by Christopher Fernandes
KUWAIT, JUL 8, 2016: Scores of sports enthusiasts locked horns in cricket, football and carrom tourneys at the month-long Ramadan Sports Mania – organised by Don Bosco Oratory (DBO), Kuwait – that ended on July 2.
All-rounder Shivon Gomes and Miriam Fazlullah Resteen helped 'Go Getters' beat 'Jseraz' in the late Father Francis Kharjia Women's Box Cricket competition held at IEAS.
Gomes made her mark on the tournament by excelling in batting and fielding, which earned her the title of "Fearless batswoman," as she top scored in the tournament.
Reshteen was presented with best emerging player award, while Stephanie Pereira of Jseraz's, won the award for the highest wicket taker in the tournament.
Dubop beat Scorpions in the men's edition of the tournament, to lift the title. The opening pair of team Dubop, Nawaf Inamdar and Yatan Joshi put on the runs in the first two over's, before Scorpions found a break through.
It was Jassim Mohammed who made the difference in the finals and deservingly was named player of the finals for hitting three fours and taking three wickets in the last over.
Twenty-four teams registered in this year's Rink Football tournament held at the IEAS quadrangle which is one of the most popular tournaments in Kuwait along with Box Cricket. Mumbaikars lifted the title as they beat 'Team' in the Rink Football finals.
Mumbaikars had a host of experienced campaigners in their side as they took on the youth-filled, Team.
A thrilling finals with commentary from Leo Rodrigues, kept the crowd on their toes. Young Haroon living up to expectations gave Team the lead through a penalty. It was in the last three minutes that Mumbaikars slipped in two goals.
Steven Correia, Vishal Kotak, Ricky Sebastian, Kumail Ali and Peter Fernandes – from Mumbaikars – tried in vain to break through the defenses of Team.
Eighteen players demonstrated their skill in the 6th Open Don Bosco Oratory Carrom Tournament. Newcomer Mustafa beat Shyam Sundar in the finals. Mustafa and partner Ismail defeated Abdulla and Pervez in the doubles final.
Father Blany Pinto, Father Derrick Misquitta and Father Franco Pereira were present for the finals to hand over the awards to the winners.
Calder Dias took photographs of the various sporting events. 'HETCO', 'Fast Logistics' and 'DBO Academy' sponsored the tournament that brought joy to the youngsters.