Guwahati, May 15: Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre (GCCC) today rode an all-round performance by D. Riyan Parag to humble River Rine Club by nine wickets in a match of the first Maharshi Bora Trophy invitation cricket tournament, organised by Gauhati Town Club, at Judges Field here.
Put in to bat, River Rine batsmen were bundled out for only 75 runs in 23.5 overs and GCCC reached 79 for one in 12.3 overs.
Pradip Hemran (27, 3x4) and Subham Das (14, 2x4) were the main scorers for River Rine as Riyan Parag of GCCC hauled four wickets for 19 runs and Sohail Hussain chipped in with two for seven.
Parag also topscored for GCCC with 22 runs, laced with three boundaries, and Ranjan Sarkar contributed 14 (3x4). Rohan Kumar of River Rine picked up the only wicket conceding 11 runs.
GTC Cricket Academy will play Santipur Athletic Club tomorrow.
Chess upset: Former Assam champion Rajib Dhar created ripples in the 52nd National Challengers Chess Championship at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh today by defeating fifth seed Grandmaster M.R. Venkatesh in the eighth round of the 13-round event. With this victory Rajib took his tally to 5.5 points. Other Assam players in the meet — Trailokya Nanda is on five points, Madhab Sarma on four points and Pradip Bhuyun and Gaurav Roy are on three points.