Ankush shines in Century triumph

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Century CC which won the N.S. Krishnan Memorial junior cricket league.
Century CC which won the N.S. Krishnan Memorial junior cricket league.

Ankush Harikrishnan's fine allround performance (six for 22 and 25) helped Century CC defeat Tripunithura CC by 47 runs and complete a hat-trick of triumphs in the N.S. Krishnan Memorial junior cricket league at the Tripunithura Palace Oval on Saturday.

Chasing 128 for victory, Tripunithura was comfortably placed at 54 for one at one stage.

But off-spinner Ankush turned the match sharply around.

The scores (final):

Century CC 127 for eight in 40 overs (K.H. Jishnu 38, Unnikrishnan four for 50) bt Tripunithura CC 80 in 20.1 overs (Basil Mathew 35, Ankush Harikrishnan six for 33).

Earlier matches:

Semifinals:Sharon CC 96 in 22.1 overs (Azhar Shah 34, Rahul Krishna five for 19, Bimal Tom three for 15 including a hat-trick) lost to Century CC 99 for three in 16.3 overs (K.H. Jishnu 42 n.o).

Tripunithura CC 118 for six in 25 overs bt MYCA, Mattancherry 77 in 22.2 overs (Gopalakrishnan 30, Nijas three for 26, Sooraj three for 20).

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