CHENNAI: V Ganga Sridhar Raju’s 60 helped Jolly Rovers beat AG’s Office by nine wickets in the Senior Division League of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association at VB Nest grounds.
At CPT-India Pistons grounds and SSN College the third day’s play was washed out without a ball being bowled.
Brief scores: Group A: At VB Nest: AG’s Office 146 and 176 lost to Jolly Rovers 180 and 143/1 in 26.4 ovs (V Ganga Sridhar Raju 60) Points: JR 8 (16) ; AG 0(2). At CPT-IP: UFCC (T Nagar) 109 and 17/2 in 15 ovs drew with India Pistons 215 for 8 decl. Points: IP 5 (18); UFCC 2 (4). At SSN: Nelson 339 drew with Young Stars 171/5 in 58 ovs (Ganesh Satish 71 n o). Points : Nelson 3 (24); Young Stars 3 (24). Group-B: At MAC: Grand Slam 318 drew with Alwarpet 239 in 98 ovs (Manprit Singh 58, R Sai Kishore 5/95). Points: Grand Slam 5 (21); Alwarpet 2 (7).
Akansha in final
Akansha A Bhan defeated Tanisha Kashyap 6-4, 6-3 in the girls singles semifinals of the YMCATTT ITF Junior tennis tournament, held at YMCA Triangle Tennis Trust courts, Nandanam.
Results: Singles: (Semifinals): Boys: Dev Javia bt Mohd Adam Das (MAS) 7-5, 6-4; Mirtunjay Badola bt Muthu Adithya Senthil Kumar 6-3, 6-3. Girls: Akansha A Bhan bt Tanisha Kashyap 6-4, 6-3; Humera Begum Shaik bt Shivani Swarup Ingle 1-6, 6-1, 6-3. Doubles: Boys: (Semifinals): Mirtunjay Badola/Megh Bhargav Patel bt Vansh Bhagtani/Adarsh Naga Tippa Bhatla 6-2, 6-2; Rithvik Choudhary Bollipalli/Dev Javiabt Srivatsa Ratakonda/Rohit Krishna Aynampudi 6-4, 6-2. Girls: (Quarterfinals): Prinkle Singh/Kaavya bt Bhakti Shah/Sanya 6-2, 7-5; Salsa Aher/Shivani Amineni bt Aaliya Ebrahim/Mubashira Anjum Shaik (walk over); Akanksha A Bhan/Shivani Swarup Ingle bt Kiran Kalkal/Janvi Patel 6-2, 6-4; Yubarani Banerjee/Humera Begum Shaikbt Prerna Vichare/Richa Dadasaheb Chougule 6-4, 6-3.
In a unique gesture, Don Bosco school, Egmore made four-year-old AP Nethra, an international gold medalist in roller skating, the guest of honour at the annual athletic meet of the primary school. The move was to send across a message to children that sports was an important part of their school life.