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Cricket: A Gentlemen's Game!

Cricket was invented in the vast fields of England, supposedly by shepherds who herded their flock. Later on this game was shown benevolence by aristocrats, and now has the stature of being England's national game. After a century now, cricket stands in the international arena, with a place of its own.

In all the terms cricket is being played at The Assam Valley School. Generally the School runs four sides, Under 12, Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 level. The Inter-House Cricket competitions for boys are conducted annually. To encourage participation, the Boys’ Division has two sections – Senior and Intermediate. The cricket facilities include a dedicated ground with cricket turf and cemented nets. Net sessions are run throughout the week.

The 1st XI has around six fixtures in the form of Inter-School Tournaments, including Inter-School and club level matches on Saturdays and Sundays. Every year our team takes part in the prestigious tournaments like Inter-School District Cricket Tournament at Tezpur, Dhruve Pandove Memorial T-20 Cricket Tournament at YPS, Patiala,  Invitational Cricket Tournament at Pinegrove School, Kaushali (H.P.), Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Tournament at Scindia School, Gwalior and Von Goldstein T20 Inter-School Cricket Tournament at BCS, Shimla.  

The Assam Valley School has been organizing the “AVS Invitational Cricket Tournament” since the year 2006 onwards in the school campus. Every year school cricket teams come from all over the country to take part in this tournament. Our boys have been representing District teams in Under 16 and Under 19 categories. We hope that AVS cricketers will earn name and fame for the School and for themselves. 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

2004-2005

#School cricket team participated in the Inter-School District Tournament and became Champions. Adhiraj Sharma was the best bowler of the tournament (12 wickets).  

2005-2006

#Kaustav Talukdar represented Assam in the Vijay Merchant Trophy  

2006-2007

#AVS cricket team participated in the Dhurve Pandove Memorial Cricket Tournament at YPS, Patiala. The best bowler’s prize was awarded to Gaurav Gogoi of AVS for his excellent performance.  

2007-2008

#Runners-up in the 3rd AVS Inter-School Invitational Cricket Tournament  

2008-2009

#Runners-up in the 4th AVS Inter-School Invitational Cricket Tournament  

2009-2010

#Runners-up in the 5th AVS Inter-School Invitational Cricket Tournament  

2010-2011

#Runners-up in the 6th AVS Inter-School Invitational Cricket Tournament  

2011-2012

#School cricket team participated in the Inter-School District Tournament and lost in the semi-final

#Pranit Choudhury and Tonmoy Talukdar represented U-15 Sonitpur District Team

#Subhashish Dasgupta represented U-17 & U-19 Nagaon District Teams  

2012-2013

#School cricket team participated in the Dhruve Pandove Memorial Cricket Tournament and lost in the Quarter-final against Modern School, Delhi

#School cricket team participated in the Von Goldstein T-20 Inter-School Tournament at BCS, Shimla and got third position. AVS team received the best disciplined team trophy of the tournament. Kartik Dugar scored a century (120 runs) against BCS, Shimla in a league match.     

#Subhashish Dasgupta attended NCA talent hunt bowling camp at Guwahati

#Tonmoy Talukdar selected for the State Zonal Camp organized by Assam Cricket Association

PERFORMANCE OF THE AVS CRICKET TEAM (February 2012- June 2012)

Won: 21 matches

Lost: 9 matches

Drew: 3 matches  

MIC, Cricket: Mr. R. Chauhan

Cricket Coach: Mr. Dhiraj Kr. Das (Former Assam Ranji & East Zone Coach)

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