The in-form N. Mohammed Ashik scored an unbeaten 82 as favourite Sri Ramakrishna MHSS thrashed Mani HSS by 10 wickets in the semifinals of the CDCA under-16 inter-school cricket tournament, for the T.S.S. & Co. Trophy, at SNR Sons College grounds here on Wednesday.
The scores (semifinals):
RKS Kalvi Nilayam HSS 116 for six in 25 overs (A. Prabhu 51, S. Mohan Prasath 33, B.U. Thirumurugan three for 22) lost to Sri Jayendra Saraswathy MHSS 117 for two in 23 overs (S. Somasundaram 41).
Mani HSS 135 for six in 25 overs (K. Kabin Sanjay 43) lost to Sri Ramakrishna MHSS 136 for no loss in 22 overs (D. Gowri Shankar 44 n.o., N. Mohammed Ashik 82 n.o.).
The Tamil Nadu State under-15 handball championship for boys, for the SVS Trophy, jointly organised by the SVS College of Engineering and the Coimbatore District Handball Association, will be held at the College premises on December 7 and 8.
The second State-level G. Ramaswamy Memorial basketball tournament for under-18 boys will be held at the Suguna College of Engineering from December 6 to 8.
Pawan Raghunathan and T. Karthikeyan brought cheer to Chinmaya Vidyalaya MHSS (Vadavalli) in the district-level chess tournament and the 27th State athletics meet in Karaikudi recently.
Pawan finished on top in the under-15 chess meet, while Karthikeyan timed 11.8s for the under-14 boys’ 100m gold.
Easy for Charms CC
At Tirupur, Sabarinathan (72) and Murugan (75 n.o.) excelled in Charms Cricket Club’s five-wicket win over Maruthi Cricket Academy in the TNCA-DCAT first division league at the Professional College grounds recently.
The scores: Maruthi CA 223 in 49.5 overs (Ramakrishnan 53, Arun Prasath 49, Dinesh Kumar three for 36) lost to Charms CC 226 for five in 44.2 overs (Sabarinathan 72, Murugan 75 n.o.).
Tirupur CC 125 in 31.5 overs (B. Gobi four for 48) lost to Tirupur Textiles RC 129 for four in 27 overs (S. Saravanan 53 n.o.).
Sir Robert Stanes MC 176 in 48.2 overs (N. Prithviraj 34, K. Ashok Kumar 37, S. Nithiyanantham 31 n.o., S. Ganesan four for 24, S. Dinesh three for 38) bt FNF CC 175 in 39.5 overs (A. Mahesh 56, N. Selvakumaran three for 28, A. Atham Sabi four for 38, G. Surendhar three for 18).
New Star wins
At Udhagamandalam, New Star Cricket Club posted a convincing six-wicket win over Coonoor Merchants Association Cricket Club in the NDCA HPF Staff Club-M/s. Sterling Bio-Tech Ltd. Rolling Trophy cricket tournament on Wednesday.
Coonoor Merchants Association CC 120 (M. Prakash three for 24) lost to New Star CC 124 for four in 15.2 overs.
Madurai men and women triumph
Madurai men’s and women’s hockey teams emerged champions in the Madurai regional State games for the Chief Minister Trophy organised by SDAT at the police grounds here on Wednesday.
The results: Hockey: Men: 1. Madurai 9 pts; 2. Tirunelveli 6; 3. Kanyakumari 1.
Women : 1. Madurai 7; 2. Tirunelveli 7; 3. Sivagangai 3.
Football: At Don Boso ITI grounds: Men : 1. Kanyakumari 5; 2. Sivagangai 5; 3. Tirunelveli 5.
At MGR stadium: Women : 1. Madurai 9; 2. Kanyakumari 6; 3. Tirunelveli 1.