Thursday, June 04, 2009

Swamibapa take 6-a-side title

Report reproduced with kind permission courtesy of Subhash Modi:

Swamibapa Cricket Club and Kanbis Sports Club dominated the Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj Six A Side Three day cricket tournament which was sponsored by Tile and Carpet Centre Limited and Basco Products Limited in Nairobi during the long weekend holidays at Ngara Sports Club and SCLPJ Grounds, confirmed Subhash Modi, Hon. PRO of the tournament.

Swamibapa beat Kanbis by 9 runs in the finals of the Main Event while Bhavsinghji "A" Team from India beat Aryans XI by 5 runs in a well organised tournament which had 29 teams fighting for the top honours.

Brief results of the finals:-
Main Event:-
Swamibapa:- 62 for 2 wickets ( Maurice Ouma 23, Shem Obado 19, Ramesh
Mepani 1 wicket for 9 runs) BEAT
Kanbis:- 53 all out (Nilesh JEsani 20, Ramesh Mepani 15, Peter
Ongondo 1 wicket for 8 runs)

IN the Losers Plate:
Bhavsinji : 63 for 3 wickets(SAtyajit Chudasama 19, Girvan Singh 20, Kalpesh Patel 1 wicket for 7 runs) BEAT
Aryans:- 58 for 4 wickets (Jignesh Patel 16, Kalpesh Patel 16, Dharmendra Jadeja 1 wicket for 3 runs).

Awards were presented as follows:-
Winner of the Main Event:- Swamibapa
Runners Up:- Kanbis Sports Club
Winners of Losers Plate:- Bhavsinji
Runners Up:- Aryans
Highest scorer::- Maurice Ouma(Swamibapa)
Highest sixes:- Nilesh Jesani (Kanbis)
Hightest wicket taker:- Mahipal Singh (Bhavsinji)
Best Wicketkeeper:- Anand Gore(Strays Lions)
Best fielder:- Rakep Patel(Kanbis)
Highest Team Score:- Kanbis A (81 runs)
Lowest Team Score:- Club House(20 runs)
Youngest player :- Chirag Shishodia (Bhasinji)
Oldest Player:- Anil Patel(Parklands Sports Club)

A special mention also to Mahendra Ashani (Gymkhana)who became the first player in the tournament to take a hat-trick against the visiting Bhavsinji side. A good sign that there is talent still growing in the U19 ranks.

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