Model Club, YWC triumph in 4th T Subol Memorial Veteran T-20 Cricket

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 10 : Model Club, Chingamakha  and YWC, Langthabal were able to secure wins in today's league matches of the ongoing 4th T Subol Memorial Veteran T-20 Cricket Tournament organised under the aegis of Manipur Veteran Cricket Association at Langthabal Public Ground.
In the Group A league match of the day, Model Club which shared a point with CYCLONE, Thangmeiband in their opening fixture due to rain, carved out a 12 run victory against DSU, Kwakeithel.
Model Club after winning toss, posted a total of 106 runs for 9 in 20 overs before restricting DSU to 94 runs for 6 in the second innings. Suresh and Demin scored 29 and 25 runs before Gourachandra added 11 runs in the first innings to make it 106 runs total.
DSU's bowlers were at its best with Basanta scalping three wickets alone to give Model Club batting line up a torrid time while Premjit grabbed two wickets. Somorjit and Myson also picked up a wicket each in this innings before their chase succumbed to 94 runs for 6 in 20 overs despite Basanta's 21 run effort.
Tomba and Chingtam also added 16 runs each to DSU's tally in this innings which saw Model Club bowlers maintain perfect economy to seal the 12 run victory. Suresh was the most successful Model Club bowler in the said innings with two wickets in his name while Tejkumar, Pyarlal and Demin picked up a wicket each.
Suresh of Model Club who shone with both the bat and the ball was named man of the match.
Meanwhile in the Group B league match of the day, YWC held their nerve to overcome CHAMP, Khagempalli by 2 runs and earn their second win at the tourney. YWC started brilliantly after electing to bat first and it was Samanda who set the pace of the game with a 42 run knock in 30 balls. Manaobi also batted sensibly and added 29 runs but the following order failed to withstand CHAMP bowling attack led by Jodiba and Ratan and eventually had to bundle out for 104 runs in 18.2 overs.
Jodiba enjoyed a 3 wicket haul in this innings while Ratan and Bablu grabbed 2 wickets each to add misery to YWC batting line up. Bullu and Indraban also clinched a wicket each in their names.
Despite the poor innings, YWC bowlers worked diligently to hold CHAMP to 102 for 8 in 20 overs. Jodiba who took three wickets in the first innings, topscored with 29 runs off 21 balls while Indraban and Homeshor added 24 and 20 runs respectively before Ratan was dismissed after scoring 12 runs in 12 balls.
Kumarjit led the bowling attack for YWC and finished with a 3 wicket haul in 4 overs while Priyokumar, Sashi and Samanda managed a 1 wicket each while maintaining a good economy.
OSCAR will play CHAMP in a Group B League match tomorrow from 9.30 am onwards tomorrow while LCCC, Chajing will play CYCLONE in a Group A fixture from 12.30 pm onwards.