BIG Dave goes big to pull off a last ball heist as WISCI beat Jakarta Barbarians in one of the closest ever games in the JCA league

SCORECARD In one of the closest finishes seen in the Texmoda JCA league, David Holme belted 10 runs of the last two balls of the final over to take his side, WISCI Wanderers home with just a wicket to spare against Jakarta Barbarians. The in-form Jakarta Barbarians openers started things off very well for their side as they put on …

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

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. …

Rain plays spoil-sport as match abandoned after Naresh Gupta & Vinayak had set up a good total for WISCI against TKCC

The last game of the weekend saw last year’s Division 1 winners, WISCI Wanderers take on TKCC Royals in a T20 clash. Naresh Gupta returned to form with a blazing Fifty to get WISCI off to a brisk start. Syed Naqvi struck with a couple of wickets, but the in-form Vinayak Sasitharan & David Holme scored briskly to take WISCI …

Amrit’s magnificent 125 not out (of 70 balls) provides the ‘nectar’ for Senayan CC’s win over WISCI in the clash of the titans this Sunday

Click for Scorecard WISCI Wanderers took on Senayan CC in a top of the table clash among the top two teams of last year’s league. With two centurions & more than 500 runs scored in a day, the match did live up to its top-billing and ended up being one of the best games of cricket seen recently in the …

William Noronha’s early blitz with the bat knocks out any challenge that Challengers CC could offer as WISCI record big win

Click for Scorecard WISCI Wanderers took on Challengers CC and would have had revenge on their minds for the loss in last season’s Champions Cup. Skipper William Noronha was in a dangerous mood as he played the destroyer’s role while Rajeev Rajeswaran played anchor in a huge 70 runs stand for the 2nd wicket. Bob Plath & Sasitharan kept the …

Aman Singh’s mature knock & good bowling by Deepak & Vipin Chawla help WISCI choke Emerio CC for a 38 runs win

Click for Scorecard Meanwhile, in the Texmoda JCA league, Ceylon CC and WISCI Wanderers scored easy wins in their respective T20 games this Sunday. Emerio CC would have been happy with their decision to bowl first as Maneesh Dubey’s superb opening spell had WISCI in early trouble. A mature, anchoring knock by Aman Singh with good support from Suhail Modak …

Kirubasankar steps up (again!) with a superb all-round performance to guide WISCI to win the Plate finals of the JCA T20

The other game of the weekend, saw WISCI Wanderers win the JCA T20 Plate after beating Mavecrics Menarians in the Plate finals. WISCI started off steadily as their openers saw off the dangers of some good swing bowling by Harish Tiwari & Faheem Butt. The entry of Kirubasankar, however changed the complexion of the game as he, in the company …

Ashish Khaitan & Sandeep Kukkar help Indorama Supergiants savor WISCI on the rocks in a close upset win this Sunday

WISCI Wanderers needed to beat Indorama Supergiants to ensure a spot in the Cup Semi-finals line-up and despite the absence of their captain William Noronha, they would have been favorites going in to this game. Indorama lost Kaushik early to a needless run-out, but Vishwajit Tripathi steadied the innings. Suhail Modak, then took 4 wickets for just 11 runs to …

Karan Tiwari with support from Deepak Singh, Anand Khaira & Kirubasankar takes WISCI Wanderers to a comfortable win over JCA President’s XI

This weekend saw the table leaders WISCI & WPP India XI comfortably win their games against JCA President’s XI and Daehan Super Kings respectively. WISCI lost their openers early to Aryan Zabi after being put in to bat by the President’s XI. Their experienced middle order led by Kirubasankar and Karan Tiwari then consolidated well and WISCI looked well set …

Dihan Silva’s unbeaten 80 (with 74 runs in boundaries!!) takes Ceylon Cavaliers to a crushing win over WISCI Wanderers

Click for Scorecard Dihan Silva’s 80 not out off just 42 balls was the highlight of this weekend’s action at the JCA T20 tournament which saw Ceylon Cavaliers, Garuda Gentlemen, Indorama CC & WPP India XI win their games. Ceylon Cavaliers took on the fancied WISCI Wanderers in their T20 game on Saturday. Tight bowling by Jayathilaka including the crucial …

William Noronha’s mature-blended WISCI douses Emerio Dragons’ fire to won comfortably in their T20 game

After the high scoring start to the tournament last weekend, the bowlers fought back as this weekend’s games were more attritional in nature. WISCI & WPP India XI consolidated their leadership positions while Ceylon & Mavecrics came back with wins. Emerio Dragons chose to bat first in their much anticipated clash with WISCI Wanderers and the pair of Aman Singh …

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

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 …

Chander Pandey, Satinder & Vimal Nair help give the Challengers Thailavar a memorable birthday gift with an upset win over WISCI to enter the Texmoda JCA Champions Cup finals

Challengers CC lived up to their name by not only challenging, but beating Division 1 champions WISCI Wanderers, to enter the finals of this year’s Texmoda JCA Champions Cup finals, where they take on Yadavas Senayan CC. As they have done many times this season, Challengers CC decided to bowl first after winning the toss and their opening bowlers hit …

Gritty performances by Muhaddis & Anjar Tadarus takes Yadavas Senayan CC to a tight win over WISCI Wanderers in the Texmoda JCA Champions Cup playoffs

The JCA champions cup featuring the top 4 teams of the league kicked off this weekend with two very close games. Yadavas Senayan CC beat WISCI Wanderers to move directly into the Champions Cup finals, while Challengers CC overcame Metro Indians to move into the next round where they play WISCI Wanderers to fight for a slot in the finals. …

Teamwork, Steely Determination & great captaincy the ingredients for WISCI’s league clinching win over Jaguar CC

Click for Scorecard WISCI continued their dominance of the JCA cricket league, recording their 6th consecutive win with a huge thrashing of PHM Jaguar CC in their T20 game on Sunday. Having started the season with the loss of a few key players and early season game losses, meant that the pressure was huge on WISCI and their talismanic captain, …

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

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 …

Govind Sodani & Surendran Chandramohan star as WISCI pull off a last-over thriller against TKCC Royals

Meanwhile, bowlers dominated the action this weekend in the Texmoda JCA League resulting in two low scoring games that went down to the wire. Govind Sodani got WISCI off to a great start with a wicket off the first ball. He followed it with two more wickets to have TKCC Royals in early trouble. Surendran Chandramohan then, castled 3 batsmen …

Little master Rajeev Rajeswaran’s rich vein of batting form coupled with Big Dave’s penetrative bowling help WISCI come up trumps against Metro Indians

Rajeev Rajeswaran continued his rich vein of form as he, with early support from Darma Arta & a late blitz from Suhail Modak took WISCI to a huge 179 in their 20 overs. The game was virtually sealed, when big Dave Holme accounted for the big guns Prabhu & Kiruba early. Deepak Singh’s 3 wicket haul closed it out as …