‘Still, I’m in my dreams… Can’t imagine it was like movie style – Lagaan and Kartika was Bhuvan (Aamir khan) of our team’,
From Anjana Agarwal (Player CHAMPIONS BLUE SKYWALKERS)
What an unbelievably nail-biting finish by the Blue Skywalkers in the final match against the tough Orpington Ocelots. The winning sixer was hit by Kartika from Blue Skywalkers. Then there was no stopping of the scream and jubilance hugs and tears of joy. Captain Kiran Tankella was ecstatic as this was the first time most in the team had played cricket.
Honourable Trustees of Indian Gymkhana Club, Mr Sutantar Soni and Mr Raj Bancil were present throughout and played a pivotal role in offering the prestigious venue, Indian Gymkhana Club Osterley to for non-playing, home makers passionate Cricket lovers to live their dreams.
Chief Guest of the day were Mayor Southwark, Cllr Sunil Chopra and Mayoress Mrs Varsha Chopra ji.
Guests of Honour were Former MP Mary Macleod, Ms Khushbu Jain (Eminent Inspiring Lawyer Supreme Court of India) and Former PC Ms Purnima Rawal and respected Mr Ravi Sharma who as usual sheer brilliance kept the crowd engaged and entertained with remarkable ease.
Special Guests were Cllr Bandna Chopra, Cllr Ranjit Pendhar Singh Gill, Cllr Prabhakar Kaza, Cllr Allan Joseph.
Women of the match was sponsored by “JALTARANG” and was given jointly to Kartika singh Goud – (75 runs, winning sixer and 7 wickets) and Etika Agarwal (6 wkts and 80 runs). Commentators / Hosts Baljinder Singh Rathour Anita Anand Nayyar hosted the opening and closing ceremony. Ms Chinu Kishore and Mr Vijay Kamdar handled the score card meticulously. Umpires Amit Vig, Vishal Sharma, Krishan Gopal, Gobind Verma handled the Umpiring and kept the bursting emotions and temper under control. DJ – YUVRAAJ* – You were amazing with your song collections .. this is the first time all of us had super fun with dancing to your music.
Here are the Teams –
Gunjan Bhardwaj – Captain, Babita Maindan – Vice Captain, Varsha Nogaja, Dipika Shetty, Chamini Senevirathna, Anwesha Reddy, Vijaya Kumari Vakkanti, Swati Umale, Tinu Bansal, Namrata Revankar, Payal Sankhe, Sonal Patankar
Etika Agarwal (Captain), Sarika Handa (VC), Bhavika Sevani, Meera Srinivasan, Pallavi Bhaskar, Supritha Shetty, Spuritha Mokshgandam, Manisha Chauhan, Teena Naik, Manasvi
Rise and Shine
Pallavi VishwaKarma (captain), Arti Thakur (vice-captain), Jyothi Bandaru, Roopa sadhu, Kiran Peddireddi, Swati Sharma, Minal Kathare, Meera Jagadish, Shwetha Murthy
Shilpa Choudhary (Captain), Yogita Kaushik (VC ), Kanchan Pasalkar,Syamasundari Nukala, Ritu Sharma Pachori, Bindi Desai, Gauri Utturkar, Neha Jain, Nidhi Jain, Swati verma, Parimala
HEENABA Zala (Captain), Abhnash Bains (Vice Captain) Narendrajeet Kaur, Shital Patel, Darshana, Saptati datta Riya, Payal
Blue Sky Walkers
Kiran Tankella (Captain), Anjana Agarwal ( VC ), Kartika Singh Goud, Swati Kirve, Samidha Jhaveri, Divya Chari, Neha Premgi, Anu Nair Mathievanan, Amuthini Mathievanan, Susany Mathan, Usha Parmar
Some of them kept pinching themselves that they actually played such thrilling matches with a gala family time in such bright sunny weather. Memories etched for life indeed.