Dhillon steers CCA to easy win

CCA President's XI 272 (Dhillon 65) beat OCA President's XI 164 by 108 runs

The CCA President's XI put up a solid batting display and posted a comprehensive win over the OCA President's XI in the in the first game of the three-match series at King City. After rattling up 272, the CCA side rolled OCA over for a paltry 164 and ran home easy winners.

After John Davison choose to bat first, the CCA side got off to a poor start and were reduced to 49 for 3. But Iain Dixon (42), Haninder Dhillon (65) and Surkari (45) held the innings together and helped them build a launching pad for the final assault. The batsmen were also helped by some wayward bowling with 61 extras, including 40 wides, being conceded.

OCA were never in with a chance one they were tottering at 35 for 5 and George Codrington (45) and Don Maxwell (38) salvaged some pride before they inevitably folded for 164. Davison finished with 2 for 3 while Sanjay Thuraisingham and Umar Bhatti snapped up three wickets apiece.