The summer league kicked off with an exciting clash between Mavericks and Panthers at Flyers Field. The match held a special significance for both teams, as Panthers made their debut in the league while Mavericks played their first game under their new name, having changed from RC.

Opting to bat first, Mavericks set a formidable target of 169/9 in their allotted 20 overs. It was a remarkable display by Ranvir Rana, who single-handedly led the charge with a stunning knock of 107 runs off just 57 deliveries. Amit provided crucial support with 17 runs from 26 balls, while the rest of the batting lineup struggled to reach double figures. Panthers’ bowlers, namely Sambiasso, Chamin, and Mehtab, each claimed two wickets to restrict Mavericks from posting an even bigger total.

In response, Panthers fell short by 40 runs despite a spirited effort. Ayush displayed some aggression with a well-played 48 off 40 deliveries, but the rest of the batting lineup struggled to make a significant impact. Taran and Puneet shone with the ball for Mavericks, as they both grabbed two wickets, further denting Panthers’ chances of a successful chase.

Overall, it was an exhilarating start to the Marco Cricket NL T20 League, with Mavericks emerging victorious in their debut match, leaving Panthers to regroup and strategize for their upcoming encounters.