Lovnish, Neeraj guide LWCC to massive win
■ CHANDIGARH: Livewire Coaching Centre Juniors (LWCC) defeated Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 16, by 111 runs in the inaugural match of the Drug Free City Cricket Cup at Divya Public School here on Friday.
Batting first, LWCC managed to put up a competitive target of 173 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Lovnish Sharma was the top scorer for the team with 38 runs. He was ably supported by Neeraj (37) and Inderpreet (28). Late in the innings, Abhishek added a valuable 24 runs to the total.
For GMSSS-16, Raghav was the pick of the bowlers. He snared three wickets for 28 runs, while Abhay claimed two wickets for 43 runs. Chasing the target, GMSSS-16 was all out for 62 runs in 15.3 overs. Raghav shined with the bat too, making 22 runs, while Harsh added 18. Manoj claimed two wickets for three runs for the winners, while Aman Jaggi scalped two wickets for eight runs.
Neeraj, who made 37 runs, also took three catches and did one stumping, and was adjudged man of the match. Brief scores: LWCC (J)-44: 173 for 7 for 20 overs (Lovnish Sharma 38, Neeraj 37, Inderpreet 28, Abhishek 24, Raghav 3 for 28, Abhay 2 for 43); GMSSS-16: 62 all out in 15.3 overs (Raghav 22, Harsh 18, Manoj 2 for 3, Aman Jaggi 2 for 8).