Basketball tournament: Jeppiaar Institute of Technology emerge champions
Jeppiaar Institute of Technology defeated St Joseph’s College of Engineering 67-33 in the final of the state-level inter-collegiate basketball tournament conducted by Crescent Engineering College here at Vandalur on Wednesday.
Vijay top scored with 25 points. He was adjudged the man of the tournament. He was followed by Ajinkye (11) and Arun Kumar (14). Earlier in the semifinals Jeppiaar Inst of Tech beat Hindustan University 66-61 while St St Joseph’s beat Sathyabama University in the other semis.
Guru Nanak to host
Guru Nanak College will organise Prof TV Ramana Invitation Cricket Tournament from March 7 to 15 at the ICL-Gurunanak Ground. The tournament would feature the participation of prominent colleges such as Loyola, Vivekananda, MCC, Pachaiyappas, SRM University, Hindustan University and AM Jain College.
Played on knockout basis, the semifinals and final will be 50-over games while the initial stages will be 30-over affairs. The winners and runner-ups will be given glittering trophies and cash awards, besides awards for the best batsman, bowler, all-rounder and man of the match (only for the final). Mahendra Shetty, zonal manager of Hero Moto Corp Limited will inaugurate the event.
Ajith scalps six
C Ajith Kumar bagged six wickets for 25 runs, enabling his side DSS Cricket Club post an eight-wicket win over Swaraj Cricket Club in a TNCA-Third Division A match held here recently.
Brief scores (Third division ‘A’): Mambalam Mosquitos 210 for 8 in 50 overs (M Sanjeev 55, K Vishal Vaidhya 50, CS Santosh 3/66) lost to Mylapore Recreation Club ‘B’ 211 for 7 in 47 overs (V Harish Bharath 75, E Madhan Kumar 32); Perambur United Club 233 for 8 in 50 overs (V Mahalingam 65, AK Rajesh Kumar 57, M Pradeep 5/61) lost to Egmore Recreation Club 237 for 5 in 46.4 overs (S Lokeshwar 63, K Dhilepan 50, J Arun Kanna 32 no, C Rajesh 3/59); Swaraj Cricket Club 124 in 44.5 overs (C Ajith Kumar 6/25, P Ramajayam 3/40) lost to DSS Club 128 for 2 in 27 overs (MS Raja 57).
Fifth Division ‘A’: Young Men’s Cricket Club 235 for 8 in 50 overs (J Syed Haseeb Pasha 43, N Rajesh 50 no, P Ravindar 3/53, R Sai Anirudh 3/58) bt Unicorn Cricket Club 227 in 46.2 overs (P Suriya Prakash 78, B Ramasethu 45, N Rajesh 4/54); National United Club 140 in 26.2 overs (VV Sankapani 36, S Prabhu 3/28, N Chandru 5/40) lost to Bharath Petroleum Recreation Club 141 for 1 in 16.4 overs (M ogeswaran 68, S Karthick 43 no). Friend’s XI 263 for 8 in 50 overs (S Venkateswaran 40, S Ganesh 61, N Murugesan 50 no, S Murali Kannan 33) lost to Jai Hind Cricket Club 266 for 7 in 49.5 overs (A Venkata Prasad 40, D Janardhan 45, R Kishore Raj 35, S Suresh 40, A Senthil Kumar 57 no, S. Murali Kannan 4/69); Lusuraj Cricket Club 143 in 50 overs (V Bharath Hariharan 35, J Prabhu 4/40) lost to Prem Cricket Club 149 for 2 in 31.3 overs (A Vinoth 45, S Kamesh Kumar 64 no), Madras Fertilizers Limited Recreation Club 288 for 9 in 50 overs (V Prabhakaran 81, V Karthick 64) bt BSNL Chennai Telephones Recreation Club 212 for 7 in 50 overs (RS Murali Mohan 46, Jayendran 36 no, P Rajesh 35, P Javid Mohammed 34, R Diwakar 3/76); Tiger Cricket Club 308 in 48.5 overs (N Hemanath Prabhu 86, N Udhaya Kumar Andrews 49, J Dhandapani 45, S Natarajan 5/62) bt Nungambakkam Sports Club 175 in 45.2 overs (C Thirumoorthy 4/52).