S. Surendran of S.S. Sports Academy clinched both the singles and doubles title in the 10th district-ranking snooker tournament here on Monday.
The veteran star got the better of his Academy-mate Prabu 4-2 for the title. The former raced to a 3-0 lead in quick time but the latter clawed back to claim the next two frames. At this juncture, Surendran came up with some fine safety play tactics to take the sixth frame and the title.
Earlier, Surendran combined with Thirumurugan to oust K.S. Umakanth and Easwaramoorthy combo 3-1 for the doubles title.
It was Surendran’s fifth singles and eighth doubles title.
The results (final): Singles: S. Surendran bt Prabu 4-2. Doubles: S. Surendran & Thirumurugan bt K.S. Umakanth & Easwaramoorthy 3-1.
Gowtham scalps seven
At Salem, left-arm spinner P. Gowtham (seven for 13) bowled a brilliant spell as defending champion Students ‘Seniors’ Cricket Club scored its seventh straight win defeating an off-colour Ruff Krudoz XI by four wickets in the TNCA-SDCA first division league at the Neelambal Subramaniam HSS grounds recently.
I div.: Ruff Krudoz XI 86 in 45 overs (P. Gowtham seven for 13) lost to Students ‘Seniors’ CC 92 for six in 19 overs (M. Prakash 30, N. Kumar three for 8); Tigers ‘B’ 89 in 45 overs (Satish Kumar 37, D. Sivaraman three for 17, T. Natarajan three for 17) lost to Salem Kings CC 90 for two in 19.4 overs (E. Periyannan 30 not out); Liberty CC w/o. Dirty Dozen CC; Tigers ‘B’ 158 in 40 overs (R. Kannan 41, Sakthivel 38 not out, S. Sakthivel three for 18) bt Davaram SC 101 in 40 overs.
II div.: Maratha CC w/o. Achievers CC; Salvo CC 130 for seven in 30 overs (Mohan Raj 37, Satthiyaraju 31) lost to Salem CC 131 for seven in 28.4 overs (Srinivasan 39); Rangers CC 133 in 45 overs (Chandrasekar 50, Bharath four for 6) bt Kumar Memorial CC 129 in 45 overs (Amirthalingam 38, Ganesan five for 20); Muthusamy Memorial CC 157 in 45 overs (R. Vijayanandh 32, Jameel 48, Elanchezhian 31, Mahendran three for 18, Selva Balaji three for 19) lost to Raj Friends CC.
III div.: Kannan Memorial CC 223 for seven in 45 overs (Aravindh Ganapathy 62 not out, Venkatesh 36) lost to JSW RC 224 for three in 35.4 overs (Shanmugam 84, Prabhu 73 not out); Parks XI 238 in 45 overs (Aslam 50, Venkatesh 50, Palanivel 50, Sivaprakash three for 40, Chakravarthy three for 42) lost to Sunil CC 239 for eight in 35.3 overs (Suresh 84, Manikandan 40, Palanivel four for 25, Aslam three for 47).