The Awali Captain’s eleven defeated the Awali President’s team in a high-scoring 30-over a side encounter.
The Captain’s eleven decided to bat first after winning the toss and piled up a huge total of 280 for 7 in their allotted 30 overs.
Native Bahraini player Ahmed Ismail top-scored with 64 off just 45 balls while captain Vrijendra bludgeoned a quick-fire 47 off 32 deliveries. Jolvin was the pick of the Presidents’ bowlers, taking two for 33 off three overs.
In reply, the President’s team got off to a slow start before Neeraj Mukhia stroked a fluent 58 off 51 balls. However, the run-rate kept on climbing and, eventually, even a blazing 51 off 24 deliveries by Mujju was not enough to prevent the Presidents’ eleven from losing by 43 runs.
The Awali Cricket Club is the oldest such club in the Gulf, having been formed in 1935 by the British Oil Company.
The Captains vs Presidents match is a highly-anticipated match-up every year.