Hos­pi­tals ben­e­fit from Asian event

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

TEAMS of tal­ented Asian crick­eters raised around £4,000 for hos­pi­tals in Eng­land and Pak­istan on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

The an­nual Umeed Wel­fare Trust Hos­pi­tal Trust Fund-Rais­ing tour­na­ment was held at ad­join­ing Cas­tor cricket grounds, Wood­lands and Port Lane.

And it at­tracted an all-star line-up of 12 teams, some of whom made round trips in ex­cess of 100 miles.

The even­tual win­ners were Is­lam XI who beat East­ern De­light in the fi­nal by 39 runs. Babar Naeem (61no) and An­war Ali se­nior (51 not out) bat­ted well as the win­ners to­talled 126-2 off their 12 overs.

An­war Ali se­nior and An­war Ali ju­nior then shared six wick­ets as East­ern De­light were dis­missed for 87.

Bedford and Coco were the los­ing semi- fi­nal­ists.

About £3,000 of the money raised will go to the Umeed Wel­fare Trust hos­pi­tal be­ing built in Pak­istan with the bal­ance be­ing do­nated to the Ama­zon Ward at Peter­bor­ough District Hos­pi­tal.

THE all-day New­bor­ough sixes event on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day wasn’t set­tled un­til the very last ball.

Nass­ing­ton emerged vic­to­ri­ous over Uf­ford Park by four runs to re­tain their ti­tle. Harry Chap­pell kept his nerve when Uf­ford re­quired 16 off the fi­nal over - not that tricky with only four out­field­ers - and then six off the fi­nal ball.

Nass­ing­ton to­talled 72 in their five overs thanks mainly to 48 from Sri Lankan im­port Danny De Saram even though Uf­ford seamer Ram Bapo­dra con­ceded just two runs from his over. Ross Keymer and Pete Tay­lor bat­ted well for Uf­ford.

The win­ners beat Fitzy’s Team eas­ily in their semi-fi­nal, while Uf­ford passed Free Kicks’ score of 57 with two balls to spare in the other last four match.

Nass­ing­ton only qual­i­fied in sec­ond place from their group af­ter beat­ing Up­ping­ham in a last-ball de­cider.

Eight teams took part with James Foun­tain of Free Kicks tak­ing the player of the day prize af­ter scor­ing over 100 runs with­out get­ting out dur­ing the day.

De Saram, Keymer and Lee Pea­cock also passed 100 runs dur­ing a com­pe­ti­tion held to raise funds for a new pavil­ion at New­bor­ough.

WIN­NERS: The Is­lam XI that won at Wood­lands, Cas­tor. From the left they are, back, Mo­hammed Sadeem, Ra­heel Ma­jeed, G Shawid, Nadeem Baig, Babar Naeem, front, An­war Ali, Ali Az­mat and Ejaz Ma­soot.

BEATEN SEMI-FI­NAL­ISTS: The Free Kicks team that reached the semi-fi­nals at New­bor­ough. From the left they are, back, Steve Thorpe, James Foun­tain, Neil Wright, Matt ‘Bear’ Booth. front, Ashley Thorpe, Luke Broek­man, Robin Vi­tas and Richard Telford.

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