Riyadh: Jam'iyyatul Falah, Riyadh Unit organized JF Super Cup 2018, a 6 over knock-out cricket tournament in association with Mangaluru Cricket Association (MCA) – Riyadh sponsored and supported by SMSA, UNIVERSAL, ALMARAI, NCMS, OPTIMUM &ZEITEXPRESS at Exit-18, Sulai MCA Grounds, Riyadh on 5th October 2018.
12 teams took part in the tournament with the matches being played on Friday 5th October 2018 (1 day tournament) from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Teams were divided into two groups (A & B). The first round and quarter final were played from 6:30am to 11:30 am where 4 teams qualified for the semifinals (Seven Star, Dheera Guys, Azamghard XI and Rajdhani Riyadh) and semi-finals and final were played in the afternoon from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
The first semifinal was played between Dheera Guys and Azamghard XI. Dheera Guys won the toss and elected to field. Azamghard started their innings very strongly but fail to keep the momentum and kept losing wicket. They scored 44 runs in their allotted 6 overs. Dheera Guys chased target in 4.4 overs with some splendid batting by Badruddin and Musharraf. Dheera Guys won the match to enter the finals.
The second semifinal was played between Rajdhani Riyadh and Seven Star. The toss won by Rajdhani Riyadh who opted fielding. Seven Star scored 61 runs in their allotted 6 overs losing 6 wickets. The target set for Rajdhani Riyadh was 62 runs in 6 overs. They started the chase and went on losing wickets on regular interval and failed to reach the target and could score only 42 runs in their allotted 6 overs losing 9 wickets. Seven Star won by 19 runs to enter the finals. The player of the match was Ashfaque form Seven Star, who lead the team from the front with some good batting and also bowled well to restrict Rajdhani Riyadh hope of making it to the final.
The finals were played between Dheera Guys and Seven Star. The toss won by Dheera Guys and elected to field. Seven Star started their innings and in 6 overs they scored 57 runs and set the target of 58 runs to be scored in 6 overs for Dheera Guys.
In reply Dheera Guys started very strongly in the initial overs but Seven Star control the situation by taking wickets on regular intervals. The match was in a critical stage. Dheera Guys required 30 runs in 3 overs. On the 4th over Nasser of Dheera Guys struck 2 sixes and in the 5th over 1 six and got out. The 3 sixes by Nasser was the turning point which brought Dheera Guys close to their target. In the last over Dheera Guys needed 7 runs to win. Dawood Kodi was the bowler from Seven Star to bowl the last over and the batsman was Hasan and Radeeq. In five balls Dheera Guys scored only 3 runs and need 4 runs in the last ball of the match. On the striker end it was Hasan to take the last ball of Dawood Kodi to hit the final ball. It was a very tense moment for both the teams. Dawood bowl the ball which was short on the leg side and Hasan took all the advantage to hit the ball over the fence for a Six. Dheera Guys won the match and claim the championship trophy of JF Super Cup 2018. That’s the Cricket at its Best. It was a thrilling final and all the spectators and guest appreciated and congratulate both the teams for their all-round performance.
The tournament was a great success due to the dedication and hard work of all the sport team of JF Riyadh (Bro. Mohammed Farooque, Bro. Rafique, Bro. Shariff Ahmed, Bro.Azmatullah Khan, and Bro.Salman Noor). Preparation, match arrangement & supervision were carried out by all JF-Riyadh executive committee members to complete the tournament in best possible and professional way.
After the final match, prize distribution ceremony was held. Bro. Nazeer Ahmed (President of JF- Riyadh) and Bro. Ashfaque (Vice President of JF- Riyadh) inaugurated the ceremony, in the presence of the NRCC Ameer Bro. Akhtar Sheikh, Ex-President Bro. Haneef Musarikhan and President of MCA Riyadh Bro. Shamshuddin Mulky.
Bro. Ashfaque thanked all the participating teams for their cooperation and support to complete the tournament in a best sporting way and for the good cause. He also thanked all the Executive Committee Members of JF Riyadh who strived hard for the success of the tournament.
Bro. Akhtar Sheikh (NRCC Ameer) gave a brief description about Jam'iyyatul Falah and its activities for the noble cause to all the present guest and players who were available during the prize distribution ceremony.
Mr. J. Shetty, Mr. Khader, Mr. Bhaskar and Mr. Azeez were honored for their service during the tournament. Finally, Bro. Nazeer Ahmed (President of JF- Riyadh) being the host of the ceremony thanked all the guests, sponsors, participating teams and Executive Committee Members of JF Riyadh for extending their support for this noble cause and making this event a grand success.
JF-Riyadh would like to thank all the sponsors and participating team for their support and cooperation. Also would like to congratulate the winning team (Dheera Guys) & Runner-up team Seven Star for their splendid performance and entertainment.
WINNING TEAM – DHEERA GUYS
RUNNERS-UP TEAM – SEVEN STAR
JF RIYADH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Hasan’s last-ball six guides Dheera Guys to victory in JF super cup-2018 trophy final