Final Division 1 matches
The Division 1 schedule concluded with a pair of matches. With the championship already settled, the main interest was in whether the Avengers could complete an unbeaten season, and this they did with a 44 run win over the Tigers. Avengers batted first and made 229/3, founded on big innings by Rahul Vashishtha (86 from just 35 balls) and Gurman Khurana who just failed to reach his second dentury of the summer, left on 96* after 20 overs. The Tigers put up a good fight but could not match the Avengers scoring rate, finishing on 185/8. Abdullah Sifat made 44*, and Arafat al Nabi 38. Praveen Manhas and Rahul Vashishtha each took 2 wickets. The Avengers thus won all twelve T20 matches, plus three 40 over matches to go unbeaten.
Earlier the Newfoundland Super Kings secured second place with a 6 wicket win over the Royal Challengers. Ranvir Rana made 37 as the Royal Challengers made 138/8, Rakesh Negi taking 2/14, and Vaishalkumar Patel 2/17. NSK knocked off the runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 17.5 overs, with Rakesh Negi making 42* and Arif Shaikh 30*. The match saw a debut for Salt Water Siren Sarah Gash who showed good technique in a 26 run partnership with Arif.
Avengers topped the table with 6 wins, followed by NSK, Tigers and Royal Challenger.
Summer league awards were presented between the matches.
The final Division 2 match between Eagles and Stars was postponed, due to the serious accident that befell Eagles player Waqas Ali on Thursday night. We all pass on our best wishes for a speedy recovery.