Jubail, Jan 11: The recent Jamiyyatul Falah Aljubail Charity Cricket Tournament culminated in a thrilling final which saw the SAB Warriors squeak home by 4 wicket victory to capture the JF Cup-2013.
“Fourteen teams competed this year with two teams from the Dammam, one from Riyadh and 11 from Al Jubail. Each team played in the knockout form for the first round; thereafter the quarterfinals were played considering the net run-rate rank of the first round. From then on the top four played in the semi-finals for a place in the final.
The final nail biter had SAB Warriors batting first and putting up on board a challenging total of 74 for 6. Captain Salman again showed his promising knock scoring 21 runs and taking 3 wickets.
Al falah lost Nazman early but a 2nd and 3rd wicket partnership of 55 runs between A.Fayaz and Nisar put the hosts in the driving seat. However the loss of both players at 58 runs in 7th over lead to panic in the Alfalah ranks. The tension mounted and with Shakeer requiring 2 to draw off the last ball the excitement was at fever pitch. With the last ball SAB Warriors got shakeer run out on the second run to give the visitors a 4 wicket victory. It was a match to remember.
The Closing ceremony had Mohammed Saleem (NCMS), Zaheer Zakaria (Almuzain Group), Shahid (Energia), Muneer (S.R. Engineering) Shahul Hameed (Ex JF Ameer) , Mansoor Ahmed (JF Dammam President) and Mohammed Farook (JF Jubail President) to present the trophies. Haneef Hasan from JF Jubail lead the organizing team to a successful event. Tournament Referee Zeeshan Ali closed the ceremony as the night got colder on three days of fantastic cricket.
The main sponsors for this tournament were Al-Muzain, S.R.Engineering, Expertise contracting company, Nexus middleeast, Realtech Industrial service, Energia, Amaco, NGC, Cook Xone, Chemanol, I K Holding co. and noted philanthropic NRI individuals from Aljubail.
Jam’iyyatul Falah, has been actively organizing various activities through which they are trying to educate and entertain the audience while bringing the people of Mangalore and other regions together.
SAB Warriors lift ‘JF Cup-2013’