Both innings tonnes for Shahbaz
31st December 2017
Bhowanipore Club chased down 74 runs in just 5.5 overs to snatch a memorable 9-wicket victory against Ballygunge United Club. Amit Banerjee laid the foundation with five for 83 to finish Ballygunge on 231.He said,"As a wicket taking bowler,I was looking forward to contribute for my new team.I backed my experience and hopefully I can continue such performances throughout the season.'',in a post-match press interaction.
Shahbaz Ahmad consoled himself for missing the double ton only 7 runs in the first innings with a 152 in the second innings which ensured Tapan Memorial Club fetch 8 points against Kidderpore Sporting Club.The centurion said,''I always want to spend as much as time possible in the middle and score big runs.It feels really nice to achieve my goal in the both innings of season-opener."
In the other matches, Sporting Union routed Young Bengal Sporting Association by an innings and 189 runs,while Shyambazar thumped past Kumartuli Institute by an innings and 108 runs.Kalighat Club and Barisha Sporting Club fetched 8 points against Anandabazar Patrika Sporting Club and Paikpata Sportig Club respectively. East Bengal,Rajashthan,United Club,George Telegraph,Aikya Sammilani had to remain happy with 7 points.
In Second Division Leauge,Soumyadeep Mitra's brilliant 163 went into vein as High Court Club succumbed to a 12-run loss to Aurora A.A.Mitra said,''As a captain,my tonne would be more sweeter if we could win the match.''
CAB MEDIA DESK