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Doha, Aug 31: On the 25th of August, Mangalore Cricket Club (MCC) conducted the first 7-A side cricket tournament for men (7 Overs match). This tournament was open to all Mangaloreans.   In all, 7 teams participated in this inaugural tournament namely, DPI Advertising, M.Pallonji, Tulu Koota, Mangalore Friends, Mangalore Mallige, Konkan Stars & MCC.

In the 1st match, DPI Advertising won against MCC team by 1 wicket.  In the 2nd match, Mangalore Mallige defeated the Konkan Stars by 30 runs.  In the 3rd match, Mangalore Friends were defeated by Tulu Koota by a margin of 27 runs.

With these 3 matches the league matches came to an end. The semi-final line-up was as follows:
M. Pallonji v/s Mangalore Mallige
DPI Advertising v/s. Tulu Koota.

In the 1st semi-final, Mangalore Mallige handed M. Pallonji a walk-over. In the 2nd semi-final, DPI
Advertising defeated Tulu Koota by a small margin of 12 runs.

In the finals, Pallonji defeated DPI Advertising by 4 wickets. Pallonji, playing just their first match of the tournament, showed no sign of rustiness as they restricted DPI at 76 for the loss of 5 wickets in their allotted 7 overs.  Batting second, Pallonji chased the target with an over to spare.

M. Pallonji were declared the winners of the inaugural MCC cricket tournament.

Our special thanks to Umpires Feroz Irani, Teacher, Ideal Indian School; Usman & Nazeem, teachers at Bright Future Pakistani School, for officiating at the matches and ensuring that the tournament was conducted in a very friendly atmosphere.


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