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19th April 2002 - Page 3


The cricket team were runners up in a tournament held in the Yadavindra Public School in Patiala on 13-14 April. It was a six a side cricket tournament and it was also known as the YPS Sixes. The matches were played with different rules compared to the normal cricket. There were five over a side matches, with each bowler getting to bowl a maximum of one over per match. There were four fielders on the ground besides the bowler and the wicketkeeper. Teams from all over North India participated in this tournament, and the other teams besides Vasant Valley were Bishop Cottons (Shimla), Woodstock, Yadavindra Public school (Patiala), Yadavindra Public school (Mohali), Punjab Public School, Lawrence School (Sanawar) and RIMC (Dehradun).
The Vasant Valley team consisted of seven members:
Dhananjaya Chak, Kartik Lamba, Rohan Kacker, Vikas Venugopal, Shiva Bamezai, Rahil Sareen and Yajur Tiwari.

Vasant Valley was in Pool A with Punjab Public School 

(PPS), Bishop Cottons (BCS) and RIMC. In the first match they faced PPS and made short work of them by cruising to victory with all five wickets in hand. After that the team played BCS and won by four runs. Then they went on to play RIMC in the last of their league matches and winning the toss they elected to bat, putting up a respectable total of 63 in five overs. The opening partnership of Dhananjaya and Kartik Lamba blossomed once again with Dhananjaya doing the bulk of the scoring. The match turned out to be a thriller with 

Vasant Valley required to make 30 of 2 overs. Soon the equation was brought down to 6 of 1 ball and Dhananjaya hit the ball over the long on fence. The team won all our matches in the league stage and went to the semifinals with a 100% victory record. They faced YPS (Patiala) in the semifinals and the opponents being the home team a fairly large crowd turned up to watch the encounter. YPS batted first scoring 58 of 5 overs but the opening batsman for Vasant Valley did the trick once again by guiding their team to a comfortable victory.
In the finals our team was up against YPS (Mohali) who, like us, had won all there 4 matches until the finals. They won the toss and elected to bowl realizing that batting second was Vasant Valley's strength. They restricted us to a miserly 50 in 5 overs and eventually cruised to victory with all 5 wickets.
Dhanjaya Chak was voted the best batsman of the tournament with an average of 199. He only got out once, and that was in the finals. 


The Inter House Hockey tournament started on 15 April with the boys' matches. The scheduled matches were Blue vs. Red and Green vs. Yellow. In the Green vs. Yellow match Green House cruised to victory beating Yellow House 3-0. Kartik Lamba scored two goals. In the Blue vs. Red Match Blue House put up a good fight against Red House but ultimately Red House proved to be the better team

and won 4-2. Vikas Venugopal scored two goals.
The girls' matches were held on 16 April. Blue House played Red house and emerged the winners winning 1-0. Saraswati Nayar scored the only goal in the match. In the Green vs. Yellow match both teams were equally matched and this match resulted in a draw.

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