Aparajith, Bawane and Patel slam tons for Rovers

Chennai: Riding on centuries from three of its batsmen, Jolly Rovers took a sizeable lead against Vijay CC on the final day of the seventh round of the TNCA First Division League.

B Aparajith continued his purple patch slamming his fourth ton of the season 117 (229b, 11×4, 2×6). Wicket-keeper Smit Patel was the second batsman to reach the three-figure mark scoring 111 (181b, 15×4), his first this season, and along with Aparajith, he added 221 runs for the second wicket in 64.1 overs.

Later, Ankeet Bawane struck a quickfire unbeaten 100 (114b, 8×4, 1×6) to register his second century of the season. By virtue of taking the first innings lead, Rovers received five points to Vijay’s two.

Brief scores: Vijay CC 275 drew with Jolly Rovers 459/5 decl. in 115 overs (Smit Patel 111, B Aparajith 117, Ankeet Bawane 100*, R Sonu Yadav 80*, M Mohammed 3/102).

Points: Rovers 5 (32); Vijay 2 (26).

Grand Slam 169 & 221/8 decl. in 92 overs (S Lokeshwar 53, V Ganga Sridhar Raju 99, S Mohan Prasath 3/46, S Ajith Ram 3/65) drew with Young Stars 222.

Stars 5 (33); Grand Slam 2 (32).

Alwarpet 460 drew with MRC ‘A’ 242 in 103.1 overs (Adithya Arun 52, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi 57, R Rajkumar 3/44, M Siddharth 3/66).

Alwarpet 5 (33); MRC -A 2 (24).

Nelson 348 & 21/1 in 2.5 overs bt Globe Trotters 76 & 292 in 81.5 overs (K Mukunth 62, Sumant Jain 82, S Radhakrishnan 52, R Audhi Sachin 41, Swapnil Singh 4/62, Shoaib Md. Khan 3/112).

Nelson 8 (25); Trotters 0 (24).

TI Cycles 216 & 120/1 in 36 overs (Adhithya Giridhar 79*) drew with MCC 376/8 decl. in 117 overs (R Nilesh Subramanian 119, J Syed Mohammed 110*, SS Jasvanth 3/68).

MCC 5 (20); Cycles 2 (18).

NT Bureau