The second All Kerala Don Bosco A C City Soft Ball Floodlit Cricket Tournament was held at the Don Bosco Ground, Vaduthala from the 16th to the 21st of February. It was conducted by the Youngsters Group of Don Bosco Youth Centre, Vaduthala. On the 16th of February, the tournament was inaugurated by Mr. Harishri Asokan, a leading Malayalam Cine actor. Rev. Fr. Devassy Chirackel (Rector), Rev. Fr. Joffie Puthuva (Director, DBYC) and Rev. Fr. Babu Manisserry (Animator, Youngsters Group) graced the occasion with their valuable presence.
Everyday the matches started at 07:00PM and ended at 02:00AM after eighty games a day. There were forty teams participating in this cricket fiesta and people from all over the city flocked to the Don Bosco Ground to witness this spectacular event. Mr. Aneesh Lopez, the president of the youngsters group, Mr. Anooj, the secretary, and Mr. Sooraj, the match convener, were the main organizers.
On the 21st the there were five games, two quarter Finals, Two Semi Finals and the Grand Finale. In the first Semi Final, Spikes Thrippunithura defeated Lords Perumbavoor and in the second Semi Final, Sastha Trivandrum defeated Thrippunithura Appan. The grand final started at 12:00AM and still the gallery was filled with around 2000 people watching the match. The grand Final was played between Spikes Thrippunithura and Sastha Trivandrum. All the main sponsers of the event were present for the grand final. After a very exciting and vibrant performance by both the teams, Spikes Thrippunithura defeated Sastha Trivandrum by 15 runs.
Rev. Fr. Rector, Rev. Fr. Joffie Puthuva and Rev. Br. Josh Kanjooparambil gave away the trophies to the winners and the Runners up. The Thrippunithura Appan Team was selected as the best team. Congratulations to the members of the Youths group and to the animator Rev. Fr. Babu Manisserry, for the well planned organisation of the event.
Bro Sumon SDB