NEYVELI: G. Rajesh struck a half century as Cuddalore defeated Ramanathapuram by 13 runs in an E zone league encounter of the TNCA inter-district under-19 cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Kishore Kumar’s unbeaten 129 (13x4, 2x6), his second successive century, helped host Sivagangai defeat Pudukottai by 55 runs in the zone ‘C’.

A fine knock of 125 by Kaviarasan enabled Tiruvarur score a convincing 140-run win over Tirunelveli at Salem.

The scores: At Tiruchi: B zone: Tiruchi 207 for six in 50 overs (C. Krishna Kumar 51, M. Prithviraj 49, V. Pradeep Krishna 40, Hariprasad three for 45) lost to Kancheepuram 208 for three in 34.5 overs (Kevin Sukumar 81, Vijayashankar 77 n.o).

Nilgiris 136 in 43.4 overs (V. Vinu 43, S. Krishnakumar three for six) lost to Tiruvannamalai 137 for six in 21.3 overs (Senthamizhselvan 38, Nawaz 32, Amaranth 30).

At Nagapattinam: D zone: Dharmapuri 56 in 21.2 overs (Godson three for five) lost to Kanyakumari 57 for one in 11.2 overs (Nijin 30 not out).

Dindigul 219 in 48.2 overs (Ashok Kumar 40, Ramkumar 35) bt Nagapattinam 189 in 41.3 overs (Vigneshpathy 55, Surendar 48, Muhilazhagan four for 24).

At Neyveli: E zone: Cuddalore 172 in 48.4 overs (G. Rajesh 65, Vinith R. Nair 32, Chandramohan three for 26) bt Ramanathapuram 159 in 43.4 overs (Vinith R. Nair three for 21).

Tiruvallur 245 for nine in 50 overs (M. Mukundan 70 n.o, Santosh Kumar 47, Dinesh 31, Mathialagan three for 37) bt Perambalur 116 in 32.4 overs (M. Poiyamozhi four for 26, Santosh Kumar three for four, M. Panchapakesan three for 22).

At Sivagangai: ‘C’ zone: Sivagangai 290 for six in 50 overs (Kishore Kumar 129 not out, Karthik 47, Dineshkumar 31) bt Pudukottai 235 for six in 50 overs (K. Arun 89, Abdul Rashid 44).

Karur 147 in 38 overs (Madhan 57, Rohit four for 39, Prabu three for 23) lost to Vellore 151 for four in 22.1 overs (Gowtham 47, Bilva Prasad 59 not out).

Zone ‘F’: Villupuram 122 in 41.2 overs (M. Sureshkumar three for 30, K. Balaji three for 21) lost to Namakkal 123 for three in 15 overs (S. Sureshkumar 43, Prabakaran 50 not out).

Theni 118 in 34 overs (Manikandan 47 not out, Raju four for 31, Balakrishnan four for 44) lost to Krishnagiri 122 for two in 35.2 overs (Balakrishnan 41, Ramachandran 43 not out).

At Salem: Salem 188 in 49.4 overs (Issac Raj 56) bt Madurai 164 in 47 overs (R.G. Vignesh 62); Tiruvarur 258 for seven in 50 overs (Kaviarasan 125) bt Tirunelveli 118 in 34 overs (David Solomon 45 not out).

At Coimbatore: Coimbatore 259 for nine in 50 overs (Md. Shoaib 68, Soham Desai 60) bt Puducherry 154 in 43.4 overs; Erode 204 in 46 overs (Anand 65, Kiran Prasad 43) bt Thanjavur 176 in 45 overs (Aravindan 48, Kiran Prasad five for 18).

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