Chetan's 12 helps Jolly Cricketers grab 3 points

A 12-wicket haul from Chetan helped Jolly Cricketers gain the crucial first-innings lead against Neptune Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I (II Division) for the MAT Acharya Shield here. 

After Neptune had bowled out Jolly Cricketers for a modest 216 in the first innings, Chetan’s 7/52 helped Jolly Cricketers reduce Neptune CC to just 172 – for a first innings lead of 44. 

In the second innings Jolly Cricketers had made 275/9 and Neptune CC just about hung on to get a point as they made 224/7 in their second essay. Chetan was again the star bowler with figures of 5/97.

 In another match, Gopinath Saandra and Nihal FS slammed centuries as Young Lions Club grabbed three points against Friends Union Cricket Club (2). 

Riding on Gopinath’s 123 and Nihal’s 111, Young Lions posted a challenging 371/6 off allotted 90 overs in their first innings. 

Nihal then sparkled with the ball too, taking 3-60 as Young Lions restricted Friends Union to 292/9 in their 90 overs to take the innings honours.

Brief scores: Jolly Cricketers: 216 all out in 55.5 overs (Sujith Gowda 51, Lakshmikanth L 111 n.o; Arjun Gowda 4-52, Adarsh HS 3-52) and 275/9 in 53.1 overs (Sujith Gowda 46, Lakshmikanth L 30, Mashooq 36, Chetan 58; Raghuveer 4-66, Adarsh HS 3-64] drew with Neptune Cricket Club: 172 all out in 38.4 overs (Shaik Laiquddin 36, Arjun Gowda 29, Vijay Kumar 28 n.o., Hoysala K 30, Chetan 7-52, Anoop 3-20] and 224/7 in 49 overs (Hoysala K 30, Dhanush B 36, Adarsh HS 78, Suhel Semitha 24, AS Mahesh 26 n.o., Chetan 5-97] Points: Jolly Cricketers: 3; Neptune Cricket Club: 1.

Young Lions Club: 371/6 in 90 overs (Gopinath Saandra 123, Nihal FS 111, Subhijeet 27, Sounak Biswas 43 n.o.; Lokesh Singh 3-92, Mahesh AR 2-122) drew with Friends Union Cricket Club (2): 292/9 in 90 overs (Kunal Nagpal 34, Prasanna 64, Dheeraj S 38, Akarsh MA 28, Mahesh AR 58; Nihal FS 3-60, Aditya HN 3-40)Points: Young Lions Club: 3; FUCC (2): 1.

Vijaya Cricket Club: 310 all out in 89.3 overs (Amit Chand 87, Mithun Beerala 53, Sudhindra Shinde 60, L Dheeraj Charan 30; Parappa Mordi 3-67, Zeeshan Ali Sayyed 2-70, Ritesh Bhatkal 3-86] drew with Bangalore United Cricket Club (1): 311/9 in 79.2 overs (Sharath Srinivas 36, Prithvi Vardarajan 68, Rajath Dev 28, Sadyojath NS 37, Murali Krishna Yadav 71; Abhilash Semwal 4-78, Karthikeyan 3-80) BUCC (1): 3; Vijaya CC: 1. Standard Cricket Club: 237 all out in 81.4 overs (Vinay Vaishnav 48, Madhu Gangadhar 40, Yuvaraj 77; Lynn D Souza 2-52, Aslam 3-31) and 79/1 in 28 overs (Digvijay 44 n.o., Yuvaraj 33 n.o.) drew with Jawahar Sports Club (2): 296/7 decl in 75 overs (Rohith 84, Abdul Nauman 76, Zafaruddin 58 n.o., Devaiah KS 27 n.o.; Rajesh M 3-61, Vishal 2-35). Jawahar Sports Club (2): 3; Standard CC: 1.

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