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St Johnís boys drub GCCC

Guwahati, Dec. 17: St Johnís English School and City Cricket Coaching Centre (CCCC) (A) today registered emphatic victories in their respective matches of the Ashwini Rajbangshi Trophy Ankurjyoti Challenge (under-14) Cricket Tournament at Latasil ground here.

While St Johnís boys handed a 60-run defeat to Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre (GCCC), the City boys eased past Naharkatia Cricket Academy by seven wickets.

In the morning match, put to bat, St Johnís scored 144 for eight in the 20 overs and GCCC were bundled out for 84 in 16.1 overs.

Biswajit Bora (26, 4x2, 6x3) was the top-scorer for St Johnís, while Sourav Roy remained not out on 24 (4x2). Samir Sarmah (19, 4x2, 6x1) and Subroto Roy (18, 4x3) were the other main scorers for the side.

Raju Shah, Abhishek Yadav and Ranjan Sarkar of GCCC picked up a wicket apiece.

For GCCC, Jeet Kalita scored 15 to be the top-scorer for the side. Samire Sarma of St Johnís scalped three wickets for 12 runs and Deepankar Das chipped in with two for 23.

In the other match, the Naharkatia boys elected to bat and were restricted to a modest 78 for seven in the 20 overs. In reply, CCCC reached 82 for three in 12.1 overs.

Yuvraj Bharti top-scored for the Naharkatia side with an unbeaten 16 (4x2) while Niket Bharti chipped in with 12. Aman Kalita, Raja Nobil Islam and Sohil Choudhury of CCCC picked up two wickets apiece, giving away nine, 10 and 21 runs respectively.

For CCCC, Sahil Sinha top-scored, remaining not out on 23 (4x4) with Aman Kalita on 13 at the other end. Priyanuj Bordoloi also scored 21 (4x3).

Bidyut Charingia, Raja Warsi and Ankit Singh of Naharkatia picked up a wicket each.

Tomorrow, CCCC (B) will meet South Point School and Ex Team XI Coaching Centre will face Noonmati Cricket Academy.

Assam lose

Assam on Monday conceded six points to hosts Haryana, losing their Cooch Behar Trophy plate group A four-day cricket match by 137 runs at Jhajjar. Electing to bat on Saturday, Haryana were all out for 142, while Assam managed just 92 on Sunday.

Haryana scored 211 in the second innings, while Assam was again packed out for 124.