July 25 matches

Cricket NL members are a dedicated group, and turned out to play three matches in dismal weather on Saturday. Amazingly, despite one of the worst summers on record, no games have yet been cancelled for weather. It was definitely a bowler’s day however, and there was some low scoring. The top performances of the day were Talha Riaz’s 5 wickets for 3 runs for the Superkings, and Senthil Selvamani’s 57 for the Avengers.

Superkings beat Tigers by 9 wickets
Tigers 26 all out
Rakesh Negi 3 wickets for 7 runs, Talha Riaz 5 wickets for 3 runs
Superkings 27/1

Avengers beat Eagles by 5 wickets
Eagles 91 all out
Saqeeb Jalees 29, Irtiza Dar 20
Nirmal Katagoda 3/11, Rahul 3/22
Avengers 92/5
Senthill Selvamani 57


Tigers beat Eagles by 5 wickets
Eagles 48 all out
Saad Jahangir 3 wickets for 14 runs
Tigers 49/5
Nazrul Shikon 23
Osama Anwer 3 wickets for 6 runs.

July 18 match

Avengers beat Superkings by 36 runs
The Avengers remain unbeaten after a 36 run win over the Superkings. Batting first,  a 59 run opening partnership between Senthil Selvamani (31)  and Fahad Ijaz (11) laid the foundation for a good total of 130/6. Rahul Vashishtha (28) Bharat Shetty (28 not out from 18 balls) made useful contributions, while Neelav Dhawan took 2/19 for the Superkings.
Gurman Khurana led the Superkings reply with an unbeaten 54, but tight bowling and good fielding with a couple of excellent catches kept the run rate down, and led to a comfortable victory. Senthil took two wickets in the opening over, and took 2/10. He was named man of the match.
Avengers 130/6
Senthil Selvamani 31, Rahul Vashishtha 28, Bharat Shetty 28; Neelav Dhawan 2/19
Superkings 94/5
Gurman Khurana 54*, Sentil 2/10
MoM: Senthil

Week four matches

The Avengers kept their unbeaten record with a win over the Tigers, and the Superkings beat the Eagles in week 4 play.

This was true Newfoundland cricket, with the temperature barely into double digits and occasional light drizzle – but two entertaining matches were played.

The Tigers restricted the strong Avengers batting line up to 116/4 from their twenty overs, Deep Patel top-scoring with 30. well supported by Bharat Shetty (21*) in a 63 run unbroken partnership. Hummam continued his great bowling taking two wickets and conceding just 9 runs in his four overs. Hummam led the way with the bat as well, and at 81/2 with 7 overs to go the Eagles looked to be in a good position to win. The dismissal of Hummam for 54 triggered a collapse, however, and the last 8 wickets fell for just 10 runs. Drumhit Bhatt took 4/26, and Bharat 4/9, both being rewarded for bowling straight.


In the second match Gurman Khurana and Rakesh Negi (19) put on 37 for the first wicket for the Superkings, but then Gurman had little support. He made a patient 41, but the Eagles had a good day in the field, taking all their catches, and earning two run outs with direct hits. Osama Anwer took 3 for 10 with his well flighted spin. As a result they were chasing just 93 to win.

The Eagles lost early wickets, Amit Sundly making the breakthrough, but Saqib Jalees resisted well, making an excellent 34 before he was caught on the boundary by Tahla Riaz  off Purvi Kalyan. Purvi took four wickets, earning man of the match honours, as the Eagles were bowled out for 63.

Scorecard (note that due to computer issues scoring is only accurate to the 12th over of the Eagles innings – please let us know of any corrections).

Summer League Week 3


Gurman made 57 in a losing cause

Week 3 of the League saw the Avengers maintain their unbeaten record with a nine wicket win over the Eagles, and the Tigers cruising to a 10 wicket win over the Superkings. In both matches the side winning the toss batted first but failed with the bat, being bowled out inside their twenty overs.
Only one Eagle batsman (Nadeem Saqlain with an unbeaten 14) managed double figures thanks to a strong all round bowling effort led by man of the match Dhrumit Bhatt with 3 for 7. They made just 55, batting just over 10 overs. The Avengers lost an early wicket but then Senthil Selvamani (24*) and Rahul Vashishtha (29*) took them to an easy win with 11.4 overs to spare. Rahul has now made 205 runs this season being only dismissed once.

