Principal Correspondent

TIRUCHI: R. Shanmugaraja's all-round performance (85 not out & three for 39) was the highlight of Williams Road Warriors' 30-run win over Rockfort Riders in a league match of the Vasan Estates-Tiruchi Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament here on Tuesday.

The scores:

League: Williams Road Warriors 185 for three in 20 overs (R. Shanmugaraja 85 n.o., M. Prithiviraj 32, A. Praveen Kumar 29, R. Nishanth 22) bt Rockfort Riders 155 in 19.2 overs (N. Balaji 46, Rajesh 31, Surendradoss 22, R. Shanmugaraja three for 39, R. Ganesh two for 30).

Township Titans 149 for nine in 20 overs (R. Darshan 52, Devendrakumar Jena 41, Athmaraman three for 14, Vishwa three for 15) bt Cantonment Super Kings 132 in 18.5 overs (Sekar 61, Sivakumar 21, R. Suresh three for 19, J. Ibram Sha two for 19, Silambarasan two for 24).

Thillainagar Victory Royals 126 in 20 overs (Nirmal 27, Saravanan 23, Arulkumar three for 16, Srinivasan two for 15, Vishwa two for 26) lost to Cantonment Super Kings 130 for six in 17.1 overs (Balamurugan 43, Srinivasan 38 n.o., B. Sathish Babu 27, Ramesh two for 17, Saravanan two for 27).

Williams Road Warriors 127 for eight in 20 overs (A. Praveen Kumar 31, G. Terrence Savio 28, P. Nethaji three for 17) bt Srirangam Super Stars 124 for nine in 20 overs (A. Franklin Kumar 44, R. Shanmugaraja three for 24, R. Ganesh two for 19).

Kunal in lead

M. Kunal, with six points, was the sole leader after the sixth round of the State senior FIDE-rated chess championship in Mannargudi on Tuesday.

Important results (sixth round): M. Kunal 6 bt G. Akash 4.5; P. Maheswaran 5 bt Ramesh Kumar 4; Syed Anwar Shazuli 4 lost to S.S. Manikandan 5; Ramalingam Karthik 4.5 drew with Naveen Kanna 4.5; Giriman Jha 5 bt M. Vinoth Kumar 4.

K. Narayanan 5 bt Shyam Sundar 4; G. Jaswant 4.5 drew with Venkatsundaram 4.5; P. Ganesh 4 lost to Shantharam 5; Surjith 4 lost to Paramasivam 5.

K. Gopalakrishnan 5 bt S. Vigneshwaran 4; K. Dhanasekar 3.5 lost to Ram S. Krishnan 4.5; R. Visalatchi 3.5 lost to Arun Karthik 4.5; P. Lokesh 4.5 bt P. Krishnakumar 3.5; E.R.S. Vijayasarathy 4.5 bt R. Kannan 3.5; J. Nishvin 4.5 bt E. Balachandar 3.5.

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