Tarun sparkles in Hammonds CC win

Tarun dished out an all-round show to power Hammonds Cricket Club to a facile 80-run win over IISc Gymkhana in the KSCA Group I Division IV tournament for the Metro Shield here.

Batting first, Hammonds rode on half-centuries from Piyush (64) and Tarun (57) to post a challenging 255 for nine from their allotted 50 overs.

Tarun then returned to torment IISc with the ball too, scalping five for 29 as Hammonds dismissed them for 175 in 41.5 overs.

In another match, a good bowling effort helped Friends Cricket Club defeat Crescent Cricket Club (1) by four wickets.

Brief scores: Hammonds Cricket Club: 255/9 in 50 overs (Tarun 57, Piyush 64, Gururaj 27, Sirish MR 40; Ankith 2-51, Suresh 3-54, Arindham 3-33) bt IISc Gymkhana: 175 all out in 41.5 overs (Salil 30, Varun 32, Gourav 49; Tarun 5-29, Nirav 2-35).

Crescent Cricket Club (1): 152 all out in 40.4 overs (Deepak Chauhan 41, Chethan 31; Arvind 2-14, Bheem R 3-36, Deepu 2-21, Arvind Swamy 2-15) lt to Friends Cricket Club: 154/6 in 45 overs (Sandeep 43; Sunderesh 2-28, M Karan 3-46).

Malleswaram United CC: 98/6 in 20 overs (Ramkrishna 26; Sanath 2-13, Shyam Ponnappa 2-20) lt to Young Challenging Cricketers: 99/1 in 17.4 overs (Shyam Ponnappa 39 n.o., Santhosh 27). Match reduced to 20 overs a side.

Jayanagar Cricketers: 278 all out in 48.3 overs (Nandish 45, Dhruv Mahlohtra 26, Venkatesh TL 78, Pratik Patil 42; Sandesh KS 3-56) bt National United CC: 163 all out in 26.1 overs (KS Sandesh 73; Krishna 3-28, Pratik Patil 2-39, Sri Hari 3-26).

Gary Cricketers: 269 all out in 49 overs (Zeeshan Rasheem 33, Vikhar Ahmed 73, Vivek Ranjan 49 n.o., Vijay Naik 44; Sarvanan 2-35, Adith 2-52) bt Vivekanagar Cricketers: 129 all out in 26.5 overs (Lokesh Masan 24, Roger 25; Aditya 4-50, Vivek Ranjan 5-33).
Hanumanthanagar Cricket Club: 225 all out in 49.3 overs (BR Darshan 65, Ajith 25, Deepak 34; Keshav 2-26, Abu Bakar 4-53) lt to Merchants Cricket Club (1): 143/7 in 28 overs (Santhosh 2-30) by nett run rate.

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