TIRUCHI: J. Prasana Venkatesh’s five-wicket haul was the highlight Madurai’s nine-wicket win over Kanyakumari in a first round encounter of the Jaya Educational Trust Trophy inter-district under-16 cricket tournament here on Thursday.

The scores (first round): Kanyakumari 77 in 22.1 overs (J. Girish 47, J. Prasana Venkatesh five for nine) lost to Madurai 78 for one in 7.3 overs (Ateek Fazel 50).

Tirunelveli 144 for six in 30 overs (D. Jabeen Rahman 91) lost to Theni 147 for two in 26.1 overs (J. Arun Kanna 59 not out, K. Sujith Kanna 37)

Dharmapuri 48 in 20.5 overs (M. Hari Prasad three for 13) lost to Coimbatore 52 for no loss in 5.1 overs.

Ramanathapuram 98 in 23.1 overs (R.B. Aravind four for 14, Praveen Mano three for 30) lost to Puducherry 99 for two in 17.5 overs.

Tiruvarur 109 in 30 overs (V. Kailash four for 16) lost to Tiruvallur 110 for four in 24.4 overs (S. Siddanth Ekalavya 32 not out).

Salem 110 for seven in 30 overs lost to Cuddalore 111 for two in 24 overs (G. Kugan 52 not out, J. Pradeep 43).

Krishnagiri 105 for nine in 30 overs (R. Arun Nivas three for 17) lost to Nagapattinam 106 for three in 18 overs (Vignesh 38 not out).

Vellore 212 for five in 30 overs (Goutham 76, Hema Prasad 65, Balaji 30) bt Villupuram 108 for seven in 30 overs (K.P. Kamala Kannan 37, Mohammed Azharuddin 34).

Pudukottai 86 in 29.1 overs (Gopi Kannan three for 14) lost to Virudhunagar 87 for two in 18.2 overs (Bala Manikandan 30).

Dindigul 110 in 28.1 overs (S. Kevin four for 29) lost to Erode 111 for six in 26.3 overs.

Perambalur 131 for five in 30 overs (M. Madhiazhagan 32) bt Thanjavur 106 for nine in 30 overs (M. Vignesh Khanna 37).

Karur 41 in 15.5 overs (Tamil Malarvanan four for seven, Krishna Kumar three for two, Anser Bhasa three for 24) lost to Tiruvannamalai 42 for one in 10 overs. – Sports Reporter

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