Rahaman century spurs Merchants CC

Abubaker Rahaman scored a century to propel Merchants Cricket Club (2) to a 176-run win over Star Cricketers XI in the Dell-KSCA YS Ramaswamy cricket tournament.

Batting first, Merchants put on a mammoth 355, thanks mainly to Rahaman’s 121. GS Unni (71) too contributed with a handy half-century. Arun (3/64) was the pick of the bowlers for Star Cricketers.

In reply, Star Cricketers were shot out for a paltry 179 in 35.4 overs. Jared Solomon, who had earlier scored 34, scalped three wickets while Adarsh (2/44) and Karthik (2/37) bagged two apiece for Merchants.

In other matches, Jawahar Sports Club (1) registered a facile seven-wicket win over Malleswaram United Cricket Club. Malleswaram, riding on Bushan’s half-century and cameos from Zafaruddin (28), Govindappa (33) and YB Basavaraj (33), scored 221.
In reply, Jawahar SC went about their run chase with ease as KC Avinash notched up an impressive century and Nischal D posted an unbeaten 61. Zafaruddin returned to the field and scalped a couple of wickets.

Jawans Cricket Club too had it easy in their match against Young Lions Club. Rajoo Bhatkal scalped five wickets to help Jawans CC bowl out Young Lions to a paltry 74 in 22.5 overs. Jawans scaled the target in 14.4 overs with six wickets to spare.

Brief scores: Merchants CC (2): 355 all out in 50 overs (GS Unni 71, Jared Soloman 34, Abubakar Rahaman 121, Karthik 37; Nagaraj 2-81, Arun 3-64) bt Star Cricketers XI: 179 all out in 35.4 overs (Nikith 35; Adarsh 2-44, Karthik 2-37, Jared Soloman 3-52).

Wilson Garden CC: 115 all out in 30.4 overs (Ryan Ninan 4-30, Sandesh Satish 5-39) lt to Social Cricketers: 116/1 in 20.3 overs (Aaron 34, Suraj Sampath 76 n.o.).
Young Lions Club: 74 all out in 22.5 overs (Santhosh Kumar D 35; Rajoo Bhatkal 5-21, Vinoo Prasad N 2-23, Ganesh Satish 2-12) lt to Jawans Cricket Club: 78/4 in 14.4 overs (Nikhil Kashyap 25; Santhosh Kumar D 2-27, Gopinath Saandra 2-13).
Mangalore Occasionals: 248/8 in 50 overs (Mahesh 30, Sri Harsha 26, Pawan Raj 45, Subijit But 52; George 2-32, Pradeep 2-45) bt Jayanagar United Cricketers: 129 all out in 28.3 overs (Shaibal 30, Bharath 29; Sahas S Rai 5-34, Adrick 3-32).

Rajajinagar Cricketers: 173 all out in 45.2 overs (Neil Darashah 38, Manoj 66; Naresh Reddy 3-14, Suchith J 3-34) lt to Jawahars Sports Club (2): 175/3 in 23.3 overs (SN Ameet 26, Shashindra K 71, Ranjan Sanjay Kumar 58; Manoj 2-16).

Malleswaram United CC: 221 all out in 47 overs (Zafaruddin 28, Govindappa 33, YB Basavaraj 33, Bushan 53; KP Rohan 3-27, PD Nitesh 3-54) lt to Jawahar Sports Club (1): 222/3 in 30 overs (KC Avinash 125, Nischal D 61 n.o.; Zafaruddin 2-32).

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