Lochan spurs Cottonians

Lochan Appanna shone the brightest with a double ton and some useful bowling as Bishop Cotton Boys’ School crushed Delhi Public School (North) by 483 runs to enter the semifinals of the Dell-KSCA under-14 tournament for the BTR Shield.

In the quarterfinals played on Wednesday and Thursday, Cottons amassed 449 for four in 66 overs before declaring their innings closed. Lochan was the chief contributor to their huge total with 223 while Tanay Valmik scored 121.

Delhi Public School found the going tough against Abhishek Poll (6/27) as their innings folded up for a paltry 67 in 29 overs. Cottons declared their second innings at 148/3 from 29 overs, setting DPS an improbable target of 531 in the final innings of the match. DPS fared even worse, crashing to humiliating 47 all out in 27.3 overs. Lochan picked up three wickets without conceding a run to hasten Cottons’ win.

Cottons were joined by Frank Anthony Public School, St Joseph’s Indian High School and Presidency School (RT Nagar) in the last four.       

Brief scores: Bishop Cotton Boys’ School: 449/4 decl. in 66 overs (Jeshwanth 34, Lochan Appanna 223, Tanay Valmik 121) and 148/3 decl. in 29 overs (Abishek Poll 59, Abheet Kutpady 39, Karan Athri 43) bt Delhi Public School (North): 67 all out in 48.4 overs (Anurag P 25 n.o.; Aiyappa CR 2-35, Abhishek Poll 6-27) and 47 all out in 27.3 overs (Raghave Bhandari 2-9, CR Aiyappa 2-11, Lochan Appanna 3-0); Frank Anthony Public School: 156 all out in 55.2 overs (Mithesh Madhan 39, Pavan Thadrabi 36; Dheeraj 2-34, Bharath C 3-47) and 91/1 in 30 overs (Mithesh Madhan 73 n.o.) bt St Joseph’s Indian Middle School: 104 all out in 67.4 overs (Rishiketh Prabhakar 6-26). SJIMS conceded the match after 30 overs; Florence Public School: 135 all out in 52.4 overs (Adarsh Gowda 27, J prajwal 52; Rishab 4-45, Nikhil 3-31, Prajwal 2-19) and 135 all out in 56.2 overs (J Prajwal 33; Rishab 8-57) lt to St. Joseph’s Indian High School: 436/8 in 90 overs (T Kiran Kumar 46, Kunal 36, Akash Deshpande 110, BA Mohith 107; Manoj 3-53, Varun Reddy 2-56);  Vivekananda School: 124 all out in 80.4 overs (Chandan Raju 40; Sourab N 5-31] and 149/9 in 83 overs (Pavan Kumar 29, Shreyas 35; Chetan 3-14) drew Presidency School, RT Nagar: 399/6 in 90 overs (Premnath JG 143, Sankrupth Sriram 92, Sourab M 86, Fasi 40 n.o.; Harsha 3-92).

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