The Fuvahmulah Boys Interschool Cricket Cup GRAND FINAL will be played between H.A.S. Team A & M.J.M. Team A at Fuvahmulah Cricket Stadium on September 4th at 3pm after a fun and exciting group stage and semi finals competed by 8 teams from the 3 junior schools on the island.
RESULTS & STATISTICS
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Match 01 – H.A.S. Team A v M.J.M. Team C
H.A.S. Team A won by 54 runs. Alhim top scored on the day with 22 runs. Mohamed Haisham was the star with ball in hand taking 3 wickets for 7 runs in 2 Overs.
Match 02 – H.A.S. C Team v F.S.
F.S won by 2 wickets. F.S. Boys team surprised the coaches, teachers and themselves by beating a strong H.A.S. Team C in today match. H.A.S. winning the toss decided to bat first and lost wickets at regular intervals. Nazih taking 3 wickets for 21 runs was the pick of the F.S. bowlers.
In reply, F.S. had to score 75 runs to win. Riaan played some great shots scoring 12 runs and young Layaan and captain Ameem were on the field to make sure the victory was theirs with just 13 balls remaining. Captain Sharin from H.A.S. Team C bowled perfectly to take 3 wickets for just 3 runs in 18 balls bowled. A fine cricketer and leader of his school team.
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Match 03 – H.A.S. Team B v M.J.M. Team B
H.A.S. Team B won by 29 runs. H.A.S. won the toss and chose to bat and they raced away to 65 off the first 5 Overs with Aiham smashing 50 runs off just 22 balls with 6 sixes! Backed up by Maazin (20) the their team scored 129 for 8 wickets off their 15 Overs. In reply M.J.M. were always under pressure and only captain Joodh (27) and Suodh (14) were able to score well for their team. Bowlers Maazin, Azaal Lujain and Joodh were the pick of this match.
Match 04 – MJ.M. Team A v H.A.S. Team D
M.J.M. Team A won by 19 runs. M.J.M. boys decided to bat first and played sensibly from the start to reach a total of 123/5. Captain Maan (32), Anas (25) and Aivan (15) led the run scoring with boundaries and quick singles. In reply, the H.A.S. batsmen never really looked challenging as only 4 boundaries were scored and they finished on 104 at the end of play. Bowlers, Maan, Haikal and Haisham bowled tight and well to see a victory for the Dhiguvaandu school.
Match 05 – H.A.S. Team A v H.A.S. Team C
H.A.S. Team A won by 5 wickets. This Group A match pitched 2 of the 4 teams from H.A.S. together and produced an exciting finish. Team C had a stop start approach to batting with Shajan (23) and Hubaib (14) the stand out batsmen to reach 103 for the loss of 7 wickets. Team A made a good start but slowed their chase in the middle but were still able to cross the winning line on the final ball of the match, scoring 104. Zaadh (18), Ishaan (13) & Azooz (12).
Match 06 – M.J.M. Team C v F.S. Boys
Match was Tied. Both teams scoring 87 runs. Batting first F.S. scored 87 form their 15 Overs. Aiham (18) and Nazih (16) played well. Again it was Haisham with 3 wickets for just 7 runs that was the pick of the bowlers for M.J.M. In reply, it was a dramatic ending that required M.J.M. to score 1 run for a draw or 2 runs for a win from the final ball of the match. Captain Aiham Afeef (28) played a leaders innings making sure his team were in with a chance. Young Maaniu and Aiham scrambled in the last ball to obtain a draw.
Semi Final 1 – H.A.S. Team B v H.A.S. Team A
The first semi-final of the Boys Cricket Tournament was a battle between two of the teams from Hafiz Ahmed School. Team B who had the tournaments best batsman suspended batted first and struggled throughout despite 22 runs from Grade 4 boy Mabsar. They reached 90 for the loss of 7 wickets from their 15 Overs. Superb bowling from Alhim to snatch 3 wickets.
In reply, Team A opened strongly and reached the target of 91 in the last over having an inspired innings from Alhim (26) and Ishaan (18). It was a tense finish as Mazin and Ifuhaam kept Team B in with a chance with some economical bowling.
Semi Final 2 – F.S. Boys v M.J.M. Team A
The second semi final was more of a one sided affair as F.S. Boys batted first but inexperience against a good bowling attack saw them manage just 76 runs from their 15 Overs – Yaaesh hitting 11 as the top scorer. A brace of wickets each for Haikal, Captain Maan and Raaish.
In reply, the M.J.M. team picked off the 77 runs needed for victory Haikal (11), Anas (24) and Maan (21) securing their team a place in the final in the 11th Over.
In reflection, the F.S. Boys team did remarkably well to reach the semi-finals having only begun practicing a few weeks before. This surely shows the wealth of talent from that school towards sport and the Cricket Board of Maldives will work with the school to overcome some difficulties and ensure cricket is available for them to carry on practicing and playing after this tournament.
The Grand Final will be held on 3rd or 4th September as part of the Opening Ceremony of the Women’s Cricket Cup to be held in Fuvahmulah in early September.
All are welcome to come and support the youngsters at Fuvahmulah Cricket Stadium.
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