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SCHEDULE AND RESULTS    [Kanto Cricket League-2009]



Date Teams Umpiring Team Venue Brief Results
November 08
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Lalazar C.C  
Chiba Sharks C.C Ageo Giants the undisputed champions of cricket in Japan. Tokyo Giants continued their gigantic run in competitive cricket in Japan winning the KCL trophy for the 10th time. In a completely one sided match, Giants thrashed the hapless Lalazar by a huge margin of 248 runs. This was a shocking surprise as Lalazar has been the team of the year, with some impressive performance in various competitions. The have reached the final of KCL, KCL T20 and already in semifinals of the Edogawa T20 competition JGC 2009. After winning the toss, Lalazar asked the Giants to take first strike. With a brilliant team effort, Giants put on a formidable 306 for 6 in their allotted 35 overs. Captain Mumtaz Alam set the example with a scorching innings of 69 not out(6 x 4s, 5 x 6s ) from just 34 balls. Hamid matched his captain stroke for stroke with a scintillating innings of 66 (7 x 4s, 5 x 6s) from 31 balls. Brilliant cameos from Naeemuddin(38), Munir (37), Ahmad Kamal (31*) helped the Giants to amass a huge score of 306. In reply, Lalazar produced a stunning collapse and were routed for just 58 in 12 overs with the former Bangladesh international Ahmad Kamal taking 6/36 and Hamid in a brilliant all round performance taking the remaining 4 wickets for 22 runs. This will surely be a demoralizing defeat for Lalazar. The match was umpired by Chiba Sharks Breif scores Tokyo Giants - 306/6 in 35 overs(Mumtaz Alam 69*, Hamid Saeed 66, Naeemuddin 38, Munir Ahmad 37, Ahmad Kamal 31*) Lalazar - 58 All out in 12.1 overs(Ahmad Kamal 6/36, Hamid Saeed 4/22)
October 18
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Shizuoka Kytes C.C  
Chiba Sharks C.C Ageo It will be Tokyo Giants against Lalazar in the KCL 2009 final Giants comfortably beats Kytes to enter the KCL 2009 final. In a match played at Ageo on 18th Oct, Giants won the toss and batted first. With the help of a solid century partnership between Japanese national player Kobayashi and Giants captain Mumtaz for the 5th wicket, Giants scored 240 for 7 in allotted 35 overs. Tetsuro Chino provided able support scoring 40 runs. In reply, Kytes were rocked by an early batting collapse and lost 6 wickets in the first 12 overs to effectively lose the game there itself. Though Mewan tried hard and hung on to take the Kytes score to a respectable 149 runs in 32 overs, but in the end lost the match by 91 runs. Brief Scores Tokyo Giants - 240/7 in 35 overs(Kobayashi 66*, Tetsuro Chino 40, Mumtaz Alam 31) Shizuoka Kytes - 149 all out in 32 overs(Mewan 45, Tauseef 3/37, Hamid Saeed 3/45) Umpires - Chiba Sharks( Chris, David)
October 11
Lalazar C.C vs. Serendib C.C[ScoreCard_URL] 
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Lalazar C.C hold their nerve to beat Serendib to reach the KCL final. In a thrilling match played at Shizuoka on Sun, 11th Oct, a cool Younus Manzoori led Lalazar to a brilliant win over Serendib. After winning the toss, Serendib aided by a classy 59 from Dhanuka, put up 163 runs in 39.3 overs. Against the spirited, disciplined Serendib attack, Lalazar struggled and at one stage were 96/7, but the veteran Younus had other ideas. In partnership with the determined Noman, Younus led Lalazar to a memorable win with an 8th wicket partnership of 68 runs. In the final, Lalazar awaits the winner of the other semifinal between Kytes and Giants. Breif Scores Serendib: 163 (39.3 overs) (Dhanuka Samaranayake 59; Faisal Nasir, 4/17; Rizwam Mohammad, 3/25) Lalazar: 164/7 (34.2 overs)
September 12
Indian Tigers C.C vs. Tokyo Predators C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Tigers walks over Predators
August 09
Chiba Sharks C.C vs. Lalazar C.C  
Tokyo Giants C.C Ageo Lalazar stormed into the Semifinals of KCL 2009 with a comprehensive win against the Sharks. Chiba Sharks batting first scored 128 and Lalazar chased the target for the loss of just 4 wickets with Ashique Hussain scoring 51 off 22 balls. Breif Scores Chiba Sharks - 128 All out. Lalazar - 129/4 (Ashique Hussain 51) Umpire - Mumtaz Alam (Tokyo Giants)
August 09
Indian Tigers C.C vs. Shizuoka Kytes C.C[ScoreCard_URL] 
Indian Engineers C.C Shizuoka Ashely Harvey carries his team with a wonderful century to beat the Tigers by 3 wkts in a match played at Shizuoka. An improved performance from the Tigers resulted in a competitive match, Tigers won the toss and batted first and reached 204 all out in 38.1 overs with good contributions from the middle and lower order batters. Though Tigers were harboring thoughts of their first win, Harvey's one-man show resulted in a good win for the Kytes. Brief Scores Tigers - 204 All out in 38.1 overs(Anil N.T 37, Rajeev Nair 44, Abraham Thomas 30 Suresh Navod 3/29) Kytes - 205/7 in 35 overs( Ashely Harvey 108*)
July 26
Al Karam C.C vs. Chiba Sharks C.C  
Tokyo Giants C.C Ageo Al Karam wins after Chiba Sharks forfeits the game.
