Mumbai: Fun, runs and games at Shivaji Park

Updated: Dec 24, 2017, 13:21 IST | A Correspondent

No two teams played as hard when they locked horns in local cricket as Dadar Union Sporting Club and Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG) did till the 1980s

Madhav Apte bats for SPG at Shivaji Park on Saturday. Pics/Ashish Raje
Madhav Apte bats for SPG at Shivaji Park on Saturday. Pics/Ashish Raje

No two teams played as hard when they locked horns in local cricket as Dadar Union Sporting Club and Shivaji Park Gymkhana (SPG) did till the 1980s. On Saturday, these two institutions met at Shivaji Park for an annual festival match that saw Dadar Union's cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar in attendance and Ajit Wadekar wearing SPG colours.

Dadar Union's Sanjay Manjrekar zooms in on the action
Dadar Union's Sanjay Manjrekar zooms in on the action

SPG won the eight-over game by four runs. The hosts scored 89 and Dadar Union were left with the task of scoring 24 in the last over. Salil Datar started off with two sixes and a four off Manoj Joglekar, but couldn't win.

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