Chetan, Raj Kumar do the star turn

Ch-etan’s 12-wicket haul for the match and a composed unbeaten century by Raj Kumar helped Jolly Cricketers and Mount Joy Club eke out crucial first-innings leads in the KSCA Group I, Division II league for the MAT Acharya Shield here. 

Having managed a modest 216 all out in 55.5 overs courtesty, L Lakshmikanth’s unbeaten 111, Jolly Crickeers skittled Neptune Cricket Club for 172 in 38.4 overs with Chetan claiming 7/52.

Jolly Cricketers then ran up 275/9 in 53.1 overs in their second innings for an overall lead of 319. Neptune hung on to manage a draw after finishing their second innings at 224/7, Chetan dismissing five of them for 97.

In another match, Raj Kumar slammed an unbeaten 180 (272b, 16x4) as Mount Joy Cricket Club posted 328/9 in 90 overs, a one-run lead over Jayanagar Colts’ 327 all out in 79.2 overs.  It was a nerve-wrecking match in which fortunes swung either way quite often before Mount Joy squeezed past the line. 

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 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, AS Mahesh 26 n.o.; Chetan 5-97). Jolly Cricketers: 3; Neptune Cricket Club: 1. 

Jayanagar Colts: 327 all out in 79.2 overs (Habib Tadpatri 49, Ramaling Patil 25, Yatish Kumar BR 27, Tanu B 45, Narasimha Murthy 42, Dominic Fernandas 37; R Harish Kumar 2-57, Anil IG 2-85, Shivil K 3-90) drew Mount Joy Cricket Club: 328/9 in 90 overs (Raj Kumar 180, Kiran AM 32, Shivil K 37; Dominic Fernandas 2-55, Raju Kalal 4-80, Ramlinga Patil 2-101). 

Mount Joy Cricket Club : 3 points; Jayanagar Colts: 1 point.

Group I, Division III league for the Nassur Memorial Shield: Wilson Garden Cricket Club: 139 all out in 41.2 overs (Abubakar 28; Nisheet Doshi 5-18, Satvik 2-32) lt to Cavaliers Cricket Club: 141/5 in 33.4 overs (Yash 30, Bushan 39 n.o., Joon 2-38, Devdutt 2-9).

Bangalore Sports Club: 172 all out in 37.5 overs (Manu Ravindra 41, Danush S 69; Rohith AK 2-28, Bharath Dhuri 3-34, Suresh Krishnan 4-32) lt to Dooravani Cricketers: 175/7 in 49 overs (Vrijesh 26, Keerthi 58; Raghu 3-30).

Jayanagar United Cricket Club: 163 all out in 44.3 overs (Tejas 52, Manmohan 26 n.o.; Swamy 3-27, Mahesh 4-37) lt to Select Cricketers: 164/5 in 33.2 overs (Girish 43, Yathi Raj 42 n.o., Suhas 26).

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