July 26
Tokyo Predators C.C vs. Nagoya C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Washed out
July 25
Tokyo Predators C.C vs. Indian Engineers C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Washed out
July 19
Al Karam C.C vs. Lalazar C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Lalazar staked their claim for a Semi final place with a convincing win over Al Karam in a rescheduled match played at Shizuoka on this Sunday. Since Al Karam team reported late for the match, the umpires had no option but to penalize them 20 overs for the time lost because of the late arrival. Batting first Lalazar made 224 in 35 overs and Al Karam with only 20 overs to chase the target were shot out for 103 with Noman equaling a KCL record bowling figure of 7/31. Breif Scores Lalazar CC: 224 all out in 34.5 overs Al Karam CC: 103 all out in 15.3 overs (Noman 7/31) Umpires - Neil Harrison and Robert-Gilles Martineau (Shizuoka Kytes)
July 12
Gunma C.C vs. Chiba Sharks C.C  
Al Karam C.C Gunma Sharks walked over Gunma
July 12
Indian Tigers C.C vs. Nagoya C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Nagoya keep their semfinal chances alive with a crushing win over Indian Tigers in match played at Shizuoka this weekend. Batting first after winning the toss, Nagoya blasted their way to a mammoth 334/7 in their allotted 40 overs with some of the cleanest hits ever seen. Tigers continued their dismal batting performance and folded up easily and with this result were out of the KCL play-offs. Brief Scores :- Nagoya C.C - 334/7 in 40 Overs(Madan 119, Imran 77, Afridi 48 Balu 2/49, Anil Nair 3/59) Indian Tigers - 89 All out in 23.4 Overs(Rajeev Nair 25, Saquib 5/29) Umpires - Neil Harrison, Robert-Gilles Martineau (Shizuoka Kytes)
July 05
Y.C.A.C vs. Gunma C.C  
Al Karam C.C YC&AC YC&AC walked over Gunma
July 05
Tokyo Predators C.C vs. Shizuoka Kytes C.C[ScoreCard_URL] 
Nagoya C.C Shizuoka Kytes moved one step closer to the KCL play-offs with a thumping 7-wicket win over Predators in Shizuoka. Batting first, Predators lost quick early wickets, but a sensible 6th wicket partnership between Skipper Andrew and Uegaki, combined with poor Kytes bowling took Predators past 100 and promised a 150+ total. The introduction of Lakmal changed all that and his spell of 5-3-4-4, including Kytes 1st ever hat-trick, wrapped up the innings in quick time on 118. Kytes then knocked off the runs for 3 wickets in under 12 overs, Joel smashing 60* off 32 balls in a very impressive display of power hitting.
June 28
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Gunma C.C  
Chiba Sharks C.C Gunma Since Gunma has withdrawn from the competition, Giants got a Walkover
June 28
Y.C.A.C vs. Lalazar C.C  
Indian Engineers C.C YC&AC The match was abandoned after rain interrupting Lalazar's innings. Lalazar won the toss and batted first and reached 110/3 in 19.2 overs when the skies opened up.
