Imphal, May 20: Model Club’s 61-run victory against Western Cricket Association went in vain as they failed to make it to the top eight in the MCA Classification Tournament at Luwangpokpa Cricket Ground.
Sixteen teams featured in the tournament where only eight teams were picked up in the elite group.
From Group A, Champs Khagempalli, Reyoungster XI, Cyclone Thangmeiband and Uripok Cricket Club made it to the top four while from Group B Tiddim Road Athletic Union, Blue Hawk Khurai, Youth Welfare Club and Yaiskul Athletic Club made it to the elite group.
The last match saw Model Club work their way to 146/10 from 36.3 overs where Viking Singh made 34 runs while Saikhomba with 23 runs, Iboyaimawith 19 runs and Kenny with 16 runs were the major contributors. Western Cricket Association bowlers Dev, Naoba Singh, Gulsan Singh, Heramani Singh and Bikom Singh fetched a wicket each.
In reply, the Western Cricket Association were bundled out for 85/10 from 23.1 overs with Heramani Singh with 22 runs and Dev Singh with 20 runs giving some resistance but failed to achieve the target. Prasanta Singh chipped in with 18 runs.
Superjit Singh and Iboyaima Singh claimed three wickets each while Priyobrata got two wickets and Saikhomba Singh fetched one wicket. Model Club bowler Iboyaima Singh was declared the Man of the Match for his three wicket haul and 19 runs.
Transfer: The All-Manipur Football Association said the Inter State Registration Transfer for players will be open from June 9 to August 31.