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St Johns, Smriti Academy win

Guwahati, Nov. 16: St Johns English School and Smriti Academy today posted contrasting victories in their respective matches of the 7th All-Assam Parijat Mazumdar and Rooby Group under-14 inter-school cricket tournament, organised by River Rine Cricket Coaching Centre, at Latasil ground here.

While St Johns edged past Kamrup Academy Higher Secondary School by one wicket, Smriti Academy handed a 47-run defeat to Guwahati Public School (GPS).

In the first match of the day, put in to bat, Kamrup Academy were bundled out for 72 in 12.2 overs. In reply, St John’s achieved the target losing nine wickets in 19 overs.

Sanjeev Kumar (20) was the only notable scorer for Kamrup Academy while Rohit Basfore of St Johns hauled four for 15 and Sanjay Singh scalped three for four runs.

Sanjay Singh also scored 13 runs for St Johns. Naba Kumar, Akash Chetry and Sanjeev Kumar picked up two wickets apiece, giving away five, 12 and 20 runs respectively. Rohit Basfore was named Man of the Match.

In the afternoon match, Smriti Academy elected to bat first and scored 165 for six in 20 overs. In reply, GPS were all out for 118 in 17.3 overs.

Wachir Ahmed topscored for Smriti Academy with 68 while 26 runs came off the bat of Rishul Neog. Deepak Kumar of GPS notched up three wickets for 32 runs.

For GPS, Taijul Islam scored 23 and Akhimjyoti Konwar chipped in with 20. Om Bahadur Sharma and Aryaman Panghal of Smriti Academy shared three wickets each conceding 14 and 20 runs respectively. Wachir was named Man of the Match.

Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti will meet St Francis D. Assisi Senior Secondary School and Srimanta Shankar Academy clash with Ulubari High School in tomorrow’s matches.

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