Swastic Union won yet another championship defeating Modern Cricket Club in the finals of KSCA State level Tournament where the Champions of Karnataka’s All Six Zone competed versus the Top six teams of Bangalore Zone second division League.
Swastic Union Cricket Club
Standing:(L to R) Anirudh Srinivas, Suryakant, Faizan Khan, Sachin, Pemma Ram, Raju, Varun Anand, Aqib Khan & Abhishek R Nayak
Sitting: Shubhang Hegde, Karthik C A, Irfan Sait, Ashish Dhar & Yuvraj
All of the Swastic victories were very closely fought encounters but the finals against our own Modern CC was the best.
Highest run-getter of the tournament Shaban Khan gave Modern a fighting score by scoring yet another century. State players Ankit Udupa, Bhavesh Gulecha and others contributed well to help Modern reach a healthy 263.
Struggling at 83 for 4 after 25 overs Swastic recovered through consistent performers Yuvraj and Ashish Dhar. Ashish was out for a well made 87 in quick time. In the last over Swastic had just one wicket and needed 8 runs. Last Ball – three runs required and then Yuvraj & Faizan got an All Run Three to win the championship for SWASTIC 2.
Earlier in the season Swastic 2 had won the Second Division Championship and a combined Swastic 1 & Swastic 2 won the KSCA T20 Championship. Jawans were runners up
Our other clubs Cambridge & Jawahars won the Third Division Championships and got promoted to second in Bangalore & Mysore zone respectively.
Our Under 10s & Under 12s in all the tournaments we participated have been the undisputed champs. Our Under 14s , Under 16s & Under 19s have all performed exceedingly well in the KSCA tournaments. All in all KIOC cricketers have really done throughout the season – reason to feel happy & rejoice !
Huge applause to all the players.
A word of thanks to all the coaches, admin staff & the ground staff who have really worked hard to make all this success possible
Best Regards & good wishes from all of us at KIOC to the members of our academy & their families