Sun shines on family cricket day celebration.
A FAMILY cricket day took place at War Memorial Park in glorious autumn sunshine last Saturday.
The event was organised by members of the Sahyadri Friends Group and Councillor Rois Ali, deputy cabinet member for Public Health and Sport (Cheylesmore ward).
As well as hosting plenty of cricket fun for all the family, the event also saw the inauguration of the first ever cricket pitch laid in the War Memorial Park.
The day began with a quick warm-up session followed by the women's cricket match. Two teams were formed by 12 enthusiastic ladies from the Sahyadri Friends Group to play against each other.
Priyanka Priyadarshani was presented with a medal for Best Bowler while the Best Batswoman medal was given to Pallavi Sri.
There were two teams of children, aged six and above, who showed their talent and sportsmanship.
Finally, there was a match between the men's team; Sahyadri Friends Group versus Bangladesh Social Club.
"It was a delightful sight, seeing kids cheering their fathers," a spokesperson said. "A marvellous day, full of fun and fervour, bringing multi-cultural societies together, where all enjoyed the spirit of the game."
The event concluded with an award ceremony where the winning teams and runners-up received trophies, while the kids received medals from Councillors George Duggins, Kamran Asif Caan and Rois Ali.
Families enjoyed a day of cricket fun at War Memorial Park along with the inauguration of its new pitch