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HDCL 2019 Elite Champions - Hamilton Cricket Club

Ranjit Chaudhri
10-06-2019

HDCL 2019 Elite Champions - Hamilton Cricket Club

Hamilton Cricket Club (HCC) who were not doing that great during the half way thru the 2019 Elite Division, got their A game in the second half of the season to storm into the Elite Division play-offs. No one would have given them a chance as 4th seeded team to upset number One seed Sunrise Cricket Club at Waterloo Park Cricket Ground. However, HCC not only upset the top favorite Sunrise CC but outplayed them to blizzard into the Elite Division final. While HCC upset Sunrise CC; Niagara Cricket Club (NCC) had a tough time against strong Cambridge Cricket Club in other semi-final. NCC held their nerves while Cambridge made some untimely mistakes to lose to NCC by 2 wickets in a very close and tense chase.

Elite final was played at pictureous Niagara Cricket Center in Thorold on Oct 3rd, 2019. Hamilton bowlers did an amazing job of restricting strong NCC batting line up to partly 120 runs to set up an easy victory by thier batters. However, defending champions NCC made it very tough for Hamilton batters and reduced them to 80 for 8 wickets down. Defeat was steering down Hamilton CC throat however, a determined and desciplined unbroken 9th wicket stand of 41 between Fakhar Khan (32 not out) and Viral Shukla (7 not out) took Hamilton CC to an unlikely victory thus avenging a loss to NCC in 2018 Elite finals. Congratulations to Hamilton CC for a successful 2019 season and Elite Championship. Good luck for 2020 Super Elite season.
<< Match was live streamed and can be watched on You Tubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ5FKE30qdg >>

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