Guwahati, Dec. 11: Gauhati Town Club today handed a 36-run defeat to Maharana Athletic Club in a first round match of the Ratanlal Singhania and Mohini Devi Singhania Trophy Ankurjyoti Challenge limited over cricket tournament at Judges Field here. Put in to bat the GTC men posted a modest total of 178 for nine in the stipulated 35 overs and Maharana batsmen were, later, bowled out for 142 in 34.4 overs, thanks to three-wicket scalps by Ayanjyoti Deka and Sujit Gowala.
Deka conceded 16 runs and Gowala 36 off their quota of seven overs each. Aniket Bhowmick of Maharana scored 35 runs and Anurag Talukdar contributed 22 runs. Sukhman Mohori also scored 17. Earlier, Nitin Das topscored for GTC with 37, Chandan Rai scored 31 runs, laced with three boundaries. Sujit Gowala with 24 runs was another notable scorer for the side. Sanjeev Dutta of Maharana bagged four for 34.
Memorial soccer: Young Physiques Union humbled Citizen's Club 2-0 in the qualifying round of the 56th Sir Churachand Memorial Football Tournament at Mapal Kangjeibung today.
Sub-junior soccer: District Sports Association Thoubal and District Sports Association Bishnupur were locked in a 4-4 draw in the opening match of 16th sub-junior boys football tournament which began at Mapal Kangjeibung today. The tournament is organized by All Manipur Football Association.