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
with 36runs tired to maintain stability but the Cutchi
bowlers weren’t giving away much and restricted CG to
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.
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.
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
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.
start to the chase as both opening batsmen of PCC did not
trouble the scorer.
noticeable efforts were by Affan 43runs and Asif 42runs as
PCC succumbed to the huge total, only managing 134 all
spell of 4/25 slowed the game to victory. BSC won by
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.
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.
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.