In a low scoring match at the Prem Centre, City Life just managed to
scramble home against the Irish Pub. Batting first the Irish could
manage only 87 with Makki Assadi being the only scorer of note with 22.
The main destroyer was Asif Khashoo who cleaned up 5 wickets for 20;
assisted by Wahib who too 2 for 26.
Williams led the run chase for City Life against the Irish Pub.
City Life got off to a fairly good start before losing five quick
wickets in their run chase. Although scoring only 14, Domonic Williams
held the middle order together before, he too, was dismissed. Makki was
again to the fore with three wickets, the rest being evenly distributed.
City Life finally lost 8 wickets before scoring the winning run.
In a most unusual incident Asad, who had scored 20 for City Life, was
given out ‘obstructing the field’. He had hit the ball in the air and
called to the fieldsman “Drop it,” as he was about to take the catch,
which, under the laws of the games constitutes the above offence and he
was given out.
On Sunday at the Gymkhana Club a team of boys from Sahagon2 School in
Doi Saket played a composite team from the Gymkhana Club in a
surprisingly enthusiastic and quality game. Doi Saket won the match
after batting first and scoring 89 for the loss of 3 wickets with Gaem
scoring 29; the Gymkhana Club putting together 65 for the loss of 2
wickets with Ned hitting 30.
Their win was all the more meritorious for the fact that this was the
boy’s first game of hardball cricket.
Next week two matches will be played at the Prem Centre on both Saturday
and Sunday. City Life will play the Bangkok Blues, Saturday, and then
play the Panthers on Sunday.