Lifestyle Rides On Mestry’s Performances; Wins JCA 25+ Championship
Lifestyle Cricket Academy started 2023 with a bang as they clinched the coveted JCA 25+ Plus Championship Season 1. The tournament was played among six teams from October 30, 2022, to January 22, 2023, in Borivali, Mumbai. The top four teams qualified for the semi-finals, and the semi-finals winners advanced to the finals. Lifestyle Cricket Academy took on Bharat Army XI in the finals and beat them by 13 runs to clinch the championship.
Lifestyle Cricket Academy had many remarkable performances throughout the tournament. Vinit Mestry won the player of the series and the best batsman award. Mestry, an opening batter, muscled 328 runs in seven matches and was the leading run-scorer in the competition. He struck two half-centuries and a century, averaging 47 and had a strike rate of 273. He smashed 35 boundaries and 28 sixes.
Besides Mestry, Rohit Sharma was the other top contributor with the bat for Lifestyle Cricket Academy. Sharma scored 139 runs in three innings and was the first centurion of the tournament. He had a healthy average of 70 and a stellar strike rate of over 200.
Rajiv Naik was the most impressive for Lifestyle Cricket Academy with the ball. The wily left-arm spinner scalped nine wickets in five innings and was among the top two wicket-takers in the tournament.
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