TNCA V-Division: Ajith, Senthil lead Shivaji to victory

Chennai: G Ajith Kumar (133) and S Senthil Kumar (5/31) delivered match-winning performances as Shivaji Cricket Club trounced Jai Hind Cricket Club by 127 runs in the TNCA Fifth Division Relegation play-off match.

Batting first, Shivaji posted a healthy total of 289 runs, courtesy Ajith’s ton. None of the other batsmen managed to score a half-century.

In the second innings, Senthil removed half of the Jai Hind line-up to propel his side to a comfortable win.

In a Fifth Division Championship play-off match, C Marimuthu (5/27) got a five-wicket haul, but his effort went in vain as Hunters XI lost to National Recreation Club by 48 runs.

Brief scores:

V-DIVISION: Championship play-off: National RC 150 in 45.3 overs (R Suresh Kumar 59, C Marimuthu 5/27, K Sukumar 3/54) beat Hunters XI 102 in 39.3 overs (S Sudhan Pargunan 38, R Suresh Kumar 3/36, V Murali 3/10)

V-DIVISION: Relegation play-off: Shivaji CC 289 in 47.4 overs (G Ajith Kumar 133, M Abdul Raqeeb 45, S Senthil Kumar 34, S Arvinda 4/47, K Suriya Prakash 3/42) beat Jai Hind CC 162 in 34.5 overs (S Senthil Kumar 5/31, A Saravanan 3/33)

NT Bureau