PDCA inter-school cricket: It was a day of extras at Law College Ground

February 21, 2020, Pune


Reference: https://hindustantimes.com/cities/pdca-inter-school-cricket-80-extras-sum-up-day-at-law-college-ground/story-UH1FMTgFEcoMnGFHrwyIMN.html

The match between DY Patil High School and Angel English Medium School, CBSE kept umpires busy at Law College ground on Wednesday. While the former gave away 42 extras, the latter conceded 38 during the under-14 Kohinoor PDCA cricket tournament.

In the end, it was Angel school who win by 23 runs.

Bowlers, both spinners and medium pacers, from both teams were unable to keep the ball on the stumps.

“All the players are new and need a lot of bowling practice. As only a few play for clubs, giving away extras has to be checked in the initial days,” said Vishal Birmane, coach of Angel English Medium School, CBSE.

With the allotted 90 minutes to complete 20 overs, DY Patil could only complete 16 overs.

“My team is participating in any tournament for the first time. It is lack of practice that gave away so many extras,” added Rakesh Ahire, coach of DY Patil High School. Wides topped the extras tally with DY Patil giving away 22 and Angel 37.

“In the Sahoo cricket tournament, Angel bowled 74 extras, 61 in next match and now 38. I joined the school as coach a few months back. The boys need a lot of practice in nets,” said Birmane.