BCA Under-l9 Girls Cricket Team makes history by defeating Mumbai & Maharashra two of the strongest teams of the West Zone & being on the top at number 1 position.
Baroda Under-19 Girls Cricket Team has done Wonders this time in 2016-17 BCCI Under-l9 West Zone Girls Cricket Championship held at Ahmedabad from 10th Nov.2016 to 16th Nov. 2016 by winning four consecutive matches against Saurashtra, Maharastra & Mumbai and Gujarat Under-19 Women’s Cricket team and get the top position. They will now move to Goa for the Super league tournament.
Baroda Under-19 Girls Cricket Team got their first Victory against Saurastra team by 9 wkts . Jaya Mohite a prominent off spinner of Baroda bowled a good spell of 10 Overs / 4 Maiden / 14 Runs & 3 Wkts, while as Yastika Bhatia a promising young left hander opening batsman of Baroda scored unbeaten 64 Runs & made a partnership with Jeneta Fernandis of 82 Runs.
The Team got their 2nd Consecutive Victory against Maharashtra team by 8 wkts. Yastika Bhatia a promising young left hander opening batsman of Baroda scored unbeaten 59 Runs. While as from Baroda team Radha Yadav, Jaya Mohite & Riddhi Mauriya took 2 wkts each. Yastika Bhatia played a very sensible & responsible innings for her Baroda team.
Fresh from two consecutive wins the team got their third Consecutive Victory against Mumbai team by 5 Runs. It was indeed a very close match. The Skipper Radha Yadav played a marvelous innings of 107 Runs in 106 balls with 2 Sixes & 11 boundaries against Mumbai Under-19 Girls team played on 13/11/2016. She made her debut for the Under-19 girls cricket tournament & was successful in getting her first century of the career. From Baroda Under-19 girls team Jaya Mohite, Radha Yadav, Pragya Rawat, Riddhi Mauriya & Kesha Patel bowled extremely well in all these three matches.
Finally on the verge of making history Baroda Under 19 Girls team played the last match against Gujarat Under-l9 girls team on16th November. Skipper Radha Yadav bowled 10 overs, six over maiden, took 5 wickets conceding 5 runs only. Yastika Bhatia scored 86 runs.
Baroda Under-19 Girls Cricket team, getting consecutive 4 victories in a row & being on the top in the run rate, stands on number 1 position among all other team of West Zone & has got qualified to play BCCI Under-19 Inter State Championship (Super League tournament) to be held at Goa from lSt Dec to 15th Dec. 2016.
Baroda Under-19 team did a superb show this time & after decades have become successful to defeat Mumbai & Maharashtra two of the strongest teams on the West Zone. This is a history in Women’s Cricket of Baroda. “This is really a nice feeling as the girls are really playing good cricket in the last three matches. I joined the Baroda Cricket Association one and half months ago on 29th September and get only 15 days for the preparations. The saving grace was that most of the girls in the team were part of Zonal Cricket Association (ZCA) for two year and I know their game as they are coming to the one month camp. I focused on their technical and mental fitness and working on their plus points and not bulldozing them,” said Aparna Kambli Senior coach BCA.
Kambli earlier coach U19 and U16 women team and also gave her services to Goa team for two and half years. She said the triangular series before the tournament helped them. “Before the game I chose my 11 and the Hyderabad triangular series helped as a lot in preparation to the West Zone tournament. We tried different combinations stepping up our game and won four out of six matches which was a moral booster for the players,” said Kambli.
Radha Yadav the skipper of our Baroda Under-19 girls team performed extremely well and now eyeing for the Goa super league tournament. Coming from a economically not so good family Radha moved to Baroda two years ago skipped her 10th board exams. His father is a vegetable vendor in Mumbai.
“I moved to Baroda on a mission to play good cricket and that I continue to give my best. In the last match I was unluckily run out but I make myself a promise to get wickets in bowling and I took 5 wickets by giving away just 5 runs in 10 overs. The silver lining was that we won the match and make history. I skipped my 10th exam last year and moved to Baroda along with my coach Prafull Naik and this time I make up my mind to give my exams. After the win we are now eyeing to give our best at Goa Super League,” said Yadav.
Yadav also played with Baroda senior women team and was also selected for the India Green’s team for the Challengers Trophy held at Baroda recently. She is so confident that she said if the Baroda Men Ranji team wants then her team can take the challenge to play against them.