Week 3 of the European Champions League took place this past week with Italian club Brescia emerging triumphant after a fine comeback on the final two days.

The first round robin stage saw Scottish champions Carlton go unbeaten and qualify for the second round robin stage along with Romania's Cluj and Switzerland's Otten. Turkish side Zeytinburnu Zafer were bottom of the table without winning a game, their net run rate of -11.41 indicating the wide margins they lost all five games by.

Zeytinburnu Zafer then took on Czech side Prague CC Kings in the first eliminator with Prague winning by 53 runs. This qualified them for the second eliminator which was where Brescia started their comeback, winning by 36 runs despite Sudesh Wickramasekara - the joint holder of the record for the fastest T20I century - clubbing 66 from 24 balls.

The three team second round robin stage so Carlton win both games and the contest between Otten and Cluj abandoned, setting the stage for the final day of play-offs. Carlton made the final at their first attempt with a close ten run win over Cluj. Brescia then won another eliminator game, beating Otten by 11 runs.

A third consecutive elimination game for Brescia followed with a seven wicket win over Cluj qualifying them for the final against Carlton. The Scots batted first, scoring 118-3 from their ten overs, Rory McCann top scoring with 49, ably assisting with an unbeaten 41. The Italian side then capped their remarkable come back by chasing down their target with eight balls to spare with just one wicket lost. Yasir Dullu top scored with 66 from 25 balls as a fourth consecutive elimination game was won for Brescia, securing their place in the finals week.

Next week will see defending champions VOC Rotterdam start their defence. They will come up against MSC Frankfurt of Germany, Alby Zalmi of Sweden, Belgium's Ostend Exiles and Malta Super Kings. Russian champions Petersburg Sporting were set to take part but it won't come as a surprise that, given the current situation, they will no longer be participating.