: S. Aravinthan struck an unbeaten century as Thanjavur defeated Pudukottai by 75 runs in the TNCA under-25 inter-district cricket tournament here on Friday.
At Tirupur, off-spinner G. Godson (seven for 24) bowled a sensational spell as Kanyakumari crushed Perambalur by 193 runs at the Migros Kids School grounds. At Sivagangai, R. Rahul and T. Selvaganapathy cracked unbeaten tons as the home team beat Virudhunagar by 69 runs.
The scores: At Thanjavur: Thanjavur 266 for five in 50 overs (S. Aravinthan 120 n.o., B. Balakarthi 39, E. Sivakumar 33, R. Prashanth 25 n.o.) bt Pudukottai 191 in 47 overs (B. Natheem Khan 37, R. Karthikeyan 34, K. Arun 26, C. Karthick 25, S. Vivekananthan three for 20).
Cuddalore 257 in 46 overs (J. Pradeep 61, G. Vinoth Kumar 40, P. Santhosh Kumar 36, N. Basker 35, R. Rajkumar 27, S. Subarmani three for 50) bt Ramanathapuram 83 in 24.3 overs (P. George Prakash 25 n.o., G. Vinoth Kumar five for 14, B. Janarthanan three for 19). Thanjavur and Cuddalore qualify .
At Tiruvallur : Vellore DCA 138 in 44.4 overs (V. Naveen Kumar 54, D. Suresh four for 14) lost to Villupuram DCA 140 for eight in 42.4 overs (M. Sridhar Raj 42 n.o.).
Tiruvallur DCA vs Erode DCA (match abandoned due to overnight rain) .
At Tirupur : Tirupur 236 for seven in 50 overs (P. Subramani 63, M. Logeshwaran 35 n.o., R. Saravanan three for 24) bt Karur 129 in 29 overs (R. Saravanan 58, A. Kennedy Santhiyagu three for 30, P. Subramani four for 24.
Kanyakumari 230 in 45.1 overs (K.H. Prabhu Singh 85, G. Godson 43, J. Babin Christo 38, K. Silambarasan five for 37) bt Perambalur 37 in 16.4 overs (G. Godson seven for 24, W. Antony Dhas three for 10). Tirupur, Kanyakumari qualify.
At Hosur : Krishnagiri 157 for nine in 50 overs (K. Ashwin 40, K. Venkatapathi four for 21, D. Sivaraman three for 41) lost to Salem 157 for five in 27.1 overs (A. Dharvesh 45, M.S. Pramoth 35 n.o., P. Vikram Guru 32). Salem & Krishnagiri qualify .
At Sivagangai: Sivagangai 264 for two in 50 overs (R. Rahul 116 n.o., T. Selvaganapathy 108 n.o.) bt Virudhunagar 195 in 41.5 overs (M. Sathish 51, B. Vigneshwaran 31, S. Vivek Athinam five for 38).
Nilgiris 149 in 35.2 overs (V.P. Subhash 70, G. Jeya Shakthivel three for 22, S. Mohan Raj three for 24) lost to Namakkal 153 for four in 28.3 overs (Prabhakaran 99 n.o.)
Sivagangai, Namakkal qualify
At Tirunelveli: Tirunelveli 286 for five in 50 overs (S.V. Praveen 103, A. Azharudeen 52, S. Aravind 51 n.o.) bt Nagapattinam 140 in 34.3 overs (T. Vigneshpathy 40, A. Anburaj three for 25, R. Naresh three for 18). Kancheepuram, Tirunelveli qualify
At Theni: Theni 153 in 47.4 overs (J. Arun Khanna 40, P. Abinay three for 33, K. Manibharathy three for 23) lost to Madurai 155 for four in 29 overs (P. Francis Rokins 53 n.o.).
Tiruchi 95 in 41.1 overs (P.S. Nirmal Kumar 26, R. Mithun five for five) lost to Coimbatore 96 for six in 20 overs (A. Arun Balaji 59, P.S. Nirmal Kumar three for 48).
Coimbatore, Madurai qualify
At Dindigul: Tuticorin 277 in 49.4 overs (Sivakumar 67, Santhansekar 63, Marimuthu 36) bt Tiruvarur 88 for seven in 29.4 overs (Arun Kumar four for 16). Match stopped due to rain. Tuticorin wins on better run-rate
Tiruvannamalai 193 in 44.2 overs (P. Hariharasudhan 40, T. Kapil 35, B. Karthikeyan 29) lost to Dindigul 196 for three in 36.2 overs (N. Veeramalai 90, M. Abdur Rahim 37, A. Lakshmi Narayanan 32).
Dindigul, Tiruvannamalai qualify .
P. Sachin Yethendra’s unbeaten century (103 not out) for District-II against City-II was the highlight on day one of the TNCA round robin u-16 tournament in Chennai on Friday.
The scores: City-III 218 in 89.5 overs (G.V. Vignesh 44, Dhruv Sreevatsav 34, L. Kiran Akash 43, C.R. Shiva three for 33, R. Sai Kishore three for 50) vs. Districts-I 24 for no loss in nine overs.
Districts-II 286 for seven in 90 overs (S. Santhosh Shiv 38, P. Sachin Yethendra 103 not out, S.S Jasvanth 36, Y. Surya 55 not out) vs. City-II.
Kumarasamy in final
M. Kumarasamy CET (Karur) beat Kamaraj CET (Virudhunagar) in a bowl-out, after the match had ended in a tie, to reach the final of the Anna University 17th zone inter-collegiate cricket tournament at Kamaraj College of Engineering & Tech, Virudhunagar, here on Friday.
In another match, PSNA CET (Dindigul) beat Anna University College (Dindigul) by five wickets to reach the summit clash.
Semifinals: M. Kumarasamy CET (Karur) 135 for nine in 25 overs (Nandhakumar 34, Ponraj three for 14) tied with Kamaraj CET (Virudhunagar) 135 in 25 overs (Srish 38, Nandhakumar three for 27).
M. Kumarasamy CET won in a bowl-out.
Anna University College (Dindigul) 76 in 23.1 overs (Parthiban three for 11, Thangapandi three for 10) lost to PSNA CET (Dindigul) 80 for five in 13.1 overs (Ragunath 28).
SRM in summit clash
SRM University (Chennai) defeated Loyola College (Chennai) 25-12, 25-14, 25-17, while Sree Saraswati Thyagaraja College (Pollachi) beat Sathyabama University (Chennai) 25-17, 25-18, 25-21 in the semifinals of the second State-level inter-collegiate flood-lit volleyball tournament, organised by Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi on Friday.