TIRUNELVELI: Mariya Sahaya Synthiya returned figures of five for 12 as Tuticorin defeated Tirunelveli by 18 runs in a first round match of the ICL-Mahaveer Chand memorial trophy inter-district (under-14) cricket tournament here on Friday.

The scores (first round):

Perambalur 121 in 25 overs (A. Selvadurai 29) bt Dindigul 62 in 19.5 overs (Govindaraj four for eight).

Tuticorin 74 in 23.4 overs bt Tirunelveli 56 for nine in 25 overs (Mariya Sahaya Synthiya five for 12).

Sivaganga 97 for six in 25 overs (R. Sivabalan 39) bt Erode 64 in 22.2 overs.

Theni 116 for eight in 25 overs (Yogeshwaran 29) bt Pudukottai 81 in 23 overs.

Vellore 85 for nine in 25 overs (Siraj three for 23) bt Villupuram 74 for six in 25 overs.

Dharmapuri 93 in 23.4 overs (R. Mani 32, Sivaram three for 18) bt Virudhunagar 70 in 23.5 overs.

Mari scalps five

Mari (five for three) starred in Challengers’ 162-run win over EPF Friends in a Tirunelveli DCA ‘B’ division league cricket match here.

The scores:

‘B’ division: Challengers 215 for nine in 20 overs (Sharfudeen 56, Mohideen 40, Thangaraj four for 26) bt EPF Friends 53 in 10.3 overs (Mari five for three).

Selva CC 140 for six in 20 overs (S. Avadaiappan four for 18) bt Anbu Karangal 87 in 17 overs (S. Murugan four for 11).

Seven Star 178 for seven in 20 overs bt Scad Polytechnic 68 in 12.2 overs.

Blue Star 149 in 20 overs bt Nightingale 71 in 15.5 overs.

Sunrise 119 in 17.5 overs bt St. John’s 99 for four in 20 overs (R. Anand 41).

Scad Polytechnic 98 in 18.2 overs lost to Jeyendra Club 99 for six in 18.1 overs.

Jeyanthi Club 62 in 15.5 overs (Avadaiappan five for five) lost to Anbu Karangal 64 for three in 11 overs.

Sankar Polytechnic 157 for five in 20 overs (Madhu 43, Kannan 40) bt LPSC 117 in 17 overs (Nizar four for 12).

Challengers 130 for seven in 20 overs (Sharfudeen 45 n.o.) bt St. John’s 94 for eight in 16 overs.

Star Kings 95 for nine in 20 overs bt Thiyagaraja Nagar 67 for nine in 13 overs (Sasikumar four for 16).

Inter-school cricket

Sydai. Sa. Duraisamy Matriculation Higher Secondary School will conduct a district-level inter-school cricket tournament from January 7 to 14 at the school grounds in Melur (Madurai district).

Entries close on January 4.

For details, call P.V. Kandasamy on 9443049599.

Netball coaching

Tiruchi District Netball Association will conduct a winter coaching camp for boys and girls above 12 years of age from December 27 to January 3 at Anna Stadium, Tiruchi.

For further details, call 9944112096.

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