Cricnepal/Dhangadi: Sports Journalist Forum defeated organizers of the SPA Cup by 46 runs in a friendly match played today at Dhangadi.
Winning the toss, forum scored 101 runs losing 5 wickets in allotted 10 overs. Devendra Subedi top scored 37 runs for journalist forum while Raman Siwakoti added 20 runs. Birat Raya scored 9 while Niranjan Rajbanshi and Sitaram Ojha added 8 and 7 runs respectively. Tak Joshi added 8. Kisan Mahat took two wickets while Birendra Bam and Dipendra Chand claimed a wicket each for the organizers.
In reply, organizers SPA managed to score only 55 runs in 10 overs losing all wickets. Subash Shahi top scored with 16 runs. Bikram Shrestha contributed 16, Dipendra Bista added 8 and Kisan Mahat got 3 runs. Yagyaraj Joshi claimed five wickets for journalists. Tak Joshi took three while Birat Raya grabbed one wicket. Wicketkeeper Sitaram Ojha caught four of the batsman.
The SPA Cup had concluded on Tuesday. Total of 16 colleges participated in the highest cash prize tournament of Nepal “The Hotel Devotee SPA Cup”.