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History of JSCA (BCA)

In the words of Dr.P.C.Mustafi "cricket in Bihar has been identified with cricket in Jamshedpur........."

The early days of cricket in Bihar is remembered with the fearsome deliveries of Minoa Patel and mighty "sixers" of K. A. D. Naoroji which in fact was the threshold of the new era of cricket to be followed in Bihar. In those days annual fixtures of Calcutta Parsees and Jamshedpur Parsees was exciting battle for the cricket loving people of Jamshedpur.
 
The Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) was formed in the year 1936 at Jamshedpur with Late Mr. A. M. Hayman as President, Mr. K. A. D. Naoroji and Professor Moinul Huq as Vice-Presidents, Mr. N. Quereshi as Secretary and Mr. Nagarwala as  Honorary Treasurer.
 
In 1937 the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA)  played its first Ranji Trophy match against the Cricket Association of Bengal and Assam at Calcutta and got a first innings lead. A very creditable achievement indeed, though Bihar lost the match to a far more better side.
 
In Jamshedpur the first Ranji Trophy match was played at the Keenan Stadium in 1939-40 against the Cricket Association of Bengal. Bihar had to wait till the 23rd of January 1948 to record its first victory when it beat Delhi and District Cricket Association at Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur. Delhi and District Association had to score 32 runs with 8 wickets and one full day left a register a win. But the glorious uncertainties of cricket, 8 wickets tumbled for 17 runs in less than one hour! In 1959-60 Bihar defeated Bengal to become the East-Zone champion and entered into the semi-final of the Ranji Trophy against Mysore, Bihar had a good chance of wining the match if it had taken a lead in the first innings. The actual scores were Bihar 307 & 146 and Mysore 314.