Dear Cricket Loving Rotarians,

It was indeed an excellent and thoroughly enjoyable Rotary cricket fellowship during the last week end, when RI DIST 3150 renewed their friendly rivalry on the cricket field with fellow Rotarians from our neighbouring RI Dist 3020,who drove down all the way  from Vijayawada  on 01 March 2008  to be part of this cricket extravangza.

Since there was very good response from the cricketing Rotarians of  Dist  3150,  two balanced teams were fielded, namely 3150 Blues ( led by Rtn.Jagdeep Saini) and 3150 Reds ( led by Rtn.Vishal Srivastav)  to play on 01 Mar and 02 Mar 08 respectively against Dist 3020.

An exhilirating  20/20 game was played between 3150 Blues and the visitors under flood lights on the evening of 01 March 08 in the lush green ( although relatively small ) cricket field at Sarojini cricket academy ( VST) grounds near RTC Kala Bhavan ( Bagh Lingampally).3150 Blues emerged victors by dishing out a good all round and clinical performance in front of fairly good sprinkling of cheering Rotarians which included DGE DR.Sharath Babu of RI Dist 3150 who spared his valuable time to witness the game.The highlights of the game included creditable individual performances from Rtns.Sandeep/Jagdeep/Pankaj/Venugopal/Sreedhar Raju of 3150 and  Rtns.Arun/Sreenivas/Penchalliah of 3020.


The game was followed by by a wonderful fellowship dinner/cocktails when the video clippings / stills of  5th World Rotary cricket festival  held at Srilanka in Aug 07 ( in which RI DIST 3150 took part)  was presented  by Rtn.Sarathy  with active participation of all the Rotarians  of  3150 (who took part in the same at Srilanka)  sharing their wonderful and memorable experiences of this festival.

The second game ( 30/30)  was played between 3150 Reds and  Dist 3020 teams on the next day ( 02 Mar 08) as a day match at the sprawling Hyderabad water works grounds,Amberpet from 0930 hrs onwards.Dist 3020 team made the series score one all by winning this game thanks to solid individual performances from the evergreen Rtn. Sam Movva and Rtns.Penchalliah/ Sreenivas (Pandu)/Sathya of Dist 3020. Rtns.Vimal Kumar/ Vishal Srivastav/Ashok Kabra  excelled for 3150 with creditable display.

DG DR. Vijendra Rao of RI Dist 3150, kindly made it convenient to be present during the last one hour of the game to encourage the Cricketing Rotarians and distributed mementoes to the Visiting team from VZA 3020.

The undersigned placed on record the wonderful spirit of Dist 3020 team led by the veteran cricketing Rotarian PDG. Sam Movva supported by Rtns.Mohan/Sada Babu for kindly accepting to visit Hyderabad  for the this Cricket fellowship and making it a thoroughly enjoyable event and also the excellent and dedicated team work of IFCR Board members and volunteers of 3150 which included Rtns.Vaman Rao/Shravan Malani/Samir Gupta/Vishal Srivastav/Sreedhar Raju/Sandeep Jhawar/Anil Goyal/ George ( all of RC Sunrise) Rtn.Vimal Kumar ( RC Hyd Centenniel),Rtn.Jagdeep Saini ( RC Ameerpet) Rtn.PR Ramesh( RC Secunderabad) and Rtns.Agam Rao/Karthic ( RC Hyd North).

Looking forward to many more such wonderful recreational fellowships which will further the Rotary spirit and bondage, cutting across all individual affiliations.

With Best wishes and regards,

Yours in service of Rotary,

Dist Chair (Vocational and Recreational Felowships),
Convenor IFCR (AP State),
RI DIST 3150.Hyderabad,India.