The Maritime Standard cricket team came out on top over the Rest of Shipping in the second TMS Cup encounter between the two sides. The match, held at the Ocean Fair cricket club in Dubai, was watched by a full house who were treated to some excellent batting, bowling and fielding performances by both teams.
The TMS team batted first and scored an impressive 95 in 15 overs, with a Man of the Match performance by Emile Bhatia top scoring with 39, an excellent performance on a pitch where the ball kept low. The TMS bowlers were then able to keep the dangerous Rest of Shipping batsmen in check, and they could only muster 71 off their allotted overs. Hussain Chakkiwala from the Rest of Shipping bagged 4 wickets in 3 overs to earn himself the best bowler award, and Emile won the best batsman award while Ana Senanayake won the best fielder award for his fabulous throw from the boundary to run out the dangerous Shavir Sidhwa
After the game players and guests thoroughly enjoyed a BBQ at the club, where all the talk was about the next match, which will take place in November 2020. Trevor Pereira, managing director of TMS, said, “Last year we lost out to a good Rest of Shipping team so it was very satisfying to turn the tables this time. Everyone enjoyed themselves, which is the main thing, and we are already looking forward to next year!”