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Advocate XI Cricket club, Nagpur recently brought laurels to the city by winning the Maharashtra Advocate Cricket Premier League 2016-17 organised by Pune Bar Association. The team was felicitated at a special function at the District Bar Association, Nagpur, wherein Advocate Mahesh Gupta (Chairman of Human Rights Department, MPCC, Mumbai and Past President, District Bar Association, Nagpur), Advocate M L Somalwar (Past President, District Bar Association, Nagpur) and Advocate Jyotindra Gandhi were the chief guests. Going down the memory line, these chief guests fondly recalled the times when they played cricket representing the Advocate club and also shared their experiences with the winning team.
Advocate Sudeep Jaiswal who was the highest wicket taker of the overall tournament also shared his experience of playing in the league. Sudeep recalled how exciting it was to be able to play the winning shot with an injured hand and lead his team to victory in the final match!
The winning team consisted of the following advocates: Sudeep Jaiswal (Highest wicket taker with 21 wickets), Ashish Gawande (Captain and best batsman with 398 runs and 12 wickets), S Foorqan Rezvi (198 runs, two wickets and man of the match in the 4th match), Praful Dangre (270 runs and man of the match in the 5th match), Sailesh Gore (123 runs), Sanket Aasre (12 wickets and 120 runs), Kumar Meghani (71 runs), Syed Shahid (16 wickets and man of the match in the final match), Yatarth Singh (8 wickets), Abhishek Sukla, Hemant Pancholi, Dhiren Upadhyay and Dharamraj Bogati.
Pictures by: Himanshu Pal