Geyzing, Jan 11
The final match of T20 open cricket tournament organized by the youth of Darap and the Cricket Association of Darap (CAD) was played Friday at Government Senior Secondary School Ground of Darap, West Sikkim. In the final match played between Himalayan Royal Sporting Club (HRSC) and West Bermiok Cricket Club (WBCC), HRSC after winning the toss elected to bat first. In a low scoring match, HRSC lost their wickets at regular intervals and could manage to set the target of 93 runs in the quota of 20 overs. The bowlers from WBCC displaying a disciplined bowling attack were able to take wickets at ease troubling the opposition team to accelerate their run flow.
Persuing the below-par target of 93 runs, WBCC won the match by 4 wickets, achieving the target in 18.5 overs.
The winning team was presented the cash prize of rupees 50,000 and the trophy and the runners up team was given rupees 30,000 and runners up trophy.
Sudesh Gurung of WBCC was adjudged the man of the match for his all round performance in the final.
Laden Lepcha from HRSC walked away with the man of the series award for his clinical performance of 9 wickets and 83 runs. Similarly, Vivek Attri (13 wickets) and Roshan Gurung (117 runs) both from WBCC were adjudged the highest wicket-taker and the highest run-getter in the tournament. Darap Cricket Association was selected as the most disciplined team throughout the entire tournament.
Former chairman of Poultry board K.B Limboo who attended the event as the chief guest in his brief address expressed that the initiative taken by the youth of Darap and CAD for promotion of sports was appreciative. He maintained that sport is very important for the creation of a healthy and civilized society and added that sporting activities keep the youth away from social evils such as drug addictions and others. “Promotion and involvement of youth in sport is necessary and we must patronize the young generation to take up sport as day to day affairs”, he said.
The chief patron of the organizing committee, ultra-marathoner Amar Subba extended his gratitude to the persons who supported and sponsored the cricket tournament initiated by the youth of Darap. He maintained that it was good to see the people coming forward supporting and encouraging the youth to organize a constructive sporting event. “We are thankful to all who supported us and contributed for successful management of cricket tournament”, Subba said.