New Team Arizona State Wins West Coast C’ship & David Sentance Trophy !

Arizona State wins the David Sentance Trophy. USc trojans is the Finalist

Arizona State wins the David Sentance Trophy. USc trojans is the Finalist

“And on those Green Fields we played for Pride, no Quarter given, no compromise, When we were the New Boys”. The words of this Rod Stewart song comes to mind at the every season – though successful it’s poignant as it means the end of another year.

The West Coast Championship is always the toughest, the main reason being getting fields to play on, and our teams not playing Home & away matches. A big plus last year was it being broadcast on SONY, like the IPL.

The weather this weekend was awesome, and playing on turf wickets does bring out the talk about ‘green tops’ etc that’s a traditional part of cricket. Our ‘green tops’ this weekend gave the bowlers lots of help and we saw some excellent bowling, great line, length & movement !

FINALS : USC Trojans vs Arizona State Sun Devils

USC batted first and immediately ASU’s Mahir Qureishi looked as dangerous as he did vs UC San Diego.With a run up that was more like a trot, Maher generated significant pace, and bowled in swingers at will, hitting the pads more often than the bat. Batsmen were jumping backwards, and getting the benefit of the doubt on many close lbw appeals.

USC’s Charan with stood the fire, making 37 in 36 balls with 5 fours but the other batsmen didn’t get going. Mahir ended with 3 for 8 whilst the other bowlers bowled well, they seemed to be a relief for the batsmen, still Murad Khan took 3 for 18 as USC made 103 all out. This would be a difficult total to defend even though the grass top pitch would still offer help to the bowlers.

The Arizona State batsmen, particularly Nurad Khan batted sensibly, waiting for the bad ball as they inched the score along. Murad made 37 in 53 balls with 2 fours & 2 sixes. Then Mahir took control and started hitting out, finishing the game with 2 consecutive sixes. His 43* came off 26 balls,with 4 fours and 3 sixes as ASU made 106 for 3 in 16.4 overs to win the David Sentance Trophy !

West Coast MVP : Hrishi Venkatesh (UC San Diego)

Best Batsman : Charan  Chilari (USC)

Best Bowler: Mahir Qureshi (Arizona State)

USC vs UC San Diego :

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