Thiru bowls Thiruthani to victory

Chennai: K Thirunavukarasu (6/18) delivered a sensational spell as Thiruthani Cricket Club defeated Classic Cricket Club by two wickets in the TNCA Thiruvallur DCA League Championship Second Division match held recently.

Batting first, Classic was dismissed for 97, thanks to off-spinner Thirunavukarasu’s six-wicket haul. Thiruthani scampered to its target in 27.5 overs with only a couple of wickets remaining. Match-winner Thirunavukarasu comes from a humble background and the above-mentioned performance is his best-ever till date.

In a Fourth Division duel, P Bharath Kumar (5/22) bagged a fifer to propel Lucas TVS Recreation Club to a 28-run success over DRBCCC Hindu College.

Brief scores: II Division: Classic CC 97 in 24.3 overs (T Kapil 33, K Thirunavukarasu 6/18) lost to Thiruthani CC 98 for 8 in 27.5 overs (S Vignesh 32, T Kapil 4/22);

IV Division: Lucas TVS RC 140 in 28.2 overs (M Ramesh 29, G Nagaraj 41*, M Lingan 4/32, D Jes Allen Rozario 4/29) beat DRBCCC Hindu College 112 in 29.1 overs (R Manikandan 28, S Dinesh Kumar 28, P Bharath Kumar 5/22).

NT Bureau