NSK win Winter League
The Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador Winter League concluded today (Saturday) with the Championship finals.
The A championship was won by the Newfoundland Super Kings, with a comfortable win over the Avengers. The Avengers batted first, and were restricted to 74 for 1 wicket thanks to an excellent bowling performance from NSK. Sajawal Osto bowled two overs for just 8 runs (a man of the match performance), and Neelav Diwan took the critical wicket of Rahul Vashishta to a juggling catch behind the wicket by Abishek Doshi. Rahul top scored with 28, and Shami Khan contributed 24.
NSK passed the Avengers total without losing a wicket with 2.5 overs in hand, as Rakesh Negi (37) and Talha Riaz (25*) took them to victory.
The All Stars placed third with a big score – 146/2 led by 72 from Rafeh, and three wickets from the tournament’s top bowler Ali Raza helped restrict the MUN Riders to 69/4.
The B championship was won by the Sharks who beat the Royal Challengers by 20 runs. The Sharks batted first, making 88/1, led by Poorna Kumar (31) and R Gamnesan (27). The Challengers struggled against some good bowling, led by man of the match Bala who took 1/9 in three overs. Amrish made 29 in a losing cause.
Avalon CC placed third, with a last over win over the Lions.
The St. John’s VII won the C championship with a 17 run win over the BD Tigers. Mustazhir made 54 of the St. John’s 100/2 and Messam Timur took 2 wickets as the BD Tigers only managed 83
Sajawal Osto was named tournament MVP, with Raheel Zaman best batsman and Ali Raza best bowler