GUWAHATI, Nov 17 � South Point School emerged champions in the All Assam Mrigen Sarma Memorial (U-16) Inter School Cricket Tournament.
In the final played at the Latasil playground here today, the South Point boys outsmarted Sarala Birla Gyanjyoti by 23 runs.
South Point scored a challenging 174 for the loss of six wickets in 30 overs. Saahil Jain (56 off 40 balls, 4X7, 6X3) and Abhijit Roy (48) were their leading scorers while Joydeep Sing added 17.
Chasing the target, Sarala Birla batsmen fell 23 runs short as they were restricted to 151 for eight. Rahul Agarwal (38) and Rohit Nabin Das (34) were their main contributors.
Saahil Jain was adjudged man-of-the-match while Manjit Choudhury of Sarala Birla received the man-of-the-tournament award. Joydeep Singh (South Point, best batsman), Kaushik Chowcharia (Sarla Birla, best bowler), Kaustav Hazarika, Sarla Birla, best fielder), Amar Basfor (Kamrup Academy, best wicket keeper), Sahil Ahmed (Noonmati Public School, best all rounder), Fairyland School, best disciplined team), Dhrubajyoti Bora, South Point and Debraj Sarma, Noonmati, most promising players) were the other prize winners in the meet. The championship was organised by the Latasil Cricket Coaching Centre.
Brief scores: South Point 174/6 (Saahil Jain 56, Abhijit Roy 48, Joydeep Singh 17, Kaushik Chawcharia 3/22). Sarala Birla 151/8 (Rahul Agarwal 38, Rohit Nabin Das 34, Nischal Poddar 15, Dhrubraj Bora 3/36, Saahil Jain 2/21, Latifur Rahman 2/24).