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Semi-final berth for Howly boys

Dibrugarh, May 27: Howly High School, Barpeta, defeated P.R. Govt. Higher Secondary School, Goalpara, by 60 runs to enter the semi-final of the All-Assam Dilip Sarmah Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

In the third quarter-final match played at the Golaghat stadium today, Barpeta won the toss and decided to bat. The team scored 112 losing all their wickets in 38.4 overs.

Priya Ranjan Pathak scored 22 off 48 balls while Hrishikesh Bayan got 15. For Goalpara, off-spinner Dilwar Hussain took three wickets for 22 runs, medium pacer Nur Azam captured two wickets giving away 15 runs while Charanjeet Kurmi also claimed two for 13 runs.

In reply, Goalpara started off well but a tricky spell of spin bowling by left arm spinner Harshajit Das, who took six wickets for seven runs in five overs, brought down the curtains early. Goalpara, who were 30 for one at the end of 10 overs, folded up for just 52 runs in 19 overs.

Nur Azam scored 14 off 21 balls. For Barpeta off-spinner Krishna Nath took four for 16.

In a Zone-II match at Bokakhat stadium, North Lakhimpur Govt Higher Secondary School defeated BPBMHS School, Charaideo, by 21 runs to enter the quarter-finals. Lakhimpur won the toss and decided to bat and were bundled out for 77 in 26.3 overs. Rahul Mishra scored 21 from 37 balls. For Charaideo, left arm medium pacer Mujibur Ali picked up four for 10 runs in 5.3 overs. In reply, Charaideo were bundled out for 56 in 18.2 overs. Tapash Paul and Hrishikesh Buragohain scored nine each.

For Lakhimpur, medium pacer Amar Alam picked up seven wickets for just 14 runs.

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