STAMFORD KO SHIELD: Raheel on the rampage as King's Keys oust holders.

A mighty all-round performance from Mohammed Raheel set up a shock 20-run Stamford KO Shield semi-final win for King's Keys over Ketton at Pit Lane tonight (July 7).

Friday, 7th July 2017, 11:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:28 am
Mohammed Raheel whacked 59 not out for King's Keys against Ketton.

Raheel first marched to the crease with the city side floundering at 53-5, but he blazed two sixes and nine fours in an innings of 59 not out to push his side up to 152-9 in their 20 overs.

That was harsh on Dan Cotton who returned outstanding figures of 3-7 from his five overs. No-one else in the King’s Keys side reached 20.

But Raheel wasn’t finished. He claimed 4-18 with the ball as Ketton, the holders, were dismissed for 132 in reply. The Lions’ innings rather petered away once dangerman Zeeshan Manzoor was dismissed for 42, inevitably by Raheel.

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King’s Keys now play hot favourites Bourne in the final at Market Deeping on Monday (July 10, 6.15pm).


King’s Keys 152-8 (M. Raheel 59no, D. Cotton 3-7, P. Rowe 3-59)

Ketton 132 (Z. Manzoor 42, S. Mahmood 24, M. Raheel 4-18, S. Choudhary 2-21, F. Javed 2-32).