CHENNAI: Left-arm spinner M Suresh Babu’s haul of five for 24 paved the way for Young Stars to beat defending champions Jolly Rovers by 108 runs on the final day of a third round match of the TNCA senior division league at SSN College grounds.
Among Suresh Babu's five victims was India opener Murali Vijay, who was caught and bowled for a score of 13. Jolly Rovers were all out for just 112 in their second innings. Wilkins Victor was the other successful bowler, taking three for 54.
Brief scores: Group A: At SSN College: Young Stars 221 and 140 in 48.5 ovs (M Kaushik Gandhi 3/37, Jaganath Sinivas 3/15, DT Chandrasekar 3/14) bt Jolly Rovers 141 and 112 in 33.5 ovs (M Suresh Babu 5/24, Wilkins Victor 3/54). Points: Young Stars 8 (21); Jolly Rovers 0 (8).
Group B: At MRF-Pachaiyappa’s: Vijay CC 406 drew with Globe Trotters 242 in 88.2 ovs (S Aniruda 45, Ishan Kishan 77, Y Gnaneswara Rao 46; Rahil Shah 4/67, Aswin Crist 3/21) and 63/1 in 19 ovs (Washington Sundar 45 no). Points: Vijay CC 5 (10); Globe Trotters 2 (12). At VB Nest: CromBest 300 drew with Alwarpet 292/9 in 112 ovs (U Mukilesh 55, Ashwin Venkataraman 87 no; Samruddh Bhat 3/56, Adithya Arun 3/82). Points: CromBest 3 (5); Alwarpet 3 (5). At Murugappa ground: TI Cycles 537/5 decl drew with Grand Slam 177/7 in 83 ovs (Bharath Shankar 68). Points: TI Cycles 3 (16); Grand Slam 3 (16).
Yash cracks double ton
R Yash’s double century (206) helped Kancheepuram bag a massive and decisive lead of 198 runs over Vellore in a drawn quarterfinal of the TNCA inter-district under-16 tournament for C Ramaswamy Trophy. The boys from Kancheepuram were declared winners for securing the all important first innings lead. Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli abd Madurai were the other winners, all by virtue of first innings lead.
Brief scores: Thiruvallur 168 in 86 ovs drew with Coimbatore 183/9 in 83 ovs (ND Harishankar 42; R Rajagiri 3/46). Tirupur 155 in 73.2 ovs and 10/2 in 7.1 ovs drew with Tiruchirapalli 213 in 72.5 ovs (Arun Priyaraj 67 no; Karthik Venkatesh 4/58, B Iyappan 5/54). Madurai 403 in 89.2 ovs and 143/3 in 18 ovs (Amith Sathvik 69, SR Siddharthan 46) drew with Tirunelveli 223 in 61.4 ovs (Gowtham 55; Akki Shravanth 3/45, Karthi Harshan 5/40). Vellore 197 in 75.2 ovs drew with Kancheepuram 395/6 in 89.2 ovs (R Yash 206, Dipen Chandrakanth 94; Mohammed Tibiyan 3/74).
Street football in September
Chennai City FC, in association with the Chennai Football Association and Tamil Nadu Football Association, will organise a street football league. Sixteen teams representing different communities from the city will participate in the league. The tournament will be held in September and will serve as a scouting platform for Chennai City, the ISL outfit.
Indian Bank and SRM University teams posted victories in the Sunder memorial state-level volleyball tournament. In the men’s section, Indian Bank beat Customs 26-24, 33-35, 31-33, 25-13, 15-8. SRM University women defeated Panimalar Engineering College 25-20, 25-21.