One of the biggest draws of the School year and arguably the most eagerly awaited sporting event in the calendar , SelaQui Invitational T-20 Cricket Tournament took off on 2nd May, 2018. The event now in its fourth iteration highlights the qualities of leadership and camaraderie which are the hallmarks of a SeQuin education at SelaQui International School, one of the best CBSE boarding schools in India. The tournament generated great deal of fanfare and witnessed enthusiastic participation from a host of schools from the Doon valley and beyond.
A total of eight teams took part in the event and were divided into two pools. Over the course of the next few days, the Qui Oval witnessed a plethora of matches showcasing exquisite stroke-play as well as magnificent bowling by some of the most talented young cricketers around. The home team itself put up a laudable show and scaled new heights when it made its first semi-final appearance since the tournament’s inception. Spirited performances by skipper Rishabh Gupta and Lavesh Tanwar as well as a fine bowling display by Tushar Sharma and Aman Agarwal ensured the team offered a challenging prospect and stake its claim to be among the contenders.
The weather gods also wanted to be at the biggest sporting extravaganza in the valley, and they did so with a bang. Gale force winds lashed the entirety of our campus and stalled proceedings and this resulted in one of the home team’s matches starting at 6 in the morning. The SeQuins were rightly sleep deprived and vented all their anger at the opposition to overcome Indian High School, Dubai with relative ease in a 10-over match.
The highlights of the tournament were undoubtedly the two thunderous centuries by Anmol Sharma of Modern School, Barakhamba, who delivered in the penultimate stage of the tournament, when it was most needed by his team. A consequence of these superlative performances was that Modern School was able to outclass every other participating team.
The semi-final appearance of the home team provided some much needed exposure for our team which will undoubtedly aid them in bringing home many accolades in the days and months to come.
The culmination of the days of blood, sweat and toil put in by everyone involved in organizing the tournament are summarized as follows:
Best Batsman: Anmol Sharma (328 runs )
Best Bowler: Aryan Sharma (12 wickets)
Best Wicketkeeper: Jyoti Pandey
Best Fielder: Mohammad Wasim
Player of the Tournament: Anmol Sharma (double century)
Tournament Winners: Modern School, Barakhamba
— Shaurya Veer Singh