CHENNAI: An all-round display by A Sri Ganesh (35 no, 4/9) helped Captain CC beat New Star CC by 147 runs in a First Division match of the TNCA-Villupuram DCA league.
Brief scores: I Division: Captain CC 213 in 37.4 ovs (S Anbazhagan 57) bt New Star CC 66 in 19.3 ovs (Sri Ganesh 4/9); VRSCET A 94 in 23.2 ovs (K Prabhakaran 5/31) lost to SK XI 95/1 in 12 ovs (S Velmurugan 50); II Division: Mundiyampakkam CC 203/6 in 25 ovs (SB Bharathkumar 48, G Thirumalai 44) bt Siga Management A 163 in 25 ovs (R Manjunathan 4/42); III Division: Siga B 134 in 16.2 ovs (N Murugadoss 3/26) lost to LMCC 135/5 in 12.4 ovs (Rajayoga Kumar 3/41).
Vidyut to coach Madurai
Former Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan has been roped in as coach of the Madurai Super Giants team in the TNPL for the coming season.
He replaces former Australian cricketer Michael Bevan, who left midway through the tournament last year. “I’ve taken over as coach of Madurai. It’s a good opportunity for me, and I hope to give my best shot. Yes, comparisons with Bevan will be there. He was a great player, and a good coach. But I wish to bring in my perspective to the game, and request people not to judge me by Bevan’s standards,” said Vidyut. “Last year, we didn’t do well. This year, we’re keen to start afresh. We’ve a good team, and if we play to our potential, I see no reason why we cannot do well,” added Vidyut.
Preyesh bags silver
S Preyesh of SDAT-Medimix Chandra Table Tennis Academy finished runner-up in the Hopes Boys Singles 2017, ITTF World Junior Circuit, SET Thailand Junior & Cadet Open (Golden Series) held at Bangkok, Thailand.
The youngster is coached by former national champion V Chandrasekaran.
AL Muthaiah of Velammal MHSS, Mugappair, tied with V Vignesh of DAV Matric, Mugappair, on six points but emerged champion via better buch holz in the 21st Tiruvallur District Team chess championship, organised at Shri Venkateswara MHSS.