DSC_8168The provincial team placed third in the Atlantic T20 in Fredericton, NB, coming back well after losing their first two matches. After the first planned day of play was washed out, the revised schedule saw all matches reduced to only 10 overs. Newfoundland and Labrador were asked to bat by Nova Scotia in the first match, and had to battle near unplayable conditions on a rain soaked surface. They lost their first four wickets without scoring a run in the first three overs in conditions that were heavily biased towards the bowlers. Adeel Ilyaz battled hard for his 14, and Abrar Khan contributed 9 but 33/7 was never going to be enough, and Nova Scotia won by 8 wickets with 6 overs to spare.
Conditions improved for the game against Quebec, who made 106. Cricket Nl only lost two wickets in reply but despite a valiant effort by Gurman Khurana and Rahul Vashishta fell 18 runs short.
On Sunday they beat PEI by 68 runs, Rahul Vashishta earning man of the match for a hard hitting 42 combined with three wickets and a catch. Their final match was in effect the bronze medal game against New Brunswick. They made 80 batting first thanks to another good innings from Rahul, and then won by 26 runs, thanks to 4 wickets for 6 runs from Samaa Madhawa, named as man of the match.
Nova Scotia won the tournament, with Quebec placing second.
Rahul Vashishta was named player of the tournament, the first time one of our players has received this honour.

Pictures from Clive Owen of Cricket NB
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