The Hindu

Athiraj Shandilya slams century

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CHENNAI: Athiraj Shandilya top-scored with 112 as TI Cycles beat CromBest by two runs in a TNCA second division (elite) league match held here recently.

The scores: II div (Elite): TI Cycles 276 for seven in 50 overs (Athiraj Shandilya 112, G. Sankar Rao 58, M. Suresh 49 n.o., R. Prashanth 32) bt CromBest 274 in 49.5 overs (P.S. Shiva Ramakrishn­an 83, D. Govindaraj 36, S. Swaminatha­n 35, Varun Anand 34, Ankur Julka 32). Triplicane SC 173 in 42.4 overs (S.P. Nathan 52, T. Selvaganap­athy 34) lost to Southern Railway Institute 174 for four in 24.2 overs (A. Baskar 96).

II div (Plate): SPIC 261 for nine in 50 overs (V. Gautham 70, A. Venkatesh 64, P. Murugesh 34, D. Karthick four for 61) bt Madras Cricket Club 177 in 37.3 overs (Srinivas Anoop Pai 65, S. Boopalan four for 38).

III div ‘B’: Falcon 162 in 45.4 overs (R. Kathiresan 43 n.o., V.S. Tamizhdhas­an six for 38, V. Ashok Kumar three for 34) lost to C. Appaiah Chettiar Memorial 163 for seven in 48.1 overs (S. Arun Surya 52, R. Rajan 40, U. Selvaganap­athy four for 43). Venkateswa­ra 148 for seven in 50 overs (Sajjad Hussain 30 n.o.) bt Triplicane Friends 92 in 35 overs (S. Abishiek 36, V. Jai Ganesh four for 18, S. Abdul Khadeer three for 28).

Kusha nets winner for ICF

A goal by Kusha in the dying moments of the match helped ICF edge Indian Bank 1-0 in the Chennai Hockey Associatio­n Era. Sambantham senior division league here on Saturday. It was effectivel­y the last strike of a largely underwhelm­ing game in which neither side displayed any coherence amongst its ranks. If ICF was largely profligate, failing to convert even one of a slew of penalty corners it earned, Indian Bank’s players routinely failed to control the ball in promising positions. Perhaps the only moment when a goalkeeper was tested was when Indian Bank goalkeeper Jagadeep Dayal, with four minutes remaining on the clock, had to dive full length and ward off a powerful strike by Deepak off a penalty corner routine.

The result: ICF 1 (Kusha 69) bt Indian Bank 0.

Carrom tournament

Don Bosco Youth Centre (Broadway) will conduct an open carrom tournament from November 21 to 29 at the Youth Centre premises here. The events are: senior singles, senior doubles, non-medallist singles, junior boys singles (below 18 years), sub-junior boys singles (below 14 years) and women’s singles. Entries close on November 18 with Fr. N. Moses, Director, Don Bosco Youth Centre, 27 Broadway, Chennai-600108. Ph: 25281809, or Chennai District Carrom Associatio­n, 77, Nehru Stadium Chennai – 600 003. Ph: 98413 06430.

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