Bagan ride Utpal guile
Utpal Chatterjee’s ageing left-arm did the trick once again as Mohun Bagan beat Tollygunge Agragami to a place in the CAB league final Friday. The veteran claimed six for 45 to restrict Tollygunge to 180 for nine in 70 overs and earned a 43-run win for his team. The final will witness a Mohun Bagan-East Bengal clash at Eden Gardens on Sunday and Monday.
Mohun Bagan got a chance to bat for 11 overs in the morning and added 40 to their overnight 183 for seven before being all out with five balls remaining. Shib Sagar Singh, resuming on 21, went on to make 42. Tollygunge were never in the hunt after losing an early wicket and there was no partnership of note.
Mohun Bagan 223 in 69.1 ovs (Deep Dasgupta 67, Shib Sagar Singh 42; Rajiv Dutta 4/67). Tollygunge Agragami 180/9 in 70 ovs (Devang Gandhi 43, Abhijit Ganguly 40; Utpal Chatterjee 6/45). Mohun Bagan won by 43 runs.
Jalpaiguri S.P. Roy CCC captain Rabi Shankar Roy struck an unbeaten 103 to help his team beat Marcus Square CCC by 110 runs in the Ambar Roy memorial sub-junior cricket tournament.
n Jalpaiguri S.P. Roy CCC 185/5 in 25 ovs (Rabi Shankar Roy 103 n.o., Adil Hussain 3/37). Marcus Square CCC 75 in 19.5 ovs (Sourav Mondal 4/11, Ayan Kabiraj 3/15). Jalpaiguri S.P. Roy CCC won by 110 runs.
n Siliguri Subhajit Mitra CCC 101 in 23.2 ovs. Ashok Malhotra Academy 102/3 in 21.1 ovs. (Pradip Mahato 41 n.o.). Ashok Malhotra Academy won by 7 wkts.
n Simla Bayam Samity 43 in 21.5 ovs. Suhrid Mitra CCC 44/0 in 7.3 ovs. Suhrid Mitra CCC won by 10 wkts.
n Paikpara CCC 98 (Avishek Bose 48, Subhojyoti Nnady 3/18). Pioneer CCC 99/1 (Subhojyoti Nandy 48 n.o.). Pioneer CCC won by 9 wkts.
nSambaran Banerjee CA 73/8. Sports Lovers Association of Bengal 74/2 in 17.1 ovs (Abhirup Gupta 40 n.o.). SLAB won by 8 wkts.
n Udayan CA 148/6 (Joy Sarkar 47 n.o.). Ishapore Sonai Memorial CCC 117 in 22.4 ovs (P.P. Kiran Kumar 4/15). Ishapore Sonai Memorial CCC 31 runs.
n Duttapukur Agragami 130/9 (Suraj Chowdhury 3/6). Deshbandhu Park CC 114/9. Duttapukur Agragami won by 16 runs.
n Shyamnagar Sabuj Sangha 86 in 24.5 ovs (Samrat Mukherjee 3/15). Liluah CCC 90/4 in 15.5 ovs. Liluah CCC won by 6 wkts.
The CAB-organised selection trials for under-19 players have been advanced and will be held on Thursday and Friday. These selections usually used to be held in the beginning of a season, but officials have decided to hold it early so that they can work with only the ones selected right from the start of the new season.
The BHA league first division group B match between Sporting Union and Behala SA ended 1-1. Prabir Pan scored for Sporting and Yakub Sangha did the needful for Behala SA.
Don Bosco will meet La Martiniere in the inter-school basketball meet final Saturday. Loreto House will face Rashmoni Balika Vidyalaya for the girls’ title. In the boys’ semi-finals, Don Bosco beat Chetla Boys 51-43, while La Martiniere overcame St Anthony 59-24.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI), Eastern Centre, will hold selection trials for 12 disciplines at its Salt Lake campus on Thursday and Wednesday. The number of players to be chosen for each discipline is yet to be finalised.
TODAY IN SPORT
CRICKET: Ambar Roy memorial sub-junior meet at various grounds.
BASKETBALL: Finals of inter-school meet at state association courts from 3.30 pm.