emediaIT played in the final of our Corporate 20 Overs Cricket league on Saturday 22nd January 2011 against ADR Distributors. It was the 4th time we had entered the league and had only managed as far as the Semi Finals in previous appearances.
With this curse lifted, we were all very excited at the prospect of finally getting a shot at the trophy. Unfortunately the weather had other plans and the game had a delayed start of 14:30 as opposed to the originally scheduled 09:00. We won the toss and chose to bowl first given the overcast conditions and rather grassy wicket. A few early chances presented themselves in the field, but we did not take these and ADR made a solid start of 53/1 after their first 10 overs. Run rate wise this was fine for us, but the next 10 overs went for over 100 runs despite an amazing 19th over during which we took 4 wickets, setting us 145 for victory.
Our chase started with us losing early wickets in both the 1st and 3rd overs, but we then stabilised to 64/2 after 10, slightly ahead of where the opposition were at the same point in their innings. Good running and some great hitting from the middle order allowed us to cruise through to a 7 wicket victory with 1.5 overs to spare.
Thanks to the entire squad who helped take us all the way as well as all of our supporters, friends and family who made it a great season all round. The next corporate and indoor seasons will be starting soon and emediaIT will there once again!