Theni: Theni defeated Erode by 90 runs for its first win in the five-team Zone ‘B’ league in the TNCA inter-district under-15 cricket tournament at the Theni Kammavarsangam Teachers Training Institute ground, Koduvilarpatti, on Saturday.

Due to rain in the morning, the match had a delayed start and was reduced to 25-overs-a-side.

The other match between Nilgiris and Sivagangai at the Police ground was cancelled due to wet ground condition. The teams were awarded two points each.

The scores: Theni 156 for six in 25 overs bt Erode 66 for five in 25 overs. Nilgiris-Sivagangai match cancelled due to wet ground condition. The teams were awarded two points each.

Tiruchi posts win

At Tirunelveli, the four-team ‘C’ Zone matches started in the afternoon due to showers in the morning, reducing the match to 25-overs-a-side. Tiruchi defeated Karur by 10 wickets at the Sankar HSS ‘A’ ground, while host Tirunelveli beat Thiruvarur by seven wickets at the ‘B’ ground.

The scores: Karur 61 in 22 overs (Raghavendran three for seven, Nirmalkumar three for 21) lost to Tiruchi 62 without loss (Santhoshraj 32 not out); Thiruvarur 85 for nine in 25 overs (Chinnadurai three for six) lost to Tirunelveli 89 for three in 12.3 overs (Selvashanmugaraja 49 not out).

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