This year our kids were lucky to get continuous tournaments. Athreya Cricket Academy & Empowerment Centre, Thrissur invited us to take part in their maiden UNDER15 tournament (Athreya International Inter Academy UNDER 15tournament) held from 21st to 28th April 2017. Impressed by their world class amenities and tournament fixture, we decided to participate in it. Teams from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Dubai, and various other teams from Kerala participated in the tournament. It was an amazing experience for our boys to play in the floodlight, that too in pink ball. Though it was their first experience, our boys played excellently in all the three matches.
SCA bagged two Man of the Match awards.
Sidharth Sivasankar was selected as man of the match for his excellent knock of 46* runs against “President’s XI”, Idukki.
Joemon Joy was selected as man of the match for his all-round performance (23 runs and 2 wickets) against “YCC North Paravur”.
It’s a policy of SCA to take their U14 kids, outside Kerala to give practice matches. Since last few years the destination was Goa. But this year, we chose Bengaluru, which was indeed a life time experience to our kids. The accommodation was at Chinnaswami club house. From 11th April 2017 onwards we had matches with different school teams and academies. Though for many of our boys it was their first tour outside Kerala, many gave stunning performances in various matches.
As it is IPL season, children had the opportunity to meet many of the RCB team members. Some of the RCB members came to see our team and gave autographs to our kids. Children had nice photo sessions with them also. Children were allowed to watch the Net sessions of RCB team.
On 14th, our kids had the opportunity to watch the IPL match held between RCB and MI. It was indeed a dream come true experience to our entire team.
After their last match on 15th, our team returned on 16th and reached on 17th.
Shine’s Cricket Club Champs
By Express News Service Published: 29th December 2014 06:05 AM Last Updated: 29th December 2014 06:05 AM
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Shine’s Cricket Academy, Thriuvananthapuram rode on a brilliant century from Arjun Aji (108) to defeat Murugan Cricket Club and lift the first Selected XI all-Kerala junior cricket tournament held at the College of Agriculture Ground, Vellayani near here the other day.
Batting first, Shine’s CA posted an innings total of 253 runs in 30 overs as half centuries from Adithya N and Achyuth C added to the ton of Arjun. In their reply, Murugan CC could only amass 170 runs in the stipulated overs as they conceded the match to Shine’s CA. Venkateswara Iyer and Gokul S R saw their half centuries go in vain for Murugan CC while Balabhaskar of Shine’s CA picked up two wickets as they demolished the opposition batting line up. Shine’s CA’s Arjun was declared the man of the match in the final while Murugan CC’s Gokul S R received the man of the series award. Kerala Cricket Association president T C Mathew gave away the honours.
Brief Score: Shine’s CA – 253 for 3 wickets in 30 overs (Arjun Aji 108, Adithya N 53, Achyuth C 51 not out) bt Murugan CC – 170 for 7 wickets in 30 overs (Gokul S R 59, Venketeswara Iyer 50, Balabhaskar 2/12).