By Rico Phull
Congratulations to Catalunya Cricket Club for winning the biggest sporting event of the year, The European Cricket Series in Barcelona. Playing at the Olimpic Montjuic ground, they were up against the talented Falco Cricket Club, who thanks to a top knock from their Captain, Armaghan Khan, 57 not out of 21 ball, scored 132 for 7.
Unbelievably, Falco’s match 31’s hat-trick hero Shabaz Ahmed produced another moment of magic, taking a breathtaking 3 wkts for 19, including another hat-trick, which helped Falco CC stay in the game.Falco openers, Awais Ahmed and Adeel Sarwar gave Falco a great start, but taking the pace of the ball proved vital for Catalunya CC, removing both openers and winning a superb final by 11 runs.What a ECS, 16 teams, 3 weeks of Cricket, 60 X T10 matches, 12,136 runs, of which 674 were scored in 4’s and an amazing 856 in 6’s!!!Bags are packed and Rome here we come, starting on Monday at 09.15 local time at the Spinaceto Cricket ground in Rome.