The carnival of school cricket reached its climax as Pakistan School & College & Future Star Cricket academy reached the final of Kuwait’s Cricket’s U-18 school tournament sponsored by Gulf Four.
In the first semifinal, Carmel School took on Pakistan School & College and surprisingly decided to field first. Splendid batting effort spearheaded by keeper Abdul Wahab (25 runs) and Qassim (21 runs) enabled the PSC team to put on a 54 runs opening partnership. Thereafter, a businesslike cameo innings from Mohammed Fouzi & a fruitful partnership with captain Abdul Jabbar laid the foundation of a huge score as Pakistan school posted 215 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. The pair looked to push some quick singles to keep the score ticking over and Mohammed Fouzi in particular got off to a flyer as he played with superb timing and picked up the lengthy deliveries to beautifully play it all over the ground. A neatly timed flick over the midwicket fence was the shot of the day. Fouzi’s entertaining knock of 84 runs contained 8 superbly timed sixes and four well hit boundaries while Jabbar scored 26 runs. Carmel school bowlers Waseef (2-36) & Heinz (2-25) bowled exceptionally well to contain the batsmen.
Carmel school started off well but the sheer pace of lanky paceman Shahrouk who produced plenty of bounce was too hot to handle and in a chase scored 128 runs for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Opener Aleem stood among the ruins to score a solid 50 runs. Shahrouk took 2 for 25 runs while spinners Abdul Jabbar & Abdul wahab took 2 wickets each to fetch Pakistan School & College a right place in the final. Principal of Pakistan School & College presented the Player of the match trophy to Mohammed Fouzi for his splendid batting performance.
In the second match of the day, Future Star cricket Academy, working like a well oiled unit produced their best so far to upset the applecart of Friends XI and reached the final. The highly rated Fiends XI after winning all the matches in the robin round league, were confident and fielding first restricted the Future Star academy team to 117 in 20 overs. Captain and south paw Ali Zaheer played well to score 25 runs and Zakaria supported him well to score 16 runs. Friends XI spinners Ahmed (2-19) & Bassem 2-16 produced exceptional bowling skills to skittle the Future star team to a moderate total.
A highly confident Friends XI started well as in form Mudassar cracked a magnificent 33 runs and along with Nabeel who anchored the innings with 20 runs put on 55 runs partnership. Anyway, the introduction of spinners put the brakes on the scoring rate and wickets fell like nine pins to the superb bowling performance by Bilal who took (3-3) & Murshed who flighted and turned the ball well, rattled the Friends XI innings to 105 runs. Ali Zaheer also bowled exceptionally well to capture 2 wickets for 22. Jassim who fought till the end scored 20 runs for Friends XI. Murshed was declared Player of the match for his excellent bowling performance.
A crime is committed in Kuwait every 30 minutes, according to a report published by a local newspaper yesterday quoting official statistics. Based on available data till September-end.
The report also indicates that felony cases including murder, mugging, fights and battery assault have “doubled” this year compared to 2011, further pointing out a rise in other cases including possession of unlicensed weapons and suicides. Further details in the statistical report show that 3906 felony and 11,595 misdemeanor crimes were recorded this year till the end of September. Moreover, 906 crimes were committed by Kuwaitis, more than any other nationality (up by 16% compared to 2011), followed by Egyptians with 247 (up by 18%) and bedouin (stateless) residents with 218 (up by 16.5%). To shed further light on the subject, Al-Qabas spoke with specialists in the security, educational and medical fields who blamed several aspects for the increase in recorded crimes in recent years. “The recurrence of crimes is a clear indication of a major flaw in security measures which the Interior Ministry shares responsibility for,” said attorney Nawaf Sari, who also believes that security on borders is “weak as far as checking smuggling of weapons into Kuwait was concerned.” The main suspect in the Avenues Mall murder case, a 22-year-old Bedouin, re-enacted his crime on Sunday in front of senior security officials including Acting Director of the Criminal Investigations General Department, Brigadier General Mahmoud Al-Tabbakh. The suspect, who faces first degree murder charges, also led officers to the place where he got rid of the weapon used in the crime.
Via Haroom Hashmi
So finally today Kuwait has registered it self in World Guiness book by lighting around 77000 firework for 64 minutes.
As per msg via whtsapp of one subcriber, Mr. Bob Carlton has taken a short flight of Firework Plane around shuwaikh side for testing.
Mr. Bob Carlton is a pilot of Firework Plane and will be flying it on 10th november.
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On 10th November, The Gulf road from greenisland to Kuwait towers will be close. Governor Science Assistant Interior Undersecretary, Director General of traffic, major General Dr. Mustafa Hussein Al Zaabi, General Directorate of traffic taken all preparations and arrangements for the commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution of the State of Kuwait which falls this Saturday 10th of November 2012, which is dear to the heart of every memorial day.
The General Directorate of traffic will several conversions of distance 4 km on Gulf Street the previous day to celebrate Friday, 9/11/2012 ring junction begins with the Arabian Gulf Street until the intersection with Gulf Street fence towards Shuwaikh.
Major General said Dr. Al Zaabi, it will close the day Gulf road ring junction with Gulf Street until the intersection of railings with Arabian Gulf Street directions and exits leading to the site on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 6 am until the end of the celebration because a laser and fireworks display on the Arabian Gulf Street, to provide an opportunity for citizens to celebrate this historic occasion cherished by every Kuwaiti.
He noted it would Gulf Street junction III with the Gulf until the intersection of fence with pedestrian and Gulf markets and celebrations, adding that parking with special needs and the elderly and State guests will be in arenas near dasman Palace Alumni Association.
All parking near the site, as well as the positions of cooperative societies and sports clubs are available to the public and will be transported to the site by public transport buses, noting that these sites include (Yacht Club positions, McDonald’s restaurant parking, parking restaurant s Akari, Naif chicken restaurant, parking and parking grounds, as people will allocate special buses to transport the public positions of the Federation of handball, private institutes, Association, Association da’iya Shea, as well as special buses will be allocated to transport public parking Association Eastern, Eastern market positions, and positions the fish market).
He called on major General Dr. Mustafa Al-Zaabi, citizens and residents need to cooperate with traffic congestion and mobility until the completion of the ceremony, and not to leave any valuable collectibles to cars so don’t treat for theft and abide by traffic rules and not block traffic to allow smooth flow and allow for car services to carry out their tasks. He noted that there is an integrated coordination between all the relevant security agencies.