Zagreb Finish Runners-Up in Slovenian League15.10.2015.
Zagreb Cricket Club has once again finished runner-up in their second season in the Slovenian 40 Over League...
After winning a close semi-final against Bela Krajina, Zagreb met surprise finalists Žabarji in the final in Ljubljana. After losing the toss Zagreb were sent into bat and despite a slow start managed to keep wickets in hand for an assault towards the later end of the innings. Runs to Chris Osborne, Paul Musin and Peter Armaan meant Zagreb scored a respectable 185 at the end of their allotted overs.
Žabarji begin their chase on the back foot by losing a couple of early wickets, but a solid partnership by Matthew Charlesworth and Mark Oman kept the hosts well in the game going into the last 10 overs. When just over a run a ball was needed, Žabarji's big-hitting lower order came to the party and when 2 runs was needed off the last ball for victory it was Sohail Babar who stepped up to hit a big six over cow corner to give Žabarji the win.
Slovenian 40 Over League
Zagreb CC 185/9 Žabarji CC 190/8
Best Players of Slovenian Cricket League 40/40 2015: Best All Rounder: Muhammad Aqeel (Bela Krajina) 206 Runs + 7 Wickets Best Batsman: Christopher Osborne (Zagreb CC) 176 Runs Best Bowler: Simon Kaučič (Žabarji CC) 12 Wickets.