CST10 finals day report
En Marche, Cossonay – Saturday 2nd October 2021
Olten Cricket Club beat Zurich Nomads Cricket Club by 6 wickets and 5 balls to spare to win the final of the 2021 CS T10 at En Marche in Cossonay on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
Earlier in the day Zurich Nomads beat hosts Cossonay by 2 runs & Olten ease past Zurich Lions by 7 wickets to reach the final and stage a repeat of the 2020 final.
Zurich Nomads Cricket Club 91-7 in 10.0 overs (F.Nazir* 34; G.Navaretnarasa 2.0-0-13-2) lost to Olten Cricket Club 93-4 in 9.1 overs (J.Thirunakrasu 47; A.Nazir 2.0-0-16-3) by 6 wkts
En Marche, 1304 Cossonay – Saturday 2 October 2021, 3pm
Olten beat Zurich Nomads by 6 wickets and 5 balls to spare to win the final of the 2021 CS T10 at En Marche in Cossonay on Saturday 2nd October 2021.
After winning the toss, the in-form Nomads captain Faheem Nazir (34) tried to steer his team to a winning score. Olten’s first breakthrough came as soon as the third ball to dismiss A.Lakkaraju† for 0 and soon after dismissing Miskeen Jatoi for 2. There was a small recovery staged by the Nomads middle-order, The usually big hitting Waqas Khawaja (12), Azeem Nazir (16) & Noman Khan (15) but all round fielding & bowling performance by Olten prevented Nomads pushing for a winning score.
Olten’s openers, Malyar Stanikzai (21) & Jaso Thirunakrasu (47) by contrast gave their team the best possible start with an opening 51 run partnership. As Olten looked to push for victory a flurry of wickets (Johnmary Alestin 6, AWM Shahid† 0) gave Nomad some hope, but Ratnarajah Prateepraj (11*), scoring two boundary 4s in 6 balls, took Olten over the line with five balls to spare.