Surrey Men's Indoor League final semi-finalists known
Hampton Wick Royal CC and AZ Sports are through to the Surrey ECB Mens Indoor League County Play-off Finals after recording convincing victories on Sunday evening.
In their play-off eliminators, Hampton Wick Royal progressed at the expense of Horsley and Send CC Lions, whilst AZ Sports accounted for Spencer CC.
AZ Sports got Sunday evening’s action at the Surrey CCC Guildford Centre under way with a 54 run victory.
Batting first, Abid Ahmed’s 40 and Hameed Ahmadzai’s 33 set them on their way to setting Spencer CC a target of 137 for 6 (all out); the final wicket falling with the penultimate ball of the innings as Sameer Khan took 2 for 24.
In reply, Spencer could only reach 83 for 6 (all out) in 10.5 overs. Cameron Ponsonby and Chris Swainland both made 16 but Ismail Baharmi’s 2 for 19 and Anjum Zeeshan’s return of 2 for 20 proved pivotal in their downfall.
The evening’s other game saw Hampton Wick Royal complete a comfortable three wicket victory over Horsley and Send Lions by three wickets.
The Lions batted first and had 77 on the board in 11.2 overs when their final wicket fell.
John Christopher and Virbhadeswar Singh both made 20 with the bat, but they were two of four run outs for the Lions, with Usman Mehmood also taking 2 for 19 for Hampton Wick Royal.
In reply, the latter reached their target in only 8.5 overs, making 78 for 3 with Nomaan Ali top scoring with 28 not out. Sharath Vasudevmurthy did his best to restrict matters, returning figures of 2 for 29.
It means the final four in the Surrey ECB Mens Indoor League County Play-off Finals this Sunday (17th January 2016) will see Wimbledon CC take on AZ Sports, whilst Hampton Wick Royal CC will face Horsley and Send CC’s PFS team.
The winners of those two ties will go through to the Final to determine the overall County Champions. From there, they will then progress to the ECB Indoor National Club Championship play-offs where they will face the winners of the Middlesex county competition on Sunday 14th February 2016.
17th January 2016
6.15pm Wimbledon CC v AZ Sports
7.30pm Hampton Wick Royal CC v Horsley & Send CC PFS