Nail-Biting Win for Wittenborg Cricket Team

Wittenborg's Lasantha de Silva Crowned Man of the Match in Cricket Match

The WUAS cricket team triumphed over the Gelre Cricket Club in a nail-biting T20-match this weekend at the Zupthen cricket grounds. T20 means both sides have a single innings each, restricted to 20 overs. Each side consists of 11 players.

Wittenborg batted first, scoring an impressive 123/6 in 20 overs. De Silva was Wittenborg’s star batsman with an innings of 56, eventually awarded Man of the Match. The WUAS team managed to restrict Gelre to 119/8 in 20 overs. The strongest bowlers were Salman Malik who took 4/10 and Umar Khan with 2/13.


De Silva commented afterwards: “It was a very competitive match which was dragged on until the last ball with 5 runs to win. Umar Khan from Wittenborg bowled out Gelre's highest scoring batsman, Anjana Kadirappulige (38), in the last ball...”

It's just Cricket

Though cricket is not widely played in Europe – except England – it has a huge following in warmer countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. 

The WUAS team were supported by Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng, Wittenborg’s chair of the executive board, Peter Birdsall, Wittenborg’s University of Brighton coordinator, Myra Qiu and lecturer, Daniel O’Connel. 

The team consisted of Lasantha de Silva (Captain), Dr Rauf Abdul (vice-captain), Sohaib Ejaz, Salman Malik, Vikram Athavale, Shivam Kumar, Yasir Khan, Umar Khan, Hashim Khan, Ikram Raz (wicket-keeper) and Haseeb Mirza. 

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WUP 2/9/2019
by Anesca Smith 
©Wittenborg University Press

Nail-Biting Win for Wittenborg Cricket Team
Nail-Biting Win for Wittenborg Cricket Team
Nail-Biting Win for Wittenborg Cricket Team
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