Gulf News – Sharjah: Zayed Cricket Academy stamped their claims to be the strongest academy team in the UAE by winning the Emirates Cricket Board’s prestigious UAE Academy Cricket Under-17 League for the second successive year.

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  • Sharjah: Zayed Cricket Academy stamped their claims to be the strongest academy team in the UAE by winning the Emirates Cricket Board’s prestigious UAE Academy Cricket Under-17 League for the second successive year.
  • In the final of the 2018 edition played at Sharjah English School ground, Zayed Academy defeated Desert Cubs Cricket Academy by 28 runs on Saturday.
  • Desert Cubs’ Glenn Fernandas bagged three wickets for 25 runs.Chasing the total, Desert Cubs got off to a bad start due to Zayed’s opening bowler Safeerullah Khan striking thrice to dismiss the top order batsmen.
  • Though Desert Cubs’ middle order batsmen Brendon Martis (39) and Chanul DeSilva (25) tried their best to lift their team’s innings, off spinner Khalid Mahmood grabbing three wickets and leg spinner Osama Hassan taking two wickets, restricted Desert Cubs to 140 in 28.
  • Zayed Academy, based in Abu Dhabi, was established in 2005 and trains over 250 cricketers and have been regularly providing talented cricketers to UAE’s different age group teams for several years.


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