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SECOND WEEK REVIEW OF THE DISABILITY PREMIER LEAGUE

ROUND UP OF DISABILITY PREMIER LEAGUE - WEEK TWO

After kicking off last weekend, in impressive style, the Disability Premier League (DPL) returned on Sunday, and several Middlesex players were in action.

If you missed last week's report, click here to catch up on what went on.

No less than thirteen Middlesex players have been selected to play in the competition's inaugural season, in the following sides:

Black Cats - Mohammad Farooq, Moazzam Rashid, Zac Spears, Umesh Valjee, and Assistant Coach Michael Wilson

Hawks - Elliot Brown, George Greenway, Ben Mason, Jake Oakes, Kester Sainsbury

Tridents - Jaidev Charan, Martin Henderson, Sam Kumar

Pirates - James Nordin

PLAYER WATCH

5 September – Surrey

Hawks beat Pirates by 9 wickets

Hawks won the toss and elected to field first, with Elliot Brown, George Greenway, Ben Mason and Jake Oakes in their line-up facing up against team-mate James Nordin. Oakes bowled superbly, finishing his four overs with one wicket and going for just seven runs, with Greenway taking two wickets for eight runs – including the wicket of Nordin for three. Nordin then opened the bowling, but was not able to take a wicket as the Hawks chased their target of 94 one wicket down.

Black Cats beat Tridents by 22 runs

The Black Cats side for their 22 run victory featured Umesh Valjee, Moazzam Rashid and Mohammed Farooq, whilst Tridents fielded Sam Kumar and Jai Charan. Valjee and Rashid both fell cheaply, before Farooq was run out on the last ball of the innings. Charan picked up a wicket in his sole over. In reply both Kumar and Charan did not bat, whilst Farooq (0-20) and Rashid (1-18) both bowled tightly in their four overs each as they defended their first innings score of 136.

After the morning’s fixtures the group stage was complete, with the afternoon matches seeing First place face Second, and Third against Fourth.

Third Place Play-off: Hawks lost to Pirates by 1 wicket

George Greenway, Elliot Brown, Jake Oakes and Ben Mason were in the Hawks side for their second game of the day, who played against James Nordin again. Greenway (25) opened the batting, and Brown (12) scored some lower order runs whilst Nordin picked up 2 wickets for 14 runs in his four overs. Greenway (3-20), Mason (1-28) and Oakes (1-18) all picked up wickets and Brown took a catch and a stumping, but it was Nordin (14*) who had the last laugh hitting the winning runs in a last-over thriller to win by one wicket.

DPL Final: Black Cats beat Tridents by 73 runs

Umesh Valjee, Moazzam Rashid, Mohammed Farooq and Martin Henderson were all involved for the Black Cats, with Sam Kumar and Jai Charan playing for the Tridents. Valjee hit a fluent 45 in the top order, with Rashid (7), Farooq (3) and Henderson (1*) closing the innings. Kumar (0-32) and Charan (0-23) were unable to pick up a wicket. The Tridents ended all out in reply, as Farooq (1-24), Henderson (1-6) and Rashid (0-17) bowled 9 overs between them, leaving the Black Cats as the winners of the inaugural Disability Premier League T20 competition.

RESULTS AND FIXTURES

22 August – Cheshire

Black Cats beat Pirates by 9 wickets

Tridents beat Hawks by 9 runs

Hawks lost to Black Cats by 7 wickets

Pirates lost to Tridents by 9 wickets

5 September – Surrey

Hawks beat Pirates by 9 wickets

Black Cats beat Tridents by 22 runs

3rd place: Hawks lost to Pirates by 1 wicket

Final: Black Cats beat Tridents by 73 runs

12 September – Loughborough (50 overs)

Tridents v Pirates

Black Cats v Hawks

Find all the scorecards on the DPL Play Cricket site.

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