Jolly Rovers completed a commanding performance in the eighth round of the TNCA first-division league, defeating defending champion Globe Trotters by an innings and 25 runs on the final day at IIT-Chemplast.
Rovers dismissed Trotters for 221 in the second innings on Thursday. Seamer J. Kaushik and off-spinner M. Prabhu shared six wickets.
L. Suryapprakash shone at Murugappa, compiling 157 (249b, 17x4, 1x6) to help Grand Slam secure the first-innings lead against Indian Bank. Suryapprakash's partnerships of 126 with R. Rohit (60) and 202 with K. Shri Vasudeva Das (105) enabled Grand Slam make four more than Bank's 389.
T. Dushyant made 108 (224b, 13x4) for Young Stars, but couldn't prevent IOB from earning a 169-run first-innings lead at SRMC. Meanwhile at MAC, Aruna held Vijay off to ensure it finished with five points for the first-innings lead.
The scores (round eight, day three):
At Murugappa: Indian Bank 389 drew with Grand Slam 393 for six in 104 overs (L. Suryapprakash 157, R. Rohit 60, K. Shri Vasudeva Das 105). Points: GS 5, IB 2.
At IIT-Chemplast: Globe Trotters 135 and 221 in 80.1 overs (S. Anirudha 47, Anand Subramanian 87) lost to Jolly Rovers 381 for four decl. JR 8, GT 0.
At MAC: Vijay 196 and 321 for seven decl. in 67 overs (Dinesh Karthik 63, Abhinav Mukund 42, Maaruthi Raghav 73 n.o., L. Balaji 51 n.o.) drew with Aruna 230 and 101 for four in 40 overs (M.R. Muthupandi 57 n.o.). Aruna 5, Vijay 2.
At SRMC (Turf): IOB 405 for eight decl. drew with Young Stars 236 in 94 overs (T. Dushyant 108, Prashanth Parameswaran four for 43). IOB 5, YS 2 .
Dinesh scalps six
M. Dinesh Kumar (six for 13) shone in Sri Sankara Vidyalaya's 64-run win over Vysya Vidyalaya in the Modern School under-13 Twenty20 tournament here.
Modern ‘B' 48 in 14.4 overs (M. Ajay five for four) lost to Pon Vidyashram 49 for one in 7.3 overs (V. Kanaga Sundharam 25 n.o.).
Modern ‘A' 63 for nine in 20 overs (N. Arun Balaji 28) lost to Nellai Nadar 64 for two in 15 overs.
Sri Sankara Vidyalaya 121 for seven in 18 overs (R. Rahul 31, B. Vijaya Shankar 31) bt Vysya Vidyalaya 57 in 15.4 overs (M. Dinesh Kumar six for 13).
Nellai Nadar 110 for six in 20 overs (R. Bala 45) bt Sri Sankara Vidyalaya 20 in 7.3 overs (M.S. Narendran five for 12, M. Nishanthraj four for eight).
Pon Vidyashram 150 for seven in 20 overs (Alagu Vignesh 27) bt Zion MHSS 125 for six in 20 overs (R. Deepeshwar 31).
Asan beats Don Bosco
Asan Memorial scripted a four-wicket win over Don Bosco in the PSBB under-10 cricket tournament here.
Don Bosco 133 in 22 overs (Arjun Balakrishnan three for 14) lost to Asan Memorial 137 for six in 21.4 overs (Arokiya Arun Alex 42, Nitish Rajkumar three for 18, Arjun Kamrah three for 23).