The tournament got off to flying start with Himalaya beating Siwalik in the first game on the last ball of the match. Siwalik needed 3 runs off the last ball to win it but they managed just a single and ended up losing the match by just 2 runs. The top three run scorers for Himalaya were Vikram Chadha (47 off 34), Ankit Rajgarhia (44 off 39) and Dhruv Sodhi (28 off 11). For Siwalik it was Ishaan Yadav (52 not out off 44), Ishwar Dhillon (56 off 44) and Jatin Mehra (13 off 7). Apoorva Lakhia picked up 3 vital wickets for Himalaya while Rohit Roy and Vivek Sud each got 2 wickets for Siwalik
Simultaneously the other match between Nilagiri and Vindhya ended with Nilagiri cruising to an easy victory over Vindhya chasing down the target of 131 in just 14.2 overs. For Vindhya the top 3 scorers were Dhruv Soota (56 off 37), Madhur Bhatia (18 off 17 balls ) and Pratap Bajwa ( 17 off 25 balls). Adi Jain top scored for Nilagiri with a 50 not out off 37 balls followed by Angadbir Singh ( 37 off 24) and Mayank (17 off 18). Adi Jain picked up 2 wickets for Nilagiri while Dhruv Soota also got 2 wickets for Vindhya.
Everyone trooped off to Bengali market for lunch in the break and it was quite a sight to see around 45-50 OS all dressed in whites literally taking over Nathu Sweets for lunch. After a sumptuous lunch, everyone dragged themselves back to the fields for the second match of the day.
Vindhya took on Siwalik and batting first they made 189 in 20 overs. In reply Siwalik were all out for 164 in 19.3 overs. Dhruv Soota (43 not out off 22), Pratap Bajwa (41 off 26) and Revant Gupta (31 off 22 ) were top 3 batsman for Vindhya. For Siwalik the top scorers were Minhas (43 off 30), Vivek Sud (30 off 20) and Ishaan Yadav (19 off 12). Shiraz Khanna was the leading wicket taker with 4 wickets for Vindhya house while Avtar Singh had the best bowling figures of 2-0-22-1 for Siwalik house.
On the other field Himalaya lost to Nilagiri in an another closely fought match. Himalaya set a target of 147 which Nilagiri successfully chased with one wicket and 3 balls to spare. Angadbir Singh top scored for Nilagiri (73 not out off 33), followed by Ayushman (53 of 25) and Mayank (14 off 12) while Vikram Chadha (63 not out off 26), Apoorva Lakhia (36 off 19) and Dhruv Sodhi (15 off 18) were the top scorers for Himalaya. Ayushman, Angadbir Singh and Harsh Vardhan Khimta got one wicket each for Nilagiri while Sahil Chauhan had the best figures of 3-0-20-2 for Himalaya house.
On Sunday morning we all met at 9.30am to discover that each house was down to just 5-7 players. Seemed that 2 back to back matches on Saturday had taken a toll on quite a few players who could not make it on Sunday. It was unanimously decided by all the team captains to play a single 25 overs match with a combined Himalaya Vindhya team taking on a combined Nilagiri Siwalik team. It was also mutually decided that since Nilagiri was the only team to have won both its matches on Saturday, the winner’s trophy should go to Nilagiri House.
Himalaya Vindhya scored a mammoth 244 in 25 overs with the top scorers being Vikram Chadha (51 not out off 35), Dhruv Soota (42 off 17) and Apoorva Lakhia (42 off 21). In response Nilagiri Siwalik were able to score 202 with top contributions coming from Jatin Mehra (70 not out off 35), Avtar Singh (38 off 32) and Gaurav Thapar (21 off 12). Kunal Soni was the leading wicket taker for Himalaya Vindhya with 3 wickets while for Nilagiri Siwalik it was a wicket a piece for Rohit and Rahul Roy.
Following were the prizes that were distributed at the prize ceremony :
Winners Trophy – Nilagiri House
Man of the Matches :
Himalaya vs Siwalik : Apoorva Lakhia
Nilagiri vs Vindhya : Aditya Jain
Siwalik vs Vindhya : Shiraz Khanna
Himalaya vs Nilagiri : Angadbir Singh
Himalaya Vindhya vs Nilagiri Siwalik : Vikram Chadha and Avtar Singh
Best Batsman : Vikram Chadha
Best Bowler : Dhruv Soota
Best Fielder : Jitender Singh Chandel
Best Wicketkeeper : Gaurav Thapar
All in all it turned out to be a great 2 days of fun and we look forward to having it again next year !
"Event: Book release: Late Dr Harish Dhillon Janamsakhis: Ageless Stories, Timeless Values
About the event: Dr Harish Dhillon passed away on 21st of August 2015, the official release of his latest book on Janamsakhis was one of his last wishes which his sister Mrs Yogindra Singh(OS56) and grandchildren, Inaaya and Rehaan were fulfilling.
The release was held at CGA Golf Range, Sector 6, Chandigarh at 5 pm on 5th October. The book was released by Ms Avneet Parmar, Dr Harish Dhill niece, as per his last wish in the presence of Union Minister, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (OS 1972) and Justice SS Sodhi, former Chief Justice Allahabad High Court, President of The Tribune Trust and Governor Yadavindra Public Schools. Maneet Singh (OS 2001), education and publishing consultant, and former student of Dr Harish Dhillon’s convened the book release.
The release was followed by high tea. It was attended by Dr Harish Dhillon’s family, friends, relations, admirers of his writings, school teachers - former and present - of Yadavindra Public Schools, Mohalli and Patiala, dignitaries from the defence and civil services and in the education sector. Former Chief Secretary, Punjab, Shri Rajan Kashyap, also attended the event and later sent a memoir of Dr Harish Dhillon’s and his works.
The book is now on stands in leading bookstores and will shortly be online:
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We lost Sandeep Sirkeck(OS85)- Massey to a Car accident in Kotgarh, Himachal Pradesh on 8th October. The Cremation took place on 9th October. .
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and may God give his family the comfort and peace that they seek in this time of grief.
just when you were opening up ... we lose you. Too early.... and too suddenly.....
"Time has ceased my friend,
But cherished memories still linger,
This is the way of life and all things.
We shall meet again,
You are only sleeping.”
May your soul be at Peace.
Posted on behalf of the Batch of 1985
Preeti Pariat Mehta
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