CHENNAI: Spinners M Prabhu (5/37) and S Suresh Kumar (3/11) helped India Pistons bowl out UFCC (T Nagar) for a paltry 91 and bag a lead of 79 runs on Day 1 of their Plate group fifth-round clash in the TNCA Senior Division league for the SR Jagannathan Trophy.
Brief scores: At CPT-IP: UFCC (T Nagar) 91 in 37.1 ovs (M Prabhu 5/37, Suresh Kumar 3/11) vs India Pistons 170/8 in 56 ovs (Vinay Gupta 53; Arun Kumar 3/52); At SSN: Nelson 284/6 in 90 ovs (Vasanth Saravanan 116 n.o) vs Young Stars; At IC–Guru Nanak: IOB 430/4 in 90 ovs (Nikhilesh Surendran 93, Aashish Kumar 95, AG Pradeep 56, Robert Fernandez 116 n.o; Dinesh Kumar 3/95) vs ICF.
Chennai St Bede’s Sports Foundation summer cricket camp at St Bede’s grounds begins from the first week of April to May 31, for boys between 6 to 19 years. Registration forms are available at the St Bede’s grounds. For details, call: 9840070486, 9841227966.
Anna Nagar K Win
In the 60-plus event of the Sanmar-TNTA Veterans Chennai City Club League championship, Anna Nagar K Block defeated Gandhinagar Club B to claim the title.
Anna Nagar’s R Krishnaswamy and MS Venkatachalam claim the first set 6-3. Gandhinagar’s pair of Dr L Srinivasan and Rajagopal then fought back to win the second set 6-1. The decider saw intense efforts by both pairs, but Anna Nagar took the set, and title, 7-5.
Results: Anna Nagar K Block bt Gandhinagar B 1-0 (R Krishnaswamy/MS Venkatachalam bt Dr L Srinivasan/Rajagopal 6-3, 1-6, 7-5).
The Chennai District Chess Association will conduct selection trials for the State senior open and women’s chess championship (open for Tamil Nadu players) at the Hall of Chess, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, on April 9 and 10. Entry fee is `200 per player. Entries close on April 6. For details, contact: R Ravikumar, CDCA joint secretary, Ph: 9444285482.