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  • The Bombay Cricket story
  • Quiz – Name the cricketers
  • History of cricket in India• Calcutta cricket club – established in 1792• Parsis – Orient club – Mumbai – 1848 – Toured England in 1886 and 1888 – Parsis encouraged by the British (considered intelligent and loyal)• Parsis – made their money in opium trade – played cricket (the opium of the people)
  • Pre-independence Mumbai teams• Presidency (Parsis versus English) – 1892-1906 – 26 matches – 11 won by Parsis, 10 by English and 5 drawn• Hindus joined in 1906 to make it triangular• Muslims joined in 1912 – Quadrangular• Christians, Anglo-Indians and Jews – 1929 –Pentangular• Religion wise teams stopped after 1942 (mainly due to Gandhiji’s objections)
  • Shivaji Park Gymkhana (A) – open to public in 1927
  • The Maidaners• Shivaji Park maidan thrown open to public in 1927• Produced first “commoners” in Indian cricket – Vijay Manjrekar – Subash Gupte• Sobers rated Gupte better than Warne
  • The three Vijays – Merchant, Hazare and Manjrekar
  • Hindus vs. Rest, 1943
  • Vijay Merchant – Oval 1946
  • Ranji trophy• Instituted in 1934 by Maharaja of Patiala• Mumbai recorded straight wins from 1956-1973, have won it 39 times• “The Bombay cricket team of the 1960’s could have easily defeated the present Indian team, Tendulkar included” – Raj Singh Dungarpur
  • Mumbai in the Ranji trophy• Rajasthan lost seven finals (though they had Vinoo Mankad, Surti, Gupte, Durrani,Vijay Manjrekar and Hanumant Singh)• Karnataka won in 1974 beating Mumbai in the semi-finals
  • Mumbai Ranji trophy wins• 1934-1940 – 2• 1941-1950 – 3• 1951-1960 - 6• 1961-1970 - 10• 1971-1980 - 6• 1981-1990 - 3• 1991-2000 - 4• 2000-2010 - 5
  • Mumbai vs Gujarat, 1951 Ranji QF
  • The 50’s brigade Naren Tamhane Nari ContractorPataudiandUmrigar
  • The 60’s cricketers• AL Wadekar – Took up cricket in college in 1957, was playing for Mumbai next year• DN Sardesai – Migrated from Goa to Mumbai• ED Solkar – Son of groundsman at Hindu gymkhana
  • Clubs and players• Dadar Union – Vasu Paranjpe, Sunil Gavaskar, Ramnath Parker, Milind Rege• Shivaji Park – Ajit Wadekar, Paddy Shivalkar, Ajit Pai, Baloo Gupte, Abdul Ismail• Hindu Gymkhana – Budhi Kunderan, Dilip Sardesai, Eknath Solkar, Bapu Nadkarni• Parsi cyclists – Russi Surti, Nari Contractor, Farokh Engineer,Behram Irani
  • Mysore v Mumbai, Ranji SF, 1967
  • In the 70’s• Customs officer at Barbados: Anything to declare ?• Dilip Sardesai: Runs maan, only runs• Solkar: Why has the ball gone out of shape?• Sobers: Because you keep snicking it so many times
  • The 70’s players• Sunil Gavaskar, Ramnath Parker, Sudhir Naik, Karsan Ghavri,Dilip Vengsarkar, Ashok Mankad
  • Discipline• Madhav Apte dropped Ramnath Kenny (a test cricketer) for coming just 25 minutes before a club match• Ravi Shastri used to start at 5.30 am for practice• Vengsarkar used to have nets 7am to 11am, Wadekar between 2.30 to 7pm•
  • 1971 team members with Indira
  • Karnataka vs Mumbai, Ranji semis -1974
  • In the 80’s• Some India regulars – Ravi Shastri, Sandeep Patil, Dilip Vengsarkar• Others – Lalchand Rajput, Ghulam Parker, Raju Kulkarni, Chandrakant Pandit, BS Sandhu
  • Mumbai v Delhi final, 1985
  • Haryana v Mumbai, 1991
  • The recent shift• More “out-of-town” players – Sahil Kukreja, Rohit Sharma, Abhishek Nayar• Talent from the suburbs – Better infrastructure – Rohit Sharma from Kandivli
  • Mumbai v Baroda, SF 2007