Prague Pepsi Cup report

Jagath S bowling to Kópavogur
Jagath S bowling to Kópavogur

The Winterthur Cricket Club finished in a respectable 5th place at the 2018 Prague Pepsi Cup.

The 2018 tournament took place at Vinoř Cricket Ground, just outside Prague, from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th September 2018.

Winterthur were drawn into Group B in the online draw held prior to the tournament to face last year's winners and favourites for 2018, Sledgehammer (India), along with Masters (UAE) & the Royal Indians (India).

 

Winterthur lost the opening match against Sledgehammer by 7 wickets, but recovered well to bet Royal Indians later that day equally convincingly by 6 wickets. On the second day of the tournament Winterthur failed to chase down the total set by Masters (UAE) and lost by 59 runs. After finishing 3rd place in their group and went on to beat Panthers (Bahrain) by 53 runs and win against Kópavogur (Iceland) by 31 runs to finish 5th overall in the competition.

 

The two opponenst that the WCC lost to were against tournament favourites & winners Sledgehammer & the 2018 tournament runners-up Master, so overall not a bad performance.

Match 1: Sledgehammer (India) v Winterthur

Winterthur 104ao in 18.5 overs (S Cheema 27) lost to Sledgehammer 105-3 in 10.3 overs (J Banneheka 4.0-0-19-3) by 7 wkts

Thursday 6th September 2018 (8am), Château Field, Vinoř Cricket Ground(CZ)

Match scorecard

Match 2: Royal Indians (India) v Winterthur

Royal Indians 117-9 in 20.0 overs (P Fernando 4.0-0-16-3, S Cheema 3.0-0-14-3) lost to Winterthur 121-4 in 20.0 overs (R Grobver 67) by 6 wkts

Thursday 6th September 2018 (3.30pm), Château Field, Vinoř Cricket Ground(CZ)

Match scorecard

Match 3: Masters (UAE) v Winterthur

Masters 188-4 in 20.0 overs (J Banneheka 4.0-0-28-3) beat Winterthur 129ao in 20.0 overs (P Shikare 30) by 59 runs

Friday 7th September (11:30am), Banks Field, Vinoř Cricket Ground

Match scorecard

Match 4: Winterthur v Panthers (Bahrain)

Winterthur 174-7 in 20.0 overs (R Grover 58, S Cheema 41) beat Panthers 121-9 in 20.0 overs (J Banneheka 4.0-0-17-3) by 53 runs

Saturday 8th September 2018 (11.30am), Banks Field, Vinoř Cricket Ground (CZ)

Match scorecard

Match 5: Winterthur v Kópavogur(Iceland) - 5th/6th place

Winterthur 221-1 in 20.0 overs (R Grover 102*, P Shikare 84) beat Kópavogur 190ao in 18.5 overs (J Banneheka 4.0-0-21-3) by 31 runs

Sunday 9th September 2018 (9.30am), Banks Field, Vinoř (CZ)

Match scorecard

Rohit G scored an undefeated 104 against Kópavogur
Rohit G scored an undefeated 104 against Kópavogur
Jagath S took 12 wickets to win tournament bowler award
Jagath S took 12 wkts to win tournament bowler award

WCC fielding team come together at the fall of a wicket
WCC fielding team come together at the fall of a wicket
Prafull S took 6 catches to win tournament fielder award
Prafull S took 6 catches to win tournament fielder award

WCC squad

The following members made up the Winterthur touring squad:

No. Name

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Physio

Tharanitharan Thanalasinghe
Sufyan Cheema
Shay Zala

Rohit Grover

Muralitharan Gnasekaram

Sahan Nagodagamage

Jagath "Deesh" Banneheka

Adam Pratt

Pradeep Fernandez

Chris Lodge

Prafull Shikare+

Mohamed Sameel*

 

Juli Pratt

Tournament dinner

(l-r): WCC's Prafull S, Jagath B, Rohit G
(l-r): WCC's Prafull S, Jagath B, Rohit G

At the tournament gala dinner, held on Sunday 9th September at the Carlo IV Hotel in the centre of Prague, club captain Mo Sameel received the the trophy for 5th place.

 

Winterthur performed well in the individual awards too. Jagath Banneheka (12 wickets) picked up the best bowler award, Rohit Grover (104 not out) the best batsman and Prafull Shikare (6 catches) the best fielder award.

About the Pepsi Cup

Pepsi Cup Prague - page 1
Pepsi Cup Prague - page 4
Pepsi Cup Prague - page 5

More information

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More information about the 2018 Pepsi Cup Prague is available from the Cricket Switzerland website or by email from Mohamed Sameel.

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