LAHORE - West Zone (WZ) Blues and North Zone (NZ) Whites won their group matches of the LRCA U-16 Cricket League here at two different grounds of the city on Thursday.

At New Ittefaq Ground, West Zone Blues beat North Zone Blues by 10 wickets. NZ Blues, batting first, scored 175 runs for nine wickets in 40 overs. Asif Iqbal made 33 and Chand Ali 26. Ismail Khan took 3-22 while Usman Bukhari and Ali Raza got 2 wickets each. WZ Blues achieved the target without any loss in 26 overs. Safeer Azam smashed unbeaten 101 runs while Awais Mughal added unbeaten 50. Safeer Azam was named man of the match.

In another match here at Model Town Greens Ground, North Zone Whites beat West Zone Whites by 52 runs. NZ Whites made 244 for nine wickets in 40 overs with Abubakkar Khan scoring 81 runs and M Umer 30. Mubshar Ahmed claimed 3-33 and Zeeshan Ameer and Haris Ashfaq got 2 wickets each. In reply, WZ Whites were all out on 190 runs. Aqib Amjad made 32 and Faisal Ali 30. Zahid Aalam Butt and M Aadil took 2 wickets each. Abubakkar Khan was announced man of the match.