The best part about Giles Shield is you get to see kids from various corners of Mumbai performing with full heart. It just feels so good to see young, raw and refreshing talent grinding hard and playing with passion. The way just 11yr old Sanskar batted to stitch his half century in his 1st ever cricket match against players senior to him or Tanmay’s solid half century were all commendable.
In the match between IES VN Sule and Rustomjee High School, Rustomjee won the toss and elected to bowl first. IES batting first made a very decent score of 242/all out in 45 overs where in opener Tanay Khandeshi displayed a lot of resilience with the bat scoring 65 off just 70balls. Tanay who top scored for IES smashed 10fours which included some great cricketing shots. Defending a total of 243, IES VN Sule bundled out Rustomjee boys for just 50runs. Atharva Bhosle with 3/5 in 8 overs with 6maidens was really impressive while the rest of the bowlers also bowled really well helping IES win the match by a big margin of 192runs.
In the other match between Bombay Scottish and Parle Tilak English Medium School played at Cross maidan, Parle Tilak won the toss and elected to bat first. Parle Tilak’s top order really chipped in well and especially their 11yr old little dynamo Sanskar Dahelkar who grabbed everyone’s attention with a solid looking 66 off 101balls (8fours). Little genius Sanskar played debut cricket match of his life with a bang against RN Podar against whom he scored a brilliant 66 and followed it up with another 66 in his 3rd match vs Bombay Scottish which helped Parle Tilak put up a score of 232. Bombay Scottish in reply were all out for 125 where in Dhawal Mate was the pick of the bowlers with 3/21 in 17overs. Parle Tilak won the match by 107runs and it was surely Sanskar who stood out with his batting!