We won the Geneva T20 Cup!

Bout-du-Monde, 8-9 April 2017, Geneva T20 Cup

Click on the results to see the full scorecard!

First match

Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club, 182 for 8 in 18.3 overs (Krishanta 53, Idrees 2-15), beat Geneva Cricket Club, 180 for 7 in 20 overs (Idrees 71, Khurram 49*, Uddika 3-21), by 2 wickets

Second match

Geneva Cricket Club, 143 for 4 in 15.5 overs (Ali Shah 37, Asghar 2-32), beat Geneva XI Stars, 141 for 9 in 20 overs (Lalit 45, Kashif 3-35), by 6 wickets

Final

Geneva Cricket Club, 122 for 5 in 12.2 overs (Idrees 35, Hans 2-18), beat Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club, 120 all out in 16.2 overs (Krishanta 36, Dalvinder 2-19, Zahid 2-19), by 5 wickets

 

The 2017 season started pretty well for the oldest cricket club in Switzerland. For its third edition, Geneva CC finally won the trophy of the Geneva T20 Cup!

After a difficult start tainted by a disappointing loss against GESLCC, Geneva CC retook the advantage by defeating XI Stars thanks to a very consistent performance from batsmen and tight bowling. The same approach was adopted in the final, which started very strongly for GESLCC (30 runs in just 2 overs). 26 runs and 22 balls later, three crucial wickets went down, which ultimately paved the way for a proper batting collapse.

GESLCC were all out with 22 balls remaining to defend a not-so-high score of 120. The target was chased in just 12.2 overs to give a 5-wicket victory to Geneva CC.

The beautiful thing of this tournament is that everybody contributed to build up the innings and bring the trophy home. Props to our skipper Anser for his awesome captaincy and great decisions on the field with the Vice-Captain Khurram. Kudos to Idrees, Khurram and Ali for their outstanding batting with the best scores of 71, 49 not out and 37 respectively and good contributions from Leo and Kashif.

Amazing bowling efforts from youngsters Afif and Zahid, as well as from the more experienced Ronak, Leo and Dalvinder. Kashif ended up with a total of 6 wickets in the competition, including 3 killing yorkers against the best batsmen of XI Stars that day.

The fielding performances were also spotless, with Ashwin as the wicketkeeper, taking 6 catches and smashing wickets twice with direct hits. Khurram took 4 catches in the final, including an amazing one at third man and we also saw some pretty damn good caught-and-bowled from Dalvinder, Leo and Zahid.

For the statistics of the Geneva T20 Cup, click here!

All in all, a deserved victory for a tough competition. We hope that this bodes well for the season 2017!

 

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