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Gheewala hits brilliant 123no as Mount seal victory to stay top

Match winners: Mount's Soyeb Gheewala and Hanif Kayat.
Match winners: Mount's Soyeb Gheewala and Hanif Kayat.

Soyeb Gheewala struck a brilliant 123 not out to help guide Mount to a seven-wicket win away to Outlane in Halifax League Division Two last Saturday.

Victory saw Mount increase their lead over Luddendenfoot at the top of the table after they produced an excellent run chase.

Outlane elected to bat first on a superb pitch but although Mount claimed an early wicket, C Brook and opener A Davis produced an impressive second wicket stand for the home side.

The pair scored quickly and freely and by drinks Outlane had reached 182-1 from 23 overs.

Anees Rawat provided the breakthrough just after drinks claiming the wicket off Brook for 75.

Veteran Fakir Laher then claimed the key wicket of Davis after a brilliant knock of 113.

Mount A pulled their way back into the game with Fakir Laher claiming 6-18 in partnership with Banaras Siddiuqe (3-49) as Outlane were bowled out for 264 from39 overs

Mount got of to a brilliant start in reply with Imran Rawat hitting a quickfire 26.

When Rawat was out, it only brought Gheewala to the crease as he joined Asjad Visnagi and they shared a 70-run stand before the latter was out for 29.

Gheewala went on to lead Mount home with 123 not out as he shared an unbroken fourth wicket stand with Hanif Kayat, who made 53 not out.

Mount B set a new club record 416-6 in a crushing 224-run win over Outlane in second teams Division One.

Maqbul Patel made 181 and Mohmad Makda 140 to help Mount reach their mammoth total.

Outlane were never in the hunt in reply and made 192-3 from their allotted overs, with Jabir Patel claiming 2-39.