Dubai: UAE’s hardhitting batsman Shaimon Anwar, known as ‘Sixer Shaimon,’ was at his aggressive best in the Dubai Cricket Council Elite Cup at the Fairground Oval last week. In one match, Anwar hit 12 sixes and nine sixes in another to notch up two successive centuries for Wings XI team.
In the match against Farooq Cricket Club, he scored 172 runs and two days later, cracked an unbeaten 156 runs against Fly Emirates. The knock of 172 contained 14 boundaries in addition to the nine sixes while his unbeaten 156 was made up of 14 boundaries and 12 sixes.
Speaking to Gulf News, Anwar said: “In both the innings I went out to bat with a positive mind as my team has a strong batting line-up and so decided to go for my shots. The Fairground is big and so I had to make sure my timing is correct. Having been appointed the captain I am enjoying all my roles.”
Anwar’s knock of 172 helped Wings XI pile up 397 for 6 in 50 overs and beat Farooq Club by 201 runs while his unbeaten 156 helped his team score 341 for 3 and beat Fly Emirates by 230 runs.
In another match Eurocon Alubond, who changed their name to Alubond Tigers, recorded a six-wicket win over Danube Lions. The Tigers tamed the Lions through Nazir Aziz’s three wicket spell to restrict them to 167 and win the match in just 27.3 overs.
Another sterling performance of the week came from Fayyaz Ahmad of Ibsons Cricket Club in the Bukhatir League A division tournament. He bowled Ibsons to 93 runs in a win over the strong United Bank Limited with a spell of 5 for 24. “I am happy that I am able to consistently perform in the domestic matches. I want to produce match winning performances,” Ahmad told Gulf News.
Chasing Ibson’s total of 267 runs, Ahmad restricted UBL to 174 through his spell which came off 8.5 overs.
Cost Cutter Club continued their winning run with an easy six-wicket win over Nucaf Tellicherry through Mohammad Adeel’s spell of 5 for 40.
Meanwhile, UAE’s Saqib Ali cracked an unbeaten 75 to ensure New Medical Centre a seven wicket win over Farooq Club.