The inaugural under 19 cricket match between Baghjatin Athletic Club and School was a highly anticipated event for both teams. The players had been preparing hard for weeks leading up to the match, and the excitement among fans and spectators was palpable.
As the match began, it was evident that both teams were evenly matched. The visitors, Baghjatin Athletic Club, batted first and put up an impressive score of 227 runs in the allotted 30 overs. Their top-order batsmen played some brilliant shots, and the middle-order batsmen provided crucial support to ensure a formidable total.
The Paulites, who were playing on their home ground, were not to be deterred by the challenging target. They put up a strong fight and kept the game competitive throughout. The Paulites’ batsmen displayed some excellent stroke play, and the team’s fielding was impressive, keeping the opposition under pressure.
However, despite their best efforts, the Paulites were unable to chase down the target set by the visitors. In the end, they fell short by 30 runs, which was a testament to the Baghjatin Athletic Club’s strong bowling attack and tight fielding.
Although the Paulites may have been disappointed with the result, they could take heart from the fact that they had given a tough fight to a formidable opposition. The match was an excellent showcase of the talent and passion for cricket among young players, and both teams could be proud of their efforts.
Overall, it was an exciting and keenly fought match that was enjoyed by all those who were present.
Photo credit:- Mr N Bakshi ( Mic Photography)