CHENNAI: An unbeaten century by opener Suryapprakash enabled Grand Slam to beat UFCC, T Nagar by six wickets and storm into the quarterfinals of the 11th VAP Trophy limited overs tournament, held at MA Chidambaram stadium on Tuesday.
Brief scores: At CPT-IP: Jolly Rovers 221/9 in 50 ovs (Syed Mohammed 63 n.o., Kaushik Gandhi 54; Prabhu 3/37, Rajwinder Singh 2/30) lost to India Pistons 223/6 in 49.3 ovs (Anand Subramanian 73 retd. Hurt, Suresh Kumar 72). Points: IP 4 (8); JR 0 (0). At MAC: UFCC (T Nagar) 226 in 49.2 ovs (Ananth 65, Varunkumar 57; Kousik 2/32, Aushik Srinivas 2/33, Arun 2/35) lost to Grand Slam 227/4 in 45.1 ovs (Suryapprakash 100 n.o; Sambasiva Sarma 2/38, Vignesh 2/42). Points: GS 4 (8); UFCC 0 (4). At IIT Chemplast: AG’s Office 279/8 in 50 ovs (Francis Rokins 86, Vijay Bharath Ram 59; Vishaal 3/41, Chandrasekar 2/57) lost to Alwarpet 280/5 in 48.5 ovs (Ankeet Bawane 73 n.o, Rahul 71; Vignesh Kannan 3/46). Points: Alwarpet 4 (4); AG’s 0 (0). At IC Gurunanak: IOB 132 in 39.1 ovs (Aparajith 3/18, Vignesh 2/15, Abhinav 2/42) lost to Vijay CC 136/5 in 33.2 ovs (R Prasanna 47; Joel Joseph 3/36). Points: Vijay 4 (6); IOB 0 (4).
Karan scalps five
Karan Shah’s haul of 5 for 22 helped Everest XI beat Keelkattali Patidar by 5 runs in a thrilling encounter in the Gujarat Premier League T20 tournament on Tuesday.
Brief scores: SMKKPS B 177/7 in 20 ovs (Chandresh Patel 84 n.o.) bt Shinning Stars 117 in 20 ovs (Karan Patel 50, Maharishsi 4/22). Everest XI 181/7 in 20 ovs (Mikin 43) bt Keelkattali Patidar 116/9 in 20 ovs (Karn Shah 5/22).
The Pitches ‘N Courts cricket coaching camp will begin on June 18 at: No 333, Ram Nagar, South Extension 13th Main Road, Pallikaranai. Turf wickets and flood lights too are provided for the players who want to practice in the evenings. For: 754193696; 9941685623.
Table tennis tourney
YMCA will organise the Chennai District Table Tennis Championship for cadet and sub-junior boys and girls on June 24 and 25 at YMCA Vepery, Ritherdon Road. Entries close on June 18. For details: 9444144482.
Don Bosco’s (Egmore) R Constantine Ashley won his sub-junior category bout against M Kishore in the Muhammad Ali Memorial boxing tournament held in Vyasarpadi on Sunday. Chennai Corporation Boxing Club, Madavaram BDKM, and KKBC (Kancheepuram) took part in the event.
Results: Sub-junior: R Constantine Ashley bt M Kishore, Adnan bt Puzhal, Silambarasan bt Kumar, R Abi bt Prasanth, R Akash bt Yogaventhran. Senior: Women: Malathi Sree bt Shalani, Aajeera bt Pavithra; Men (winners): Mukundan, Prasanth, Sathish Kumar.