As the Texmoda JCA League started warming up with more games being played over the weekend, the games went as predicted with no big upsets.
Rebels CC took on an under-strength Mavecrics CC in the first game of the weekend, a 35 overs affair on Saturday. Some wayward bowling and poor catching saw Mavecrics off to a bright start. The young Ishaan Gambhir played particularly well and anchored one end. Despite losing a couple of wickets, Mavecrics were very well placed at 76 after 12 overs. The introduction of Alfhariz & the wily Marten Eddy, led to a significant change of fortunes as run-making became difficult and wickets fell in attempting to force the pace. Once the 53 runs partnership between Ankit Awasthi & Ishaan was broken, Rebels CC bowlers ran through the tail & Mavecrics finished at 167.
The JCA veteran, Cameron Knox, re-discovered his form and several vintage shots followed as Rebels CC responded briskly in their chase. A brilliant 97 run partnership between Cameron & Marten Eddy virtually sealed the deal for the Rebels CC as they chased down 167 with more than 7 overs to spare and with 7 wickets in hand.
Thanks to Sandesh Pawar & Aryan Zabi from Senayan CC for umpiring the game