Hammonds register thrilling win


A disciplined bowling performance from Hammonds CC helped them to clinch a thrilling two-run win over Southern Cricketers in the KSCA Group I, Division IV tournament for the Metro Shield. The win also helped Hammonds CC enter the semifinals of the competition.

After Hammonds CC were bowled out for 229, Vinay MP (3/25), Sirish MP (3/37) and Nirav Verma (2/44) took wickets at crucial junctures to guide their team over the line.
Vishesh Khanna (56 and 3-36) sparkled for Southern Cricketers.

The other teams to have entered the last-four stage are Merchants CC (1), Chintamani Sports Association and Friends XI, CC Doddaballapura.

Brief Scores: Hammonds CC: 229 all out in 50 overs (Srikanth RT 44, Gururaj 66; Subramanya Raju 29; Vishesh Khanna 3-36, Vikas 2-46, Vijaya Kumar 3-22, Puneeth 2-30) bt Southern Cricketers: 227/9 in 50 overs (Rahul Rao 71, Vishesh Khanna 56, Vijaya Kumar K 38; Vinay 3-25, Sirish MP 3-37, Nirav Varma 2-44).

Merchants CC (1): 239/8 in 50 overs (Ravi Kumar R 52, Shridhar 50, Rahul Singh 31; LN Gowda  2-53, Pradeep 2-29) bt Star Sports Club, Nelamangala: 219 all out in 49.2 overs (Pradeep 34, Sachin Shenoy 73; Bhavesh Jain 2-40, Abubakar 6-31).

Duleep Cricketers: 274 all out in 49 overs (Sumukh R Bharadwaj 29, Narendra 64, Srinivas Ganesh 66; Basavaraj 2-53, Srikanth S 2-68, Harish Kishore 3-30) bt Ranji CC: 259/8 in 50 overs (Srikanth N 55, Arvind 89, Murari N 30; Harsha 2-55, Bharath 2-53).

Chintamani Sports Association: 169 all out in 44.3 overs (Atif 43, Nidhuvan 46; M Rajesh 2-38, Kishan R 4-17) bt BEL Colony Recreation Club: 145 all out in 41.1 overs (Ajay G Suresh 25, Gurudev D 30, Kiran R 34, Aiyappa NC 2-28, Nischith N 4-11, Karthik 2-18, Raghu C 2-30).


Dolphin Cricketers: 160 all out in 45.3 overs (Sachin 37, Nadan N 30; Govind 4-15, Deepak 3-28) lt to Shanthinagar Cricketers: 161/3 in 27.4 overs *Akshay 51 n.o., Karam Singh 45, Prajwal 50; Sahas Rai 2-42).

Sangam Cricket Association: 136 all out in 42.3 overs (Lakshmi Sagar 34, Naveen Kumar V 30; Upal 3-22, Shyam Ponanappa 3-18, Sanath Naik 3-22) lt to Young Challenging Cricketers: 137/5 in 28.3 overs (Shyam Ponnappa 73; Lynn D’ Souza 2-22).

Sparklers CC: 87 all out in 27.5 overs (Ranganath 26; Vijay Joon 6-34) lt to Friends XI CC, Doddaballapura: 88/3 in 17.5 overs (Rahul Borkar 42 n.o.; Pratap 2-20).

Minerva CC: 233/9 in 50 overs (Shekar R 52, Vineet Ashok 26, Chandraprakash 56, Vijay Kumar 28; Prakash 2-41, S Sai Niranjan 2-38, Nagesh Singh 4-42) bt Jeevanbhimanagar C: 165 all out in 40.1 overs (Ajay Bandary 57, Chethan 46; Janardhan 6-32).

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