Shillong, Mar 22: The Zone 1 matches of the Meghalaya Cricket Association U-14 Inter District Tournament began today, with wins for Shillong Cricket Association and East Jaintia Cricket Association in Nongpoh.

Zone 2 in Mendipathar had their third round of matches, with Tura and North Garo Hills victorious.

SCA were 10-wicket victors over All Jaintia Cricket Association, having chased down AJCA’s total of 86 all out without losing a wicket. Maremdor Sutnga top-scored in a losing cause with 36 but player-of-the-match Ashish Kr Lohar picked up 4/13. In the chase Siddhart Saikia (34) and Rudra Pratap Singh (31) easily knocked off the required runs.

The second game saw Ri-Bhoi post 122/8 (Sujal Roy 50; Shan Tamang 2/17 and Bitu Lama 2/17). In reply East Jaintia made 123/4 (Bitu Lama 34; Benedict Makdoh 2/29). For his all-round effort, Lama was named player-of-the-match.

In Mendipathar Tura edged South Garo Hills by just two runs in a close contest. Tura were restricted to 80/8 in 20 overs (Agatchu Chetai 22; Jestbath D Shira and Dip Bijoy two wickets each). SGH were then denied victory, finishing on 78/9 (Chiangbo Marak 14; Agatchu Chetai 3/8). Chetai was named player-of-the-match.

Earlier, NGH were seven-wicket victors over East Garo Hills. EGH were all out for 79 (Bumbumba N Marak 20; Tengrik Sangma 4/10). NGH chased this down in 9.1 overs for the loss of three wickets (Rakseng Marak 28; Jeristho Marak 2/17). Tengrik Sangma was adjudged player-of-the-match.

(Photo: Meghalaya Cricket Association)

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