Carnival vibe at Basa sports day

2018-06-27 06:00
Stanger Baptist Church were ecstatic after beating Darnall in the final of the six-a-side cricket game.

Stanger Baptist Church were ecstatic after beating Darnall in the final of the six-a-side cricket game.

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THERE was a carnival atmosphere at the Baptist Association of South Africa (Basa) family fun day, held at the Manor Primary Ground on Saturday, June 16.

More than 300 runners and walkers took advantage of the early morning overcast conditions and gentle easterly breeze to participate in the 5 km fun run/walk. Medals were awarded to all finishers.

Enroute walkers and runners were privy to two well-stocked halfway refreshment stations and, apart from receiving a medal, collected an apple (sponsored by Bobby and Daphne Naidoo of Natdale Insulating Services).

The top three male and female finishers in the primary and secondary school categories as well as the adult and veteran categories walked away with trophies and packs of Azam Wheat Flour (sponsored by Azam Flour).

Immediately after the fun run, churches were engaged in an athletics programme ranging from sprint races (60 m; 100 m and 150 m), to novelty items including duck walk, tyre race, blind search and obstacle races.

There was fierce competition among the adults in the sprint events and the relay. The Jehovah Shalom women showed their rivals a clean pair of heels, winning the relay in a canter. The Darnall Baptist Church men led, from start to finish, to clinch honours in the male relay competition.

The tug-o-war competition proved to be popular among the men and women. In the male category, Glenhills Revival Centre out-muscled the classy Darnall outfit (spearheaded by Samuel Moonsamy).

In the female category, the Nonoti ladies proved too strong for Jehovah Shalom.

Stanger Baptist Church won the six-a-side cricket tournament after beating Darnall in a one-sided final. Stanger Baptist quickly notched up a double after beating Tinley Manor 3-2 in the penalty shootout.

Children enjoyed themselves in the bake-off while the reptile and snake marquee, together with the rabbits stall, also proved popular.

Co-ordinator of the Basa family sports day, Isaac Abraham, expressed his sincere thanks to every member of the organising committee in ensuring the event was a huge success. He singled out Pastors Rodney Kandasamy, Moses Pillay, Rajen Kandasamy, Prabs Naidoo and Clement Rajarathnam for their ongoing prayers and support.

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