| Town Club players receive the champion’s trophy in Silchar on Saturday. Telegraph picture |
Hailakandi, Feb. 9: Town Club annexed the champion’s title of the first Amal Das two-day cricket tournament of the District Sports Association at Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium in Silchar yesterday.
Town Club got the better of Kallol Sangha by virtue of a 54-run first innings lead.
Kallol Sangha, who won the toss and batted on Friday, were all out for 159 runs in 70.3 overs in the first innings. Parvej Ahmed topscored with 57, hitting nine fours, while Javed Hussain Mazumdar and Jnanendra Verma scored 36 and 25 runs respectively.
Town Club spinner Kuru Yadav scalped six wickets for 37 runs, while teammate Kanowar Dhruva picked up two for 54 runs.
In reply, Town Club scored 213 in 67 overs, with middle-order batsman Daulat Hussain topscoring with 53 runs. Suruj Kumar Choudhury chipped in with 36 runs.
Kallol Sangha’s Nihar Paul picked up five wickets for 47 runs while Abdul Hussain Laskar took three for 22 runs.
In the second innings, Kallol Sangha reached 73 for three in 20 overs at the end of the second day’s play. Jalil Mia Laskar scored 42 runs hitting six fours. Verma remained not out on 27 (1x6, 4x4). Suruj claimed two wickets for eight runs.
Kallol Sangha’s Nihar Paul was awarded the Best Bowler trophy, while teammate Saidul Barlaskar won the Best Batsman award. Saidul and Kaushik Giri were also given special awards for scoring centuries in the tournament.
The association’s president Badal Dey, general secretary Babul Hore and other officials, gave away the prizes.
Four teams participated in the championship named after former Ranji cricketer late Amal Das. The other two teams were Tarapur Athletic Club and India Club.
Hore said they had organised such a cricket tournament many years ago and the meet will now become an annual event.