Jupiter CA emerge champions

 In a direct shoot-out for the title between Cavaliers Cricket Club and Jupiter Cricket Association, the latter managed a narrow two-wicket win in a low-scoring thriller here

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The win not only helped Jupiter tie on points with Cavaliers but also emerge champions in the KSCA Group I, Division III league for the Nassur Memorial Shield.

At the completion of 11 league matches, both teams finished with 32 points each but a better net run-rate of 1.37 helped Jupiter pip Cavaliers (1.07) for the crown. 

Cavaliers were all out for 90 in 41 overs, with B A Vinay claiming five wickets for 17. Jupiter too lost quick wickets but Mithun’s 31 proved crucial as they reached 91 for eight in 21.3 overs.    

Brief scores: Cavaliers Cricket Club: 90 all out in 41 overs (BA Vinay 5-17, Manish S 2-6, Mithun 2-20) lt to Jupiter Cricket Association: 91/8 in 21.3 overs (Mithun 31; Shashank 3-25, Puneeth 2-23, Anirudh 2-10).

City Cricketers (1): 157 all out in 37.2 overs (Pradeep 48, Narendra 33; Tony 3-17, Sumith 3-24) lt to Dooravani Cricketers (1): 159/3 in 23 overs (Brijesh 69, Somashekar 56 n.o.).

Vijaya Cricket Club, Malur: 128 all out in 35.3 overs (Arun Sunny 63; Sunil 3-25, Girish 2-20, Abhilash 3-40) lt to Jaidur Cricketers: 134/6 in 23.2 overs (Sunil 33, Vijay 36 n.o.; Vamshi 2-30).

Hammonds Cricket Club: 138 all out in 28.5 overs (Subramanya Raju 28, Tarun 53; Samarth 2-40, Mohit S 3-18, Suraj 5-30) lt to Wilson Garden Cricket Club: 139/5 in 33.3 overs (Devdutt 62 n.o.; Nagendra 3-32).

Jayanagar United Cricketers: 250/5 in 50 overs (Swapan M 65, Ajendra 104, Venkat 28 n.o.; Prithvi 2-46) bt Friends XI Cricket Club, Doddaballapura: 159 all out in 39.3 overs (Varshil Modi 35, Shantanu Joshi 48; Milan 6-46, Shaibal M 2-12).

Select Cricketers: 173 all out in 48.3 overs (Yathiraj 39, Girish KG 56; Raghuveer 2-30, Mahesh Kumar 3-32, Mallikarjuna 2-21) lt to Bangalore Sports Club: 176/9 in 48 overs (Santosh P Krishna 36, Ratan Tosh 50; Abhilash 2-26, Vinay G 4-46).

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