Christ Church Cathedral Cricket Club won the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council's Challenge Cup Final, the league' s top division, on Saturday (Oct 10). Cathedral scored 150 all out in 42 overs, helped by useful contributions from the opening batsmen, three others reaching double-figures and the dreaded extras top scored with 43, including 40 wides.
Horace Boswell made 18 of the 27 scored for the first wicket and his opening partner Anell Nauth lead the personal runs from the bat in making 26. Nauth was the third batsman to be dismissed with the total on 75 runs. Steve Pinhey removed Boswell and ended with 3 wickets for 29 runs. Dravya Sharma took 4 wickets for 25 runs in the later part of Cathedral's innings.
New Edinburgh lost its first three wickets for just 21 runs, all being taken by Amit Sawh. Captain Pankaj Srichand tried to turn the game around with a valiant 44 nor out, but New Edinburgh was dismissed for 110. Christ Church won by 40 runs, the margin equalling the wides conceded by New Edinburgh. Terry Nandlal, 15 runs, and Dravya Sharma, 10 runs, provided the main support for Srichand.
Amit Sawh took the Man-of-the-match award with 3 wickets for 20 runs from 10 overs and a crucial 16 runs with the bat. He conceded 7 wides when bowling in his personal cost of 20 runs.