Led by useful knocks from Gurumanat (26) and Vaibhav (25), St John's School, Sector 26, recorded a 11-run win over GMSSS, Sector 26, in a match played during Blessed Edmund Rice Cricket Tournament for Under-17, at St John's School, Sector 26, in Chandigarh on Monday. Batting first, St. John's School scored a total of 134 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 20 overs. Gurumanat (26) and Vaibhav (25) were the main architects of the St John's innings. From GMSSS, Sector 26, leg-spinner Anil Kumar grabbed three wickets giving away 25 runs. In reply, GMSSS-26 were bundled out for 123 runs in 18 overs. Rishi (30) emerged as the highest scorer for the losing team. Arjun Sharma (3 for 25) bowled well for the winning team.
After recording the win against GMSSS, Sector 26, St John's School tasted defeat against Ryan International School, Sector 49, by eight wickets in the next match. Batting first, St John's School made 163 runs for the loss of eight wickets in 20 overs. Narun topscored with 37 runs. For Ryan, Siddharth (4 for 35) bowled a superb spell to put the opposition on the back foot. In reply the formidabale Ryan team achieved the target losing eight wickets. Arshdeep (52) smashed a brilliant knock to romp his team home.
In another match played in the U-14 category at the same ground, Chandigarh Baptist School beat St Kabir School by 40 runs to enter the final of the tournament. Chandigarh Baptist School posted a total of 119 runs for the loss eight wickets. Batting second, St Kabir School were bowled out for 79 runs in 15 overs.
Match I: St. John's School:134 for 9 in 20 overs (Gurumanat 26, Vaibhav 25, Anil 3 for 25, Aakash 2 for 20) beat GMSSS-26: 123 all out in18 overs (Rishi 30, Omkar 19, Arjun Sharma 3 for 25, Tejas 2 for 10, Kartavya Sharma 2 for 20).
Match II: St. John's: 163 for 8 in 20 overs (Narun 37, Paritosh 25, Siddharth 4 for 35, Mandeep 2 for 20) lost