JKCA U19 Tourney: JKCA Blue (Kashmir Division) lifts U-19 Men’s Multi-Day Trophy
OFFICE OF THE JAMMU AND KASHMIR CRICKET ASSOCIATION, GGM SCIENCE COLLEGE HOSTEL GROUND, JAMMU
JKCA Blue (Kashmir Division) lifts U-19 Men’s Multi-Day Trophy
Great to see JKCA producing International stuff: DC Srinagar
We provided platform, they grabbed chances: Sethi, Manhas
Appreciating the Talent Hunt 2022 initiative of Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) and quoting the example of J&K’s speed sensation Umran Malik, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz said that JKCA is leaving no stone unturned in providing launching pad to young cricketers to blossom at the higher levels and even at the highest level.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar said this on the Prize Distribution Function after the final match of Under-19 Men’s Multi-Day tournament at Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium Srinagar, today.
Mr Ajaz was the chief guest on the occasion, while SSP Srinagar, Haseeb ur Rehman and former Ranji Trophy Player and Selector Zahoor Bhat were the guests of honour.
Member Cricket Operations and Development JKCA, Mithun Manhas; Member Legal Affairs JKCA, Advocate Sunil Sethi and Member Cricket Activities Development Kashmir, Majid Dar were present on the occasion.
While addressing a large gathering of players and officials, the chief guest, Mr Aijaz advised the young cricketers to work hard for making it to the International level.
He said that time was ripe to see JKCA producing more and more Umrans to excel at the national scene.
Advocate Sethi while presenting brief report of Talent Hunt and this tournament said that the initiative has been history creator and has enabled JKCA to unearth raw talent from far off areas of the Union Territory.
Mithun Manhas In his address encouraged the young cricketers and advised them to set targets for fulfilling their goals in cricketing field.
“We have provided them (cricketers) ample opportunity and platform and they have burnt midnight oil to grab these chances with both hands to vie for the top honours,” said Sub Committee Members- Advocate Sunil Sethi and Mr Mithun Manhas.
SSP Srinagar also spoke on the occasion and lavished praise on the organisers for holding this cricketing extravaganza in a befitting manner.
Earlier, in the final match, JKCA Blue emerged victorious by virtue of first innings lead to lift the title trophy.
Earlier, resuming from an overnight score of 214/5, JKCA Red managed to score 279 runs, thus conceding a vital first innings lead of 78 runs to JKCA Blue. Wicketkeeper batsman, Rydham Sharma top scored with 83 runs while Udhay Partap Singh contributed valuable 27 runs to the total. Akshit had made brilliant 97 runs on day-2 of the match yesterday.
For JKCA Blue, medium pacer Arooj Parvez and left-arm spinner Ranjit Singh bagged 4 wickets each, while Yasir Rasheed claimed 2 wickets.
JKCA Blue, in reply declared their second innings at 221/4 to set a target of 300 for JKCA Red. Momin Muzzaffar (65) and Akash Ayoub (52) were the main contributors. For JKCA Red, Mohd Naveed and Towheed Ahmed took 2 wickets each.
JKCA Red, in their second essay were 115/3 in 15 overs at stumps today. Rydham Sharma (50*) and Arnav Gupta (29) were the main scorers. For JKCA Blue, Yasir Rasheed took all the 3 wickets to fall.
Udhay Partap Singh was declared as the best bowler of the tournament, Akshit Gandral as the best batsman, Oman Fayaz as the best all-rounder, Rydham Sharma as the best wicketkeeper and Mohammad Mousab as the most promising player of the tournament.
Brief Scores: JKCA Blue 1st Innings 357 Oman Fayaz 77 Azhad Arshid 67 Ranjot Singh 52; Aman Singh 3/53
JKCA Red 1st Innings 279 Akshit Gandral 97 Rydham Sharma 83 Udhay Partap Singh 27; Arooj Parvaiz 4/67 Ranjot Singh 4/73
JKCA Blue 2nd Innings 221/4 decl
Momin Muzaffar 65 Akash Ayoub 52; Mohd Naveed 2/59 Towheed Ahmed 2/77
JKCA Red 2nd Innings 115/3 Rydham Sharma 50 Arnav Gupta 29; Yasir Rasheed 3/23.