State left arm spinner R Aushik Srinivas’s career best effort of 7 for 87 enabled Vijay CC to restrict Globe Trotters to 265 on the first day of the Fourth Round of the Senior Division League of the TNCA at Pachaiyappa’s College grounds.
Interestingly all the Trotters batsmen fell to catches. Vasudeava Das had a busy time in the slips gobbling up five catches; all off the bowling of Aushik Srinivas.
Trotters’ skipper Sridharan Sriram (63) and S Dinesh (59) were the only ones who could play the Vijay attack deftly as they were sound in their basics on a difficult surface. Sriram and Dinesh added 107 runs in 27.5 overs for the second wicket. In reply, Vijay were 26 for 2 at stumps.
Petson Matthews’s unbeaten century (106 batting, 233b, 8x4, 1x6) rescued Youngstars who were at one stage three wickets down with just four runs on the board, to a stable 234 for 6 at stumps.
Petson and Martin (51) added 78 runs in 20.1 overs for the fourth wicket.
At CPT-IP: IOB Staff Club 279 in 84.4 overs (D Pramod Doss 52, MR Muthupandi 58, M Ashwin 5/95, AC Prathiban 3/73) vs India Pistons CC 6 for no loss in three overs.
At IIT-Chemplast: Aruna CC 167 in 59.3 overs (J Koushik 55, Akkil Srinath 26, M Prabhu 6/32, Piyush Chawla 2/46) vs Jolly Rovers CC 120 for 4 in 34 overs (C
Hemantkumar 31 no, E Einstein 28 no, VRS Gurukedarnath 2/41).
At MAC: UFCC (T.Nagar) CC 222 for 2 in 90 overs ( V Ganga Sridhar Raju 97 no, B Indrajith 83) vs Indian Bank S&RC.
At RKM Vivek: Alwarpet CC 225/6 in 93 overs (Varun Anand 94, N Ajay Kudua 56, AK Balachander 2/62, Rahil S Shah 2/65) vs Grand Slam CC.
At Murugappa: Young Stars CC 234/6 in 92 overs (Petson Matthews 106 batting, K Martin Sanjeev 51, Malolan Rangarajan 33 no, S Thiyagarajan 2/39, J Vignesh
2/72) vs TI Cycles S&RC.
At Pachaiyappa’s: Globe Trotters SC 265 in 80.5 overs (Sridharan Sriram 63, S Dinesh 59, Y Gynaneswara Rao 42, RD Ashwinkumar 36, Y Venugopal Rao 30,
R Aushik Srinivas 7/87) vs Vijay CC 26/2 in 5 overs (S Thilak 2/13).
ICF, Chennai defeated Muppannas Club, Andhra Pradesh 29-12, 29-16 in a league round of the St.Joseph’s College of Engineering All-India ball badminton tournament here. Dr. B. Babu Manoharan, Director St Joseph’s CoE and K Ananadakumar, Director, IOB inaugurated the championship
Results: ICF, Chennai bt Muppannas Club, AP 29-12, 29-16; Southern Railway ‘A’ bt St. Joseph’s ‘B’ 29-23, 29-8; IOB, Chennai bt W Railway 22-29, 29-15, 29-10; East Coast Railway bt Karakpur 14-29, 29-19, 29-24; Southern Railway ‘B’ bt South Central Railway, Vijayawada 6-29, 29-28, 29-9; BDL, Hyderabad bt VTH, Nuzwid 29-17, 29-11.