Caledonian Conquerors won by 7 wickets
Caledonian Conquerors won the toss and chose to field first
Contenders: 123 for 4 in 16 overs
Dee Alexander 51*
Waqar Ali 4 overs 27 runs 2 wickets
Zulfiqar Mohammed 2 overs 16 runs 1 wicket
Caledonian Conquerors: 124 for 0 in 13.2 overs
Mohammed Fazal 51*
Mohammed Nadeem 41*
Waqar Ali 17*
The first Cup semi final was a relatively one-sided affair as Caledonian
Conquerers cruised pass the Contenders with no wickets conceded and 16
balls to spare.
Contenders batting first, found it difficult to play their natural attacking
game as Cally's bowlers bowled a very disciplined and tight line. With the
fielders also hungry there was not much on offer in terms of boundaries as
Contenders struggled to 100 runs in 13 overs.
Only Dee Alexander flourished,
but once he retired 51 (not out) the rest of the Contenders batsman failed
to trouble the Cally's fieldsmen. Only two 6s in the last over boosted the
contenders to a respectable but below par score of 123.
Cally's run chase was profesionally executed by the Mohammed brothers, Fazal
and Nadeem. Once Fazal retired Waqar Ali joined Nadeem to complete the Job.
The 7-wicket margin was somewhat flattering as Contenders battled hard to no
The semi final was a big occasion and understanderbly emotions were
running high. The game was generaly played in good spirit, although Cally's
bowlers had to be reprimanded by their captain for showing discontent to the
Gentlemen, let's not forget the game is bigger than the contest, and
should be played within the code at all times, which means respecting your
opposition and the officials. After all cricket is a gentleman's game.
Submitted by Saj Rehman of Caledonian Conquerors