It was an early start at 5 a.m. for Groundwala team on Sat, 12 Dec 2015. All the banners, DJ, refreshments, support staff and team jerseys were in place. Much to our surprise participants reported 15 minutes before time. We could clearly see the excitement on their faces, they were just raring to go. Soon it was 8 a.m. the schedule start time, absolutely clear sky, bright sunny day and gentle breeze across the stadium.
And the first ball…….. a cracking square cut over point resulted in four. That was pretty much the story of first match and within an hour we were into the last over of the match, with batting team chasing 28 runs in 5 balls..
The atmosphere become electric with lot of adrenaline rush and the air was filled with exuberance.The stage was set for our maiden sports event “GW Cric8 Championship” at LB Stadium, Hyderabad. It was an 8 over per side tournament with 8 players in a team.
Talking about some Nos.:
- 16 teams were invited for this event and we got an overwhelming response with around 40 team showing participation interest in this event.
- At the event there were total of 128 participants and more than 200 hundred spectators were present during the two day event.
- A total of 73 sixes, 92 fours were hit, 75 wickets were taken and mind boggling 2341 runs were scores in just two days of cricket.
In the end it was Team Real Page Rockerzz who really rocked and lifted the Trophy and bagged game cards from Smaaash (Simulation games venture) worth Rs 10,000/- and the runners up Search Heads won game card of Rs 5,000/-.
We want to thank each team for participating and all the other teams who showed interest in the event. We also want to thank the sponsors of the event Smaaash Hyderabad, Bisleri and Surya Trophy House for much needed support to make our maiden sports event successful.
The shorter format was specifically designed to accommodate more and more team in the tournament and give participants a chance to experience fun of playing in an International cricket stadium, idea was to give exciting and fun filled weekend. And some where our goal was achieved.