Salem: A fighting 79 by S. Isaac Raj went in vain as Dirty Dozen Cricket Club pulled off a narrow three-run win over Steels Recreation Club in the TNCA-SDCA second division league at the Steel Plant grounds here recently.

The scores

Second division: Rajagopalan MCC 20 in 45 overs (S. Vetrivel 46, M. Raja three for 34, P. Raja three for 34) lost to Lucky Star CC 201 for six in 39.5 overs (G. Ambeshwaran 78 not out); Dirty Dozen CC 267 in 45 overs (J. Vijay Baskar 48, Surya Dileepan 55, Suresh Kumar 59, G. Perumal three for 57) bt Steels RC 264 in 45 overs (S. Isaac Raj 79, V. Dayanithi 52, S. Rajagopal 42, J. Vijay Baskar three for 50.

Sivanthi Adithyan CC 165 in 45 overs (P. Navaneeshwaran four for 8) bt Universal CC 155 in 45 overs (M.R. Abuthahir 52, C. Jayaprakash three for 27; T. Durairaj three for 34); Freebirds CC 150 in 45 overs (M. Raju three for 24) lost to Lucky Star CC 151 for three in 25.4 overs (M. Karthikeyan 50 not out; Kannan Memorial CC 240 for seven in 45 overs (M. Viswanathan 50, N. Balamurugan 47, Jayaraj four for 40) lost to RTP Memorial CC 242 for eight in 44.1 overs (R. Ashok 87, N. Azharuddin 46, R.M. Selvam three for 48).

Third division: Parks XI 133 in 45 overs (Aneez 41, Vijay Amirthraj four for 30) lost to JSW RC 135 for seven in 24.3 overs (N. Farooq four for 18); Montfort 175 for four in 25 overs (Palaniappan 59) bt Premier CC 167 for eight in 25 overs (Govindhan 55, Marshal M. Paul three for 21); Salem CC 140 in 45 overs (S. Raja four for 20) lost to Tigers ‘B’ 141 for nine in 23.5 overs.

Carrom tournament

The Coimbatore District Carrom Association (CDCA) will conduct the district-level carrom championship at the Syrian Church Corporation Kalyanamandapam, Coimbatore, from August 19 to 21. For details, call 93633 55188.

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