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First ever ALFA cricket match View Clips


ALFA organized a Cricket Match  for its alumni, which was held on June 8, 2013 (Saturday)  from 3 pm onwards  in CLRI grounds. Thanks to Director CLRI for providing CLRI Cricket ground.
          It was attended by more than 40  Alumni members across several batches, special thanks to 1980 batch for  attending many in number. The family members of some of the Alumni were present  to participate and cheer the teams as well. 
          ALFA President, Shri. C.R. Mohan  called upon Shri. C.S. Gnanasekaran and Shri. G.K. Devarajan to formally  inaugurate ALFA’s first ever Cricket Match.
          The Cricket Match was a limited  edition 16 overs match. Two teams were formed by picking of lots. Team A was  captained by Shri. Sadhashiv and Team B was captained by Shri. Vijaya Sarathy.
          Team A was represented  by ALFA Alumni- i) Shri. Asif (Wkt) Shri. B. Madhan,  Shri. Dhilip,  Shri. Sadashiv (Capt), Shri. C.R. Mohan, Shri. Vignesh, Shri. Karthik, Shri. C.M.  Karthikeyan and ii) family members of Alumni – Shri. Gautham Chadrasekar (son  of Dr. B.Chandrasekar), Shri. Naveed Ahmed (husband of Dr. Nishad Fathima) and Master Gautham  Prabhakar (son of Shri. C.M. Prabhakar).
          Team B was represented by its  ALFA Alumni- Shri. Venkatesh (Wkt), Shri. Sreenivasan, Shri. Manzoor, Shri. AK Venkatesan,  Shri. Raghul, Shri. C.T. Muthu, Shri. Vijayasarathy (Capt), Shri. Vinodkumar,  Shri. Prabu, Shri. Kanagaraj and ii) family member of Alumni- Master Siddharth  Karthikeyan (son of Shri.C.M. Karthikeyan).  
          Team A Scored 81 runs from  its allotted 16 overs with some spirited batting display from some of Alumni  like Shri. Mohan, Shri Asif and Shri. Karthikeyan. Team B had some very good  bowlers in Shri. Vijayasarathy with his Crafty Spin  and Master Siddharth with his accurate Pace.
          There was a Drinks Break- Match  strategies were discussed.
          Team B chased down the score  with four overs to spare with some big hitting by the Junior Alumni members and  its own “Wall- Rahul Dravid” –Mr. Sreenivasan of Prime Tanneries  who remained unbeaten. Team A had some very good bowlers Shri. Madhan and Shri. Goutham  Prabhakar with their accurate Pace.
          The Alumni Dr. B Chandrasekar,  Shri Thirumaran, Shri. Gopalakrishnan, Shri. Lakshmipathy, Shri. AV Chander,  Dr. Nishad Fathima and Shri. Obla Premkumar were not in the playing XI but cheered  and encouraged both the teams.
          Result: Team B won the Match by  5 wickets.
          The Match was umpired by Shri. R.  Suresh Kumar.
          The Man (or Men) of the Match  were awarded to Shri Ragul and Master Siddharth Karthikeyan.
          Man of the match was sponsored by  Shri. Srinivasan / Shri. VIjayasarathy / Shri. Chander and Shri. CR Mohan.
          ALFA Lapel Pins were  distributed to all the Alumni present.
          In conclusion,  the Cricket match was really enjoyable and some of the Alumni wanted  to have more such matches to be conducted in the future.  Special  thanks to AK Venkatesh / CM Karthekeyan / N Nishad Fathima and other EC members  for organising this event.