The final of the Bat and Ball Cricket League (BBCL) T20 tournament came down to the number one ranked team New Jersey Panthers and number two ranked New Jersey Barons. Panthers won the toss and elected to bat first. Their openers Adeeb Adam and Nazim Hussain got the Panthers off to a flying start scoring 35 off the first 3 overs.
At the half way mark Panthers were cruising at 85-1. Barons came back well after the mid-inning break and took quick wickets, including the wicket of Nazim Hussain for 49 which included 4 sixes.
A wonderful spell of bowling by Dhaval Panchal 4-0-22-2 and Anand Sardesai 4-0-29-2 had Panthers struggling at 126-6 in the 18th over, but a wonderful cameo from Wadood Dahir 37 off 18 balls including three huge sixes took Panthers to 170-8.
Chasing a target of 171, Barons got off to a great start and at one point were the favorites being 101-2 in 11.1 overs. Then Ahsen Javed turned the match on its head by getting two wickets off consecutive balls and Panthers didn’t look back after that. Ahsen Javed finished with a brilliant spell of 4-0-26-3 and well supported by Hassan Ali 2.4-0-16-2, Ahsan Chaudhry 2-0-10-2 and Ghufran Akbar 4-0-29-1. Barons were eventually bowled out for 132 runs in the 19th over. For Barons, Riken Patel scored 34 and Anand Sardesai contributed 47.
Panthers winning the final by 38 runs. Nazim Hussain was adjudged Man of the Match for his innings of 49 and some good fielding which included a run-out and a stumping.
Georgia Supreme Cricket League Twenty20
Tropical vs Combine Sports Club
Tropical won by 44 runs against Combine Sports Club. Tropical 185 for 2 from 20 overs, Ashan Plummer 105 not out, Adrian Bartley 40, Courtney Gibbidon 4/0/29/2. Combine Sports Club 141 for 7, Antwain Stephens 74, Sumit Sharma 22, and Ashan Plummer 4/0/26/2.
Atlanta Starling Sports Club vs United
Atlanta Starling Sports Club won by 8 wickets when they met United. United posted 137 for 6, Devanand Ramdeen 79, Jessie Alexander 4/1/7/2, Vernon Boswell 3/0/14/2. Atlanta Starling Sports Club 141 for 2, Jamel Morgan 95 not out.
Atlanta Starling Sports Club vs Metropolitan Cricket Club
Atlanta Starling Sports Club won by 82 runs against Metropolitan Cricket Club. Atlanta Starling Sports Club 171 for 6, Jamel Morgan 50, Andre Bailey 45, Alison Lynch 4/0/20/2, Rodney Husbands 2/0/13/2. Metropolitan Cricket Club 89 for 7, Carl Taylor Jr. 24, Jimmy Thomas 21. Sashane Anderson 4/0/17/4, Jessie Alexander 4/0/17/2.
UBA Rattlers beat Vibes SC
UBA Rattlers beat Vibes SC by 64 runs. UBA Rattlers 160/ for 8, Mark Mumby 33, Oniel Hylton 26, Archit Patel 25.Shaquile forbes 4/0/18/3, Doran McDonald 4/0/20/3. Vibes SC 96/9, Camilus Alexander 23, Kayon Omar Watson 2/0/8/3, Oniel Hylton 4/0/32/3.
Tropical vs Vibes SC
Tropical victorious over Vibes SC. Tropical 218 for 4, Ridwan Palash 86, Ahsan Plummer 58, Coi Thomson 27 not out, Evroy Dyer 4/0/54/2. Vibes SC 147 for 8, Camilus Alexander 45, Shaquille Forbes 37, Brian Latore 25, Ridwan Palash 4/0/42/3, Ashan Plummer 4/0/16/2.
Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference
Tide Water Cricket Club vs Montego Sports Club
Quarter-final game, Tide Water Cricket Club won by 4 wickets against Montego Sports Club. Montego Sports Club 276 all out, Hyron Shallow 199, Jeba Singh Pash 20, Pritul Patel 5/0/33/6. Tide Water Cricket Club 277 for 6, Ajinkya Palkine 59, Vikrant Desai 51, Devin Patel 37 not out, Venkat Mahendra 26, Lauron Francios 8/0/44/3.
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