Avengers and NSK to meet in A final
March 23 was semi-final day, after a hard fought round robin competition concluded.
In the first semi final Avengers put up a good total of 83 runs for 4 wickets, led by 31 from Rahul Vashishtha. The Lions got off to a great start, but tight bowling from the Avengers saw them run out of overs, losing by 30 runs.
In the second semi final the Newfoundland Super Kings beat the Royal Challengers. Tight bowling from Neelav Diwan (3 overs, 2 wickets for 14 runs) restricted the Royal Challengers to 68 runs for 4 wickets, and a hard hitting unbeaten 35 runs from Rakesh Negi led NSK to a 2 wicket win.
The B championship semi finals saw the NL Tigers Greens dominate their club-mates Tigers Yellow as Indraneel Malik bowled 3 overs for 2 wickets and 8 runs, as Yellow were bowled out for just 28. Greens knocked off the runs with 3.8 overs to spare.
The Eagles won the other semi-final in the last over. The Pakistani Students Association were bowled out for 58, with Mesam Timar and Raza Riaz each taking 2 wickets. Raza Riaz made 22 as the Eagles eked out a 2 wicket win.
In the first match of the C Championships an excellent all round bowling performance from Tigers Red saw Avalon CC all out for 47 runs, and the Tigers had little trouble overtaking their total with overs to spare.
The finals will be played next Saturday at the Powerplex, Crosbie Road, with Championship games being played at 2 (B Championship) and 3 pm (A Championship). All welcome.