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Rizvi Springfield retain Giles Shield U-14 title

Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) beat Al-Barkaat MMI (Kurla) by three wickets in the Mumbai Schools Sports Association Giles Shield inter-school cricket final at Oval Maidan on Friday.

The victorious Rizvi Springfield team after their three-wicket win over Al-Barkaat at Oval Maidan yesterday. Pic/Suresh Karkera
The victorious Rizvi Springfield team after their three-wicket win over Al-Barkaat at Oval Maidan yesterday. Pic/Suresh Karkera

This is the second successive U-14 title for the Bandra school and seventh in a decade.

Opting to bat first, Al- Barkaat were bowled out for 117 . In reply, riding on a patient 97 from Ajit Yadav, Rizvi posted 225.

Al-Barkaat made a spirited comeback in the second innings, declaring at 286-9, setting Rizvi a competitive target of 180 on the fourth and final day yesterday. The Bandra school achieved the target in 67.3 overs losing seven wickets en route.

“This team has not lost a single tournament this season in the U-14 category. We hope to keep the winning momentum going,” said Rizvi coach Raju Pathak.

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