Giles Shield: Rizvi Springfield's Shubham Mestry smashes triple hundred

Updated: Dec 28, 2016, 11:14 IST | Subodh Mayure

A week after Suryansh Shedge scored a triple century, the Mumbai Schools Sports Association-organised Giles Shield Under-14 (Plate Group) cricket tournament witnessed another 300-plus individual show

Shubham Mestry
Rizvi Springfield batsman Shubham Mestry at Matunga yesterday

Exatcly a week after Gundecha Education Academy's Suryansh Shedge scored a triple century (326) against SPSS Mumbadevi Niketan (Borivli), the Mumbai Schools Sports Association-organised Giles Shield Under-14 (Plate Group) cricket tournament witnessed another 300-plus individual show.

This time it was Rizvi Springfield's (Bandra) Shubham Mestry (304), who helped his team beat Jesuben High School (Khar) by 460 runs at Dadkar Maidan in Matunga. Batting first on the Dadar Parsee Zoroastrian CC pitch, the Bandra outfit scored a mammoth 517-6 in the allotted 45 overs.

Batting out of position
Shubham, his school's regular opener, came in at No. 3 yesterday when the first Rizvi wicket fell at 30-1. Right-handed batsman Shubham's 304 came off 135 (52x4, 3x6) and he put on 100 runs with Abhinav Singh (56) for the third wicket.

"I read about Suryansh's triple century and asked myself that if he could do it, why can't I, so I went into this match with a big innings on my mind. But I didn't think about Suryansh's feat while batting," Shubham told mid-day.

Scoring a triple century in a 45-over game is astounding. Either the batsman is too good, or the opposition bowlers were dishing out some loose stuff. When asked to describe the opposition bowling, Shubham remarked: "Majority of the deliveries were short-pitched. There were a lot of full tosses too and I managed to dispatch them to the fence."

Total domination
Shubham was in total command at the crease, but a run out sent him back to the pavilion. "I drove one nicely and started running, but the bowler fielded the ball in his follow through and ran out me with a direct hit," Shubham rued.

Prince Singh (45), Prajwal Rai (33) were the other scorers for Rizvi. Jesuben HS were also poor when they batted. Rizvi's pace bowlers Moin Khan and Samad Shaikh claimed three wickets each to bundle out the Khar side for a mere 57 in 21 overs.

Vineet's 6-10 helps Gokuldham to victory
Leg-spinner Vineet Vanikar returned amazing figures of 6-10 as he bowled Gokuldham High School (Goregaon) to 10-wicket victory over Don Bosco (Borivli) in the Giles Shield yesterday. Vanikar's guile helped bundle out Don Bosco for just 73 at Kamath Memorial pitch, Shivaji Park, before Gokuldham crossed their easy target without any damage thanks to batsmen Ronit Thakur (33) and Arsh Krishnatar (31).

Brief scores

  • Rizvi Springfield (Bandra) 517-6 (Shubham Mestry 304, Abhinav Singh 56) beat Jasuben High School 57 (Moin Khan 3-20, Samad Shaikh 3-18) by 460 runs
  • SVIS 256-3 Rajsingh Deshmukh 133*, Malhar Mane 68) beat Dr Radhakrishnan High School 52 (Karan Patole 6-17) by 204 runs £IES New English School 366-6 (Anurag Nair 168*, Jash Ganiga 120; Abhinav Pujari 6-137) beat Hansraj Morarji 57 (Manan Bhatt 3-12) by 309 runs
  • Shardashram Vidyamandir English 247-8 (Sameep Misal 104*; Krish Patel 7-87) beat St Xavier Boys Academy 74 (Sanskar Mahatra 6-23) by 173 runs £Don Bosco (Borivili) 73 (Vineet Vanikar 6-10) lost to Gokuldham High School (Goregaon) 74-0 by 10 wickets £Parle Tilak Fieya Mandir 89 Lilavati Podar High School 93-5 (Anees Dikhane 5-44)by 5 wickets
  • OLPS High School 119 (Yusuf Wadiwala 5-52, Ayush Singh 3-24) beat Matunga Premier High School 87 by 32 runs £Green Lawns High School 176 (Rizwan Yasif 30; Soumil Mhatre 3-34, Nilay Pawar 3-14) beat Don Bosco High School 132 (Dhanraj Guray 5-31) by 44 runs

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