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GMCL2021 GMCL20 Championship – Pool Games 28 Jun

28 Jun 2021

Update 28 June

Pool 1 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals
WInton were too strong for the Millers will WIll Driver hitting 4 sixes and 9 in his 94 not out to win by 96. It is not mathematically certain but Winton have the points and the board and will qualify with 1 more point.

Pool 2 - two to qualify for the Quarter-Finals - Dukinfield Stags have qualified 
The Stags qualify for the Quarter Finals after their final game which saw them defeat second placed Red Star who now drop to 3rd following Stayleys win at Denton.

It was Denuwaan Dadallage who put Mottram to the sword with 4 6s and 7 4s in his 76 and Joel Morton and Ben Pugh with 3 wickets apiece who carved through the Mottram line-up.  Michael Jones 4 for 22 and Rhys Downend 3 for 8 did most of the damage for the Scorpions with the Daredevils restricted to just 67 and the Scorpions won by 9 wickets in 6 overs, Chris Tipper scoring 54 not out in 27 balls. Stayley and Mottram meet this week as winner takes all for second place and qualification. 

Pool 3 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals - Werneth Warrirors have qualified
With everyone still to play one game, the Warriors remain unbeaten from 5 after winning by 5 wickets on the last ball at second placed Austerlands.  Tigers pro Imran Rafiq smashed 94 off 66 including 7 6s but had little support as he carried his bat for the 20 overs, Dildar Shahzad took out the homes side's middle order with 3 for 25. Key for the Warriors was that every batsman chipped in throughout with Darren Longden top scoring on 41.

Oldham West United claimed their second win over the Storm but it wasnt easy - a highly entertaing 513 runs were scored with Storm falling just 13 short. Masna Mahmood led the way for United with 82 but in reply Danny Mulkeen Jnr smashed 111 not out off 53 including 8 6s and 10 4s. Storm can count themselves unlucky to still have no points on the board.

Pool 4 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals

All still to play for as the Lions, Thunder and Cavaliers are now all level on 9 points with one game to play after the Cavaliers beat the Lions but with the Lions facing the Rams who have yet to notch a victory and still having the best NRR it looks to be in the Lions hands but we are sure the Cavaliers and the Thunder will be going all out for victory in their head to head this week.

Hasnat Ahmed posted 66 out of the Cavaliers 162 all out and although the Lions only lost 4 wickets they could not maintain the run rate and in the end the Wides count of 14 to 1 made the difference to the game. The Rams took the game to the penultimate ball against the Thunder. Chris Heywood took 3 of the first 4 in his figures of 3 for 22 and opening partner Joe Pattison 2 for 22 as Milnrow never really got going to post 121. Kashif and Walsh saw the Thunder home with either good planning or by the skin of their teeth. 

Pool 5 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals
Lots of games still to play here so no clear leader yet. All these games have still to be played, Barging Bears v Eagles, Barging Bears v Rifles, Eagles v Saints, Eagles v Barging Bears, Saints v Rifles.  

This weeks matches saw wins for The Rifles and the Eagles. Rifles posted 124 despite 5 for 18 fromm David Brown for the Barging Bears but in response and despyet 43 from Paul Hopton, the Bears could not keep up with the required rate and ran out of overs. In the other game played the Eagles posted a healthy 169 for the loss of just three as Joe Flitcroft and Alfie Taylor put on an unbeated 135 partnership in 12 overs. the Totty Saints fell 27 short due to sme tight bowling from the Eagles attack.

Pool 6 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals

With one game to go it is any one from three in Pool 6, the Lions have a 3 point lead on the Spitfires and the Rangers, and it is all in the Lions hands as they play the South Westerners who have yet to win. Spitfires and Rangers will have to hope for a slip up.

In this weeks games the Rangers pipped the South Westerners with only an over to spare in a low scoring game thanks in the main to Junaid Fakir who saw the Rangers home with an unbeaten 46 from 23 balls. The leaders posted a very handy 173 and it was openers Jason Warner 69(54) and Martin Leonard 52 (27) who paved the way with an opening stand of 80 of 7.4 overs. Spitfores fell 35 short and were all out in the last over as Leonard was also pick of the bowlers with 3 for 25.

Pool 7 - one to qualify for the Quarter-Finals
Giants lead by 3 with with the Tigers and Lions tight behind, but the Giant have to play both their challengers and their are still 4 games scheduled for this week including the Guants v the Lions on the last day.

This week saw the Giants go 3 ahead of the Tigers in what turned out to be an easy 62 run victory with the Giants opener Adnan Raees scoring 100 with 4 6s and 10 4s, until he was out in the last over. Declan Mulvey's 3 for 15 helped keep down the Tigers as they were all out in the 18th over. The Lions had piled on 203 against Daisy Hill as Jameel Stuart smashed 139 off 70 balls with 10 6s and 12 4s to take the game away from the visitors despite 3 for 31 fro William Berry. Muhammad Mobeen carried his bat for 82 off 61 and Daisy Hill lost only 4 wickets in the chase but could not match the required run rate.


Stags v Red Star - Denuwan Dadallage 76, boundary compilation 250621

28 Jun 2021