Sun shines on fam­ily cricket day cel­e­bra­tion

Warwickshire Telegraph - - YOUR LIFE -

A FAM­ILY cricket day took place at War Me­mo­rial Park in glo­ri­ous autumn sun­shine last Satur­day.

The event was or­gan­ised by mem­bers of the Sahyadri Friends Group and Coun­cil­lor Rois Ali, deputy cab­i­net mem­ber for Pub­lic Health and Sport (Cheylesmore ward).

As well as host­ing plenty of cricket fun for all the fam­ily, the event also saw the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the first ever cricket pitch laid in the War Me­mo­rial Park.

The day be­gan with a quick warm-up session fol­lowed by the women’s cricket match. Two teams were formed by 12 en­thu­si­as­tic ladies from the Sahyadri Friends Group to play against each other.

Priyanka Priyadar­shani was pre­sented with a medal for Best Bowler while the Best Batswoman medal was given to Pallavi Sri.

There were two teams of chil­dren, aged six and above, who showed their tal­ent and sports­man­ship.

Fi­nally, there was a match be­tween the men’s team; Sahyadri Friends Group ver­sus Bangladesh So­cial Club.

“It was a de­light­ful sight, see­ing kids cheer­ing their fathers,” a spokesper­son said. “A mar­vel­lous day, full of fun and fer­vour, bring­ing multi-cul­tural so­ci­eties to­gether, where all en­joyed the spirit of the game.”

The event con­cluded with an award cer­e­mony where the win­ning teams and run­ners-up re­ceived tro­phies, while the kids re­ceived medals from Coun­cil­lors Ge­orge Dug­gins, Kam­ran Asif Caan and Rois Ali.

Fam­i­lies en­joyed a day of cricket fun at War Me­mo­rial Park along with the in­au­gu­ra­tion of its new pitch

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