Clark and Ben Sanders bowled tightly to pile the pressure on the batsmen.
Camel were reduced to 50-3 after 14 overs and, despite a recovery led by Quinn (64) and Hoslin (41), Tom Goodwin ran through the tail to finish with figures of 5-31.