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Coastweek -- Sagar Karia [left] of Mombasa Sports Club receiving man of the match cheque for NIC 2017 game number 22 and Jimmy Kamande of Mombasa Heat Cricket Club receiving man of the match cheque for NIC 2017 game number 24 from NIC representative Mr. Harazi [right].
High Scores and Upsets for Cricketers
in The 6th Week of NIC Cup 2017 

Coastweek -- WEEK 6 of the NIC CUP 2017 continued to impress cricket lovers all around with high scoring games and upsets as the top three teams on the table stood poised with equal points, only separated by net run rate and the fourth qualifying slot to be decided in the final week of play. What a tournament!

GAME 21 - Coast Gymkhana Vs Shree Cutchi Leva - Coast Gymkhana elected to bat, starting off with a good opening knock of 61, Naman Patel 47runs top scoring before wickets started to tumbled.

Adarsh Sawjani with 36runs tired to maintain stability but the Cutchi bowlers weren’t giving away much and restricted CG to 139/8.

Khilesh Hirani, once again, impressed with his spell of 3/28.

An early run out in the run chase got everyone to hold their breath...but a calm calculated approach by the Cutchi boys saw them reach the target with 4 balls to spare.

Pritesh Hirani 41, held his nerve and top scoring for his side while the usual pair of Akshay Banderi 25 and Kartik Pindoria 29 saw the game through.

Coastweek -- Pritesh Hirani of Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj receiving man of the match cheque from Umpires Naresh Shah and Kutub Gulamabbas for NIC 2017 game number 21.

Naman Patel 3/22 did his best to restrict the Cutchi leva but there wasn’t enough runs on the board. Shree Cutchi Leva won by 4 wickets

GAME 22 - Mombasa Sports Club Vs Jaffery Sports Club - MSC decided to bat first as old rival prepared to crashed head on.

Early wickets forced MSC star batsman Sagar Karia 65runs, to once again dig deep and play a crucial role to ensure his side reach a defendable total of 154/6.

Kenyan veteran Maurice Odumbe 2/18 graced the NIC CUP for the first time, but even his tight spell could not restrict MSC to a low enough total. Regular bowling changes by MSC captain did not give the Jaffery batsmen a chance to attack during their run chase.

Vishal Shikotra 3/12 and Taha sulemanji 2/23 did most of the damage to restrict Jaffery to 119/8 with valiant efforts from Reagan 28 and Zahid Abbas 24. MSC won by 35 runs

GAME 23 - Pakistan Cricket Club Vs Burhani Sport Club - A more determined approach was seen by top order BSC batsmen as they were put in to bat by PCC, to which they played their role in securing the highest total in this year’s NIC CUP.

Kenyan star Collins Obuya top scored with 118runs helped BSC reach 228/8, but not before his team lost  4 wickets in the last over with  Arslan 4/18 claiming their scalps.

A horrendous start to the chase as both opening batsmen of PCC did not trouble the scorer.

Only noticeable efforts were by Affan 43runs and Asif 42runs as PCC succumbed to the huge total, only managing 134 all out.

Mohammed Badal spell of 4/25 slowed the game to victory. BSC won by 94runs

GAME 24 - Mombasa Heat Cricket Club Vs Mombasa Simba Sports Club - Fielding a young inexperienced though talented side, Simba Struggled to get going when Heats put them in to bat.

Only hard hitting Manoj Patel with 32 runs stood out as his side were mercilessly attacked by experienced fast and spin bowling, only managing 90runs all out.

Coastweek -- Collins Obuya of Burhani Sport Club receiving man of the match cheque from Umpire Naresh Shah and Nilesh Halai for NIC 2017 game number 23.

For the Heats, Kenyan star Jimmy Kamande 5/9 with the ball and top scoring with 38runs once again showed that he still has what it takes as he guided his team to victory. MH won by 7 wickets.


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