Kanga League: Parkophene lifts the trophy, Sarfaraz Khan makes a comeback

Kanga League: Parkophene lifts the trophy, Sarfaraz Khan makes a comeback

Parkophene CC won the division 'A' title of the Dr HD Kanga Cricket League.

Kanga League
Kanga League. (Photo source: Mid-day.com)

Parkophene CC lifted the ‘A’ division title of the Dr HD Kanga Cricket League after playing out a draw in their last league match against Fort Vijay CC at Youth’s Own Union CC, Cross Maidan on Sunday. Fort Vijay scored 169/8 before declaring their innings with Gandhar Bhatawdekar (49) and Pankaj Jaiswal (33) being the top scorers.

Parkophene seamer Rehmani Sufiyan and tweaker Rajesh Pawar, the under-19 Mumbai chief selector, claimed three and two wickets respectively. They ended the day with 31/1 to finish the tournament with 10 points. Payyade SC ended up being runners-up with nine points after their win over DY Patil Sports Association in Navi Mumbai. Courtesy Harmeet Singh (3-43), fast bowler Royston Dias (3-26) and Rohan Raje (2-21), Payyade SC wrapped up DY Patil for 131. Known face Iqbal Abdullah scored a fifty which ended in a losing cause. In reply, Payyade SC scored 145 losing four wickets to win on the first innings.

Umpire injured

During a ‘B’ division match between Apollo CC and United Cricketers  at Cross Maidan, umpire Sandeep Thakur suffered an injury. The 57-year old umpire suffered serious injury after a fielder in the mid-wicket boundary threw the ball at the end where Thakur was standing. He received medical support from Dr. Aadil Chagla. “Dr Chagla helped control the bleeding before match observer Avdhoot Gokhale and MCA physiotherapist took Thakur to Bombay Hospital. The cut needed 10 stitches,” MCA managing committee member Srikant Tigdi told mid-day. “The ball hit an area which we call the root of the nose, just on the forehead. It’s an injury which will require management by a surgeon,” said Dr Chagla, who is waiting to see the scan reports.

Sarfaraz makes a comeback after injury

Sarfaraz Khan, who played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL, played along with his father Naushad Khan and his two brothers- Moin and Musheer. The Khans turned out for Young Mohammedans team and played against Dadar Parsee Zorastrians CC  at Matunga yesterday. Batting first, Young Mohammedans scored 154 with Sarfaraz topping the chart with 65.  DPZ were bowled out for 55 and ended the day on 44/5 (Following on).