Ashwin to lead TN ‘A’
Ashwin Venkataraman will lead Tamil Nadu ‘A’ against Punjab ‘A’ in the Col. C.K. Nayudu Trophy Elite Group ‘A’ match from October 28 to 31 at Dindigul.
Ashwin Venkataraman (capt.), A.C. Prathiban (vice-capt.), Kaushik Gandhi, K. Bharath Shankar, V. Ganga Sridhar Raju, R. Karthik Adithya, R. Rohith (wk), L. Vignesh, R. Rohit, Vijay Anand, M. Ashwin, S. Avvaikkarasan, S. Dinesh, and Joel Joseph.
Favourite Kancheepuram amassed a healthy first innings lead against host Tirupur and entered the final of the TNCA under-14 inter-District cricket tournament at the TEA Public School grounds here on Friday.
After bundling out the host for 71 on the opening day, the visitor, thanks to a fine 123 by Nidhish S. Rajagopal, declared its innings at 364 for nine for the lead and a place in the final.
The scores (semifinal):
Tirupur 71 & 32 for two in eight overs drew with Kancheepuram 364 for nine decl. in 82.1 overs (R.S. Mokit Hariharan 57, S. Arun 53, Nidhish S. Rajagopal 123, A. Harrish four for 91).
Kancheepuram enters final on first innings lead .
S.T. Hindu College, Nagercoil defeated VOC College, Tuticorin by 38 runs to set up a title clash with NM Christian College, Marthandam in the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University inter-collegiate cricket tournament at the S.T. Hindu College grounds here on Saturday.
The scores: Semifinals: Scott Christian College (Nagercoil) 100 for five in 20 overs (Sabeeer Khan 26) lost to NM Christian College (Marthandam) 101 for four in 17 overs (Shyju 38).
S.T. Hindu College (Nagercoil) 128 for four in 20 overs (Ajay 47, Vijayan 43, Arun five for 17) bt VOC College (Tuticorin) 90 for eight in 20 overs.
Lavan scalps eight
Medium pacer M. Lavan bowled a deadly spell in Sunil Cricket Club’s 124-run win over Royal Slammers Cricket Club in the TNCA-SDCA second division league at the Periyar University ‘B’ grounds here recently.
The scores: I div.:
Rothmans CC 134 in 45 overs (S. Arun 30, R. Pradip Kumar four for 21) lost to Liberty CC 138 for one in 30.3 overs (A. Sathiya 33, Simon Antony 30 not out, N. Rikesh Kumar 37 not out).
Dirty Dozen CC 93 in 45 overs (Goutham 39, V. Pandi three for 30) lost to Raj Friends CC 95 for six in 17.4 overs (V. Prabhu 37, Selvakumar four for 30); Writer Ramasamy Memorial CC 152 in 45 overs (Dinesh 40, Gunasekaran four for 41, Raja three for 50) bt S.R. Prabhakar Memorial CC 113 in 45 overs (M. Karthikeyan 36, Kumar four for 40, Umar Farooq three for 7, Vishnu three for 20); Sunil CC 163 in 43 overs (Ravi 33, Siva Prakasam 34, Akashvanth three for 34) bt Royal Slammers CC 39 (M. Lavan eight for 20).
Montfort w/o. Achievers CC.
Big win for Cholas SC over OFT SA
Cholas SC blanked OFT SA 12-0 in the UTDH senior division hockey league here on Friday.
Cholas SC 12 (Prakash 3, Senthilkumar 3, Tamilselvan 2, S. Karthik, M. Karthik, Balamurugan, Roopchand Singh) bt OFT SA 0; Bishop Heber College 6 (Akil 3, Jayakanth 2, Vijaykumar) bt Veerapandian MHC 0.