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Morigaon reply with triumph

Nuruddin trophy

Guwahati, March 7: Morigaon cricketers today gave a befitting reply to an allegation that only cattle graze on the turf and cricket does not exist at Morigaon by annexing the Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy senior inter-district plate group cricket tournament title.

Morigaon overcame Bongaigaon by three wickets with nearly half-an-hourís play remaining on the last day of the four-day final match at Barsapara Cricket Stadium here.

Assam Cricket Association secretary Bikash Baruah aptly reminded those present of the allegation by other district sports organisers during the presentation ceremony where he also took a dig at the activities of a section of former cricketers and organisers against the ACA and its developmental efforts.

ACA president Gautam Roy opted to appease Baruah, appreciating the initiatives he was taking and saying that the ACA and its affiliated districts were with him.

Morigaon also made it to the semi-finals of the RG Baruah Trophy under-17 inter-district meet this year.

Resuming the second innings at an overnight 233 for seven wickets, Bongaigaon today went on to put up 254 runs in 90.2 overs. Set a target of 239, Morigaon overcame some early setbacks to achieve it in 78.2 overs.

In the first innings, Bongaigaon were all out for 300 and Morigaon piled up 316 for a 16-run lead.

Manash Jyoti Deka was adjudged Man of the Match.