CHENNAI: MVijay Bharath¬ram’s 43 helped AG’s Office defeat Southern Railway by 24 runs in the Venkateswara Cup, organised by the TNCA at Southern Railway grounds. With this win AG’s Office entered the last four stage. Brief scores: ICF 162/8 in 30 ovs (DRAnbu Ezhil 56 no, M Poiyamozhi 3-35) bt Chennai BSNL116 in 26.3 ovs (RS Mu¬rali Mohan 45; A Ganeshku¬mar 4-17, KS Vijayaraghavan 3-19). Points: ICF 4 (4); BSNL 0 (0). AG’s Office 186/7 in 30 ovs (M Vijay Bharathram 43, P Francis Rokins 41, B Deepak 40; G Umapathy 3-46) bt Southern Railway 162/8 in 30 ovs (H Khadar Basha 57 no). Points: AG’s 4 (8); SR0 (0).
B Prathik’s 74 was the fea¬ture of CSSF ‘A’ eight-wicket win over Kancheepuram DCA in the semifinals of the Dicky Super Trophy U-16 tournament at St Bede’s grounds here on Thursday. Teammate S Abishek also lent him due support with a 46-run knock. Bowlers D Aravind and P Vidyuth also shone, with both scalping three wickets each. Brief scores: Kancheepuram DCA 172 in 49 ovs (K Pranav 40; D Aravind 3-32, P Vidyuth 3-39) lost to CSSF ‘A’ 173/2 in 30.3 ovs (S Abishek 46, B Prathik 74). MoM: B Prathik. Thiruvallur. DCA 165 in 45.5 ovs (RRam Aravindh 44) lost to FSCA 168/3 in 27.5 ovs (S Kishan Kumar 60, S Shyam Sundar 47). MoM: S Kishan Kumar.
TDCA Bag Trophy
Man-of-the-match S Sud¬harshan Vaidhiya’s four for 24 enabled Thiruval¬lur District Cricket Asso¬ciation beat Loyola CA by 41 runs in the final of the Stag Little Champ trophy U-14 cricket tournament. For the finalists, S Sourav made a fighting 31, but to no avail. Brief scores: Thiruvallur DCA 149 in 30 ovs (S Sourav 31) bt Loyola CA 108 in 30 ovs (S Sudharshan Vaidhiya 4-24). MoM: S Sudharshan Vaidhiya.
Hindustan-Kanchi District children U-16 chess tourna¬ment will be held on May 30 and 31. The entry fee is Rs 200. Players born on or after Jan¬uary 1, 1999 from Kanchi district can participate. For further details contact 9840583157. The total prize money is Rs 50,000