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Big win for Jolly Rovers

Sports Reporter

Chennai: Jolly Rovers posted an innings and 78-run victory over Southern Railway Institute, on the second day of the TNCA first division league cricket match at IIT Chemplast on Sunday.

V. Subramania Siva scored a 163-ball 150, comprising 17 fours and two sixes, putting on 120 runs for the fifth wicket with Piyush Chawla. Off-spinner P. Munuswamy claimed five wickets for Southern Railways.

After being dismissed for 134 in its first innings, Southern Railways was bowled out for 116. A. Avinash, Piyush Chawla and Tinu Yohanan claimed three wickets each.

Good bowling

Parry’s off-spinner N. Ragavendran claimed his sixth five-wicket haul this season, when he returned figures of seven for 67 in Grand Slam’s second innings at Murugappa.

Earlier, Parry’s was bowled out for 118 in its first innings, after which Ragavendran helped dismiss Grand Slam for 189. Needing 241 for a win, Parry’s ended the day at 10 for no loss. Ragavendran’s performance took his tally to 47 wickets this season.

Medium pacer S. Suresh and Sreekumar Nair came up with good performances for Vijay in the second-day encounter against Alwarpet at ICL-Gurunanak.

Resuming at 61 for five in its first innings, Alwarpet collapsed for 87 in 41.2 overs, with Suresh claiming five wickets for 17 runs. J. Kaushik picked up three wickets in 12 balls.

Sreekumar’s century

Vijay was 257 for six at close in its second innings, helped largely by Sreekumar Nair’s 196-ball 112 (including 17 boundaries) and captain R. Prasanna’s unbeaten 58-ball 82. Both put on 137 runs for the fifth wicket in 44.2 overs.

UFCC achieved a first-innings score of 400 against Aruna at SRMC on Sunday. D.J. Gokulakrishnan was unbeaten on a 96-ball 81, with nine fours and two sixes. Aruna was 114 for two at close.



At Pachaiyappa’s, India Pistons made 236 in 122 overs against Globe Trotters. Globe Trotters made 142 for the loss of two wickets at close.

The scores: At IIT-Chemplast: Southern Railways 134 & 116 in 42 overs lost to Jolly Rovers 328 in 67.2 overs (J. Gowjith Subash 40, Piyush Chawla 59, V Subramania Siva 150, P. Munuswamy five for 56). Jolly Rovers: 8. Southern Railway Instt: 0.

At Pachaiyappa’s: India Pistons 236 in 122 overs (M. Suresh Babu 44, M.R. Shrinivas 47, I.T. Thabarak Baik 50, Ganapathy Chandrasekar 45, S. Senthilkumar four for 86) vs Globe Trotters 142 for two in 56 overs (Thalaivan Sargunam 58 batting).

At Murugappa: Grand Slam 169 & 189 in 62.3 overs (S. Suresh Kumar 67, J.R. Madanagopal 47, N. Ragavendran seven for 67) vs Parry’s 118 in 51 overs & 10 for no loss in four overs.

At SRMC: UFCC 400 in 149.5 overs (Vijay Bharat Ram 50, N. Lokesh 46, S. Sharath 50, Shravan Krishnan 43, M. Kamlesh 45, D.J. Gokulakrishnan 81 n.o.) vs Aruna 114 for two in 30 overs (P. Shijith Chandran 45 batting, S. Anirudha 41 batting).

At MAC: Young Stars 349 in 134.5 overs (Vikram Mani 66, M. Srinivasan, 49, L.N. Prasad Reddy 47, S.R. Ganesh Kumar 54, R.D. Ashwin 58 n.o., P. Satish four for 74) vs Indian Bank 138 for five in 44 overs.

At ICL-Gurunanak: Vijay 130 & 257 for six in 76.4 overs (Sreekumar Nair 112, R. Prasanna 82 batting) vs Alwarpet 87 in 41.2 overs (S. Suresh five for 17).

All-round show

C. Asuthosh’s all-round effort (78 & three for 12) helped St. John’s (Besant Nagar) beat Gill Adarsh MHSS by 127 runs in the final of the Sacred Heart city schools under-14 cricket tournament here.

The scores: St. John’s (Besant Nagar) 167 for nine in 30 overs (C. Asuthosh 78, Wibliant 28) bt Gill Adarsh MHSS 40 in 15.5 overs (Rohit Karah three for nine, Asuthosh three for 12).

Pratheeban shines

A.C. Pratheeban’s knock of 90 helped Adambakkam CC defeat Garnet RC by five wickets in a first division match of the Canara Bank-Kancheepuram DCA cricket league recently.

The scores: I div.: Garnet RC 177 for nine in 45 overs (P. Ricky Jones 49) lost to Adambakkam CC 178 for five in 36 overs (A.C. Pratheeban 90). II div.: Bharath CC 173 for nine in 30 overs (V. Vijay Anand 52, V.K. Nivedhan four for 40) bt Vijay CC 114 for five in 30 overs (Paul Sagaya Raj 42); Central Bank of India RC 120 for nine in 23 overs (Kalaimani four for 32) lost to Saralee RC 121 for one in 20 overs (Vijay Shankar 46, T. Mathimugam 43 n.o.).

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