June 27
Serendib C.C vs. Tokyo Predators C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Serendib booked their place in the KCL play-offs with a comfortable win over 10-man Predators in Shizuoka. Batting first in ideal conditions, Serendib were pinned back twice thanks to tight bowling (particularly Prasad and Peter) and great catching, including 2 by Prasad and a veritable "Kyle Coetzer" by Peter. But Danuka and Shiron steadied the innings and a late blitz from Manoj (41*) took Serendib to a respectable 221/9. Predators' chase never really got going and with only one partnership of note (Prasad and Peter again), Serendib were able to juggle 9 bowlers on the way to a 100+ run win. Serendib have now finished their league round of matches and, with a 4-1 record, are guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals.
June 21
Indian Tigers C.C vs. Indian Engineers C.C [Report_URL]
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka After scaring the daylights of Indian Engineers, Indian Tigers succumbed to a rousing mammoth partnership of 151 for the 7th wicket by Raju and Anurag which helped the Engineers beat the Tigers by a convincing margin of 112 runs. Batting first after winning the Toss, Engineers were tottering at 36 for 6 in the 9th over before the great recovery. Brief Scores. Indian Engineers - 231 All out in 35.3 overs.(Raju 66, Anurag 75, Anil Nair 4/19, Bala 3/28) Indian Tigers - 119 All out in 26.5 Overs (Anil N.T 20, Ramdas 21, Dinesh 3/28, Raju 2/16) Umpires - Lalit Prelis (Shizuoka Kytes)
June 14
Y.C.A.C vs. Chiba Sharks C.C  
Lalazar C.C YC&AC Y.C.A.C notched up their first win this KCL season defeating Chiba Sharks by 52 runs in a match played at Y.C.A.C ground in Yokohama today. Breif Scores Y.C.A.C - 210/8 in 40 Overs(Prashant Kale 54, Nick 47, Kamran 32) Chiba Sharks - 158/7 in 40 Overs(Chris 21, Kamran 2/27, Prashant 2/33) Umpire - Mumtaz (Tokyo Giants)
June 14
Shizuoka Kytes C.C vs. Indian Engineers C.C[ScoreCard_URL] 
Indian Tigers C.C Shizuoka The 10 men strong Engineers won the toss and elected to bat first. They started off well with a solid opening partnership of 43 but then collapsed to 49/6. Some rear guard action from the tail helped them score 124 in 31.3 overs. In contrast, Kytes played well chasing the small total with an opening partnership of 54 but the Engineers did give them a scare with some quick wickets that saw them reduced to 65/4. But Mewan and Neil managed the situation and saw them through. Shoaib Aziz's score of 4 off 42 deliveries was the highlight of the match! IECC: 124 (31.4 overs) Kytes: 125/5 (27.3 overs). Dinesh Singh 3/19
June 07
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Al Karam C.C  
Gunma C.C Ageo Giants beats Al Karam by 50 runs in a match played at Ageo on Sun 7th Jun. Giants batting first scored 175 in 30 0vers and Al Karam could manage only 125 in reply. Breif Scores : Tokyo Giants - 175 in 30.5 overs (T.Chino 30, Kobayashi 30 - Saad Quershi 4/16) Al Karam - 125 all out in 21.3 overs (Mark Fernando 36 - Fayyaz Khan 4/17) Umpire - Robert-Gilles Martineau
May 31
Serendib C.C vs. Indian Engineers C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka IECC winning streak broken by Serendib Serendib won the toss and elected to bat first and batted intelligently mixing caution with aggression to post a very challenging total of 248 in 40 overs. There were a couple of rain interruptions which made the bowlers' task more difficult. IECC started promisingly scoring 50 in just 5 overs. But some poor running between the wickets and some untimely wickets took the game out of IECC's reach. Finally they got all out for just 188 on the 31st over. Brief score card.... Serendib C.C 248 in 40 overs (Dhanuka(73), Ashok 4/39) Engineers C.C 188 in 30.3 overs (Dinesh(29),Vimal (26), Ashanka 2/35)
May 30
Serendib C.C vs. Nagoya C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Nagoya upset Serendib on the back of a strong bowling and fielding display in Shizuoka. 3 excellent catches and 1 sharp runout backed up tight bowling from Hassarat (5 overs for 6 runs), Shafeeq and Saqib (5/24) to restrict Serendib to 119 all out. Manoj top-scored with 48. For a change, the Serendib bowlers were a little wayward, allowing Nagoya a relatively pressure free chase built around Madan's 21*. Just as a flurry of wickets suggested Nagoya might collapse on the final straight, Saqib came in to bolster nerves and finish the game in a hurry with 3 quick boundaries
May 10
Y.C.A.C vs. Al Karam C.C  
Indian Tigers C.C YC&AC The eagerly awaited high voltage clash between Al Karam and Y.C.A.C turned into a damp squib as Al Karam breezed past Y.C.A.C by 7 wickets. In a match played at the Y.C.A.C home ground, Al Karam won the toss and asked Y.C.A.C to bat first. Breif Scores Y.C.A.C 133 All out in 30 overs (Avinash 30, Ali 3/34, Hanif 3/21, Rana 3/15) Al Karam 136/3 in 16.3 overs (Chula 44, Javed 35, Hanif 23*)
May 10
Shizuoka Kytes C.C vs. Nagoya C.C  
Indian Engineers C.C Shizuoka This was a very close match and with big ups and downs. Kytes batted first to score 160. The contribution of 46 from wides was highest to the total. Kytes top batsmen did well and even though they collapsed later, they had a decent 160 on board. Nagoya's Madan (opener) chopped a ball onto his foot and retired hurt early. Saqib, the other opener, was also injured a bit but continued with a bye runner. At a time the game seemed to be going away from the Kytes skipper Nick brought himself on for 2-3 overs and got 3-4 wickets which helped them win by 9 runs.
