OPWCC wins over PCCC in an excited, interested cricket match in Oxford


OXFORD: In a very excited and interesting match organised by Oxford Pakistani Wanderers Cricket Club (OPWCC) against Pakistan Centre Cricket Club (PCCC) at Lincoln College Cricket Ground Oxford on Sunday 24th June.
OPWCC won the match convincingly.  PCCC made every effort to win this match and brought some county level players. Not only this, they brought crowd to support their team. Unfortunately, nothing worked in their favour except defeat but admiration from the spectators.
Apart from good size of cricket lovers, some distinguished personalities including. Following personalities attended the match as spectators to support cricket as loving games for all ages.
OPWC’s Chairman Sardar M Ghalib and President Sami Ullah, from PCCC side Councillor Tariq Dar and team supporters from Brent. Team Captains were Naseer Ahmed (OPWCC) and Basharat Dar (PCCC).
Scores:  In a 40 overs match PCCC batted first scored 157 all out. Wajid 54 runs, C. Wajid 49 runs and Zaid scored 28 runs. From OPWCC side Khurram took 2 wkts for 36 runs, Atif grabbed 2 wks for 17 runs and Rushtum took 3 wks for 30 runs and Captain Naseer took 2 wks for 25 runs and also took two catches.
OPWCC reached this modest target 158 in 27 overs. Tauseef scored 31, Sagar socred 55 and Atif Scored 51runs. From PCCC: Wajid took 2 wks.
Man of the match was declared Sagar Saleem from OPWCC while chief guest award was presented to Councillor Tari Dar. It was good day out for Londoners and they enjoyed hospitality of OPWCC.
At the end of the day, full of entertainment’, trophies were presented to all players. Delicious lunch and evening high tea were also offered.
Expressing their views, Sardar M Ghalib, Samiullah and Cllr. Tariq Dar said that this event would not only boost the cricket and young talent would come forward but also a source of inspiration and goodwill gesture among the communities.
“We not only enjoyed the sports but also discussed various issues being confronted by our community. Pak-UK relations, prevailing election fever in Pakistan and other matter to promote community cohesion in Britain were discussed”, they stated.
The tournament is a regular feature for the last 17 years and is sponsored by prominent Pakistani businessmen Sardar M. Ghalib and Samiullah.