Cottons, Joseph's triumphant

Cottons, Joseph's triumphant

Cottons, Joseph's triumphant

A collective effort from Bishop Cotton Boys’ School saw them beat Ebenezer International School, Bangalore by 21 runs in the finals and clinch the title in the under-15 category of the 59th Cottonian Shield Cricket tournament here on Wednesday.

Batting first, Bishop Cotton rode on knocks from Suraj (62) and Aneesh (67) to post a competitive total of 168 for seven in 20 overs. Ahan (2/19) claimed two wickets for EISB.

In response, EISB were restricted to 147 for seven in 20 overs, with Mahantesh (31) and Sanjay (27) showing stomach to the fight. Tarun with figures of three for 23 did most of the damage while Amogh (2/29) also was amongst the wickets for Cottonians.

Meanwhile, in the U-13 finals, Chinmay (50) slammed a half century as St Joseph’s Boys High School overcame hosts Bishop Cotton Boys’ School by 22 runs to bag emerge champions.     

Brief scores: All finals: U-15: Bishop Cotton Boys’ School: 168/7 in 20 overs (Suraj 62, Aneesh 67; Ahan 2-19) bt Ebenezer International School Bangalore: 142/7 in 20 overs (Sanjay 27, Mahantesh 31; Tarun 3-23, Amogh 2-29). U-13: St Joseph’s Boys High School: 117/6 in 20 overs (Chinmay 50, Akash 28; Abhay 2-13) bt Bishop Cotton Boys’ School: 95/9 in 20 overs.  

Individual achievements: U-15: Best batsman: Aneesh KV (Bishop Cotton Boys’ School); Best bowler: Devanish (Frank Anthony Public School); Best all-rounder: Sanil (St Joseph’s Boys High School); Player of the final: Suraj MS (Bishop Cotton Boys’ School); U-13: Best batsman: Jay Bohra (Bishop Cotton Boys’ School); Best bowler: Chinmay (St Joseph’s Boys High School); Best all-rounder: Neel C (Bishop Cotton Boys’ School); Player of the final: Chinmay (St Joseph’s Boys High School).