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2016 Ed Burn Tournament - Playoff Weekend Summary

Premier Division

Semi Final 1: Brantford vs Hamilton Renegades SCORECARD
Brantford batted first and started scoring at a healthy rate.  After losing 3 wickets, Harinder and Paras took the game away from Hamilton with some remarkable batting. They scored 188/4 in 20 overs.
Hamilton had a big score to chase, and kept losing wickets at regular intervals, Renjit top scored with 32* but Hamilton fell 90 runs short in the end. Harinder Baidwan had a remarkable game, scoring 78 and taking 3 wickets.

Semi Final 2: Hamilton Hawks vs Hamilton Tigers SCORECARD
Hamilton Hawks batted first and got off to a slow start, losing a few early wickets. Hamilton Tigers kept the pressure on them, taking wickets at regular intervals, and not allowing them to score freely. They ended up with 127/9 in 20 overs. 
Hamilton Tigers started strong, and scored runs with ease. Jay Nayak was the only batsman to get out, but Khizar Hamid (23*) joined Usman Ali (54*) to complete the win with 9 wickets in hand and 2 overs to spare.

Final: Brantford vs Hamilton Tigers SCORECARD
Brantford started the game batting first, and lost a couple of early wickets. Their middle order stabilised the inning but Hamilton bowlers pulled the game back comfortably, and bowled Brantford all out for 135. Paras (38) and Satnam (33) top scored for Brantford, and Zohaib took 5 wickets.
Hamilton lost a couple of early wickets up front, but Usman (40) and Rikin (18) build led the recovery, and after Rikin got out, Khizar Hamid came to the crease and played an exciting T20 inning. Khizar scored 68* in 26 balls (5 fours, 6 sixes). His match winning inning helped Hamilton win the game with 7 wickets in hand and 30 balls to spare.

Hamilton Tigers were crowned as champions for the 2016 Ed Burn Tournament, Premier Division.

Elite Division

Semi Final 1: Halton Warriors vs Oakville SCORECARD
In a low scoring game, Halton batted first and lost 6 wickets for 39 runs in 9 overs.  A few partnerships in the end took them to 77 for 9 in 15 overs, and the last pair added some much needed runs, taking the total to 122.
Oakville had a similar start, losing 7 wickets in 8 overs with only 61 runs on the board. Kamran Habib (18*) and Ehsan Kharal (42*) put on an unbeaten 63 run partnership to guide their side to victory.

Semi Final 2: NCA Force One vs Crescent SCORECARD
Force One scored 121/7 in 20 overs and Crescent chased it successfully with 4 wickets in hand and over to spare.  The low scoring game came down to the wire with Crescent required 30 runs in 3 overs, and Amir Hussain scored 24 runs off one over to change the game around.

Final: Crescent vs Oakville SCORECARD
The Champions of 2013 and 2014 faced off in the Elite Division Final.  Batting first, Oakville started off poorly, losing 6 wickets in 7 overs with only 39 runs on the board.  Amit Sawh (42) and Ehsan Kharal (40) put together a 84 run partnership, helping Oakville finish with a challenging total of 150/9 in 20 overs.
Crescent started remarkably, and kept the scoring rate at almost 11 an over, with Zeshan Arshad (32) taking on the bowlers. The middle order kept the same momentum going, and in the end Crescent chased it down with ease, with 5 wickets in hand and 27 balls to spare.

Crescent was crowned as champions for the 2016 Ed Burn Tournament, Elite Division.

We would like to congratulate the semi finalists, the runners up and the Champions for their remarkable performances, and a great tournament.

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