KC Premier league 2016
Arch rivals Aroma Cricket Club defeated Safety plus Q8 Calicut in a crucial match at the KC premier league match at TACK Doha Entertainment City Ground. Aroma Cricket Captain Ali Talib won the toss and chose to bat first on a decent wicket. Both Aroma openers
Safety plus needing 178 to win had to find some partnerships going to chase down the score. Khalid Butt the legendary figure in Kuwait, started off in his flamboyant fashion by dispatching the very first ball to the stands and followed by a boundary 2 balls later. But Pradeep struck a huge blow by trapping him in front of the wicket and that gave Aroma a fantastic start. Aroma then managed to pick 3 wickets in the powerplay which pegged Safety plus back. Muhammed Farook and Sasanka fought back a bit but Safety plus lost the wickets at regular intervals.
KC Desert Championship 2016
Artech Cricket Club defeated Desert Knights by 30 runs to maintain their lead in Group A of Division 2. Winning the toss, Artech openers started good and scored a partnership of 53 off 42 balls. Though Artech team didn't find a blockbuster partnership, all players chipped in and played their part with Arjun Mahesh leading from the front. Arjun top scored with an unbeaten 50 off 35 balls. Artech managed to post 176 runs on the board with the loss of 5 wickets. Chasing down 176 was never easy for Desert Knights against a strong Artech bowling attack. But Desert Knights were on course banging on some excellent batting by Abdul Razzak. Desert Knights team stayed in the hunt till Tahir Naeem got out but the batsmen followed couldn't give the support he needed afterward. Credit goes to the Artech bowlers who kept the pressure up and they took wickets at regular intervals. Razzak scored 69 off 40 balls and shined bright despite the defeat. Arjun Mahesh was brilliant with the bowl too as he picked up 3 important wickets and destroyed Desert Knight's middle order. Arjun was adjudged as the man of the match for his excellent all round performance.
Q8 Falcons defeated Royal SC by 78 runs in a group A, Division 2. Having won the toss, Q8 falcons captain Subash Nair, chose to bat first. Known for their collective efforts, Q8 falcons batsmen approached the match in typical T20 style. Everyone who came to the crease tried to take the opposition bowlers on. Nazeer Salim's 31 off 15 and Josy Varghese's 33 of 11 stood out as it gave Falcons an extra 20 runs on the board. Rahul Menon was the pick of the bowlers for Royal SC which otherwise was a day forget for them, took 4 wickets in his 4 overs conceding just 27 runs. Defending the total,