Doha: ACC emerge champion in Div 1 of Zaffran cricket tournament

Media Release

Doha, Dec 4: Asian Cricket Club (ACC) defeated M Pallonji in a low scoring thrilling finals to clinch the Division-1 title of the 1st Zaffran Cricket tournament 2018 organized by the Qatar Veterans League at the Losail Cricket Complex.

Winning the toss, ACC put in M Pallonji to bat. M Pallonji openers, gave a confident start. They scored 40 runs losing 1 wicket in the first 6 overs. There after ACC bowlers restricted M Pallonji batsmen with some splendid bowling. M Pallonji were all out for 123 runs in 19 overs. Ayub (29 runs), Fajeev (24 runs) made useful contributions.

For ACC Prasanth took 4 wicket off 18 runs, Appu took 2 wickets giving 18 runs, Mannu took 2 wickets for 18 runs. Adnan and Sarfaraz took one wicket each.

In reply, ACC openers gave a confident start and scored 40 runs for 1 wicket in first six power play overs. After 14 overs, ACC were comfortably cruising at 99 runs for 3 wickets. Thereafter intelligent bowling and good fielding got M Pallonji 7 quick wickets leaving ACC at 123 runs in 19.4 overs. Firoz hit the winning boundary for ACC and helped his team to lift the Division-I Trophy.

For his splendid bowling performance, Prasanth of ACC was adjusted as Man of the Finals.

The following are the Best performances of the tournament

Best Batsman - Firoz of ACC
Best Bowler- Ayub of M Pallonji
Best Allrounder - Naveed of ACC
Best Wicket Keeper - Neeraj of M Pallonji

At the prize distribution ceremony the chief guest Siddiq Fahad, business development manager of Zaffran Café distributed the winners, runners-up trophies and over 300 prizes.

The prize distribution ceremony was attended by supporters and well wishers.

The prize distribution ended with complimentary refreshments and a lucky draw for all spectators.