Raja shines in Comrades win

Chennai: N Raja (5/40) bagged five wickets to help Comrades Cricket Club beat Eccentrics Cricket Club by four wickets in the TNCA Fifth Division ‘D’ match here.

Eccentrics was reduced to 198 for nine in its 50 overs, thanks to Raja’s five-wicket haul. The winner got to the target in 46.1 overs, losing six wickets in the process.

In other matches, M Gopalakrishnan (5/41), S Vignesh (5/41) and K Sampath Kumar (5/30) also scalped five wickets, but in losing causes.

Brief scores:

V-DIVISION ‘D’:

Nungambakkam SC 181 in 47.1 overs (G Prabhu Kumar 55, K Balaji 53, M Gopalakrishnan 5/41, Naveen Kannan 3/27) beat Vepery CC 137 in 49.1 overs (A
Dhanaraj 3/34)

Shivaji CC 131 in 47.5 overs (K Shanmuga Sundaram 30, Munirathinam Pandurangan 3/34, V Murali 3/35) lost to National RC 132 for 6 in 29.5 overs (N Nihad Ahmed 47*, S Vignesh 5/41)

Globe CC 179 in 46.5 overs (S Daniel 30, K Sampath Kumar 5/30) beat Triplicane UC 92 in 26.5 overs (V Sriram 3/28, Aashiq Kaleel Rahman 3/24)

Eccentrics CC 198 for 9 in 50 overs (P Venkatesan 77, A Praveen Kumar 51, N Raja 5/40)

lost to Comrades CC 199 for 6 in 46.1 overs (S Ajith Kumar 87, M Suresh Kannan 38*, P Venkatesan 3/43)

VI-DIVISION ‘A’:

South Indian AA 107 in 25.5 overs (A William Monse Kottas 3/19, M Arun Kumar 3/9) lost to Saidapet Gymkhana 113 for 2 in 22.5 overs (S Selvamani 71*)

Egmore Club 210 for 8 in 30 overs (N Ganesh 66 not out, R Gowthaman 38, Y Sibi Chakravarthy 34*, K Vasantha Kumar 3/41) beat Singaravelar Memorial CC 174 in 26.3 overs (S Mohana
Prasanth 83, J Senthil Suderson 32, S Sathya Narayanan 4/47).

NT Bureau