Christmas came early for the Kowloon Cricket Club Colts team as they caught Vagabonds napping to register a welcome four-wicket victory in the Sunday League yesterday. A fortnight ago Vagabonds stole a tense six-run victory over KCC's senior team the Templars. But yesterday it was payback time from the KCC's younger outfit who were over the moon after scoring their first win of the season. 'We thought we would win our first game sometime during Chinese New Year. We never thought we could do it so soon as a number of our players are still missing,' said player-coach Lal Jayasinghe. Jayasinghe's off-spin and the elegant batting of Dyutish Chaudhuri and Maurice Ling combined to give Colts a deserved victory. Vagabonds were bowled out for 162 with Jayasinghe taking four for nine. Chaudhuri was the cornerstone of the Colts' innings with a priceless 67 while Ling contributed with an unbeaten 46. Defending champions Pakistan Association continued to keep an iron grip on the standings, defeating Friends XI by 32 runs at DBS yesterday. The Pakistanis were bowled out for 208 with wicketkeeper-batsman Nasir Hameed top-scoring with 66. They were limited by another good performance from fast bowler Gohar Ali who grabbed his second successive five-wicket haul, five for 43. But as they showed last week against Little Sai Wan, Friends XI were poor chasers. Apart from Jawaid Iqbal (56) and Ali (29) who provided some middle-order resistance, the rest of the batsmen failed to fire. Pakistan Association's impressive left arm fast bowler Khalid Khan was once again amongst the wickets, taking three for 58 as Friends were bowled out for 176.