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TAIWAN CRICKET Annual Tournament.

December 10 - 11, 2011.

The Taiwan Annual Tournament was on December 10-11, 2011 at the Chiayi City venue.

This was the 12th national sixes tournament. Read about 2010's tournament.

Annual Tournament 2011 Points Table

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TCA show form on first day of Taiwan event
By Grant Dexter  /  Contributing Reporter

The Taipei Cricket Association (TCA) and Taipei’s Pakistan Cricket Club (PCCT) head the table after the first day of Taiwan’s 12th annual Cricket Tournament.

In a surprising day for the hosts, the Daredevils lost both their matches.

In the first they failed to chase 116 against a disciplined TCA bowling effort. The Taipei side has put some effort into their practice and have done what most teams have failed to do in recent times by setting back the Daredevils.

Opening bowler Krishna Reddy picked up 2-16, while Mohit Sharma snaffled a couple of key catches at point. New recruit Laurence Fell enjoyed his start with the club, picking up two wickets and a diving catch at fine-leg.

The TCA batting lineup might not have shone, apart from Apoorav Srivastava’s 40 against the Daredevils, but their bowling more than made up for it.

The Formosa Cricket Club found out all about TCA’s bowling after being hussled out for only 53. They made something of an impact with the ball themselves, knocking over the first four TCA batsmen for 20 runs with Ric McGrail bowling consecutive maidens, but the total was never defensible and the FCC suffered their second loss.

Earlier they went down to the Badshaws in a closer match. The FCC batters started nervously and it took a sharp blitz from captain Heinrich Nothnagel (43), who pummeled the mid-wicket boundary with a series of swipes against the slower paced bowlers, to raise the target to 115.

It was not without mishap that the Badshaw batsmen attained their target, with Dhananjay Magar and Harish Verugopal taking a couple of sharp catches, but reach it they did with a few overs to spare.

The best team yesterday were the PCCT side, who batted comfortably and always challenged the batsmen with the ball. Opener Shezhad Khan hit 50 not out to chase down the Daredevils’ 127 and was at his miserly best with the ball in hand as well.

Their best performance came in the final match of the evening against the Badshaws. After Touseef Ashraf (31), Kashif Mansoor (42 not out) and Khuram Mohammad (42) had set 150 to win, Khan (37 not out) and Amjad Zafar (36 not out) hit straight and true to make it two wins from two.

Their win was not without discomfort as the Badshaw bowlers created catching chances early. However, Ashraf went from hero to villain as he hit PCCT captain Mujahid Muhammad with a beamer and sent down plenty of no balls to gift victory away.

Taiwan Cricket is training its first local scorekeeper as part of the weekend. Jim Hong had a long day writing runs and wickets, and is keen to return for more.

There are other opportunities for young people willing to learn the sport and meet cricketers from all over the world.


The points table is: PCCT 6, TCA 6, Badshaws 4, Daredevils 2, FCC 2.

Powerful batting sees Taipei clinch Taiwan Cricket title

By Grant Dexter  /  Contributing Reporter

The Taipei Cricket Association (TCA) topped Taiwan Cricket’s Annual Tournament in Chiayi City yesterday after proving their bowling was not their only asset.

In the decisive match, TCA beat Taipei’s Pakistan Cricket Club (PCCT) with a dedicated and powerful batting performance backed up by enthusiastic fielding.

Batting first, Apoorav Srivastava and Jonty Rakesh held out the probing lines of Shoaib Meer and Shezhad Khan.

They played out a maiden first up as Srivastava found Meer unplayable, but he soon settled into his work, hitting Khan through the covers for four.

After six overs, fielding restrictions came off and the score was 27 for no loss. With the fielders able to retreat, captain Mujahid Muhammad brought on his change bowlers, which prompted Srivastava to up the pace. He slammed consecutive boundaries and Rakesh got in on the act as well with a six.

Though Rakesh was shortly after run out for 16, Gitanjal Deka continued the onslaught with a liking for the long-on boundary as he cleared it four times on his way to 37.

When he was clean bowled by a full delivery, the run rate was very healthy. With 40 from Srivastava and 22 not out from Jayesh Parmar the target swelled to 162.

The PCCT chase started well, with Muhammad hammering a pull shot for six and Khan flicking fours, but in the fifth over Krishna Reddy changed the game by inducing an edge from Khan that resulted in a sharp catch to Mohit Sharma at gully.

Better was to come as Deka got a slower ball to cut back appreciably and bowl Muhammad.

Deka’s bowling was expensive, 45 came off his four overs, but the only wicket he claimed probably won the match.

However, the chase was far from over as Amjad Zafar and Rehan Naeem reacted to the change bowlers as TCA had done before them. Amjad was severe on anything full, driving to long-off, while Naeem picked up 47.

The match turned for the last time with three overs to go when TCA’s captain, Manoj Kriplani, ran out Naeem’s runner who was looking for a quick single. The 16 runs needed off the last two overs proved too much for the tail-enders.

In the earlier matches, the Daredevils turned around their poor showing on Saturday with wins over Formosa Cricket Club (Duane Christie 64 not out, Hercules Malan 3-23) and the Badshaws, while PCCT thrashed Formosa (Zafar 42, Meer 42, Muhammad 71 not out).

TCA lost their final match against the Badshaws (Touseef Ashraf 42 not out, Muhammad Tanveer 4-15), but their earlier performances had already sealed the trophy.

Final Standings: TCA 10 points, PCCT 10, Daredevils 8, Badshaws 8, FCC 4.

(TCA won the tournament on the head-to-head rule.)

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