Wokha, January 16 (MExN): Defending champions Juggernauts emerged as winners of the 25th edition of the Winter Cricket Challenge (WCC) played at local ground, Wokha on January 16.
In the final match, Imperials won the toss and elected to bat first. Abemo Kikon of Imperials displayed an amazing batting performance and scored 52 runs in 60 balls and Imperials knocked up a target of 100 runs at 5 RPO in 20 overs.
Juggernauts were able to chase the target in 17 overs and cruised to victory by 5 wickets.
With 8 runs and 2 wickets in 4 overs, Hakao Murry was adjudged man of the match.
In 1996, five members of District Cricket Players formed a group called 'Senior Noble Klan' (SNK) with a mission to guide and nurture the upcoming local young cricketers, and conceived what is known as the present WCC tourney.
The first edition of WCC commenced on December 26, 1996 with seven teams vying for the title.
According to the SNK, it is the only cricket tournament in Nagaland to have held a women's cricket match. The present SNK is headed by Pankathung Ovung as President and Penthungo Lotha as the General Secretary.