MHJC have kicked off their Active Cup campaign with a resounding victory over Al-Madinah School. Put into bat by the opposition, the MHJC innings got off to bad start, losing skipper Max Herbert (8W1) in only the second over. Kabir Sikh (8M1) and Mantej Singh (7F1) set about rebuilding, putting together a superb, unbroken partnership of 154. Positive running between the wickets and the ability to punish any wayward bowling, allowed MHJC to post a commanding total of 161 for 1 after 20 overs. Mantej finished on 77 not out and was ably supported by a 30 not out from Kabir.
162 to win was always going to be a tough challenge for the Al-Madinah batsman and so it proved, as wickets tumbled regularly throughout their innings. The pick of the MHJC bowlers was Ashwina Krishnakumar (7F1) 2 for 10 off of her 4 overs and Jainish Kumar (7W1) who finished with the impressive figures of 4 for 10 from his 3 overs. Max Herbert supported the bowlers in the field with two direct hit run-outs. MHJC couldn’t quite manage to the bowl opposition out, with Al-Madinah finishing on 50 for 9 from their 20 overs.
There will be tougher games to come against Viscount and Pakuranga Intermediate, however this is a great start from our new team. Good luck for the rest of your first round games.
Photo is Mantej Singh, celebrating his 77 not out.