Service Industries cricket team

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Service Industries (known until 1999 as Servis Industries) were a first-class cricket team in Pakistan sponsored by Service Industries Limited (SIL). They played 19 matches between 1975 and 2005, winning five matches, losing seven and drawing seven.

As Servis Industries[edit]

Between 1975 and 1987 Servis Industries won five matches, lost two and drew three. In 1976-77, needing 398 to beat Lahore A in the Patron's Trophy, they scored the runs with one wicket to spare after being 258 for 8.[1]

Their highest score was 120 by Imran Bucha[2] on his first-class debut against Lahore B. He also took 1 for 19 and 5 for 40 in an innings victory.[3] The best bowling figures were 6 for 55 by Naeem Taj[4] against Hyderabad in 1986-87.[5]

As Service Industries[edit]

Between 2002 and 2005 Service Industries lost five matches and drew four. They played in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in 2002-03, and in the Patron's Trophy in 2005-06.

The only century was by Afaq Raheem, who scored 102 in the final match against Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited.[6] The best bowling figures were 6 for 37 by Asim Butt[7] in the same match.

List A matches[edit]

In 2002-03 and 2005-06 they also played nine List A matches, winning two and losing seven.[8]

Other matches[edit]

They played in various sub-first-class competitions as Servis Industries until the 1998-99 season,[9] then from the 1999-2000 season as Service Industries.[10] Victory in the finals of Grade II of the Patron's Trophy in 2001-02 and 2004-05 (each time over the Saga Sports team) led to their return to first-class competition in the subsequent season. They continue to play in Grade II of the Patron's Trophy.


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