Geneva Sri Lanka Cricket Club defeated Geneva Cricket Club by 8 wickets in their 6th CSPL qualification round match on the 31st July at Bout- du-Monde grounds in Geneva and ensured a
place in quarter finals.
The toss was won by GESLCC and skipper Zarook decided to bowl first in this crucial game. In the second over, Ravi took two wickets for 2 runs; the first with a brilliant catch behind the
wicket by wicket keeper Captain Zarook and the second catch was taken by Arun at the mid-wicket position. The loss of two important wickets for 6 runs put GCC under severe pressure. GESLCC
increased the pressure by good fielding at this point. Saad and Anser continued their partnership of 43 runs until the 14thover. Saad who scored 14 runs was bowled by Lalantha.
Anser was the bowled by Ravi when he was 25. Ahmad scored a solid 56 and was not out (the highest scorer in GCC innings).
During the innings, the wicket keeper/Captain Zarook took four catches behind the wickets, this helped the team to move forward and get confidence to challenge the opponent. Zarook’s wicket keeping skills and his flexible fielding style was a highlight during the game. Wadood was the best bowler averaging a mere 4.67 and took three wickets in his fourth over.
GESLCC superb bowling and fielding improvements have restricted GECC to 125 runs in 30 overs. Majuran , Ravi, Lalantha, Wadood, Uddika and Selvan have demonstrated taking their bowling spells during the innings with a much determination during the CSPL quarter final.
GESLCC opener Uddika got out for 11 runs while Sanjeewa brilliantly scored 51 not out. He scored his first half century to the CSPL record book. Then Selvan scored 1 and Ravi scored 42 not out. Ravi’s performance of both batting and bowling during this match were very much appreciated by the team mates. Bravo!
GESLCC would like to thank Anser and his team for hosting the match and for their hospitality. Special thanks for Janaka , Mano, and Mina who organized a barbeque and music for the entertainment.
Junior player Mohamed Zaahid has started to keep a professional score card and will help the team in the future games. He is also a reserve junior player of the GESLCC squad.
The club management congratulated the players for their best efforts and wished them to continue with a similar game spirit in the future.