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Radial Club surge ahead of River Rine

Guwahati, Jan. 6: Radial Club, Nagaon, capitalised on wayward bowling and sloppy fielding by River Rine Club to clinch a 16-run victory in todayís league match of the Ramesh Baruah Trophy invitation cricket tournament at Judges Field here.

Put in to bat, Radial Club batsmen did not have to toil hard for runs as the River Rine bowlers and fielders conceded 75 runs as extras to pile up 222 all out in 38.2 overs. The River Rine batsmen were all out for 206 in 38.2 overs.

Abhilash Goswami scored 30 (3x4, 2x6), Deepjyoti Goswami chipped in with 24 (4x4, 1x6) and Mrinmoy Dutta made 17 (1x4, 1x6) for Radial Club.

Vicky Rajak and Mithish Purkayastha of River Rine took three wickets each, conceding 36 and 45 runs respectively and Gitartha Sarma claimed two for 32.

In their chase, Amitabh Mallick topscored for River Rine with 73 (9x4) while 25 (4x4, 1x6) runs came from Vicky Rajak. Mintu Sarkar also contributed 17 (2x4).

Mrinmoy Dutta and Yasinul Haque of the Nagaon outfit took three wickets each, giving away 28 and 51 runs respectively and Deepjyoti Goswami chipped in with two for 35.

Gauhati Town Club will play River Rine in another group league match tomorrow.

Mangaldoi badminton: Local boy Bhargabmoni Kashyap annexed double crowns in the third Mangaldoi Open prize-money badminton championship that concluded at Gopinath Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here late last evening.

He bagged the under-13 and under-15 titles defeating Dikraj Kalita 21-11, 19-21, 21-19 and Madhurjya Moni Deka 21-19, 21-17 respectively in the finals.

Another Mangaldoi lad, Manish Das, beat Amit Das 21-16, 14-21, 21-19 to win the menís title.

Chinmoyee Medhi defeated Sweta Barua 21-7, 21-5 in straight sets for the womenís open title.

Altogether 50 shuttlers from across the district participated in the four-day championship, which was organised by the Mangaldoi Club.

Fencing squad: The Assam Fencing Association has named a 36-member state contingent for the sub-junior and cadet national fencing championship to be held at JLN Indoor Stadium in Odisha from January 9 to 13. The squad left from here today.

Village sports meet: The 61st Kohima Village Sports Meet will get under way at Khuochiezie in Kohima town tomorrow.

Nearly 500 sportspersons will participate in the four-day meet of Asiaís second largest village, which is regarded as mini Olympics of the hill state. The winners of the meet will represent the village in Northern Angami Sports Meet.


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