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Barpeta clinches R.G. Baruah U-16 Trophy

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The Barpeta district team clinched the R.G Baruah U-16 Inter-District Cricket Tournament 2021-22 by defeating the Dhemaji team by 70 runs. The ACA also hosted the Closing Ceremony of the R.G. Baruah U-16 Inter-District Cricket Tournament 2021-22 at the ACA Stadium in presence of ACA members and a host of other dignitaries.

Addressing the gathering, Romen Dutta, President of Assam Cricket Association spoke about the significance of the R.G. Baruah U-16 Inter-District Cricket Tournament, and how it helps the cricket players to hone their skills and improve their game.

He, at the same time, applauded the teams participating in the R.G. Baruah U-16 Inter-District Cricket Tournament 2021-22 for showing a high degree of competitive spirit on the field.

It is pertinent to mention here that this season of the R.G. Baruah U-16 Inter-District Tournament included two teams of the State Cricket Academy, Assam, besides featuring the 39 teams of the affiliated units. These two new teams – President ACA XI and Secretary ACA XI – comprised players from all over Assam, and brought more competitiveness to the tournament, besides enhancing the exposure of the young talents. Moreover, this season of the tournament witnessed the affiliated unit teams being divided into two categories – Plate and Elite – based on the results of the last R.G. Baruah U-16 Inter-District Tournament held in the early part of the year 2021.

Here’s the brief report

Barpeta wins by 70 runs against Dhemaji
Toss: Dhemaji opt to field
Barpeta 212/6 in 35 overs
Rajiv Lochan Das 89(92)
Kabir Hassan 39(58)
Hrishikesh Das 28(27)
Bijoy Singh 7-0-36-2
Ananya Pratim Narah 3-0-22-2
Dhemaji 142 all out in 31.3 overs
Mahirooh Baruah 51(65)
Md Salman 16(26)
Ujjal Das 6.3-1-37-4
Bishnu Das 7-2-13-3

Following are the prizes that were distributed during the prize distribution ceremony that followed the Closing Ceremony :-
1) Champion – Barpeta
2) Runners-Up – Dhemaji
3) Man of the Series – Hrishikesh Das of Barpeta for scoring 226 runs
4) Best Bowler – Bijoy Singh of Dhemaji for taking 14 wickets
5) Best Batsman – Victor Kashyap of Guwahati for scoring 205 runs
6) Man of the Match (Final) – Rajiv Lochan Das of Barpeta for scoring 89 runs

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