The second match followed a similar course. The Superkings got off to a promising start, with 16 on the board before the first wicket fell, but no-one could offer any support to Gurman Khurana whose excellent 57 was the only reason the Superkings posted 81. No other batsman made more than 6, and there were five ducks. Hummam Bin Saif took 4/6 with steady straight spin bowling. He then led the reply with an unbeaten half century, clearly the man of the match, and Saad gave him good support as the Eagles won by 10 wickets in 16.2 overs.

The Avengers top the table with a 3-0 record, with the Tigers in second with two wins and a loss.
Pictures follow Continue reading Summer League Week 3

Summer League Week 2

NL Avengers Vs Newfoundland Super Kings:

NL Avengers won by 35 runs
Newfoundland Super Kings won the toss and elected to field first.
NL Avengers: 142/8 in 20 overs
Rahul Vashishtha 69(58)
Purvi Kalyan 4-0-17-3
Newfoundland Super Kings: 107/7 in 20 overs
Amit Sundly 49(63)
Senthil Selvamani 4-0-19-2
Rajitha Jayasinghe 3-0-11-2
MOM: Rahul Vashishtha
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/#matches/270556

NL Eagles Vs NL Tigers:
NL Tigers won by 52 runs
NL Tigers won the toss and elected to bat first.
NL Tigers: 104/9 in 20 overs
Saad Jahangir 35(40)
Nouman Rashid 4-0-21-4
Waqas Ali 4-0-13-2
NL Eagles: 52/10 in 16.2 overs
Hummam Bin Saif 4-0-6-3
Shaifan Ahmed 3-0-10-2
Abrar Khan 3-0-12-2
Ayaz Ghani 3.2-0-11-2
MOM: Hummam Bin Saif
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/#matches/270558

Summer League gets under way

Summer League got underway June 20 with the Avengers beating the Tigers by 111 runs, and the Superkings with a narrow win over the Eagles.

The opening day featured some great cricket, despite less than ideal field conditions. In the opener, the Superkings pulled off a narrow two wicket win over the Eagles. Purvi Kalyan took 4/23 in the Eagles innings to earn man of the match honours.
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/#matches/267748/1st_innings

The second match saw two amazing performances both in the Avengers innings. Ayaz showed the virtue of bowling straight, taking 6 wickets for 24 runs, all bowled, but this was overshadowed by man of the match Rahul Vashishtha’s brilliant century, only the third century since cricket resumed on the province five years ago. He made an unbeaten 108 from just 52 balls hitting thirteen sixes. The Superkings ran out winners by 111 runs.
Scorecard: https://www.crichq.com/#matches/267837

Summary scores:
Eagles 94 runs for 9 wickets from 20 overs, Purvi Kalyan, 4/23
Superkings 101/8 from 15 overs

Avengers 193/7 from 20 overs, Rahul Vashishtha 108*, Ayaz Ghani 6/24
Tigers 82 all out, Luftor Rahman 23*

Summer League

This year’s Summer League will see a record four teams taking part, playing every weekend. NL Avengers, Newfoundland Tigers, Newfoundland Superkings and NL Eagleswill battle for the Atrul Ahuja Cup and the Herringshaw Cup. The format remains 20-20. Teams and schedule follow:-

Continue reading Summer League

President’s Trophy match

Newfoundlanders and Vikings. Also big thanks to Chithran Vasudevan - Spring League Chairman and Cricket NL Official for the Presidents Trophy 2015.

President’s trophy: President’s Newfoundlanders won by 40 runs

President’s Newfoundlanders won the toss and elected to bat first.
President’s Newfoundlanders: 75/3 in 10 overs
Newfoundland Vikings: 35/6 in 9.1 overs

MOM: Kankayaliyan Thillayampalam 27*(17)

President’s Newfoundlanders: Rahul Vashisht(C), Senthil Selvamani, Deep Patel, Ali Malik, Kankayaliyan Thillayampalam, Samaa Madhawa, Nayanjit Udara

Newfoundland Vikings: Abrar Khan(C), Tamkin Khan, Saad Jahangir, Ayaz Khani, Adeel Illyas, Nadeem Saqlain, Khurram Shehzad.


Super Six Challengers win Spring tournament

Winners Super Six Challengers. From left, Kranthi Kumar, Punit Dahiya, Gurman Khurana, Amit Sundly(C), Rakesh Negi and Shuo Saha.

