LOCAL CRICKET Renaissance routs Salman Stores
Amit Eranda’s allround show led Renaissance to a 93-run win over Salman Stores in the Oman Cricket A Division match at Al Amerat recently.
Asked to bat first, Renaissance posted 235 for eight in 50 overs. Opener Robins Barmeda scored 50 and was supported by Batagoda Ranasinghe (42) and Eranda (41). Imran Haider was the most successful bowler for Salman Stores, with four wickets.
For Salman Stores, only Asim Kamal (43) and Muhammed Azeem (26), put up some resistance as it was bowled out for 142 in 38 overs. Eranda picked three wickets while Jabin Jabbar, Ranasinghe and Kurukulasuriya Fernando took two wickets each. Brief scores: Renaissance 235-8 in 50 overs (Barmeda 52, Ranasinghe 42, Eranda 41; Haider 4-39, Asghar Ali 2-44) beat Salman Stores 142 all out in 38 overs (Kamal 43, Azeem 26; Eranda 3-32, Jabbar 2-15, Ranasinghe 2-16, Fernando 2-37). Other results: B Division: MCCC New 166 all out in 30 overs (Nihal Prakash 33, Mohammed Samir 30; Faleel Thailakandy 2-29) lost to FAP UTSC 169-2 in 18.3 overs (Shaidh Kootarathuttathil 113 n.o., Raished Parambath 24 n.o.; Sidh Mehta 2-27).
C Division: QBG 143 all out in 19.4 overs (Prem Kumar 46; Younis al Balushi 4-19, Issa al Balushi 2-12) lost to OCT Seeb 147-4 in 17.5 overs (Yousuf 51n.o., Abbas al Balushi 30; Aditya Vithal 2-25).
Shaidh Kootarathuttathil of FAP UTSC