14 April 2023
The 18 day long Gully Cricket Tournament being organised by UT Cricket Association (UTCA) in collaboration with Chandigarh Police being staged at ten different playgrounds of the city entered on day nine on Friday. A total of four matches were played at GMSS School, Sector 32.
In the first match of the morning, Team No. 122 defeated Team No. 123 by three wickets in an exciting finish. Batting first, Team No. 123 scored 77 runs for the loss of three wickets in the allotted ten overs wherein Hrithik Kumar scored 25 off 15 balls. In reply, opener Manraj’s blistering innings of 58 runs surpassed the target at the loss of seven wickets with three balls to spare.
In the second match, Team No. 125 beat Team No. 128 by 31 runs. Team No. 125 scored 103/5 with the fine contribution of Rannvijay (55). In reply, Team No. 128 could manage only 72/5
Later in the evening, Team No. 131 registered a win over Team No. 130 by 45 runs at the same ground. Blistering knock of Prince (43 off 15 balls) helped Team No. 131 to score 97/7. In reply Team No. 130 could manage only 52/5
In the last match of the day, Team No. 136 (143/4) defeated Team No. 133 (46 all out) by 97 runs in a one-sided affair.
UTCA President’s Sanjay Tandon and Chandigarh Police’s DSP Ram Gopal who were present on the occasion, felicitated the outstanding players after cheering the players. On this occasion, Sanjay Tandon said that the aim of Gully Cricket is to test young talent so that they can be given exposure to BCCI’s events.
Sector 16 Cricket Stadium is all set to host a match between Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speakers XI and Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speakers XI which is being played on Saturday. The Haryana team will be led by Gian Chand Gupta while the Punjab team will be captained by Meet Hayer. Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Jairam Thakur will be the chief guests. The match will start at 6 pm.