Vidya Mandir runners up at Gautam Memorial double wicket cricket tournament

Vidya Mandir Alumni Association gautam memorialTwo cricket tournaments – the Gautam Memorial Double wicket tournament for TNCA first division teams and for schools was recently held by the Vidya Mandir Alumni Association, Luz at Marina Grounds.

At the TNCA tournament, Alwarpet CC A team beat Alwarpet CC B team to lift the trophy. Best batsmen award was given to Abhishek Tanwar of Alwarpet A team, best bowler award was given to R. D. Ashwin Kumar of AG’s office team and M. Sakthivel bagged the award for best fielder.

At the tournament held for schools, Vidya Mandir were declared the runners-up after they lost to DAV Gopalapuram in the finals. The best bowler award was given to Rohit Venkatakrishnan of Vidya Mandir.

Sunil Subramanium, former Tamil Nadu Ranji Player, was the chief guest at the valedictory function held on June 25. Shoba Raman, principal, Vidya Mandir, Luz, Narayanan, father of Gautam and Mahalingam, partner, T.S Mahalingam & Sons, were the other dignitaries present at the event.

This annual event is held in memory of N. Gautam, a talented cricketer and an alumni of the school (1984 batch). Gautam’s progress beyond the Ranji trophy level was cruelly cut shot when he succumbed to cancer in 2002. Vidya Mandir has been conducting this tournament since 2003.