ANANDA was crowned for the second time as the Champions in the boys’ challenge trophy 2013 in Los Angeles
Published: 16 May 2013
Orange County Lions Foundation organized this annual event for the second time in Tustin and as usual lots of boys school teams and girl school teams participated. There were plenty of new talent shown during the tournament.
Boys schools semi finalists were Mahanama, Ananda, Thurstan and Royal teams. Mahanama gave a big fight to Ananda and Ananda still prevailed. Thurstan fought with Royal in the semis and came on top. Everybody expected a hugely entertaining fight at the finals. Ananda team won the toss and elected to bat first. First four overs were bowled well and Ananda managed a averagely good 58 runs. However, the last over conceded 43 runs inclusive of extras to bring a monstrous total of 101 just in five overs. Manjula and Ryan from Ananda thrashed the bowl all over the ground during this over, which almost guaranteed the win.
Thurstan team, however started positively and managed a healthy average. But, over 20 runs per over was never within their reach. Ultimately, ANANDA was crowned for the second time as the Champions in the boys’ challenge trophy 2013.
Among the girls’ teams Colombo combined played against Holy Family Convent in best of three finals to take the trophy. Former champions failed to retain the title and COMBINED COLOMBO GIRLS TEAM ended up crowning the girls’ challenge trophy 2013.
Continues music played by fellow OCLions member Cinesh Fernando was supported by Dasith, Sashi some other fellow cricketers. Plenty of delicious food was available all through out the event with fabulous faluda drink to go with Nelli, mixed fruit, Iced coffee and other beverages.
OCLions would love to announce the tremendous support from major sponsors on trophies, tents, and food vendors, as well as all participating teams to represent schools. Also, some unforgettable support from some fellow members on scoring, umpiring and to run the food stalls.
Looking forward to another fabulous event in early part of nest year………….