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Consistent Chavan shines in Mammoths UK tour

Squad wins four out of their six matches during their one-week trip

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Dubai: Ranjeet Chavan produced a consistent performance in Dubai Mammoths’ successful tour of the United Kingdom. The Dubai team won four of their six matches during the tour despite being unfamiliar with English conditions.

Chavan, who has been consistent in Mammoths tournaments organised by Dubai Cricket Council, scored heavily during the tour. Vijendra Rana, Navin Punjabi, Jawed Siddiqui, Sadiq Saboowala, Sangit Gopinath, Mukesh Patel and Deepak Odhrani too produced match-winning performance for this team, which is also known as Sindhi Club and led by veteran cricketer Shiva Pagarani. This one-week trip hosted by City Cricket Academy is the sixth tour by this team.

Chavan hit 30 runs in Mammoths victory over Leicester Seniors. Followed it up with another knock of 25 in victory over Luton Club, then 29 runs against Hinckley Town and also hit 55 runs against Prescott & Odyssey team.

Brief scores: 
Dubai Mammoths 213 for 9 in 40 overs (Sadiq Saboowala 50, Jawed Siddiqui 50, Ranjeet Chavan 30; Intu Khan 3 for 25) Leicester Seniors 196 (Intu Khan 81, Vijendra Rana 3 for 18, Navin Punjabi 2 for 40).

Luton CC 166 (Suleiman Mohammad 32, Subhash Karawadra 32, Abdul Mohammad 24, Devang Shah 22; Vijendra Rana 3 for 5, Navin Punjabi 3 for 26) Dubai Mammoths 167 (Jawed Siddiqui 31, Sangit 29, Ranjeet Chavan 25; Lucky Singh 3 for 22, Mayur Odedra 3 for 25).

Hinckley Town 211 for 9 in 35 overs (Janak Valand 80, Sunil Raheja 46, Deepak Odhrani 31 n.o., Asad Pathan 22; Shiva Pagarani 3 for 30, Mukesh Patel 3 for 34) Dubai Mammoths 176 (Navin Punjabi 31 n.o., Ranjeet Chavan 29, Rajesh Thadani 26, Vijendra Rana 22).

Kenton CC 176 for 6 in 25 overs (Birch 50, Manzoor 27, Rowe 25, Hallam 21; Vijendra Rana 3 for 30, Sujit Salian 2-28) Dubai Mammoths 108 (Sadiq Saboowala 24; Chamberlain 5 for 27).

Dubai Mammoths 239 for 7 in 35 overs (Ranjeet Chavan 55, Sunil Raheja 45, Navin Punjabi 36, Jawed Siddiqui 37; Tony White 2 for 26, Sam Edkins 2 for 47) Prescott & Odyssey 198 for 7 (Mathew Jackson 57, Rajesh Thadani 4 for 31).

Dubai Mammoths 199 for 9 in 31 overs (Sangit Gopinath 72, Shiva Pagarani 39, Jawed Siddiqui 24) Wavetree CC 123 in 22.5 overs (Mukesh 4 for 20, Vijendra Rana 2 for 3, Lucky Abbas 2 for 31).

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