Women’s Cricket takes centre stage this weekend on Saturday.

The first women’s match this season kicked off with a friendly match between Lions Club & Narayan XI. Lions Club batted first and scored a decent score of 87 runs in their allocated 15 overs. The best batters from Lions Clue were Snehal who scored 15 runs which included 2 boundaries and Manisha who played an attacking innings scoring 6 runs of 6 balls and a boundary as well. On the bowling front Narayan XI took three wickets and they were taken by Geeta, Vanita and Malshi. When Narayan XI took to the field to chase they had their task cut out as they had to score almost 6 runs per over to win the match which they managed to achieve thanks to solid opening batting by Geeta who scored 20 runs at a brisk pace and included three boundaries.  The pick of the bowlers for Lions Club was Mangri who took two wickets and bowled three overs. A competitive game of cricket ended with Narayan XI coming out as winners. 

Contributed by Jivan Palani – tournament-coordinator. 

Narayan XI and Lions club teams
Kids getting ready for action

We also continued the kid’s cricket engagement with a match between Girls of ISS and under 13 boys of ISS. The girl’s team won the toss and decided to bat first and all of their batters spent a decent time at the crease lead by Kara Delport who faced 21 balls followed by Ariane Larose and Annie Yang who faced 11 balls and Alisha Sharma (captain) and Shalini Raja who faced 10 balls each helping their team to a score of 66 runs of their 15 overs and losing only 3 wickets. The pick of the bowlers for the boys U13 team were Raj Vekaria and Ranjit taking one wicket each. In response the boys only managed to score 56 runs losing the match thanks to some attacking bowling from Kallum who took two wickets in the 3 overs he bowled. For the boys their best batter was Dean Rouillon who scored the first boundary of the match and spent a decent time in the crease. There was an exciting finish to the match with the batter from the boys team Shantanu scoring a boundary of the last ball yet not being enough to win them the game.