CCTC down Cb to claim Div ‘A’ title
Control Contracting & Trading Company-Qatar (CCTC) beat Commercialbank of Qatar by four wickets in the final of the Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) Championship 2009 at the West Bay ground.
Batting first, Cb lost their four wickets with only 110 runs on boards in 21 overs.
Umer Taj made 40. Zaheer (18) and Moazzam (13) were the other important scorers.
Later Faisal (48) and Faheem (25) were involved in a partnership of 57 to give some hope to Cb.
But CCTC bowler Marso later destroyed the Cb batting line-up taking four wickets.
Kaleem made an unbeaten 35 and Usman Malik contributed 23 as they were restricted to 248 for nine in 50 overs.
For CCTC, Awais Malik, Naushad, Zuhaib, Rizlan, Anwar and Eranga took one wicket each.
In reply, for CCTC there was an opening partnership of 112 in 15 overs as Indika smashed a quick-fire 88 (16*4), well supported by Rockey 27 (3*4, 1*6).
But later Abbas Khan took three wickets to give Cb hope as CCTC reached 131 for five in 21 overs. But thereafter an excellent batting display from Vice-captain Mohammed Rizlan (57 n.o.), who was involved in a sixth-wicket partnership of 52 with Marso (19) and an unbroken 69-run partnership with Zuhaib (32 n.o.), earned him the man-of-the –final award and victory for his team as they reached 252 for six in 46.5 overs.
Malik Nazar, technical adviser handed over the QCA Division ‘A’ champions trophy to Captain Yunus Thakur. Mohammed El-Sebai, public relation officer, CCTC and Gul Khan, head of domestic cricket, handed-over the runner-up trophy to parvaiz Khan, the Commercialbank captain. QCA officials Hassan Raza, Shamsuddin (coach), Tahir (head of umpires) and umpires Malk Nadeem and Mohammed Nawaz were also present.