SCA, Spring Buds Spring Ahead With Tight Wins

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SRINAGAR — State Cricket Academy (SCA) of J&K State Sports Council (JKSSC) defeated Burn Hall while as Spring Buds Budgam defeated New Convent Rajbagh in the Kashmir Harvard U-16 Inter-School cricket tournament played at TRC Ground, Srinagar on Monday.

The first match of the day saw SCA defeat Burn Hall in a closely fought affair. Batting first, SCA posted 153 runs for the loss of nine wickets on board thanks to a 51-run knock scored by Irfan (F).  Mukeet scored 24 while Waris contributed 15. For Burn Hall, Salroo took three wickets while Aleem and Mutariq took two each.

In reply, Burn Hall were well on their way to victory but lost the track in the end overs to suffer defeat. Needing 27 runs from last three overs, Burn Hall fell short by 13 runs. Burn Hall were able to score only 140 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Mutariq with 33 was highest scorer for them while as Haseem scored 32. Mohammad scored 25. For SCA, Irfan Gul and Irfan(F) took two wickets each while as Mukeet took one. Irfan for his all-round performance was adjudged as man of the match.

Peoples Democratic Party Youth Wing Secretary Arif Laigaroo alongwith Burn Hall official Mohammad Shafi were guest at man of the match ceremony.

Arif gave away memento to Irfan and hailed him for the performance and wished him luck for the rest of the tournament.

In the second match of the day, Spring Buds Budgam defeated New Convent Rajbagh by four wickets in the low scoring affair. Batting first New Convent scored 80 runs for the loss of all wickets. In reply Spring Buds achieved required target for the loss of six wickets. Tahir Manzoor for scoring 33 runs and taking four wickets was adjudged as man of the match.

The event is organized by State Cricket Academy in collaboration with Amblin and is sponsored by Kashmir Harvard, J&K bank and Unibec Biscuits.

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