Semi Final 1:
Nomads Vs Super Six Challengers: “Super Six Challengers” won by 22 runs
“Super Six Challengers” won the toss and elected to bat first
Super Six Challengers 831/1 in 8 overs & Nomads: 61/2 in 8 overs
MOM: Rakesh Negi (Super Six Challengers) 62*(30) & 3-0-21-1
Scorecard: http://www.crichq.com/#matches/252382

Semi Final 2:
BD Tigers Vs Lions: “BD Tigers” won by 4 wicktes
“BD Tigers” won the toss and elected to field first
Lions 59/1 in 8 overs & BD Tigers: 64/1 in 7.2 overs
MOM: G Abeywickrama (Lions) 23(25), 2-0-15-0
Scorecard: http://www.crichq.com/#matches/252401

BD Tigers Vs Super Six Challengers: “Super Six Challengers” won by 6 runs in a intense roller coaster match.
“BD Tigers” won the toss and elected to field first. Super Six Challengers was struggling with 41/2 at the end of 7th over but Gurman Khurana scored 30 runs in last over which allowed Super Six Challengers to post a challenging total of 71/2 in 8 overs.
In reply, BD Tigers started well with Abrar Khan and Tamkin Khan. BD Tigers was 53/1 at the end of the 4th over. But in the 5th over, Rakesh Negi took 2 wickets and conceded just one run. This over changed the match and BD Tigers were all out just 6 runs behind and 1 ball remaining.
Super Six Challengers 71/2 in 8 overs & BD Tigers: 65/5 in 7.5 overs
MOM: Rakesh Negi (Super Six Challengers) 3-0-23-3

Spring league 2015-Runners up BD Tigers From Left, Abrar Khan(C), Biswajit Saha, Nazrul Shikhon, Ayaz Khani, Tamkin Khan and Shaifan Ahmed.

Cricket NL would like to thank all Captains, Managers, Players and volunteers for making this tournament successful. Particualr thanks to Chithran for his organization, umpiring and scoring.

Spring tournament

Spring League 2015
Match 1:
BD Tigers Vs Gladiators: “BD Tigers” won by 3 wickets
“Gladiators” won the toss and elected to bat first
Gladiators 77/4 in 8 overs & BD Tigers: 80/2 in 6.3 overs
MOM: Ayaz Ghani (BD Tigers) 53*(17)
Match 2:
Lions Vs Nomads: “Nomads” won by 4 wickets
“Lions” won the toss and elected to bat first
Lions 58/3 in 8 overs & Nomads: 61/1 in 6.1 overs
MOM: Rahul Vashisht (Nomads) 33*(18) & 1-0-3-1
Match 3:
BD Tigers Vs PSA: “BD Tigers” won by 4 wickets
“BD Tigers” won the toss and elected to field first
PSA 41/5 in 7.3 overs & BD Tigers: 42/1 in 4 overs
MOM: Abrar Khan (BD Tigers) 3-0-8-2 & 1 catch
Match 4:
Super Six Vs Super Heroes: “Super Heroes” won by 7 runs
“Super Six” won the toss and elected to field first
Super Heroes 85/2 in 8 overs & Super Six: 78/5 in 7.3 overs
MOM: Chithran Vasudevan (Super Heroes) 35(25) & 3-0-15-2
Match 5:
BD Tigers Vs Super Six Challengers: “BD Tigers” won by 3 wickets
“BD Tigers” won the toss and elected to field first
Super Six Challengers 50/5 in 7.5 overs & BD Tigers: 52/2 in 6 overs
MOM: Biswajit Saha (BD Tigers) 3-0-16-2

Match 6:
Super Six Challengers Vs Gladiators: “Super Six Challengers” won by 4 wickets
“Gladiators” won the toss and elected to bat first
Gladiators 39/5 in 5 overs & Super Six Challengers: 40/1 in 4.3 overs
MOM: Rakesh Negi (Super Six Challengers) 21*(12) & 2-0-6-4
Scorecard: http://www.crichq.com/#matches/251627

Match 7:
Super Heroes Vs Lions: “Lions” won by 5 wickets
“Super Heroes” won the toss and elected to bat first
Super Heroes 20/5 in 4.1 overs & Lions: 23/0 in 1.5 overs
MOM: Samaa Madhava (Lions) 2-0-9-3
Scorecard: http://www.crichq.com/#matches/251861

Match 8:
Gladiators Vs PSA: “Gladiators” won by 47 runs
“Gladiators” won the toss and elected to bat first
Gladiators 77/2 in 8 overs & PSA: 30/5 in 6.3 overs
MOM: Nouman Rasheed (Gladiators) 44*(29) & 1 catch
Scorecard: http://www.crichq.com/#matches/251890