Siyapa Cricket Club


Grampian v Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA on Sat 26 Jun 2021 at 13:00
Siyapa Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report Siyapa vs Grampian

Siyapa played away game against arch rivals Grampian on 26/06 in shedocksley upper ground. In overcast conditions n damp pitch Siyapa captain won the toss and elected to bat in anticipation that pitch will only deteriorate with time.
They opened innings with stylish Asif Yaqoob and aggressive shahid to see whether Siyapa can have some early runs in contrast to their conventional slow opening. Both openers started well and kept wickets intact. They managed to score 27 runs in first 10 overs. Then they tried to accelerate after initial solid start in that Persue Asif was caught in cover while playing an uppish drive although he was dropped at same place a ball before. On the other end shahid continued to play his natural aggressive innings with some very watch ful batting display. He was joined with kamran who couldnot score many runs but saw off good few overs and build partnership of 25 runs which mostly came from Shahid’s bat. After kamran s dismissal sharam joined but his poor run of firm continued and he was dismissed on 4 runs. At other end shahid completed his maiden fifty. Then brought Khurram Haseeb into act who seemed in good nick and played a stylishly but mistimed a slower ball from Johnson and caught behind at 5 runs. Umer followed him shortly who couldn’t make many and miscued a pull short straight into hands of square leg fielder leaving team into difficult situation . Siyapa lost Salman n Naveed in quick succession as well. This prompted shahid to accelerate on other end who hit some lusty shots and as you know luck favours the brave he had couple of dropped chances in his favour too. He and Asif Yousaf brought some decency to total and helped it crossing 150 mark. Asif was caught out at individual score of 6. Then Tanweer joined shahid who needed 18 runs in last 3 overs to achieve personal milestone of maiden hundred. It looked pretty do able specially when he hit a towering six over long on but then runs dried off and came the controversy of the match. Shahid was bowled on a very low delivery which umpires adjudged no ball as it had bounced twice before popping crease whereas Grampian bowler and team was adamant that second bounce was at the stumps. Anyhow this took quite long to settle down and shahid continued his innings. Siyapa finished with 167/8 in 40 overs and shahid their top scorer at 95 not out.
At break it seemed a pretty decent total specially given shedocksley’s out field and poor pitch condition. Siyapa started bowling with both Naveed’s. Grampian showed their intention from ball 1 as opener Sojan hammered a six on very first ball of innings. He was accompanied by jeby who initially played carefully to settle in.
Siyapa new ball bowlers didn’t get any wickets and this brought man of the day shahid into act who took wicket in his first over when Salman took a nice catch to remove sojan. He took on the other end continued his innings and played some fluent shots. He was joined by regi both of whom made a decent partnership. Siyapa bowlers seemed helpless against them and they managed to take score to 85 runs in 21 overs at lost of 1 wicket. Siyapa captain brought both spinners at this stage to contain runs and give them a breakthrough but they both Tanweer and Umer couldnot get any wickets and also couldn’t stop flow of runs. As this was a day of controversy n discussing laws
Grampian warned Umer on couple of occasions as his back foot was touching side of bowling crease n they thought it’s no ball he had to bowl with different run up to avoid touching the line. Shahid removed jeby and Dr Naveed removed regi courtesy good catches by captain. Seasoned Johnson and libin were at wicket and Grampian needed 48 runs in last 10 overs. They played brilliantly all around the ground and made run chase look so easy. Johnson was out at 15 caught Umer bowled by Asif but that was just a consolation wicket. They chased in 37 overs at lost of 4 wickets only. Grampian comprehensively defeated Siyapa by 6 wickets and importantly took 30 points as against13 of Siyapa.
Man of the match for Siyapa was M shahid for his heroics with bat and ball but not to forget overall team’s poor run of form in shedocksley continued.
Siyapa team need to think about their bowling unit as theoretically strong unit could not defend a decent total on a tricky pitch. They definitely sorely missed middle over specialist Amir Siddique but still there is no excuse of losing.
That’s me signing off for today.
Siyapa is next up against knight rider on 27/06 for cup game.

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 19w 3b 4lb 
for 8 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Asif Yaqub ct J George 17 2
Muhammad Shahid Not Out  94 9 2
Kamran Qaiser b S Joseph 2
Shahram Memon ct S Joseph 4
Khurram Haseeb ct J Varghese 5 1
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor ct J Varghese 6 1 1
Salman Jafri b L Thomas 0 1
Naveed Ul-Hassnan ct A Chatoth 0
Asif Yousuf ct L Raju 6 2
Tanweer Khan Not Out  3
Naveed Ahmad  

Grampian Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G Gilbert4.02900.002.25
B Jacob6.012700.004.50
J George4.0018118.004.50
R Paul4.001600.004.00
S Joseph8.0129214.503.63
J Varghese8.0129214.503.63
L Thomas3.0016116.005.33
A Chatoth2.00616.003.00
L Raju1.00919.009.00

Grampian Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 16w 5b 1lb 
for 4 wickets
168 (37.0 overs)
S Joesph ct M Shahid 15 2 1 750.0
Jeby George ct M Shahid 53 4
R Joseph ct N Ahmad 30 2
J Varghese ct A Yousuf 16 2
L thomas Not Out  22 3
B Jacob Not Out  9 2

Siyapa Cricket Club Siyapa ACA Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Naveed Ul-Hassnan7.003200.004.57
Naveed Ahmad7.0122122.003.14
Muhammad Shahid8.0038219.004.75
Asif Yousuf6.0030130.005.00
Tanweer Khan4.002200.005.50
Muhammad Umer Ghafoor5.001900.003.80