G.S.B. Sabha, Mumbai, organises the 9th edition of its V. R. Shenoy Memorial Inter-GSB Cricket Tournament


The 9th Edition of Sabha’s V.R.Shenoy Memorial Inter G.S.B Cricket Tournament was held on Sunday, 16th December, 2018, at our Kreeda Mandir grounds.   This tournament is held every year in memory of Late Shri V R Shenoy, who served in our Managing Committee for several years and in several capacities till his demise in 2010.

Chief Guest, Shri Navin Shetty, lighting a lamp in honour of Shri V R Shenoy


Remembering Shri V R Shenoy


The tournament was inaugurated by Shri Navin Shetty, cricket administrator and philanthropist.  A lamp was lit in memory of Shri V R Shenoy.  Shri Navin Shetty advised the players that they believe in their coach and play passionately for their team.

There were a total of 12 boy’s teams representing:

1) GSB Sabha, Andheri 2) GSB Seva Mandal, Sion 3) GSB Sabha, Kalyan 4) GSB Sabha, Dombivili 5) GSB Sabha, Mira Bhayander 8) GSB Seva Mandal, Virar 9) GSB Sabha, KharDanda10) GSB Sabha, DahisarBorivali 11) GSB Mandal, Thane and the host team 12) GSB Sabha, Mumbai.

There were three ladies team participating as well: 1) GSB Seva Mandal, Sion 2) GSB Seva Mandal, Dombivili and 3) GSB Sabha, Dahisar / Borivali.

All the matches were played with true sportsman spirit.  The women’s final was played between the teams from Dombivili and Seva Mandal.   Team Seva Mandal emerged winners.  In the ladies category, Niti Rajadhyaksha was the Best Batsman and Player of the Tournament, whereas Dipti Shanbhag was the Best Bowler.  Both the players are from GSB Seva Mandal, Sion.


The winning ladies team from GSB Seva Mandal


GSB Sabha Dombivili Ladies Team was Runners Up

The men’s final was a high voltage game played between GSB Sabha, Andheri and GSB Seva Mandal, Sion.  The match went till the last ball and was a tie.  GSB Sabha, Andheri won as they had lost less wickets. Prasad Nayak was the Best Batsman and Player of the Tournament, whereas Sameer Shanbhag was the Best Bowler. Both the players are from GSB Sabha, Andheri.


Runners Up Team from GSB Seva Mandal


The winning Andheri GSB team


The prime sponsor for the tournament was Shri Sunil Shenoy, USA, son of late Shri V.R.Shenoy.

Financial Support for the tournament was extended by NKGSB Co-op. Bank, Saraswat Co-op. Bank, Prashant Puranik and Madhusudan Shenoy.  We thank them for their support.

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