Wombats win GCC invitational 6s – 6 out of 6 wins

Following up on their colorful performance in their first appearance at the Bahrain 6s in Nov 2014 where they won the Shield Final, the Wombats CC Dubai made their second appearance at the Bahrain 6s held at the Bahrain Rugby Club on the 11/12 Dec 2015. Expectations were high and the competition was tough. This edition saw the likes of other Cricket Sixes veteran teams like Awali, Bokke, Taverners, Darjeeling CC taking the Field.

The Wombats CC squad was a mix of experience and youth with Tauseef Qadri, Hammad Usmani, Omar Hayat having played at the Bahrain 6s the year before while Haroon Ghaus, Mohammed Ali, Hasan Sheikh and Ammad Jami were making their Bahrain 6s debuts. The format comprised of each of the teams playing the other 5 teams in a round robin format and the toppers of the points table playing for the Cup.

Wombats made a clean sweep winning all their matches zwith an all round display of batting, bowling and fielding across the two days of the tournament.

In a format where the Batsman retires on reaching a personal score of 30, the Wombats batsmen seemed to have perfected the art of scoring 30 at a quick pace, given that each innings consisted of 6 overs only. Haroon Ghaus (3 scores of 30) and Tauseef Qadri scored (4 scores of 30) 30s at will while Omar Hayat and Mohammed Ali also chipped in with valuable runs. Ammad Jami, Hammad Usmani and Hassan Sheikh contributed with a combination of incisive and economical bowling. Youngster Hassan Sheikh also effected a crucial run out which helped the Wombats win the game.The Wombats CC is now working on putting out a squad to defend its Title at the Bahrain Sixes 2016