There were six teams last year, this year there were fifteen. Ten boys and five girls teams took part in the second Myanmar Inter-School cricket tournament in Yangon last week.

Batting first and scoring 121, BEHS(4) Ahlone beat BEHS(1) Lamadaw by 49 runs in the final of the boys tournament, which was played over 20 overs at the Bahan ground.

Ahlone’s winning boys

Ahlone’s Saw Phone Tet Paing, fresh from helping his country record their inaugural victory in international competition at the ACC U-15 Challenge Cup was voted All-rounder of the Tournament. His international team-mate Myat Min Hein of Lamadaw was Best Batsman. Ahlone’s Aung Pyae Phyo Min was Best Bowler.

Action from the Girls’ Final at Bahan

Girls took part in Inter-School Cricket for the first time. A round-robin series of ten-over matches were played, after which BEHS(3) Kyimyindine beat BEHS(4) Ahlone in the final. Ahlone’s Mya Myat Chey was All-rounder of the tournament, with Aye Sandar Linn voted as Best Bat. Linn Linn Tun’s 17 wickets won her the Best Bowler Award.

Kyimyindine’s winning girls

Winning teams received cash and cricket gear for their schools from the Myanmar Cricket Federation.

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Filed December 31 2007