Siyapa Cricket Club


Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA v Grampian on Sat 04 May 2019 at 1300
Siyapa Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report 04/05/19
Game 2, 2019. Siyapa vs Grampian

Siyapa’s hosted their first home game of 2019 against the Grampian. Grampian had just moved back to grade 2 after making a stellar rise through the grades to Grade 1 previously. The day was forecasted to be wet and windy with a return of wintery weather to Aberdeen and a number of games were cancelled. By toss time a few spells of rains had already shown the Intent of the weather gods so both captains agreed to reduce the game to 40 overs a side. Siyapa's captain won the Toss and elected to field.

Two N's started the attack for Siyapa and Naveed Ahmed didn't took much time in drawing the first blood by getting G. Bimalsony's (0, c&b Naveed Ahmed). As Naveed ul husnain kept things tight from the other end, Naveed Ahmed followed with another 2 wickets(Bijil Jacob, 2, LBW N. Ahmed) and Jeby (5, bowled, N Ahmed) . By the time strike bowlers were changed after 10 overs, Grampian were 20/3.

With Grampian under pressure, skipper shahid brought himself and his deputy Asif into the attack. Sojan and Noby started building the innings after a difficult start and managed to get a partnership going, taking the score to 44 in 17 overs. With what seemed like an inspired moved by the captain, he switched Asif with Umer Ghafoor's off spin and then re-introduced Asif from the other end. It immediately paid dividends as Asif managed the wickets of both the settled batsmen Sojan (16, caught K. Haseeb, Bowled Asif) and Noby (11, caught S. Memon, bowled Asif) within a space of few balls. Wickets fell at regulate intervals afterwards with only Seby entering into double figures (12, caught Khalid Zia, Bowled Shahid). Kamran joined the party with a run out by direct hit. Grampian swashbuckling veteran Johnson came at number 11 and started with a boundary but couldn't last long as Shahid managed to sneek one through to his stumps ending Grampian's innings at a modest 72 score.

Siyapa started their chase after the tea and it had its early wobbles as opener Umair Tanweer got a low lying ball that passed under his otherwise solid defence. After that shahram come in to join Amir Siddique and built a decent partnership. Amir looked well set and having hit a four and six, hit one shot too many and got caught at long off while trying to hit another boundary (13, caught Noby, bowled Sojan) . Incoming batsman Khurram picked the things where Amir left and played few classy cover drives for four. With score hardly enough to put much pressure, shahram and Khurram went about their job quite comfortably. With 8 runs short of the target khurram(16) was bowled by seby but it didn't change much as Kamran went in to support Shahram (24 n.o) who comfortably finished the job.

A rather comfortable win for Siyapa by 7 wickets and 24 overs remaining. The weather didn't help much but match enviroment was cordial. With 2 wins out of 2 games Siyapa is definitely pleased but the game has just started.....

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 7w 8b 1lb 
for 2 wickets

(17.0 overs)
Umair Tanvir b S Sojan 0
Amir Siddiq ct S Sojan 13 1
Shahram Memon Not Out  24 3 1 1
Khurram Haseeb b S Babu 16 3 1
Kamran Qaiser Not Out  2 1
Muhammad Shahid  
Naveed Ahmad   1
Naveed Ul-Hassnan  
Asif Yousuf  
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor  
Khalid Zia   1

Grampian Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Grampian Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
72 (24.2 overs)

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Naveed Ahmad5.02531.671.00
Naveed Ul-Hassnan5.011300.002.60
Asif Yousuf7.012538.333.57
Muhammad Shahid5.201535.002.81
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor2.00700.003.50