UCC score big win over Cork County 3 in pre-season opener

UCC opened their 2015 account with a commanding 102 run victory over Cork County 3. Having won the toss, Sean Power and Shahrukh Nawaz wasted no time in racking up the runs, the home side reaching fifty in the seventh over. Nawaz was first to go for a breezy 30 before Power departed three overs later for 40. The runs continued to flow with Qassim Butt (39), Denny David and Ali Khan proving the mainstays of the College innings. A profitable final four overs pushed the UCC total to an imposing 165-5.

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Cork County never really threatened to make inroads into the total with impressive bowling performances from Thomas Raju (3-19), Kaleem Ahmad (2-10) and Kevin O’Sullivan (2-3) wrapping up the game early for the hosts.

An impressive performance from UCC will hopefully be the catalyst for another good season and T20 captain Ali Khan was understandably pleased when addressing his troops after the game; “A great team performance with everyone making a contribution. There’s plenty to work on but hopefully we can use this game as a springboard to continued success”