Nomads win McGee's 40 over league title

Nomads CC 282-9 (40 overs) beat Power CC 186-10 (29.1 overs) by 96 runs

played on Sunday 21st September 2014 at En Marche, Cossonay Cricket Ground, 1304 Cossonay

Nomads Cricket Club
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Nomads Cricket Club defeated Power CC by 96 runs in a high scoring McGee's 40 over league final at En Marche in Cossonay on Sunday 21st September.


Power won the toss and with the promise of heavy showers captain Mubarak elected to put Nomads into bat.
The breakthrough came almost immediately, both openers Osama & Shahni claininh the first and second Nomads wickets in their first overs, Nomads 2-9. There was a short recovery Sajid gaining favour with an LBW to put Nomads on the back foot at 33-3. However, Faheem (114) played another mature and controlled innings, scoring a century that would earn him the MoM award. He wasn't without some fortune. He was dropped behing early in the innings and just as the Power wicket-keeper thought he had made amends a few later, but a no ball front foot fault came to the batsman's rescue.

It wasn't until the 24th over that the 4th wicket partnership was broken to a superb catch, the Nomads recovery on course at 149-4. And the recovery continued 188-5 in the 29th over, Nomads finding the boundary on a regular basis, moving the score to an ambitious 282-9 in their allotted 40 overs.
Power began aggressively and it appeared to pay dividends. When the rain did arrive with 6.3 overs played, Power were 54-0, ahead of the over 7 an over run rate. It proved to just be a short shower and everyone returned to the field after just 3 minutes of lost play. Power's first wicket fell in the 9th over, 68-1, the second six overs later in the 15th 99-2. Still very much game on, Power began to lose wickets on a regular basis. Shaukut took two wickets in the 26th over to take his wicket haul to 5 wickets, Kamran done the same in the 29th. The tail wasn't wagging and Power were still 100 hundreds at short at 182-9, albeit with overs in hand and in the 30th the Power number 11 was judged LBW, Power finishing on 186ao to hand Nomads a 96 run victory and a well deserved McGee's 40 over league title.

Abraham Koshy thanked Cossonay Cricket Club, the catering staff from the Pakistani Embassy and each of the teams, the officials and supporters for making the day possible.

Alex Mackay award the runners-up & winners trophies and Yeti Sinh awarded Nomads captain Sangam with the competition trophy to errupteous appluase & cheers from the Nomads camp.

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