Naresh ‘Gayle’ Gupta’s blitzkrieg helps WISCI prevail over Jakarta Barbarians in a thrilling encounter this Saturday

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Click for Scorecard Windy conditions helped keep the rain at bay this weekend and also aided in big six hitting as more than 45 hits cleared the fence across 4 games in the Texmoda JCA league. WISCI prevailed over Jakarta Barbarians in a very close game which saw fortunes of both sides going through ups & downs throughout the game. …

Vivek Nair’s all-round efforts and support from Mohibullah Hussaini take Jakarta Barbarians to a hard-fought win over WPP India XI in a low-scoring game

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Jakarta Barbarians managed to pull off a win in a low scoring encounter against WPP India XI in their 35 overs game on Saturday. Only Ben Burgess & Vivek Nair could reach double figures as Ajay Kurtkoti & Gaurang Kapadia bowled well. In the end, Vivek Nair’s 38 would prove crucial as that ensured his team got something to bowl …

Jakarta Barbarians ride a Ben Burgess Surge to beat Challengers CC in a rain affected game on Sunday

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Click for Scorecard The last game of the weekend ended up being a Ben Burgess show as Jakarta Barbarians beat Challengers CC by 10 wickets in a rain-shortened game. Sunil Samtani & Ranjan Shankar got the Challengers CC off to a very good start as they reached 60 in the 8th over. Ben Burgess then decided to bring himself on …

Kirubasankar celebrates last season’s MVP win by cracking a superb 134 to single-handedly take Metro Indians to a hard-fought win

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Meanwhile, the MVP of last season, Kirubasankar CR, celebrated his award, by cracking a superb ton to almost single-handedly lead Metro Indians to a fighting win over Jakarta Barbarians. In a herculean effort, Kiruba batted for almost 35 overs as he shouldered his team’s innings, scoring 134 out of a team score of 213. Vivek Nair & Mohib Hussaini were …

Mehdi, Vivek Nair & Ben Burgess were all on song in Jakarta Barbarians’ defeat of TKCC Royals

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Click for Scorecard Jakarta Barbarians’ bowling was on song after they had put TKCC Royals in to bat. Mehdi rattled the stumps twice with movement of the seam, while Vivek Nair mixed it up beautifully to account for the top order. Amidst this mayhem, Mukesh Khetan stood out for both his calm and his impeccable timing as he stroked a …

Lindsay Wood’s 5 wicket haul ensures Jakarta Barbarians have the wood on Emerio CC in their emphatic win at Cibubur

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In the first of the two T20 games on Sunday, Jakarta Barbarians took on Emerio CC, whose struggles with the bat this season continued. The Barbarians opening bowlers kept things tight and had the Emerio CC struggling to force the pace. When they tried to go after the spin of Lindsay Wood, wickets fell in a heap and they lost …

Aryan Zabi’s superb 6 wicket spell guides JCA President’s XI to a big win over Jakarta Barbarians

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The game between Jakarta Barbarians & the JCA President’s XI saw one of the best spells of this tournament when Aryan Zabi took 6 wickets for just 10 runs in his 4 overs. Good support from Waqar Ali & Raj Kapadia from the other end also helped in the Barbarians being restricted to just 88 runs in 20 overs. Vivek …

Anji Katta’s superb spell with support from Aman Singh, Viraj & Faisal helps Emerio Dragons overcome Jakarta Barbarians in their T20 game

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Meanwhile, the JCA T20 tournament resumed after the lebaran break with 2 matches being played on Saturday. Emerio Dragons continued their winning run with a comfortable 5 wicket win over Jakarta Barbarians. Vivek Nair had to hold the Barbarians innings together while Anji Katta, with support from Aman Singh ran through the batting at the other end. Having to defend …

Hasmathullah & Shubham Patni shine as Ceylon Cavaliers tame Jakarta Barbarians in their T20 game on Saturday

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Ceylon Cavaliers scraped home by 3 wickets in a low scoring contest against Jakarta Barbarians. Shubham Patni struck early for Ceylon Cavaliers with the wickets of the openers, but then Vivek Nair & Muhammad Hussaini put on a 70 runs stand to bring the Barbarians back into the game. Hasmathullah, however, had other ideas as he took 4 wickets to …

Kirubasankar, with help from Bob Plath & Naresh ‘Gayle’ Gupta help WISCI easily overcome a stiff target set by Jakarta Barbarians

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The opening game saw the Jakarta Barbarians champion duo of Ben Burgess & Tim Gutsell put on a splendid unbeaten partnership of 153 runs and take their team to a seemingly winnable total of 190 in their 20 overs. WISCI Wanderers, still smarting from their loss in the Champions Cup, however had other ideas. Naresh ‘Gayle’ Gupta started things off …

