TNCA fourth division: Maharaja, Bharathiraja bag five wickets each

Maharaja, Bharathiraja

Chennai: G Maharaja (5/18) produced a stunning spell to propel Madras Aryan Club to a four-wicket win over Book Sellers XI in the TNCA Fourth Division ‘A’ league game here.

Batting first, Book Sellers surrendered meekly for 103 in 34.5 overs thanks to Maharaja’s five-wicket haul.

Madras Aryan Club did lose six wickets in the chase, but got home in 24.1 overs.

In another match, B Bharathiraja (5/79) bagged five wickets as Triplicane Friends United Cricket Club defeated Gandhi Nagar Starlets Club by four runs in a tightly-contested match.

Brief scores:

II DIVISION ‘A’: Aruna CC 276 in 49.3 overs (R Vimal Khumar 94, M K Siva Kumar 4/35) beat United Friends CC (T Nagar) 181 in 41.4 overs (S Kishore Kumar 72, P S Nirmal Kumar 3/35, B Surya 3/16)

IV DIVISION ‘A’: Madras Emmanuel CC 201 for 8 in 50 overs (I John Baptist 78*, Shanmugam Selvam 3/40) lost to Park Town RC 204 for 2 in 45.1 overs (C B Pasupathan 106*, M Rushil Kumar 62*)

Triplicane Friends United CC 215 for 6 in 50 overs (C Sakthi Santhosh 74, B Arun Kumar 3/57) beat Gandhi Nagar Starlets Club 211 in 50 overs (B Arun Kumar 71, B Bharathiraja 5/79)

Book Sellers XI 103 in 34.5 overs (G Maharaja 5/18, R Deepak 3/24) lost to Madras Aryan Club 107 for 6 in 24.1 overs (S Somasundaram 40, M A Stephen Raj 3/45)

State Bank of India RC 93 in 33.5 overs (S Arunchalam 4/30) lost to Perambur Club 96 for 1 in 17.5 overs (P Arun 50*)

Bharathi CC 164 for 9 in 50 overs lost to Galaxy SC 166 for 7 in 35.3 overs (J Arun Kumar 54, A Jash 3/43)

NT Bureau