Chamgzamtok School lift the Class 7 & 8 Boys’ Trophy in Thimphu

Bhutan moved into the second half of their season of school cricket with the finals of the Girls’ U-16 and Boys’ Class 7 and 8 competitions. Choden Lower Secondary won the Girls’ U-16 competition and Chamgzamtok Lower Secondary School won the Boys’ competition. More than 400 girls played cricket in Bhutan this year and more will play next year. Boys cricket is booming, inspired by the national team’s success in ACC Challenge tournaments.

Two hundred students, along with the Director of Bhutan’s Department of Youth and Sport Chencho Dorji came to the Finals of the Class 7 and 8 competition at Changlimithang Cricket Ground in Thimphu where Choden beat Loselling in a final of big-hits and fast-bowling. “I was delighted with the enthusiasm and skill of the cricketers I saw,” said National Coach Damber Singh Gurung, “places in the national team will be open to a number of these boys and girls in the years ahead, I’m sure.”

Choden School lift the U-16 Girls’ Trophy in Thimphu

Seven Thimphu schools took part in the Boys’ competition and eight in the Girls’. The U-19 Boys tournament which ends this month has five teams taking part with Dechencholing again looking very strong. Gelephu District has six schools in the Girls’ U-16 currently running now, with an U-19 Boys’ and Girls’ competition to follow.

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Dechencholing Defend Their Title

Pictures courtesy Bhutan Cricket Council Board

Filed Sep 9th, 2009