Ben Burgess’s 94 not out & Mohib Hussaini’s 4 wicket haul help Jakarta Barbarians finish their last match of the league with a win over Jaguar CC

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Click for Scorecard Ben Burgess ended his very successful season in style with a classy 94 not out and his knock with some help from Jon Baker took Jakarta Barbarians to a good score of 151 in their 20 overs. In reply, Bilal Qureshi & Riaz Hyder started things off superbly with a 97 run opening stand and Jaguar CC …

Big Dave with support from Gaurav, Suhail, William & Deepak help WISCI fight off a spirited Jakarta Barbarians in a rain shortened game

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Ben Burgess once again batted very well to start Jakarta Barbarians off in their game against WISCI Wanderers after wet conditions had reduced the match to a 25 overs a side contest. Dave Holme bowled a beautiful tight spell which helped Deepak Singh & Suhail Modak take wickets and restrict Jakarta Barbarians to a below par 113. Vivek Nair continued …

Vivek Nair’s breezy 95 helps Jakarta Barbarians record a facile win over Menara CC in their T20 game

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It was the turn of Vivek Nair to shine with the bat as he plundered the Menara CC bowling to hit 95 off just 53 balls. While he decided to not run & clear the boundaries instead, five of his team-mates had other ideas as they decided to run themselves out. Jakarta Barbarians, score of 172 in the end proved …

Muhammad Mehdi’s superb bowling helps Jakarta Barbarians upset WPP India XI in their 35 overs clash this weekend

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WPP India XI would have rued their decision to bat first, as the Jakarta Barbarians opening bowlers left their mark very early in the innings. Vivek Nair squeezed out the batting with a tight spell leading to Muhammad Mehdi, benefiting with wickets at the other end. Much like the Indian team in the Pune test, no batsman in WPP India …

Skipper Prabhu, Dhanasekar & Ajay Mishra the main contributors of an all-round team performance by Metro Indians to beat Jakarta Barbarians in a closely fought game

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The other 35 over game of the week was a close affair with Metro Indians prevailing over Jakarta Barbarians by 4 wickets. Ben Burgess was once again, the main contributor as his 74 runs along with some help from Tim Gutsell, took the Jakarta Barbarians to a competitive score. Dhanasekar, Venkatesh Rajendran & Sabu Joy were the best bowlers for …

Viraj Bhammar’s calm fifty and tight bowling by Amar Kapadia & Manbir Singh take Yadavas Senayan CC to a comfortable win over Jakarta Barbarians

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The Yadavas Senayan CC took on Jakarta Barbarians CC in a Division 1 T20 encounter at GMIS grounds. Even though the Jakarta Barbarians bowlers kept pegging away with regular wickets, Viraj Bhammar (51) & a huge number of extras (31) ensured that Senayan CC got to a competitive score of 138 in their 20 overs. Desandri Candil Saputra (2/26) & …

Vivek Nair’s superb all-round efforts with help from Ben Burgess & Desandri help Jakarta Barbarians crush TKCC Royals by 49 runs in their T20 game

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Jakarta Barbarians comfortably beat a struggling TKCC Royals in the sole Division 1 game of the weekend. The supremely consistent Ben Burgess (47) & Vivek Nair (47) once again clicked for the Barbarians as they put on 87 runs for the 3rd wicket after the loss of two early wickets. When Vivek fell at the score of 102, his team …

Lindsay Wood’s fabulous 5/15 helps Jakarta Barbarians CC rip apart PHM Jaguar CC batting to post a 55 run win

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In the other 35 over game of the weekend, Jakarta Barbarians CC fought back really well to successfully defend their low score. After choosing to bat first, Jakarta Barbarians were in early trouble after losing both their openers & their in-form batsmen without scoring. The middle order, led by Mohib Hussaini (27), fought back well to take their team to …

Sabu Joy & Sakthi Narayanan with support from Kiruba steer Metro Indians to a win over Jakarta Barbarians CC

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Jakarta Barbarians were faced with a familiar batting situation after they had opted to bat first versus Metro Indians CC, when their two consistent batsmen Ben Burgess (32) & Jon Baker (32) didn’t get much support from the other batters and were bowled out for 113. Sabu Joy (313) & Kirubasankar (2/17) were the pick of the Metro Indian bowlers. …

Viraj, Muhaddis & Lucky Angga help Yadavas Senayan CC comprehensively thrash Jakarta Barbarians CC by 10 wickets

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Yadavas Senayan CC crushed Jakarta Barbarians with a 10 wicket win at Purwakarta. The Senayan CC bowlers, led by Lucky Angga Kusuma (3/11) stifled Jakarta Barbarians & despite knocks from Ben Burgess (38) & Jon Baker (34) & having wickets in hand, they could only manage a below-par 122/5 in their 35 overs. Viraj Bhammar (53no) & Muhaddis (61no) ensured …