Rigsum CC, BCCB Super League 2010 Champions

After two months and 19 matches the inaugural BCCB Super League 2010 came to a close with a five-wicket win for Rigsum CC over BTCL. Man of the Match in the Final at Thimphu was national player Kencho Norbu for his unbeaten 105.

The 50-over competition featured teams sponsored by individuals and corporations, with overall event sponsor being Bhutan’s national airline Druk Air. Bhutan’s senior squad players featured across all the teams. The Final was played in good conditions, which was a relief for the organizers after a number of earlier matches had been affected by rain. BTCL won the toss and lost wickets early on but gutsy middle-order batting by Phuntsho Wangdi, Tandin Wangchuk and Jigme got them up to 158 before they were all out.

Kencho Norbu

In contrast Rigsum’s openers Kencho Norbu and Manoj Adhikari put on 61. Off-spinner Phuntsho then took two more wickets in quick succession, and had it not been for Kencho Norbu taking charge, Rigsum could have been in some trouble. The compact Kencho reached his maiden century just before the target was reached. “It’s a great satisfaction to score your first hundred and that too in a Final, I’m proud that I could win the match for my team,” said Kencho.

The winners Rigsum CC picked up a cheque for 40,000 Ngultrums (approx. US$870) from Bhutan Cricket Council Board Hon. Treasurer and Druk Air Finance Manager Ugyen Tenzin, while runners-up BTCL took home 25,000 Ngultrums.

The BCCB’s next event is the annual school tournament.

BCCB Super League 2010 Player of the Tournament: Phuntsho Wangdi (BTCL)

BCCB Super League 2010 Best Bowler: Bikash Gurung (Rigsum CC)

BCCB Super League 2010 Best Batsman: Jigme Singye (Bhutan Telecom CC)

Spirit of Cricket Trophy: Bhutan Telecom CC

Bhutan Cricket Profile

Pictures courtesy of BCCB

Filed August 4th, 2010