Batsmen score big and bowler takes 10 wickets in a Harris Shield game
by Arya Author
Published - Nov 19, 2016 12:59 pm | Updated - Nov 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Mumbai is known to produce quality cricketers with the most prominent of them being Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. The local leagues are known to be pretty competitive which brings the best out from a young and budding batsman. Ever since Vinod Kambli and Sachin Tendulkar’s record-breaking stand for their school Shradhyasram Vidyamandir way back in 1989, the spotlight has been on the scorecards in and around the city.
One such scorecard which caught the attention of everyone yesterday revealed an astonishing performance by two kids. Playing for their school Cambridge ICSE, Kandivili in the famous Harris Shield tournament, the duo of Shreyan Pai and Aryan More put together a mammoth 425 run partnership for the 1st wicket in 45 overs. While Shreyan Pai remained unbeaten on 215 from 150 balls, his partner Aryan More finished with 161 from 120 balls.
Parle Tilak Eng Med School 425/0 in 45 overs (Shreyan Pai 215 no, Aryan More 161 no) beat Cambridge ICSE Kandivali 123/9 in 45 overs (Sanyam Jain 37, Yuvraj Bhati 5/6) by 302 runs.
In another local game at the Oval Maidan, 15-year-old off break bowler Dev Patel managed to do the unthinkable and joined the elite list of bowlers like Jim Laker and Anil Kumble who has the rare distinction of picking 10 wickets in an innings. Playing for N Jamnabai Narsee High school, the teenager took apart the opposition batting line up with his brilliance finishing with figures of 10/9. Earlier in the day he also scored a defiant 35 with the bat propelling his team’s total to 112.
TN Jamnabai Narsee High School 112 in 36.1 overs (Dev Patel 35; Sanmeet Singh Anand 4/31, Vinayak Sarkhot 3/24) beat Rajhans Vidyalaya 29 in 11.5 overs (Dev Patel 10/9) by 83 runs.