Sheridan's five-wicket haul helps NAS clinch League of Mammoths
Nad Al Sheba players celebrate after winning the 8th League of Mammoths tournament. - Supplied photo
Dubai - Nakheel came in third while Zabeel finished at the bottom among the four teams.
Sheridan Hadfield's five-wicket haul for 11 runs highlighted Nad Al Sheba's (NAS) triumph over Jumeirah Mammoths in the final of the Dubai Cricket Council's 8th League of Mammoths tournament at the Sevens ground.
Put into bat NAS piled up a fighting 176 from 24.2 overs and did extremely well to bowl Jumeirah all out for 130.
Although they lost opener Sunil Raheja (0) and Sangit Gopinath (6) early in the innings Devrajan Srinivasan (28) and Vinay Tolani (31) steadied the rocking boat of NAS.
Vijay Mehra (39) and CTK Mashood added 45 runs for the sixth wicket but NAS were not yet out of the woods until man-of-the-match Sheridan's 16-run blitz from 9 balls (1x6, 1x4) came as a blessing in disguise and propelled them to 176.
Jumeirah's chase was lukewarm. Apart from Sandeep Raina's 32 none of the other batsmen could take charge of the match against a disciplined NAS bowling attack.
After Sunil Rajeha and Kapil Gandhi removed the openers CTK Mashood claimed two middle order batsmen and Sheridan Hadfield cleaned up the tail.
Nakheel finished third and Zabeel finished at the bottom among the four teams but they won two awards. Deepak Patel bagged the best bowler award and Lucky Abbas was declared the Player of the Tournament.
NAS 176 all out in 24.2 overs (Vijay Mehra 39, Vinay Tolani 31, Devrajan Srinivasan 28, CTK Mashood 27, Sheridan Hadfield 16; Santosh Kotian 4-21, Bobby Suri 2-25) beat Jumeirah Mammoths 130 all out in 22.4 overs (Sandeep Raina 32, Santosh Kotian 19; Sheridan Hadfield 5-11, CTK Mashood 2-21) by 46 runs. Man of the match: Sheridan Hadfield (Nad Al Sheba Mammoths.
Best batsman: Fahad Tariq (Nakheel, 6 matches,494 runs)
Best bowler: Deepak Patel (Zabeel Mammoths, 9 matches, 14 wkts)
Player of the Tournament: Lucky Abbas (Zabeel Mammoths, 9 matches, 252 runs & 14 wkts)