Jayaprakash, Ashok help Duleep to thrilling win

Duleep Cricketers pulled off a thrilling one-run victory over Ranji Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I Division IV league for the Metro Shield. 

Helped by half-centuries from Jayaprakash (66) and Ashok (51), Duleep Cricketers posted a decent total of 241 for nine in 50 overs. 

In reply, a century from Ram (100) and a valuable cameo from Aravind (44) could not take Ranji CC across the line as they were all out for 240 in 50 overs.

For the winners, Harish was the most successful bowler claiming four wickets for 34 runs. 

Brief scores: Duleep Cricketers: 241/9 in 50 overs (Jayaprakash 66, Ashok 51; Srikant 2-44, Prakash 3-63) bt Ranji Cricket Club: 240 all out in 50 overs (Ram 100, Aravind 44; Harish 4-34).

Young Challenging Cricketers: 251/8 in 50 overs (Deepak V 106, Sunil Chinnaswami 33; Rajiv 2-37, Ram 3-50, Rahul 3-50) bt Rajajinagar Colts Cricket Association: 90 all out in 32.2 overs (Sunil Koushik 4-11, Shyam Ponappa 2-17).

Southern Cricketers: 244 all out in 49.4 overs (Sujay 38, Ajith 68, Vishesh 30, Vijay 67; Benedict 5-40) lost to Vikram Cricket Club: 245/9 in 49 overs (Benedict 25, Madhan Raj R 51, Praveen 43, Manav 31; Kempraju V 3-28, Sunil 2-40).

Whirlwind Cricketers: 261/7 in 50 overs (KL Vishnu Prasad 87, Mithesh Madan 36, Mohith BA 51, Luvnith S 27 n.o.; Ravi 3-30, Himanshu 3-36) bt Jayanagar Cricketers: 252/6 in 50 overs (Rohit Desai 50, Shubham 31, Vijay Patil 66 n.o., Himanshu 27; Prithvi 2-49, Kushal 2-48).

City Gymkhana: 132 all out in 39.5 overs (Vinodh Narayan 32, Dilip Narayan 38; Abdul 3-16, Tauseef 4-22, Jeetendra 2-2) lost to Oriental Cricket Club: 134/4 in 19.4 overs (Bharat 58, Kushal 32 n.o., Avinash 3-44).

Visweswarapuram Cricket Club (2): 218 all out in 45.2 overs (Rahul Kulkarni 33, Manoj Bhandage 64, Venkatesh Pawar 44; Suhas 2-43, Guruprasad 4-27, Yatish 2-28) lost to Gary Cricketers: 222/8 in 44.4 overs (Manjunath 81; Darshith 4-66, Prasanna Patil 3-32).

Cambridge Cricket Club: 343/8 in 50 overs (Sumantha 67, Shiv Kumar EM 115 n.o., Sachin CR 43, Chetan Williams 36; Madhu 2-66, Naveen M 2-62) btFriends Cricket Club: 107 all out in 23.1 overs (Madhu 33, Naveen 30, Raghavendra Kulal 3-22, Chetan Williams 5-17).

Merchants Cricket Club (1): 346/7 in 50 overs (Lochan 69, Himanshu 55, Santosh Kumar 118, Girija Shankar 42; Aries 2-76, Sandesh 3-68, Shoban Babu 2-65) bt National United Cricket Club: 196/9 in 36.2 overs (Aries 55, Shoban Babu 110; Riyaz 2-24, Muralidhar 2-29, Rahul Singh 3-25, Mohan 2-64).

Spartons Cricket Club: 129 all out in 37.3 overs (Raghavendra 33; Amit Kumar Pandey 2-24, Aseem C 4-32, Bhargava 3-20) lost to Indiranagar Cricketers: 130/6 in 35.4 overs (Ajay Sainis 51, Venu 32; Suresh Shinde 2-28, Chandan 3-22).

Sri Jayachamarajendra Cricket Club: 232/7 in 50 overs (Clint Meakin 71 n.o., Prabhav 56, Nagaraj 30; Naveen KP 3-35) bt Elite Blues Cricket Club: 99 all out in 32.4 overs (Arjun Dev 2-15, Chandan M 3-24).

Chintamani Sports Club: 292 all out in 49 overs (Manikanth Naidu 70, Santosh 36, KN Bharath 43, Chaitra G 33; Rahamatulla Khan 2-53, Sanjit Shankar 3-50, Md Sadiq 3-61) bt Visweswerapuram Cricket Club (1): 234 all out in 43.1 overs (Rahul HP 70, Rakesh 27, Sanjit 55; Vinay Gowda 2-50, Chaitra G 2-30, C Raghu 5-42).

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