GUWAGATI, Feb 11 � City Cricket Club cruised into the last-four stage of the 13th Jugal Kishore Newatia Cricket Tournament.
In a group league match of the Buds Cricket Club organised tournament at the Nehru Stadium here today, City CC earned a convincing 25-run victory against River Rine Club.
Electing to bat first the winning team reached a fighting total of 189 all out in 39 overs. Rahul Hazarika was their leading scorer with 43 while Romario Sharma and Bastav Hazarika added 29 and 27 respectively.
Chasing the target the River Rine team fell 25 runs short as Bikram Chetry demolished their innings with a six-wicket haul. Baring Kaushik Oja (64) and Laxman Sikdar (49) no other River Rine batsman could tackle Bikram�s spinners.
Brief scores: City CC 189 (Rahul Hazarika 43, Romario Sharma 29, Bastav Hazarika 27, Pranjit Das 4/46, Utpal Gayari 3/39). River Rine 164 (Kaushik Oja 64, Laxman Sikdar 49, Bikram Chetry 6/44, Sadek Imran Choudhury 2/9, Raj Agarwal 2/34).
Today�s match: Navajyoti vs Chandmari SC.