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CERN 202-8 (40 overs) defeated Cossonay 143 ao (33.5 overs) by 59 runs
CERN continue their winning ways in CSPL, registering a comfortable 59 run victory over Cossonay CC.
On a sunny and humid day, CERN played their second league match against Cossonay CC at Prevessin.
CERN captain Imtiaz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat. The CERN opening batsmen Richard Parker (21) and Matthew Martin (23) started carefully and took the score to 55 in 11 overs before losing Parker, who played on. Martin was dismissed in the same manner shortly afterwards. CERN were 68 for 3 after 14 overs. Then Waqar Ahmed came to the crease and started hitting forcefully all around the ground with all the other batsmen playing around him and building small partnerships. Waqar batted excellently for his chanceless 95 not out. CERN CC completed their innings on a good score of 202 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs. Aftab Shah (8-0-20-4) was the main bowler from Cossonay claiming four wickets.
After a nice curry and tea, CERN CC went out to field to defend their total of 202. The Cossonay opening batsmen started aggressively and scored 35 runs in just 5 overs, before Aditya was bowled by Dawood Ahmed. The CERN bowlers bowled accurately to send five batsmen back to the pavilion for 79 runs in 20 overs. CERN bowlers and fielders kept the pressure on and got the Cossonay team all out in 33.5 overs for 143 runs, thus winning the match by 59 runs. Richard Parker (6.5-1-24-6) was the main bowling star, taking six wickets, an excellent way to finish in what was his last match for CERN before moving to Malta. Francis Ward took one excellent catch while Danish Nawaz took two catches.
Special thanks to Zoe Crook for scoring.
Uprising CC 252 ao (32.5 overs) defeated GICC 171 ao (32.5 overs) by 81 runs
In the second CSPL match of the day, Uprising CC won comfortably against GICC by a big margin of 81 runs.
After winning the toss GICC elected to field on a warm day and their decision seems to have paid with a quick wicket. However a massive second wicket partnership of 198 runs between Idrees and Anser put Uprising CC on track for a big score. Idrees scored a sublime 146 off just 76 balls and Anser scored 54 in the partnership. However, loss the two set batsmen resulted in a surprise collapse and Uprising were all out for 252 in 32.5 overs. For GICC Thomas was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets (5/23) and skipper Obaid chipped in with 3 wickets.
After tea GICC began their innings watchfully, however loss of wickets at regular intervals dented any hopes of the chase and were ultimately bowled out for 171 runs in 32.5 overs. For Uprising Pardeep was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets.