Sports Reporter

Chennai: Three out of the six fourth-round matches were denied their full ninety overs, after rain disturbed proceedings on the first day of the TNCA first division cricket league here on Thursday.

Glober Trotters’ M. Praveen Srivatsan was unbeaten on 109 at the end of the first day’s play against UFCC T. Nagar, taking his side to 293 for five at Pachaiyappa’s ‘A’. Praveen’s 198-ball knock constituted 16 fours. He put on 111 runs for the fourth wicket with Sunil Viswanathan, who made 50.

Young Stars made 253 for the loss of nine wickets against Southern Railway Institute at RKM-Vivekananda, with S. Ramesh scoring a 172-ball 81. At SRMC-Turf, Indian Bank made 217 for five against Grand Slam, with E. Suresh and P. Satish scoring half-centuries. Suresh was unbeaten on 64, while Satish’s 56 included a 75-run opening partnership with L. Surya Prakash (38).

Only 54 overs were possible at the Murugappa-TI Cycles Ground on the first day of the Jolly Rovers-Parry’s encounter. R. Ramkumar’s 57 took Jolly Rovers to 139 for the loss of three wickets, before play was called off.

Alwarpet in trouble

At IIT-Chemplast, Alwarpet lost quick wickets after being 128 for three, to make 176 for eight in 50 overs versus Aruna.

Vijay medium-pacer J. Kaushik picked two wickets off successive deliveries in his fourth over against India Pistons, which made 107 for six in 44.3 overs at CPT-IP.

The scores:

At Murugappa-TI Cycles: Jolly Rovers 139 for three in 54 overs (M. Vijay 46, R. Ramkumar 57) vs. Parry’s.

At Pachaiyappa’s ‘A’: Globe Trotters 293 for five in 90 overs (M. Praveen Srivatsan 109 batting, Sunil Viswanathan 50) vs. UFCC T. Nagar.

At SRMC-Turf: Indian Bank 217 for five in 90 overs (P. Satish 56, E. Suresh 64 batting) vs. Grand Slam.

At RKM-Vivekananda: Young Stars 253 for nine in 90 overs (S. Ramesh 81, L.N. Prasad Reddy 40, R. Prashanth 48) vs. Southern Railway Institute.

At IIT-Chemplast: Alwarpet 176 for eight in 50 overs vs. Aruna.

At CPT-IP: India Pistons 107 for six in 44.3 overs vs. Vijay.

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