Singapore Cricket Club's (SCC) president died on the day of the final. Photo courtesy: Singapore Cricket Club.
Singapore Cricket Club’s (SCC) president died on the day of the final. Photo courtesy: Singapore Cricket Club.

Aug 24, 2014

The Madras Cricket Club won the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Cricket T20 tournament by beating the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in the final at Padang, Singapore. However, the final was played under gloomy circumstances as SCC’s president Michael Grice died in tragic circumstances on Sunday, the day of the final.

Grice died when he had a fall on the stairs at the club, reported Strait Times. Grice was 70 years old and was born in Yorkshire. A minute of silence was also held on Sunday evening to pay respects to the president of the club.

On the field, SSC beat Melbourne Cricket Club in the semi-final whereas Madras overcame their Indian rivals Cricket Club of India (CCI). In the final, Madras batted first and scored 147. Lakshmipathy Balaji led the way for Madras with a four-wicket haul that bowled SSC out for 124. Madras featured players such as Rajat Bhatia, Rajagopal Sathish, Prashanth Parameswaran, Hemang Badani, Rajagopal Sathish, Subramaniam Badrinath among others.

The SSC featured Dimuth Karunaratne, Tharanga Paranavithana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thilina Kadamby, and Sachithra Senanayake.

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