April 26
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Y.C.A.C  
Lalazar C.C YC&AC Tokyo Giants crushed YC & AC in a one-sided match closing in on the semi final berth. Tokyo Giants: 260 (40 overs). T. Chino 61, Hamid Saeed, 51, Extras 49, N. Lawrence 3/31, Farhan Ullah 3/54. YC & AC: 85 (21.4 overs). Hamid Saeed 3/13.
April 19
Nagoya C.C vs. Indian Engineers C.C[ScoreCard_URL][Report_URL]
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Indian Engineers started off their KCL campaign on a winning note by defeating their strong opponents by 2 wickets. Engineers were successful in reigning in the hard-hitting Nagoya batsmen from the beginning ad bowled them out for 166 in 30 overs. Engineers then coast home with the loss of 8 wickets and 7 overs to spare.
April 12
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Chiba Sharks C.C [Report_URL]
Y.C.A.C Ageo Giants in their second match streamrolled Chibasharks at Ageo on 12th April . Breif Scores - Giants 247/8 in 30 overs Chiba Sharks 80 all out in 20 overs
April 12
Shizuoka Kytes C.C vs. Serendib C.C[ScoreCard_URL] 
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Kytes starts their KCL with a heavy defeat. Serendib continued their smashing form by winning their second match by 75 runs. Brief Scores Serendib C.C 212 in 35 overs Kytes C.C 137 all out in 27 overs
April 11
Indian Tigers C.C vs. Serendib C.C  
Shizuoka Kytes C.C Shizuoka Indian Tigers started their KCL 2009 campaign on a losing note at Shizuoka on 11th April. Serendib won the match fairly easily in the end by 6 wkts. Breif Scores - Tigers 128 all out in 30.2 overs Serendib 130 for 4 wkts in 20 overs
April 05
Gunma C.C vs. Lalazar C.C  
Tokyo Giants C.C Gunma Lalazar C.C secured their first win this season defeating Gunma C.C by 5 wickets. In a match played at Gunma, batting first Gunma were all out for 137. Lalazar's Captain Gulzar claimed 5 wickets. Chasing 138 for a win, Lalazar reached the target in 30 over for the loss of 5 wickets. Zahid Butt continued his good run with the bat scoring 35 following his explosive 54 against Giants last week. Breif Scores. Gunma C.C - 137 all out Lalazar C.C - 138/5 (Zahid 35, Mudassar 36*) Umpires - Tokyo Giants
March 29
Tokyo Giants C.C vs. Lalazar C.C[ScoreCard_URL][Report_URL]
Indian Tigers C.C Ageo The 1st KCL match between the defending champions Tokyo Giants and Lalazar was played at Ageo. Tokyo Giants won the toss and asked Lalazar to bat first. Lalazar was all out in the 32nd over for 156. Giants easily won the match in the 26th over for the loss of only 5 wickets. Scores:- Lalazar C.C - 156 all out in 31.4 overs Tokyo Giants C.C - 157/5 in 25.3 overs
March 29
Gunma C.C vs. Al Karam C.C  
Indian Engineers C.C Gunma Alkaram 197/10 in 36.2 overs. Gunma 158/9 in 35.3 overs.


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