Shaheen Group were crowned NHSC Winter Cup 2021 Champions after they defeated Kudla Challengers by 4 wickets in the Grand Final.
Shaheen Group took early control of the final, bowling Kudla Challengers out for 26; they then knocked off the winning runs in just 4 overs to claim the trophy and the winners’ prize of $300.
Kudla Challengers had to settle for the runner’s up prize of $200.
Both finalists won their earlier semi-finals by 12 runs – Shaheen Group over Tharoll CC and Kudla Challengers beating Kansara.
In addition to the team prizes, individual awards were given to Natique (Shaheen Group) as Man of the Match in the Grand Final, Asif (Shaheen Group) as Man of the Tournament and Akbar (Shaheen Group) and Sharath (Kudla Challengers) as Best Batsman and Best Bowler of the Tournament respectively.
The large crowd also enjoyed a Ladies’ Exhibition Match, sponsored by Noor Sports Bahrain, between Sea Guys and NSB; star of the show was Nishma who scored 24*, including one 6 and four 4s, to lead her Sea Guys team to a well-earned 6 wicket victory.
The NHSC Winter Cup 2021 was sponsored by the National Hotel Services Company and organised by The Indian Club.
NHSC Winter Cup
Semi Final 1: Shaheen Group 45/2 (6ovrs) bt Tharoll CC 33/4 (Binu 20) (Sunil 3/6) (6ovrs) by 12 runs
Semi Final 2: Kudla Challengers 47/4 (6ovrs) bt Kansara 35/4 (6 ovrs) by 12 runs
Final: Shaheen Group 27/2 (4.1ovrs) bt Kudla Challengers 26 all out (6ovrs) by 4 wkts
Ladies Exhibition Match
Sea Guys 29/0 (Nishma 24*) (2ovrs) bt NSB 25/4 (5ovrs) by 6 wkts